Lexington Herald-Leader Fellowship

For first year or continuing graduate students. Provides a $6,000 stipend, tuition scholarship, and student health plan enrollment for the following spring term. Endowed by a gift from the Lexington Herald-Leader, this fellowship will support one currently enrolled or newly admitted student pursuing a graduate degree outside of the field of journalism (see eligible programs below). The aim of the fellowship is to retain excellent Kentucky students from minority and poverty backgrounds in the local community.

Criteria for Eligibility:

  • Candidates for the Herald-Leader fellowship must be nominated by the program’s director of graduate studies.
  • Candidates may be enrolling for their first term of study in the program in an upcoming Fall Semester, or may be currently enrolled graduate students.
  • Candidates must have an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or above.
  • Candidates must have a graduate grade point average of 3.5 or above on any previous graduate work.
  • New students applying to enter a program whose most recent degree is from a college or university outside the U.S. are ineligible.
  • Students applying to either master’s or doctoral programs in the following programs are eligible: Accounting, Business Administration, Communication, Computer Science, Diplomacy, Economics, Electrical Engineering, English, History, Library Science, Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Political Science, Public Administration, Sociology, and Spanish.

$6,000 stipend, tuition scholarship, and student health plan enrollment for the following spring term
Supplemental Questions
  1. This fellowship requires a nomination from your UK Director of Graduate Studies (DGS). Has your DGS nominated you for this fellowship?
  2. Please upload a completed DGS Nomination Form for this fellowship (see link at bottom of page for download)
  3. Please enter you current, cumulative undergraduate GPA
    • If your GPA is not on a 4 point scale, please enter the scale below, along with any other information that might make your GPA easier to evaluate. If your GPA is on a 4 point scale, put N/A.
    • Please enter your undergraduate level GPA
  4. Please upload a copy of your unofficial transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions you have attended (combined into a single file). If there are any grades you wish to provide an explanation for (such as an Incomplete grade), please do so in the additional comments section.
  5. GRE/GMAT Percentiles (If you have not taken either, or have taken a different graduate level admission examination, enter "000" in each field and upload either your scores from another examination or a document that explains why you have no scores listed).
    • 1. Verbal Reasoning Percentile
    • 2. Quantitative Reasoning Percentile
    • 3. Analytical Writing Percentile
    • 4. Integrated Reasoning Percentile (Only for GMAT, otherwise enter "000")
    • 5. Please upload an unofficial copy of your GRE, GMAT, or other graduate level admission examination scores. If your program does not require a graduate level examination, upload a document indicating so.
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