Sophomores with a 3.5 cumulative GPA are encouraged to apply for the University of Kentucky's prestigious Gaines Fellowship. 

Founded in 1984 by a generous gift from John and Joan Gaines, the Gaines Center for the Humanities functions as a laboratory for imaginative and innovative education on the University of Kentucky's campus. Devoted to cultivating an appreciation of the humanities in its students and faculty, the Center embraces varied paths of knowledge, and particularly strives to integrate creative work with traditional academic learning.

Among many benefits, Gaines Fellows receive a $2,000 stipend in their Junior year, $3,000 in their Senior year, cultural trips to sites like New York City or China, community space in restored Victorian houses, and much more.

This program is open to all majors.  For more information about the Gaines Program, click here.  The deadline to apply is January 24.