Craik scholarship

Mary Craik Scholarship for Women Students

Thanks to the generosity of Mary Craik, a Louisville artist and feminist activist, the Mary Craik Scholarships for Women Students are offered every spring to students pursuing degrees (graduate and undergraduate) at the University of Louisville. In order to be eligible for a scholarship, women students must:

  • be pursuing a degree at UofL
  • have limited financial resources, based on the UofL Office of Financial Aid's review of a current FAFSA
  • have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 at UofL
  • have completed at least 30 undergraduate hours at UofL as of December 2008 (if an undergraduate applicant)
  • have demonstrated a commitment to the advancement of women.

Preference will be given to qualified applicants who also meet any of the following criteria:

  • are single parents
  • are full-time students
  • or are Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies majors, minors, or M.A. students.

To apply for a scholarship, please submit a completed application form[PDF], a recommendation form[PDF], a one-page statement about your background and commitment to the advancement of women, and an informal UofL transcript. Your statement must contain specific examples of how you have been active on behalf of women or involved in women's issues.

Application forms and recommendation forms are also available from the Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, 331 Gardiner Hall, or by calling 852-8160, or by e-mailing