Out-of-State High School Senior

National Scholars Program

National Scholars Award for out-of-state students
Application deadline: February 15

Awards ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 for students who meet the following requirements:

  • U.S Citizen or permanent resident
  • Entering first-time freshman for the fall semester
  • Non-resident status. Residents of Kentucky and the reciprocal Southern Indiana counties (Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Perry, Scott and Washington) are not eligible.
  • If you qualify for the National Scholars Program, you will be notified following your admission to the University of Louisville. No separate application is required.

Students below ACT minimums will be reviewed individually. UofL does not accept superscore ACT scores. UofL accepts weighted GPAs if available from high school. If the student increases his/her ACT or SAT score or GPA to move into a new scholarship award level, UofL will increase those awards until February 15.

To be considered for the National Scholars Program, you must submit a completed application for admission to UofL, the $50 application fee, ACT or SAT scores and an official high school transcript. The National Scholars Award cannot be combined with either the Grawemeyer Scholarship, Brown Fellows Program or National Merit finalist scholarship.

Please click here for criteria for National Scholars Award

Brown Fellows

Application deadline: December 15

Full tuition, room and board, plus a stipend for books. The program also includes a leadership retreat and local service activity; international travel as a group; and funding for individual enrichment opportunities. - 31 ACT or 1360 SAT (CR+M) and 3.5 GPA. Kentucky residents and non-residents may apply.

        • 10 awards given each year
        • Two letters of recommendation
        • Résumé
        • One essay -  Brown Fellows Program individual enrichment experiences typically occur in the summers following the sophomore and junior years.  Fellows work with program and faculty mentors to develop an enhanced academic experience consisting of individual study, research, community service, or some combination of activities.  If you were selected as a Brown Fellow, what would you be interested in pursuing for these individual enrichment experiences?  Where would you want to go?  Why?
        • For more information, click here

Grawemeyer Scholarship

Application deadline: December 15

Full tuition, plus a stipend for room, board, and books ($7,000). Recipients will also receive an opportunity for undergraduate research.  - 31 ACT or 1360 SAT (CR + M) and 3.75 GPA.

          • One essay- A short essay describing a potential undergraduate research project. (500 words or fewer)
          • Two letters of recommendation
          • 10 awards given each year