Student Affairs Scholarships

The Harold Adams Memorial Scholarship Fund

In 1987, $5000 was contributed to the Red Barn in memory of Harold Adams, the first Vice-President of Student Life at the University of Louisville. The Adams Fund provides scholarships to support freshmen students hailing from two high schools in Henry County, KY, Straight-from-the-Heart Awards of $25 to provide resources for students in need, and $50 awards to the Disabled Student of the Year and UofL Student of the Year. The fund also provides additional emergency awards to students based on financial need.

The Florence M. Strickler Endowment

In 1992, the Red Barn Alumni Association established this endowment with a $5000 donation for scholarships to UofL students. The late Mrs. Strickler was the wife of Dr. Woodrow M. Strickler, the President of the University of Louisville during the founding of the Red Barn in 1969, and she is affectionately known as the "First Lady of the Red Barn". Each year, four $400 scholarships are awarded through this endowed fund.

The Florence M. Strickler Endowment Cover Letter.

The Florence M. Strickler Endowment On Line Application.

Paper Applications are available in the Red Barn Programs Office.

The Torchbearer Endowment

The Torchbearer Endowment was established in 1996 through a $10,000 contribution from alumni and friends to the University through the efforts of Dr. Dennis C. Golden, who served as Vice-President of the University of Louisville. Four $400 scholarships are awarded annually through this endowment, two of which are named for Essie Jenkins, an outstanding university alumnae, and two in honor of Dr. Golden. In addition, there are four $300 scholarships granted through the ACCESS Office: the Dr. Bridgette Pregliasco Torchbearer Scholarships for Adult Learners.

The Dennis C. Golden Torchbearer Endowment Cover Letter.

The Dennis C. Golden Torchbearer Endowment On Line Application.

Paper Applications are available in the Red Barn Programs Office.

The Essie Jenkins Torchbearer Endowment

This scholarship honoring Essie Jenkins was established in 1999 through the Torchbearer Program. Five $250 scholarships were awarded from 1999 through 2001 in her honor. Since 2002, two $300 scholarships were awarded annually in her honor. Beginning with the 2008 Spring Semester, one $400 scholarship will be awarded in her honor. Essie Cynthia Burnley Jenkins was the U of L College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Fellow in 1995. She received a Bachelor of Arts in history and political science from the Louisville Municipal College in 1945. Essie Jenkins's professional career began as a Public Librarian in Queens, New York. In 1982 she was elected Assemblywoman of the 29th District of Queens, New York, becoming the first black woman elected to public office in Southeast Queens. She served in that capacity for six two-year terms.

The Essie Jenkins Torchbearer Endowment Cover Letter.

The Essie Jenkins Torchbearer Endowment On line Application.

Paper Applications are available in the Red Barn Programs Office.

The Bridgette Pregliasco Torchbearer Endowment

This scholarship honoring Dr. Bridgette Pregliasco, Assistant Vice President for Student Life from 1995 to 2002, was established in 2001 through the Torchbearer Program to provide financial resources for adult students.

Bridgette Pregliasco Torchbearer Scholarships for Adult Learners Cover Letter.

Bridgette Pregliasco Torchbearer Scholarships for Adult Learners On Line Application.

Paper Applications are available in the Red Barn Programs Office.