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College of Medicine

Scholarships are often the difference between students completing their medical education, and even practicing long-term in Kentucky. The UK College of Medicine has prioritized scholarship support for our medical students so they can pursue their lifelong dreams of caring for the patients of our communities.


The Dean's CORE Scholarship Fund provides scholarship dollars to ensure our students can follow their passion without the added burden of a higher debt load upon graduation.


This fund was established to provide support to medical students who demonstrate:


Operational readiness


Excellence in their pursuit of medical education 

Our students who receive this vital funding understand that without your help, their journey to practicing medicine in Kentucky and their impact on the health of Kentuckians might not be possible.



"This scholarship allows me to focus on medicine and becoming the best future physician I can be without some of the financial stresses."

- Aum Patel / Bardstown, KY


"Having this scholarship has relieved a lot of the stress that medical school brings, allowing me to focus more on studying and training to be a great physician and less on the financial aspect of becoming a physician."

- Josh Karsner / Frankfort, KY


"Thank you so much for helping me with the financial obligation in medical school. People like you make such a difference in lives by direct investment, and I hope to do the same someday."

- Joslyn Isaac / Hi Hat, KY


"Your donation not only lowered the barrier of entry for me to be the first physician in my immediate family, but it also enabled me to pursue clinical research and contribute to the science of medicine. Thank you!"

- Andrew Welleford / Lexington, KY

1865th Gift of the Day
The lucky donor who makes the 1865th gift on One Day For UK will win an extra $1865 to their selected college, program, or cause!
1st Time Donor Challenge
A lucky donor who makes their first-ever gift to UK will be highlighted to win an additional $250 for their selected college, program, or cause!
Come Together for a Cause
Students! Follow UK Philanthropy on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook by 10:00pm on #OneDayforUK and tag one friend and your favorite college, program or cause in the comments. The college, program or cause with the most tags will win $500 and you'll be entered to win a swag bag for you and your friend.
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Go to the UK Philanthropy Official Facebook page to find the One Day for UK Likes challenge post. Like the photo of the college, program or cause of your choice and those with the most likes between Monday and Noon on #OneDayforUK will win the challenge.
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1st Gift of the Day
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1st Time Young Alumni Donor Challenge
A lucky donor who graduated after 2016 and makes their first-ever gift to UK will be highlighted to win an additional $250 for their selected college, program, or cause!
Student DanceBlue Challenge
First, Follow or Like UK Philanthropy on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook before #OneDayforUK, then tag 3 friends to do the same. Then, on April 21st, see if you and your team win a prize pack of DanceBlue swag!
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Small College and School Leaderboard
The small college or school who has the most donors on #OneDayForUK! 1st place wins $1000, 2nd place wins $500.
Rank Prize Small College and School Leaderboard Donors
1 $1,000 College of Public Health 98
2 $500 Martin School 94
3 Lewis Honors College 57
4 College of Medicine 24
5 College of Dentistry 20
6 College of Design 18
7 Patterson School 6
See what people are sharing about One Day for UK 2022!
College of Medicine Fund Donor Map
Rank State Gifts
1 KY 9
2 FL 2
3 OH 1
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