Kentucky & Southern Indiana Scholarships

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Admission Based Scholarships

Automatic Scholarships

Students who meet the minimum criteria will receive awards following admission to UofL. No scholarship application is required. Eligible students may also apply for Competitive and Mentored Scholarships.

NameTypeAmountMinimum Criteria
Trustees' One-time ScholarshipAutomatic$2,000 & $3,000 one-time award. View chart.26-28 ACT or 1240-1310 SAT and 3.5 GPA
Trustees' Renewable ScholarshipAutomatic$3,000-$8,000; renewable award. View chart.29 ACT or 1350 SAT and 3.5 GPA

Guaranteed Scholarships

Students must meet minimum criteria and have been full participants in the prestigious programs listed. No scholarship application is required, and awards are renewable. Guaranteed scholarship recipients are not eligible for a competitive Trustees' Scholarship Award Enhancement, but are encouraged to apply for the Henry Vogt and Mentored Scholarships.

NameTypeAmountMinimum Criteria
Governor's Scholar Award, FullGuaranteedFull in-state tuition29 ACT or 1350 SAT and 3.5 GPA
Governor's Scholar Award, PartialGuaranteed$5,00025-28 ACT or 1200-1340 SAT and 3.5 GPA
National Merit FinalistGuaranteedFull in-state tuition, plus $8,000 allowance for room, board and bookstoreMust list UofL as first choice with National Merit Corporation
National Merit SemifinalistGuaranteedFull in-state tuition3.5 GPA
Gatton & Craft Academy Award, FullGuaranteedFull in-state tuition29 ACT or 1350 SAT and 3.5 GPA
Gatton & Craft Academy Award, PartialGuaranteed$5,00025-28 ACT or 1200-1340 SAT and 3.5 GPA
Rogers ScholarsGuaranteed$5,00025 ACT or 1200 SAT and 3.5 GPA

Competitive Scholarships

Students must submit a scholarship application by December 15, 2017 to be considered for these awards. View resume scoring rubric. Requirements vary by award. Guaranteed scholarship recipients are not eligible for a competitive Trustees' Scholarship Award Enhancement, but are encouraged to apply for the Henry Vogt and Mentored Scholarships.

NameTypeAmountMinimum Criteria
Trustees' Scholarship Award EnhancementCompetitive

$1,000-$6,000 renewable scholarships;
to be added to automatic scholarships

31 ACT or 1420 SAT and 3.5 GPA
Henry Vogt ScholarshipCompetitive

Full in-state tuition plus $3,500; 150+ awarded

31 ACT or 1420 SAT and 3.75 GPA
Woodford R. Porter ScholarshipCompetitiveAward values vary; 200+ awardedAfrican American students selected based on academic merit, leadership and service.
Kentucky DataseamCompetitive

$2,000 renewable scholarship; 10 awarded

Attending high school in coal severance counties that participate in Kentucky Dataseam Initiative. Must meet admission standards and pursue a degree in education, engineering or a science-related field

Mentored Scholarships

In addition to monetary awards, these scholarships have significant programming components which can include travel, leadership, service, research and more. Students must submit a scholarship application, letters of recommendation, essays and a student-involvement resume by December 15, 2017 to be considered for these programs. View resume scoring rubric.

NameTypeAmountMinimum Criteria
Brown Fellows ProgramMentoredFull in-state tuition, plus additional education allowance; 10 awarded31 ACT or 1420 SAT and 3.5 GPA
Grawemeyer ScholarshipMentoredFull in-state tuition, plus $8,000/year educational allowance; 10 awarded31 ACT or 1420 SAT and 3.5 GPA
McConnell ScholarsMentoredFull tuition, plus additional educational allowance; 10 awarded3.5 GPA, academic merit and leadership potential 
Kentucky residents only
Martin Luther King Scholars ProgramMentoredFull tuition, plus $8,000/year educational allowance; 10 awarded26 ACT or 1240 SAT and 3.5 GPA 
African American and Hispanic/Latino students