Scholarships & Financial Aid

The Gatton College of Business and Economics offers a wide variety of scholarships that are based on academic performance, financial need, program of study, ethnicity, and residency. For consideration, incoming students must apply to UK prior to February 1st of each year.

The Gatton College of Business and Economics offers a wide variety of scholarships that range in amount from $500 – $5,000. These scholarships are primarily based on academic performance, financial need, program of study, ethnicity, and residency. Scholarships are awarded to four distinct groups of students: incoming freshmen, current business students, transfer students, and international students.


Incoming Freshmen

Gatton scholarships for incoming freshmen are awarded based on a variety of factors, including academic performance, financial need, intended major, ethnicity, and residency. Gatton scholarships can be combined with external awards as well as other UK scholarships.

Requirements: In order to apply you must first be admitted to UK as a pre-major in the Gatton College of Business and Economics.

Application Deadline: February 1st

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Wall Street Scholars
A unique program offering competitive scholarship and networking opportunities for students interested in finance careers. Review process for the Wall Street Scholars is separate from review process for other Gatton Scholars. More information and application can be found here.


Current Gatton & Transfer Students

A number of Gatton scholarships are available to current and transfer students. To be considered for these scholarships, students must complete our Gatton College Scholarship application. The deadline to apply is May 1st. Awards are made by mid-July.

For more information about the scholarships offered by the Gatton College of Business and Economics please contact us at 859-257-9127.


Education Abroad Scholarships

Gatton offers multiple scholarships to help students offset the cost of an Education Abroad experience. To be considered for Gatton Education Abroad scholarships, simply apply using the UK Education Abroad Scholarship Application, no second application is required. For deadlines and more information click here.

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University of Kentucky Financial Aid

The mission of the Office of Student Financial Aid (SFA) is to provide financial aid to students who would be unable to attend the University without such assistance. Additionally, our mission is to also support the success of colleges and students in their commitment to academic excellence through outstanding service. We strive to provide a student-oriented approach in the administration of financial aid programs by being responsive to the needs of students, their families, and other constituents.

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External Scholarships

Gatton College students are encouraged to research and apply for additional financial support through external scholarships. There are a variety of external scholarships available through professional organizations, companies, academic societies, and other organizations. These scholarship opportunities are often communicated through the Gatton College listserv and within each academic department.