Scholarships & Financial Aid

Scholarships and financial aid are available to College of Fine Arts students, both through the College and from the University of Kentucky. Visit your preferred major home for specific information.

Incoming students to the College of Fine Arts may also be eligible for additional academic scholarships, including awards for alumni of Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts or Governor's Scholars programs. More details on these and other scholarship opportunities are available on the University of Kentucky Scholarships website. Information regarding need-based assistance, FAFSA deadlines, and a cost calculator can be found through the University of Kentucky Financial Aid Office.

Creative Arts Diversity Scholarship

In 2021, a UK alumni couple made charitable gifts in the spirit of diversity and inclusion in education, and to help support students in the College's Creative Arts Living Learning Program. The scholarship helps students get inspired, build friendships and explore collaboration in a residential campus community housed in Holmes Hall. Over 250 students live, study and make art in specially designed studios, classrooms and performance spaces.

The Creative Arts Diversity Scholarship is available to every student meeting the following criteria:

  1. accepted or enrolled full time in the College;
  2. currently residing, or will reside, in Holmes Hall as part of the Creative Arts Living Learning Program; and
  3. has unmet financial need.  

In order to obtain the educational benefits of a diverse student body, the University will aggressively admit and retain students from all segments of society including students of different races, ethnicities, socioeconomic status, sexes, sexual orientation, gender identities, disability status, religious traditions, political beliefs, and geographic backgrounds. To that end, the donor requests preference for this scholarship be given to African American/Black students. However, every student, regardless of race, who meets the criteria, listed as (1)-(3) above, will have an opportunity to compete for, and be awarded, an award for the 2022-2023 academic year.

To select the scholarship recipient(s) most deserving of this award, the University will conduct a holistic review of each applicant’s qualifications, including contribution to diversity, test scores, grades, essay, leadership experience, extracurricular activities, awards and recognition, and community service, as well as the scholarship criteria, listed as (1)-(3) above.

Visit the Creative Arts LLP page for information about the LLP and application instructions.

Created 06/24/2021
Last Updated 08/10/2023