For most students, a scholarship is a golden ticket – to an unrivaled education, to exceptional research and service opportunities and to a life free of student debt. When donors fund scholarships, they are fueling students’ dreams and ensuring the University of Kentucky attracts the best and the brightest and keeps Kentucky’s talented students in the Bluegrass.

Donors have numerous avenues to support scholarships, whether they want to contribute to an existing scholarship, create an annual scholarship or endow a scholarship, which provides student support indefinitely. 

Thousands of UK students benefit from scholarships each year, and many say there is no way that they could have attended UK or continued their education without donor support. To learn more about how you can make students’ dreams a reality, contact Melanie Barber at 859-218-6622 or