Financial Aid Programs for 2014-2015

SPEED SCHOOL PRIVATELY-FUNDED SCHOLARSHIPS

The J. B. Speed School of Engineering endeavors to assist capable and deserving students in financing their education. This support is made possible through a number of privately-endowed scholarships ranging from textbook assistance to full tuition.

Scholarship applicants must be admitted to Speed School and have a minimum ACT composite of 28 and high school GPA of 3.5. Initial awards and continuance of Speed School financial aid are dependent on the student’s full-time enrollment, scholastic record, financial need, and the availability of funds.

Students may complete the online application thru UofL's scholarship application process. Students who select engineering as their desired major and meet entrance requirements will be prompted to complete a section for Speed School privately-funded scholarships. Additional requirements include a résumé highlighting the applicant’s academic and extracurricular achievements and one letter of recommendation from individuals [non-family members] familiar with the applicant’s credentials must be received by January 15.

SPEED SCHOOL WORK GRANTS

Students who receive Speed School work grants (not affiliated with the Federal Work-Study Program) work in a Speed School office or laboratory five or ten hours per week. Students must submit an application at the beginning of each semester. Funds earned through this program are applied to the student’s University account.

Current Speed School students wanting to apply, please complete the online application.

UNIVERSITY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR KENTUCKY RESIDENTS

The following scholarships recognize academic and extracurricular accomplishments of outstanding Kentucky high school students. Awards are renewable each year provided the student meets grade-point average criteria. Many of these scholarships cover tuition for 11 semesters for students in Speed School’s Master of Engineering program. To apply by January 15, see http://louisville.edu/admissions/aid/scholarships.

  • National Merit Finalist & National Merit Semifinalist
  • Grawemeyer Scholarship
  • Henry Vogt Scholarship
  • Trustee’s Scholarship
  • Eagle Scout/Gold Scout Award
  • Woodford R. Porter Sr. Scholarship
  • Governor’s Scholars Award
  • Brown Fellows

Cardinal Covenant

UofL’s Cardinal Covenant program helps Kentucky students from low-income families fund their tuition, room, board, and books with assistance from federal, state, private, and UofL sources. Students should submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available through their guidance office or online at www.fafsa.ed.gov, as soon as possible after January 1st. Students should also complete a Cardinal Covenant Application Essay by January 15th. For more information visit www.louisville.edu/financialaid/cardinal-covenant.

KCTCS Academic Transfer Scholarship

UofL offers a scholarship to students transferring in summer or fall from the Kentucky Community and Technical College Systems (KCTCS) or Ivy Tech Community College, Sellersburg. Apply by April 15at http://louisville.edu/admissions/aid/scholarships/transfer.

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR OUT-OF-STATE FRESHMEN

Non-residents of Kentucky admitted to University of Louisville are automatically considered for the following awards; a scholarship application is not required.

National Scholars Program

Upon admission to the University of Louisville, incoming freshmen from outside Kentucky considers students for awards reigning from $5,000 to $12,000 per year based on academic merit. A scholarship application is not required, but seniors must apply for admission by February 15.

Indiana Scholars

This is a reciprocity program whereby students from Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Perry, Scott, and Washington counties pay in-state tuition.

Learn more about University financial assistance.

ALUMNI CLUB SCHOLARSHIPS

Several alumni clubs offer scholarships to students from their respective areas. The application process can be found at http://louisville.edu/admissions/aid/scholarships/alumni. The deadline is generally March 15.

  • Bowling Green
  • Capital Region:  Shelby, Franklin, Spencer, Scott, Henry, and Anderson Counties
  • Central KY/Lexington
  • Lake Cumberland:  Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Laurel, McCreary, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Russell, and Wayne Counties
  • Northern KY/Cincinnati

FEDERAL/STATE PROGRAMS

The U. S. Government and Commonwealth of Kentucky provide several loan and grant programs to assist students. Students applying for federal and/or state aid should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online as soon as possible after January 1st. Additional information can be found at http://louisville.edu/admissions/aid.

For questions regarding Speed School financial assistance, contact:

Tom Brammer
J. B. Speed School of Engineering
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292
Email Tom Brammer
(502) 852-4672