Out-of-state Scholarships

Admission-Based Scholarships

Out-of-state students who meet the minimum criteria will automatically receive renewable awards following admission to UofL. No scholarship application is required. Eligible students may also apply for Mentored Scholarships.

The University of Louisville guarantees Admission-Based Scholarships until May 1.

NameAmount InformationMinimum Criteria

Regional Scholars Program

(Chicago-, Cincinnati-, Dallas-, DC Metro-, Evansville-, Indianapolis-, Nashville, New Jersey/Philly- and SoCal-area students)


Admission to the University of Louisville; Residence or school attendance in an eligible zipcode or county. View criteria.

National Scholars Program

(Out-of-State students outside of regional areas)


Eligibility based on academic merit; 
View criteria.

National Merit Finalist$20,000 National Scholars Award

Must list UofL as first choice with National Merit Corporation

National Merit Semifinalist$15,000 National Scholars Award

3.5 GPA

If you have questions about scholarships or award amounts and criteria, please email  with "Scholarships" in the subject line.


Mentored Scholarships

The Fall 2020 scholarship application will be available after application (based on your reported ACT/SAT and GPA) in your New Cards Gateway.

In addition to monetary awards, these scholarships have significant programming components which can include travel, leadership, service, research and more.  View resume scoring rubric.

NameTypeAmount InformationMinimum Criteria
Brown Fellows ProgramMentoredFull tuition, plus additional education allowance; 10 awarded31 ACT or 1390 SAT and 3.5 GPA
Grawemeyer ScholarshipMentoredFull in-state tuition, plus $8,000/year educational allowance; 10 awarded31 ACT or 1390 SAT and 3.5 GPA