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Uky Study Abroad Scholarship Essay

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Award Amount: $5,000

Objective: The Office of Undergraduate Research and Education Abroad are pleased to offer a joint application for up to 4 summer research abroad funding scholarships.This scholarship provides engaged students from across the disciplines the opportunity to significantly enhance the quality of their research through collaboration with a faculty member in a different culture. 

Eligibility: Any full-time UK undergraduate student of any major who has completed at least 1 semester (preferably 2+) of research with a faculty mentor. The student also must be returning to UK in the following Fall Semester.  



Application Opens: January 22, 2018 

Application/Letters Deadline: February 26, 2018

Upload Proposal Here! (Preview of the Application at the  Bottom of the Page) 

Upload UK Faculty Letter of Recommendation Here!

Upload Abroad Faculty Letter of Support Here!   

Need a Poster Printed? Upload it Here! 

Report Dute Date: August 23, 2018

Upload Report Here!

Faculty-Directed Education Abroad Opportunities
Summer 2016

Exploring Health & Care of Older People in Great Britain (PDF)
Academic Credit: HSE 595 (3 Credit Hours)
Faculty: Dr. Gerry Gairola

Health, Medicine & Society: A British Perspective 
Academic Credit: 300-Level HHS Course (3 Credit Hours)
Faculty: Dr. Brendan O’Farrell

Early Education in Guatemala
Academic Credit: EDS 558 (3 Credit Hours)
Faculty: Dr. Jennifer Grisham-Brown

Shoulder to Shoulder Global

UK’s Shoulder to Shoulder Global sends health brigades several times a year to an underserved area of Ecuador. The brigades are made up of students, faculty, and staff from the health care colleges, as well as local community volunteers. Participating students earn academic credit.

The 2018 brigade dates are:

  • UK’s Spring Break – March 10th – 18th
  • May 11th – 20th
  • June 1st – 10th*
  • August 3rd – 12th
  • *The June brigade is not clinically focused and works with community partners such as an assisted living facility, children’s home and local school.

Additional information may be found through your academic program and on the Shoulder to Shoulder Global ( website.

CHS Education Abroad Travel Grants Available for Students
All College of Health Sciences students who complete a CHS academic major or professional program-approved, health related education abroad experience for academic credit are eligible for a $500 College of Health Sciences Student Education Abroad Travel Grant.

The education abroad experience must be part of a CHS course, pre-approved by the student's program, and at least 7 days in duration (including direct travel). Students seeking the grant must follow established timelines and procedures for approval by their professional program and complete the application process required by both the CHS Office of Student Affairs and Education Abroad at UK. To receive the grant, students must complete the attached CHS Education Abroad Travel Grant Reimbursement Request and submit it to the Office of Student Affairs along with original receipts for at least $500. Submissions must be received within 30 days of completing the education abroad experience. Students receiving grants remain eligible for additional scholarships and awards through UK Education Abroad and other agencies.
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