Student Funding Grants
UKSGA is proud to offer numerous grants through the Academic and Student Affairs Committee. As a student, you have the unique opportunity to apply for multiple grants to support your academic journey. Explore the grant descriptions below to determine your eligibility!
Graduate School Prep Book Grant
The purpose of this program is to provide students with free study materials, such as preparation books and flashcards, for select graduate and professional entrance exams. Qualifying exams include the GRE, GMAT, MCAT, LSAT, DAT, and OAT. Any post-graduate exams (NCLEX, PRAXIS, etc.) do not qualify. A variety of options is available for each exam. Specific books may be ordered by request with a maximum amount of $75, but may take time for shipping. This program is unable to fund the registration of any preparation courses. Students are responsible for picking up their prep material from the SGA Office, located in Suite A267 of the Gatton Student Center. Students are eligible for a maximum of one study material.
This grant is for full-time students who have dependents. Regardless of the severity of circumstances, we are happy to offer $1,000 to students with at least one (1) dependent or $1,500 for students with multiple (2+) dependents. The application seeks to validate that students have a dependent and gives an opportunity in the form of a short essay to share additional information. To clarify, a dependent is defined as anyone that the student may have legal guardianship over. This can include children (biological or adopted) and/or any other persons whom the student legally cares for (ex. Power of Attorney). This does not include spouses. Students may apply to this grant once per academic year, or until funding is no longer available. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Academic and Student Affairs Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professional Development Grant
The purpose of this grant is to further students' academic and professional success outside of the classroom. This includes funding to attend conferences, research presentations, seminars, remote opportunities, and other experiences that will enhance the student’s leadership, professionalism, academics, and/or career. This application is open to both graduate and undergraduate students and can fund in-person and online events. We will not fund the cost of travel, classes, preparation courses, or any other expenses beyond the registration cost of the opportunity. Applicants will be asked to validate their attendance at the event. The grant takes form as reimbursement of receipts provided by the recipient; therefore, while applicants do not need to register before applying for the grant, recipients must register and pay prior to receiving the grant money.
Graduate & Professional Readiness Grant
Supports graduate and professional students by covering the fees associated with professional and licensure examinations, encompassing board, bar, and other essential tests for post-graduation practice. Its primary objective is to eliminate financial obstacles that might hinder students' preparation for these exams, ensuring they can perform at their best. Undergraduates preparing for graduate school entrance exams like the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, etc., should seek funding through the Graduate School Prep Book Application. This funding can contribute up to $250 towards the expenses incurred for professional, post-graduate, and licensure examinations.