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by Kathren Partin last modified Jun 01, 2011 11:45 AM

KCTCS Academic Transfer Scholarship

Students transferring to UofL directly from a KCTCS institution are eligible to apply for the KCTCS Academic Transfer Scholarship.

In order be eligible, students must:

  • Have 40 or more transferable hours at the end of the spring semester. The 40 transferable hours cannot include developmental or technical coursework. 
  • Have a 3.25 transferable GPA at the end of the spring semester. The transferable GPA cannot include developmental or technical coursework
  • Plan to enter the University of Louisville for the following summer or fall semester. This scholarship is not awarded in the spring.
  • Complete an application for admission to the University of Louisville by April 15th.
  • Complete a University of Louisville KCTCS Academic Transfer Scholarship Application by April 15th.
  • Turn in a final transcript at the end of the spring semester by May 31st.

Students may apply if they currently do not have a 3.25 transferable GPA or 40 transferable hours but anticipate they will meet the requirements by the end of the spring semester. Awards are based on funds available and GPA and range from $500-$3,000.

 The KCTCS Academic Transfer Scholarship will be available online September 1st!

If you have any questions concerning scholarship eligibility, please contact UofL Transfer Services at or Amanda Orth at 852-4092.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.

  • Enrolled as an undergraduate student at a two or four-year U.S. Institution

  • United States citizen

  • Receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of study abroad

  • Participating in a study abroad program that is no less than 4 weeks and no more than an academic year

  • Receiving academic credit

  • Study in any country not currently under a U.S. State Department Travel Warning or Cuba

For more information about the Gilman Scholarship, application deadlines & timeline, and application process, please visit the Gilman website or contact the Gilman Program at 713-621-6300 ext. 25 or email


Continuing Undergraduate Academic Scholarship:

KCTCS students with a 3.25 GPA and 40 or more credit hours who transfer to UofL in the Spring semester will be eligible for the Continuing Student Scholarship after one semester at the university if they earn a 3.0 GPA or better in that semester.  To apply for this scholarship go into your ULink account and click on Student Services.  You will find "Apply for Continuing Undergraduate Academic Scholarship" under the Financial Aid heading.  You must apply for this scholarship each year.


Kentucky Resident Scholarship/Grant

The Commonwealth of Kentucky has several financial aid programs that are administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). KHEAA was established by an act of the General Assembly in 1966 to enhance higher education opportunities for Kentucky students. Since its creation, the agency has helped hundreds of thousands of students pay for their higher education.

Kentucky Transitional Assistance Program Grant

The Kentucky Transitional Assistance Program Grant is available for KCTCS students transferring to UofL with at least 12 transferable credit hours and a 2.0 GPA. To be eligible you must be enrolled in KTAP and  must need to meet a work requirement (or whose KTAP allotment does not require work hours).  Recipients of the grant will work 10 hours a week as a student assistant to a staff or faculty member at UofL.

For information and receive an application, contact the UofL Women's Center at 852-8976.


Minority Teacher Scholarship

The Minority Teacher Scholarship Program is for full or part-time minority students at the University of Louisville pursuing initial teacher certification. Scholarships up to $5,000 are awarded annually. This scholarship is available for students transferring from KCTCS. Contact Lohelen Hambrick at 502-852-7697 or go to for additional information.

The Minority Teacher Scholarship Program is also available for students enrolled at Jefferson in a teacher education program.  The contact at JCTC  is Sherman Bush at 502-213-2177 or

NOYCE Scholar Program

Today’s most sought-after teachers include those in the fields of mathematics, chemistry and physics. The University of Louisville’s Early Start Noyce Teaching Scholar’s program helps junior or senior math, physics, chemistry or biology majors who want to become teachers with one of the university’s most generous financial aid packages. This prestigious program, funded by the National Science Foundation, awards aminimum of $10,000 per year in forgivable loans in return for teaching two years for every year of scholarship received. Anything above the $10,000 minimum can be used to replace nonforgivable student loans up to the full in-state cost of attending UofL.

As a Noyce Scholar, you will not accrue any additional debt as long as you successfully complete the teaching obligation.

Incoming freshmen or enrolled sophomores who maintain a 3.25 GPA (high school GPA for first-year undergrads) or score in the 76th percentile or higher on at least one national admissions test (SAT, ACT, GRE) can apply for teaching internships supported by the Noyce grant and/or research opportunities supported by UofL ( Students with this experience have an advantage when they apply for a Noyce Scholarship during their sophomore or junior year.  For more information visit this link:  Noyce Scholar Program


Other scholarship opportunities can be found at:

UofL Financial Aid

Go Higher Kentucky

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