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.

For more information, download our Student Resource Guide: Corporations & Foundations (download).


Apply for the Joseph P. Kennedy Scholarship

The Joseph P. Kennedy Scholarship is awarding four $2,500 scholarships to four full-time UK students during the 2021-2022 academic year ($1,250 each semester).  The scholarship is meant for students who have demonstrated outstanding community leadership and philanthropic service as well as an excellent record of academic achievement.

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Applications are due by 11:55 p.m. Friday, February 5, 2021. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.


Student Spotlight

(Philanthropy is) helping in any way, shape or form that is possible for you.

-Shelby Browning, senior chemical engineering major

Read more about Shelby