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Scholarships, Aid and Awards

The College of Communication and Information has many opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to obtain scholarship funding.


The College of Communication and Information utilizes ScholarshipUniverse, an online scholarship platform, to connect current and prospective students with College, UK and national scholarship opportunities and easily manage scholarship applications.

All scholarship applications besides the library sciences graduate scholarships are now located in ScholarshipUniverse. Both current students and prospective students with a linkblue ID can login to complete the student profile and search and apply for internal and external scholarship opportunities.

For more information on using ScholarshipUniverse, please click the button below.

If you have general questions regarding ScholarshipUniverse, please click here.

CI Scholarship, Aid and Award Opportunities

First-Year Students

The college scholarship application opens in early January and closes in March.

Current and Transfer Students

The college scholarship application for current and transfer students opens in early January and closes in March.

Graduate Program in Communication Students

The college scholarship application for the Graduate Program in Communication will open in early January and closes later in the semester.

Library Science Graduate Students

The college scholarship application for Library Science is due mid-June.

E. Carol Leavell Barr Student Support Fund

This fund provides monetary support for CI students who are facing short-term financial challenges.

CI Internship Scholarship

Prioritization to students who meet some or all of the following criteria - internship required for degree; internship taken for credit; unpaid internship; internships that create financial burden or unmet financial need.

Additional Funding and Scholarship Resources

Find university-wide information on financial aid and scholarships.

Click here to visit the UK Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships website.

The University of Kentucky Academic Scholarship Programs offers funds to outstanding students who demonstrate the potential for superior academic performance. Academic-based scholarships are administered by the Office of Academic Scholarships, and awards are made without regard to financial status, race, creed, religious preference, or sex.

Click here for more information.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is expected to open in December 2023. Students are encouraged to fill out the FAFSA as soon as possible after it opens.

Click here to begin filling out the FAFSA.

There are also both federal and private student loan options to finance your education.

Click here for financing options.

UK’s financial aid counselors offer appointments and walk-in visits.

Click here to find a counselor.


CI Student Awards Ceremony

The CI Student Awards Ceremony takes place every spring to celebrate the hard work and dedication of our students who have earned scholarships, awards and departmental honors as well as those who dedicate their time by representing the College as an Ambassador or LLP Peer Mentor. The Ceremony celebrates awards given in the current academic year.


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