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Student Financial Services
Administration Building Room 002
— Institutional Scholarships – Health Professions – Outside Scholarships —
Pikeville Promise is applied to the cost of tuition only after Pell, College Access Program, Kentucky Tuition Grant, UPIKE Academic Scholarship or other tuition only awards.
Amounts can vary.
For more information, call (606) 218-5254 or toll-free at 1-866-BEARS00.
Institutional Scholarships are awards that are funded by the university. All institutional scholarships have the following requirements:
The purpose of the fund is to assist with student retention by partially filling the financial gap needed so as to allow a student who has finished a school semester still owing any required balance to enroll in the following semester and/or to graduate, and to receive an award up to eighty (80%) of their outstanding balance.
The maximum award shall not exceed the sum of $4,000 in any one-calendar school year.
1. Undergraduate students shall be given priority as recipients of this scholarship.
2. Student must be in good academic standing with the university.
3. Student must express a commitment to enroll in the following semester and/or to graduate from the University of Pikeville.
4. Students must certify that they have applied for all other scholarships available through the university before receiving this scholarship aid.
5. The scholarship award shall remain with the university to be applied to any outstanding cost of typical tuition, room, board, and/or textbooks.
Students coming from HS or who transfer in less than 30 credits will receive a GPA scholarship based on their High School GPA. Students that transfer 30 or more credits from another institution will receive the award based on the calculated GPA from their transfer credits.
Official High School and College transcripts must be on file before Scholarship can be awarded
UPIKE will give five Legacy Awards to students entering in the fall semester who have an immediate family member who has graduated from Pikeville College/UPIKE. Each award will be $3,000 a year and is renewable for four years.
Student may receive only one activity scholarship. 2020-2021 awards are subject to change. All UPIKE scholarships are based on full-time enrollment (12 or more credits per semester).
This full-ride scholarship will include room and board and is renewable for up to eight semesters or until the completion of a bachelor’s degree, as long as selected students meet renewal criteria.
Deadline February 14th, 2022
A scholarship committee will review applications. In addition to ensuring that all applicants meet the required criteria, the committee will review the personal statements to establish a list of finalists. All finalists will be invited for an interview. Preference will be given to residents of Kentucky.
For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at email@example.com or call (606) 218-5251.
The University of Pikeville Alumni Association Scholarship will be awarded each fall to one undergraduate student at the university. The student must have an immediate relative who is an alumna/alumnus of the University of Pikeville and meet the listed criteria.
Preference is given to students with a 3.0 GPA or higher
Applicant must be a full-time student (complete 12+ hours per semester)
Applicant must be pursuing a four-year degree at the University of Pikeville
Applicant must have an immediate relative who is an alumna/alumnus of the University of Pikeville
The recipient will receive up to $2,000 for one academic year ($1,000/semester).
A 3.0 GPA must be maintained during the fall semester or the scholarship will not be continued for the spring semester.
This is considered a one-time scholarship, however, past recipients can reapply each year.
Deadline – 8/1/2021
The Wells Family Scholarship was established in honor of Kelly and Shawne Wells. Scholarships are awarded annually to students from Pike County, KY, Rowan County, KY, Letcher County, KY, Floyd County, KY, Martin County, KY, Mingo County, WV and Maysville, KY. The scholarship is designed to be used for a new student to the university (transfer or HS graduate). This scholarship will help offset the student’s cost of tuition and/or room and board.
Application Deadline: April 15
This $1000 scholarship will provide assistance to Education Majors attending The University of Pikeville to help cover the cost of their education.
Students in the 7th Judicial district of Eastern Kentucky, with preference given to students in Pike and Martin County.
Students demonstrating financial need and a Christian background.
Student can only be awarded once. A new student will be selected each year that the scholarship is funded.
These scholarship funds will go toward open balances, no funds will be disbursed directly to the student.
Student must submit an essay. The essay must be at least 500 words in length.
Deadline: Sept 1 of each year
The most commonly awarded scholarships are service commitment scholarships and specific state scholarships based on residency status. Information about these Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine scholarships can be found on the KYCOM scholarships page.
The link below is for students to discover how to apply for and win scholarships for Nursing education.
Kentucky Nursing Incentive Scholarship Eligibility: Kentucky residents admitted to an approved nursing program who agree to work full time as nurses in Kentucky one year for each year funded. For prelicensure nursing programs, students must complete at least 15 credit hours per academic year of published nursing program requirements.
For the graduate nursing program, students must complete at least 9 credit hours per academic year of core nursing courses required. Must maintain a minimum GPA. Scholarship must be repaid if program or work requirement is not met.
Kentucky Board of Nursing,
312 Whittington Parkway, Suite 300, Louisville, KY 40222-5172 or print from https://kbn.ky.gov/nisf/Pages/default.aspx.
Applications must be postmarked January 1 to June 1.
Contact: Amy Ninneman, Program Coordinator, 502.429.7179, Amy.Ninneman@ky.gov.
You are eligible if you:
Note: We give funding preference to those who need the most help financially.
Students need to be careful when applying for scholarships. Some things to keep in mind:
If you receive offers for scholarship and financial aid services, research them carefully if a fee is involved. How do you know if the offer is questionable? Watch for this type of language:
Also check out https://finaid.org/scholarships/common/ for other tips when applying for scholarships.
**This third party scholarship opportunity has been posted for you as a convenience. As such, said scholarship is not in any way under the control of University of Pikeville. UPIKE is not responsible for, nor does it endorse any scholarships other than those offered by the university. Accordingly, UPIKE does not assume any responsibility or liability for the actions, product content/and or information of parties offering third party scholarships.**