Who Your Gift Benefits

Ann Bowling and Scholarship Recipients 2009 Event

Gifts to the college greatly benefit our students and faculty. Your gifts, along with contributions from corporations and foundations, have allowed us to expand our scholarship opportunities, provide funding for student travel, support student and faculty research efforts, and provide students with special programs and guest speakers. Several major gifts from our graduates have been made as bequests and will benefit our students and faculty in the years to come.  

These resources provide our students with a cutting-edge education while innovatively serving the Commonwealth, the region and the nation. By supporting the College through gifts to our scholarships and endowments, you help us to make a difference in the lives of our students.    

“I spent two full years at UK working full time on campus, juggling multiple internships, volunteering with student organizations and tackling a full class schedule. I loved every minute of it, but when I was awarded the James C. Bowling scholarship it truly allowed me to slow down and prioritize my senior year. I was able to quit my full-time job before my last semester so that I could focus on my future and start my job search early. I am so thankful I was able to do this, and I could not have done it without the assistance of the scholarship.  I have been with Cornett since August and I could not be happier! I love my job, and I am continuously learning from the people around me every day. Cornett celebrated its 25th year in business in October 2009, and I am so thankful to be part of such a successful team.” - Layne Ashlee Harris (2008 co-recipient) graduated in May 2009 

“The Bowling Scholarship helped me greatly while I attended the University of Kentucky.  Even with tuition increases the Bowling Scholarship allowed me to take part in the summer internship program, which in turn helped me obtain my dream job upon graduation.” - Sloane Cavitt (2006) 2007

“The James C. Bowling scholarship was crucial in my ability to complete my undergraduate degree from UK, allowing me to focus on academics and internships, which ultimately led to my current position. The knowledge and preparation I received while at Kentucky has truly prepared me for success and the support given to me as a James C. Bowling scholarship recipient made a tremendous impact. I am proud to be a graduate of the UK School of Journalism and Telecommunications, and forever a Wildcat.” - Megan Powell (2005 co-recipient) 2006