Center for Student Philanthropy

The goal of the University of Kentucky Center for Student Philanthropy is simple. It wants students to know and spread the joy of philanthropy wherever they go.

Students make an investment in their futures when they give back. Not only are they strengthening the organizations and communities they serve, they are improving themselves. We will educate students about the need for philanthropy, give them opportunities to participate in philanthropic events on campus and celebrate the many ways donors and volunteers enhance the University of Kentucky. The benefits of charitable giving last for a lifetime. We want to walk alongside students from the moment they set foot on campus, encouraging them to harness their passion, amplify their giving and make an impact on the world. 

Student Resource Guide: Corporations & Foundations (download)

Apply for the Kennedy Scholarship

Every year, the University of Kentucky Office of Annual Giving invites students to apply for the Joseph P. Kennedy Scholarship. Four $2,500 scholarships will be awarded to full-time UK students, graduate or undergraduate, who have demonstrated outstanding community leadership and philanthropic service as well as an excellent record of academic achievement.

These scholarships are provided through the generosity of the Kennedy family. Applications will be accepted through 5 p.m. December 7, 2018 and must be submitted to the Office of Annual Giving, located in the Sturgill Philanthropy Building. 

Apply for the John P. Kennedy Scholarship [PDF]                     Download the Word version





Student Spotlight

Being at the epicenter of this new wave of philanthropy means a lot to me because it tells me that Lexington, Kentucky, is an amazing place.
-Michael Graehler, senior

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