One of just eight schools in the country with the full complement of liberal arts, engineering, professional agricultural, and medical colleges on one contiguous campus– the University of Kentucky is a premier research institution in the Southeast. With more than 200 academic programs and over 500 opportunities for student involvement, UK has something to offer for everyone.
% enrolled undergraduates that are minority students
% enrolled undergraduates that are Latinx students
Scholarship opportunities for Latinx, first generation, or other underrepresented populations.
William C. Parker Diversity Scholarship program: This scholarship promotes the University of Kentucky’s Strategic Vision of Diversity and Inclusion. Factors which are considered in the holistic evaluation of William C. Parker Scholarship applicants include contribution to diversity, test scores, grades, essay, leadership experience, extracurricular activities, awards and recognition, and community service. Incoming freshmen applicants for this competitive scholarship program must have a minimum unweighted GPA of 2.50 and a minimum composite test score of 18 ACT or 960 SAT. To apply, incoming freshman students must apply for admission, complete the William C. Parker scholarship section of the admission application, and submit all supporting documents to the Office of Undergraduate Admission. A student’s scholarship application will not be reviewed until they have been admitted to the University of Kentucky. Priority Application Deadline: December 1, 2020.
Support services for Latinx, first generation, or other underrepresented populations.
Student Organizations: Latino Student Union, Leading Latinas Mentorship Program, Hay Que Hablar- Lewis Honors Program, Society of Professional Hispanic Engineers (SHPE), Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanic & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), Lewis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP), Latino/a Law Student Association, Sigma Lambda Gamma Multicultural Sorority, Sigma Lambda Beta Multicultural Fraternity; Campus Resources: Martin Luther King Jr. Center located in the Gatton Student Center, Ruth Gonzalez, Latino Community Specialist, Center for Academic Resources and Enrichment Services (CARES), Student Support Services, First-Generation Student Advising Office, Counseling Center, Stuckert Career Center, Bias Incident Support Services