Woodford R. Porter Scholarship

Deadline to apply: December 15th

The Fall 2018 application will be available in early fall 2017. We encourage all interested students to review the individual scholarship criteria and application prompts.

A complete application includes an essay and resume. The Application Process (link below) will provide additional information, including how you can prepare for the essay. If you have questions regarding the 2018 Woodford R. Porter Scholarship application, please contact the admissions office at 502.852.6531 or e-mail admitme@louisville.edu and include "Porter" in the subject line.









The Woodford R. Porter Scholarship is awarded to African-American students who are residents of Kentucky or Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Perry, Scott, and Washington counties in Indiana. We consider admitted students who have at least a 3.0 grade point average, and demonstrate strong leadership and extracurricular involvement.

The scholarship was created in 1984 to be awarded to African-American students graduating from a Kentucky high school who meet the academic requirements and exhibit a strong aspiration to succeed and give back to the community. It was named after the former trustee, the late Woodford R. Porter. Mr. Porter was known for his dedication to strong advocacy for education in Jefferson County. His famous saying was "education is the great equalizer," as he believed it to be the ultimate path towards self and collective improvement. Two years later in 1986, the Woodford R. Porter Scholarship Society was created to provide support and encouragement for students awarded the scholarship.