Out-of-state Scholarships

Admission-Based Scholarships

For the Fall 2021 admission cycle, the University of Louisville is test optional. We are closely monitoring the limited testing opportunities due to the global pandemic. We are committed to making scholarship opportunities available to students, whether they apply with or without test scores. We strongly encourage students with qualifying test scores to submit those to automatically receive your award. Students with a 3.0 GPA and who choose to apply test optional will also be considered for scholarships. As with any year, there are limited scholarship funds. We will look primarily at a student’s grades, high school curriculum and a student-involvement resume. Contact your admissions counselor for assistance and check your email from our office and our website for updates. 

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, 2021 for students entering UofL in the fall. We will accept scores for tests taken over the summer.

The scholarship amounts listed will be available for students entering in Fall 2021.

Name Amount Information Minimum Criteria

Regional Scholars Program

(Cincinnati-, Dallas-, DC Metro-, Illinois-, Indiana*-, Nashville-, New England-, New Jersey/Philadelphia- 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

Excludes Southern Indiana counties eligible for in-state tuition (Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Perry, Scott and Washington)

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


Mentored Scholarships

The Fall 2021 scholarship deadline is December 15, 2020.

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

Name Type Amount Information Minimum Criteria
Brown Fellows Program Mentored Full tuition, plus additional education allowance; 10 awarded 29 ACT or 1330 SAT and 3.5 GPA
Grawemeyer Scholarship Mentored Full in-state tuition, plus $8,000/year educational allowance; 10 awarded 29 ACT or 1330 SAT and 3.5 GPA

If you have any questions about scholarships, please e-mail and put “scholarship” in the subject line.