Reward Eligibility

New first time freshmen and transfer students can earn a guaranteed reward and a scholarship entry during Fall 2017 & Spring 2018. Semester awards (rewards and scholarships) will be selected and determined at the end of each semester, with two $500 scholarships per semester applied to the winning students' accounts for the subsequent enrollment term.

Fall 2017 CARDS Event Attendance Requirements 

Spring 2018 CARDS Event Attendance Requirements

You will earn a guaranteed reward of your choice when you attend 6 CARDS Events in the spring semester. To be entered to win one of two $500 scholarships for Fall 2018, attend at least 10 CARDS Events, including 1 designated Book-in-Common event. An event must be designated as a CARDS Event in order to count toward these minimums. Scholarship winners will be drawn when the spring term concludes.


Scholarship awards can be combined with other institutional aid up to the university’s total standard direct cost of attendance plus a stipend. Items in the standard direct cost include regular on-campus tuition, average room, average board, and average book costs. The University of Louisville is required to adhere to all federal, state, and institutional guidelines. If your aid package is adjusted as a result, you will receive notification in your university email. Policy information is available on-line at