Out-of-state Scholarships

We are still awarding Admission Based Scholarships for 2018-2019.

The Fall 2018 mentored scholarship application is now closed. If you have questions about the Fall 2018 scholarship application, please email  with "Scholarships" in the subject line.**

The Fall 2019 scholarship application will open in late Summer of 2018. The deadline is December 15.

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
National Scholars ProgramAutomatic$5,000-$15,000 renewable

Eligibility based on academic merit; 
View criteria.

Regional AwardAutomatic$9,000 renewable

Admitted students from Cincinnati, Chicago and Nashville;
Eligibility based on home or school ZIP code.

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. 

NameTypeAmountMinimum Criteria
National Merit FinalistGuaranteed$20,000 National Scholars AwardMust list UofL as first choice with National Merit Corporation
National Merit SemifinalistGuaranteed$15,000 National Scholars Award3.5 GPA

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, 2018 to be considered for these programs for Fall 2019. View resume scoring rubric.

NameTypeAmountMinimum Criteria
Brown Fellows ProgramMentoredFull 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