Scholarships, Grants and Awards

Scholarships and awards are available from a variety of sources. Below are a few suggestions for where to begin your search:

The Linguistics Program’s Annual Undergraduate Linguistics Research Award

Every year, the Linguistics Program grants an Undergraduate Linguistics Research Award; this is a competitive award given to one or more undergraduates to facilitate an independent semester-long or summer research project in linguistics.

Previous recipients of the award are:

  • 2012-13 - Nathan Hardymon, "Perception of Dialects and Dialectal Boundaries in Kentucky".
  • 2011-12 - Clinton Parker, "Morphosyntactic Alignment in the Sarikoli Language".
  • 2009-10 - Joshua Cason, "Ancient Greek Verbal Morphology and Phonology in the DATR System"; Jacqueline Horne, "Chinese Tone Perception in American Musicians and Non-musicians of Various Ages".
  • 2008-09 - Jonathan Fisher, "Adpositions and Clitics in Shughni"; Dustin Zerrer, "Kinship Terminology in Four Iranian Languages".
  • 2007-08 - Jenisha Watts, "Bluegrass Black English: A Linguistic Research Project in Lexington, Kentucky".

Contact the chair of the Admissions and Awards Committee ( for application details.


College of Arts & Sciences 

UK Academic Scholarships

Nationally Competitive Awards


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