Scholarships, Grants and Awards


Zembrod Award
The Department of Hispanic Studies awards annually the Zembrod Award to students who will have junior status at the time of taking up the award. The award, up to $1250.00, is to be used towards study abroad in a Spanish-speaking country (plans to be approved by the Department of Hispanic Studies). See the attached description by clicking on the link above for details regarding the application process.  

Deadline for submission of all materials is March 31, 2021. 

Dr. Heather Campbell-Speltz
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Department of Hispanic Studies
1161 Patterson Office Tower
Lexington, KY 40506
Office Phone: 859-257-5763

Sigma Delta Pi Scholarships
Members of Sigma Delta Pi are eligible to apply for scholarships. For further information, contact Dr. Georgie Mediina.



 Education Abroad at UK in partnership with Sol Education Abroad offers scholarships for Semesters, Winter Break, and Summer programs.


  • need based
  • must be a Hispanic Studies Major or Minor
  • must be enrolled in one of the following programs:

Application: Limited number of scholarships are available. Selection is made in consultation with Sol Education Abroad.

Other types of scholarships
For information on Marshall scholarships and Rhodes scholarships, contact Education Abroad

Education Abroad
UK International Center
315 Bradley Hall
Telephone: 859 257 4067


UK Education Abroad is proud to announce the Meredith Leigh Buscher Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by James F. Buscher and his family, for qualified students participating in Education Abroad credit-bearing international programs. The deadline to apply is March 1st for Fall programs and October 1st for Spring programs.  To be eligible for the Meredith Leigh Buscher Memorial Scholarship, you must also have a program application on file in "Accepted" status.  This scholarship is available for full-time undergraduate students of any major or discipline currently enrolled at the University of Kentucky participating in credit bearing, semester-long Spanish language and culture education abroad program in South or Central America. Preference will be given to those students studying Spanish language.

The deadline to apply is March 1st for Fall programs and October 1st for Spring programs.


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