Scholarships, Assistantships, and Fellowships

Reporting Financial Assistance to the Student Financial Aid Office

Report all sources of estimated financial assistance including departmental scholarships, employee tuition remission, outside scholarships, third party assistance, housing benefits or assistance and Metropolitan College benefits to the Student Financial Aid Office. Reporting this information early will help prevent changes in eligibility that can result in reductions to financial aid due to overaward.

To report estimated financial assistance not already included in your aid package, complete the Report Other Aid form. There are also maximum limits in the amount of institutional aid that students can receive. For more information review our overaward and stacking policy.

Outside Scholarships

Our office receives scholarship information from various outside organizations regarding award programs. The outside scholarship webpage provides details on outside scholarships and includes a list of organizations who have granted awards to students at the University of Louisville in previous years. Please note that private Kentucky scholarships are updated every year in KHEAA's Affording Higher Education publication. Free Adobe PDF Reader

U of L Admission Based Scholarships

The University of Louisville awards both guaranteed and competitive scholarships to incoming first-time freshmen. These Admission Based Scholarships are awarded by the Admission's Office. The scholarship deadline for first-time freshmen entering in the Fall is December 15. Visit the Office of Admission's website for a description of these scholarship programs. Once awarded, these scholarships are managed by the Student Financial Aid Office in accordance to the terms of the scholarship and the overaward and stacking policy.

Student Financial Aid Office Scholarship Opportunities

A limited number of Continuing Undergraduate Academic Scholarships are available to undergraduate students seeking their first bachelor's degree, who have (by the end of the current spring term) earned at least 24, but not more than 144 cumulative credit hours, and compiled a 3.0 cumulative Grade Point Average(GPA) or better at the University of Louisville.

Students pursuing a degree at the University of Louisville may be eligible for a number of other scholarships managed by the Student Financial Aid Office. Selection criteria and deadlines vary based upon the specific scholarship programs from which funding is available. The Student Financial Aid Office scholarship application will be available December 1 - March 15. Several scholarships primarily associated with incoming freshmen have a priority deadline date of February 15th.

The University of Louisville Alumni Association and its regional and national clubs have established several scholarship funds for students. Each program has various qualifications that must be met before student can apply. Application deadlines vary between February 15th and March 15th. Additional information may be found here.

Transfer and Adult Scholarship Opportunities

Students who are transferring to the University of Louisville directly from a KCTCS institution or Ivy Tech Community College, Sellersburg may be eligible to apply for the KCTCS Academic Transfer Scholarship. For eligibility requirements and further information please see the following link.

The Benard Osher Reentry Scholarship was established at the University of Louisville to assist eligible adult college students in the completion of their first Bachelor's degree. For eligibility requirements and further information please see the following link.

The New Beginning Scholarship fund is awarded to non-traditional Kentucky residents pursuing an undergraduate degree at the University of Louisville. Review the eligibility requirements and application information, along with other information on Student Financial Aid Office Scholarships, at the following link.

For assistance pertaining to admission to the university, the Adult and Transfer Services Office can be contacted at 502-852-0166 or

Departmental Scholarships/Assistantships/Fellowships

Departments within the University administer their own scholarship/assistantship/fellowship programs. Departmental Awards are posted by the department or submitted to the Student Financial Aid Office for processing. Please note that U of L scholarships are updated every year in KHEAA's Affording Higher Education publication. Free Adobe PDF Reader.

Departments may request for scholarships to be advertised directly on the Student Financial Aid Office's website. Below is a list of current applications available.

Study Abroad

UofL Scholarship Programs

Department of Classical and Modern Languages Travel Scholarships

College Of Business Study Abroad Program

International Center

International Service Learning Program

Middle East and Islamic Studies

Panama Study Abroad Program

World Scholars Program

Outside Scholarship Programs

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

David Hershberg Scholarship for International Study Abroad

Go Overseas Scholarship Program

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