Woodford R. Porter Scholarship Program

Woodford R. Porter Scholarship Program

The Porter Scholarship program is the largest scholarship organization at the University of Louisville. Named after a former university trustee, the late Woodford R. Porter Sr., the scholarship program was created in 1984. The mission and purpose are to provide academic, personal and professional support and to all recipients of this scholarship. Areas of support are based on the four pillars of promise which include scholarship, leadership, service and heritage.

Woodford R. Porter Scholarship Program (Launch and Continued Development)

The Woodford R. Porter Scholarship Program (formerly the Society of Porter Scholars) is the largest African American scholarship organization at the University of Louisville. Through its foundational four pillars, the program provides academic and personal/professional developmental support to Porter Scholarship recipients. It promotes interaction, enhances leadership opportunities, and encourages professional and/or graduate education for outstanding student residents of Kentucky.
Each academic year is  devoted to the continued development of programs and services offered to our 500+ porter scholar membership organization. More importantly, the program is charged to not only support students as they matriculate but to also educate them in unique and creative ways that supplement their overall undergraduate experience at the University of Louisville.

It is from this vision and perspective that our administrative team, advisory committees, campus supporters and community partners welcome our new fundamental and powerful concept toward this effort entitled “BUILT 2 GRADUATE” aka B2G.

The B2G experience officially launched on October 3, 2012 with special guests, President Ramsey and 7 community partners. The new student success model has been designed to provide each scholar with an opportunity to participate and become connected to programs and services that assist them at their appropriate level of classification (FR, SO, JR, SR) and comprised of themes and special focus areas.

Society of Porter Scholars

The Society Porter Scholars is the largest African American student organization at the University of Louisville.  The society’s mission is to work for its members to encourage the maintenance of high
academic standards, enhance leadership development, work diligently to provide services for the community and cultivate understanding for the heritage of its scholarship recipients while having a focus on the retention and graduation of its membership.

For more information contact Leondra Gully at 502-852-0231.



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