Scholarship Application Process

How to Apply for Scholarships

  1. Apply for admission. If you have not yet applied for admission, read application instructions.
  2. Apply for scholarships. You will use the same username and password you created to apply for admission to apply for scholarships.  If you did not apply for admission online, please create an account to apply for scholarships. If you have successfully created an account, you will receive a confirmation e-mail from Applyweb. Please save this e-mail. 
  3. Submit resume. The student-involvement resume can include, but is not limited to: extracurricular activities, leadership positions, honors/awards, athletic teams, community service, and work experience. Resumes should not exceed 2 pages. Please put your name on each page of your resume. Please review the resume scoring rubric.
  4. Submit letters of recommendation. If the program for which you are applying requires letters of recommendation, you will enter the contact information of your recommendations. They will receive e-mail notification of your request. Please notify all recommenders in advance.
  5. Review your applications. You may always review your applications (including the status of all letters of recommendation).  Click here to review activity.
  6. Submit your applications. You can submit the scholarship application up to three times. Please note: once an application is submitted, you cannot go back an make changes to that application form. The deadline is December 15.

Helpful Scholarship Tips

  • Write down or save your username and password.  You can save your application during your process, but you must log in with your username and password to access/submit the application. If you forget your password, click here.
  • On your resume, include only activities/awards/leadership roles from high school. Give short descriptions of activities as the committee may be unfamiliar with certain honors or activities.
  • Regardless of the ACT/SAT and GPA you enter on your scholarship application, award decisions are ultimately based on the official scores on file. It is very important that you send the Office of Admissions all official scores and transcripts. The scores and transcripts you send for admission will also be used for scholarship consideration; you do not need to send them twice.
  • Include your name on all uploaded documents, such as your resume and essays.  We highly recommend using a header, to place your name on every page.
  • If the scholarship for which you are applying requires letters of recommendation, the listed recommenders will receive an e-mail with a link to submit their letters when you submit your application. All letters of recommendation should be submitted online.
  • Please contact all of your recommenders  in advance. Please provide recommenders with plenty of time to write and submit letters on your behalf.
  • We're here to help. For questions, e-mail  with “scholarship” in the subject line.

Scholarship FAQs

  • Can I apply for more than one scholarship?
    Yes, you can apply for multiple scholarships. However, you cannot be awarded more than one scholarship from our office.

  • Why is McConnell Scholars my only choice on the application?
    The Honors Program and Scholarship application allows you to apply to programs for which you meet eligibility requirements. Some students may only be eligible for a limited number of programs. For example, many of the scholarships require applicants to be Kentucky residents. Learn more about out-of-state scholarship opportunities.

  • How do I know if the Office of Admissions has my most recent test score on file? 
    The easiest way to see if we have received your test scores is to contact us 502.852.6531 or admitme@louisville.eduPlease include your full name and date of birth in any communications.

  • My friend and I have the same GPA and test score. Why did they receive a higher scholarship than me?
    Numerous factors are considered in the scholarship awarding process. Although test scores and GPA play a large role, our committee analyzes all aspects of your application including a student involvement resume.

  • My older sibling received a scholarship a few years prior, and it was larger than mine. We have the same GPA and/or test score. How did that happen?
    UofL’s scholarship application process has changed significantly over the last several years.  Current award levels do not automatically carry over to the following year.  Additionally, the applicant pool varies from year to year.

  • Can I take the ACT after December 15 to increase my scholarship possibilities?
    UofL will not accept any test scores from test dates after December 15.

  • If I am selected for a guaranteed entrance program, do I automatically receive a scholarship?
    Students selected for guaranteed entrance programs are not automatically awarded scholarships. Many students selected do receive scholarships. However, requirements and minimums vary between programs.

  • What scholarships am I eligible for as a Governor’s Scholar?
    If you participated in GSP, GSA, or GSE, you are guaranteed a scholarship with a 3.5 GPA. View a complete list of scholarships.