UofL Regional Scholars Program

Accepted students from various regions will automatically receive this renewable award.

This page reflects award criteria and amounts for students entering UofL in Fall 2019.

Think you can't afford to attend college out of state?

Think again.

Chicago-, Cincinnati-, Dallas/Fort Worth, DC Metro-, Evansville-, Indianapolis-, Nashville-, New Jersey/Philly- and SoCal-area students (based on home or school county) accepted to the University of Louisville will automatically receive a $10,000-$16,000 renewable Regional Scholars Award.

Award Information & Criteria

Amount InformationCriteria*
  • Admission to UofL**
  • 3.5 GPA and 25 ACT/1200 SAT
  • 3.25 GPA and 26 ACT/1230 SAT
  • 3.0 GPA and 27 ACT/1260 SAT
  • 3.5 GPA and 30 ACT/1360 SAT
  • 3.5 GPA and 32 ACT/1420 SAT

*Students must also attend school or reside in eligible county.

**Minimum requirements for admission are 2.5 GPA and 20 ACT.

Out-of-state first-time freshman students cannot combine Regional Scholars Awards and a National Scholars Awards.

Check your eligibility.

Chicago, IL

Cincinnati, OH

Dallas/Fort Worth, TX

DC Metro

Evansville, IN

Indianapolis, IN

Nashville, TN

New Jersey/Philly

SoCal, CA

Apply today.

Simply submit your application along with the $25 application fee (or fee waiver documentation), your high school transcript and your ACT/SAT scores. Minimum requirements for admission are 2.5 GPA and 20 ACT.

If you qualify for the Regional Scholars Program, you will be notified following your admission to the University of Louisville. No separate application is required. Please note:

  • UofL only accepts the highest composite ACT or SAT.
  • UofL accepts weighted GPAs if available from high school.
  • If you increase your ACT/SAT score or GPA to move into a new scholarship award level, UofL will increase your award until the deadline.
  • After the deadline, you may appeal for an increased award if your profile improves. Late admission applicants may also appeal for an award after the deadline.
  • Students planning to participate in UofL Division 1 sports programs are encouraged to check with coaches for additional requirements.
  • The Regional Scholars Award cannot be combined with either the Grawemeyer Scholarship, Brown Fellows Program or National Merit finalist scholarship.

Learn more about applying to UofL.


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