- I’m a Governor’s Scholar…why can’t I apply for scholarships?
Governor’s Scholars (GSP and GSA) are guaranteed scholarships as long as they meet the minimums (25 ACT and 3.35 GPA for $3,500 per year, and 28 ACT and 3.35 for full tuition). Because of this, you will not be eligible to apply for Trustee’s scholarships. If you have a 30 ACT and 3.75 GPA, you will be eligible to apply for our Henry Vogt scholarships, which cover full tuition and a stipend for room and board. GSP and GSA students must complete a scholarship application to receive consideration for the Henry Vogt scholarship.
- Can I apply for more than one scholarship?
Yes, you can apply for more than one scholarship. However, you cannot be awarded more than one scholarship from our office; for example, if you are eligible for the Trustee’s Scholarship, Henry Vogt Scholarship, and Eagle Scout Scholarship, you will be considered for all of them, but you will ultimately be awarded only one.
- Why is Harlan Scholars my only choice on the application?
The scholarship/guaranteed entrance program application only allows you to apply programs you meet the eligibility for. Some students may only be eligible for a limited number of programs. For example, most (but not all) of the scholarships and guaranteed entrance programs require you be a resident of Kentucky, therefore out-of-state students oftentimes will have limited choices, like Harlan Scholars and U-Lead. For more information on out-of-state scholarship opportunities, please visit louisville.edu/admissions/aid/scholarships/national-scholars.
- How do I know if the Office of Admissions has my most recent test score on file? The easiest way to see if we have received this is to call 502-852-6531 or to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your full name and date of birth in any correspondence.
- My friend received a higher a scholarship than me but we have the same GPA and test score?
Numerous factors are considered in the scholarship awarding process. Though test scores and GPA play a large role, our committee has a difficult job and analyzes all of the aspects of your application.
- My older brother/sister received a larger scholarship a few years ago than I did, but we had the same GPA and test score?
The pool of our scholarship applicants varies from year to year and other parts of the application (resume, etc.) play a role, so just because an older sibling or friend at your level received a scholarship doesn’t mean you are guaranteed a scholarship at that level. Besides GSP, GSA, and National Merit scholarships, all of the scholarships are competitive.
- Can I take the ACT after January 15 to increase my scholarship possibilities?
UofL will NOT consider any test scores from test dates after January 15.
- How many scholarships are awarded each year?
o Grawemeyer Scholarship—10 awarded each year
o Henry Vogt Scholarship—130 awarded each year
o Trustee’s Scholarship—600 awarded each year
o Eagle/Gold Scout Scholarship—minimum of 10 awarded each year
o McConnell Scholars—10 selected each year
o Brown Fellows—10 selected each year
- If I am selected for a guaranteed entrance programs do I automatically receive a scholarship?
Students selected for guaranteed entrance programs are not automatically awarded scholarships. Many students selected do receive scholarships as well, but requirements and minimums vary between scholarships/programs, so scholarships are not guaranteed for these students.