MTRP Scholarship Application

The MTRP Scholarship is $1000/semester ($2000/year) available to full-time or part-time students who identify as a member of an underrepresented ethnic minority group. Students must apply annually to receive the MTRP Scholarship. Please refer to eligibility guidelines below. Students must be admitted or qualify for admission to the University of Louisville at the time of application. Undergraduate and graduate students may apply.

All materials must be submitted by the following dates:

  • May 1, 2020.
Please note:  Students interested in applying after the application deadline should contact the MTRP Office directly.  Funds are limited.
A member of an underrepresented ethnic minority group is defined as "a student who is American Indian, Alaskan Native, Black (not of Hispanic origin), Hispanic (including persons of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, and Central and South American origin) Pacific Islander, Asian American, or other ethnic group underrepresented in the school" (KRS 160.345).

Application Instructions

The MTRP Scholarship is available for students pursuing an initial teacher certification. For purposes of this scholarship program, "initial certification" shall be defined as 1) the first Kentucky teaching certificate in any area; and 2) an additional teaching certificate in an area or teaching specialty other than the area of specialty in which one is currently certified, if the applicant is NOT employed by a school district in Kentucky. The program shall not include academic pursuits designed or entered into for professional development or an increase in rank.

Applicants must be full-time at the undergraduate or graduate level, and must meet the following criteria:

  1. U.S. Citizen and a Kentucky resident
  2. Admitted to the University of Louisville or qualify for admission at the time of application
  3. Hold a 2.75 cumulative grade point average (high school, college, or post-baccalaureate)
  4. Be a full-time (undergraduate: 12 hours, graduate: 9 hours)
  5. Must be working toward initial teaching certification
  6. Submit Online Application (Below)

Application Form

Kentucky State Resident  

Ethnicity (Check all that apply)

Full- or Part-time Status