Mentored Scholarship Programs

In addition to monetary awards, these scholarships have significant programming components which can include travel, leadership, service, research and more. Students must submit a scholarship application, letters of recommendation, essays and a student-involvement resume to be considered for these programs. Review resume scoring rubric.

Name Type Amount Minimum Criteria

Grawemeyer Scholarship

Mentored $22,000 for in-state students, $28,000 for out-of-state students; 10 awarded

3.5 GPA

ACT/SAT not considered

Interest in faculty-supervised research and creative activity.

McConnell Scholars


Mentored Variable amounts up to full tuition; award is stacked with other university scholarships; 10 awarded

3.5 GPA

26 ACT or 1230 SAT

academic merit and leadership potential

Kentucky residents only

Martin Luther King Scholars Program

Mentored Full tuition, plus $10,000/year to assist with educational expenses; 10 awarded

3.5 GPA

ACT/SAT not considered

Kentucky and Southern Indiana Residents

Historically awarded to Black/African American and Hispanic/Latinx students in Kentucky and Southern Indiana*

*Southern Indiana counties include Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Perry, Scott and Washington.