Woodford R. Porter Scholarship









The Woodford R. Porter Scholarship is awarded to Black/African-American students who are residents of Kentucky or Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Perry, Scott, and Washington counties in Indiana. It is based on academic merit, leadership, and service.

The scholarship was created in 1984 to be awarded to black 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.

The deadline for the 2016 Woodford R. Porter Scholarship Program has passed, and the application to the program is now closed. If you have questions regarding the Woodford R. Porter Scholarship, please contact the Diversity Recruitment Office at 502-852-2275 or e-mail admitme@louisville.edu and include “Porter Scholarship Appeal” in the subject line.

Please see the Application Process below for more information - including how you can prepare for essays. If you have any questions regarding the Porter Scholarship, please contact the Diversity Recruitment office at 502.852.2275.