Kentucky & Southern Indiana Scholarships

The following scholarship programs are for first-time freshman students entering UofL in Fall 2023, residing in Kentucky and Southern Indiana*.

A note regarding ACT/SAT scores and scholarship awards: The University of Louisville offers a variety of scholarships, and students may apply for scholarships with or without test scores. Students applying for scholarships without test scores will be considered through a comprehensive review of academic merit and rigor. Consistent Advanced Placement, Cambridge, International Baccalaureate, and/or dual credit coursework is required for consideration. We strongly encourage students with mid to high ACT/SAT scores to submit their scores to automatically receive additional awards.

Admission-based Scholarships

  • No deadline; scholarships are awarded through May 1.
  • No scholarship application required. First-time freshmen who meet the minimum criteria will be awarded following admission to UofL.
  • Admission-based scholarships cannot be stacked with other admission-based scholarships.
Name Type Amount Information Minimum Criteria

Trustees' Scholarship

Renewable

$2,500 - $8,000 View chart.

26 ACT or 1230 SAT or comprehensive academic review***

and 3.5 GPA

GSP, GSA, GSE Award**

Gatton & Craft Academy**

Rogers Scholars**

Renewable

$5,000

No minimum test score

3.5 GPA

 

GSP, GSA, GSE Award**

Gatton & Craft Academy**

Rogers Scholars**

Renewable

$7,500

28-30 ACT or 1300-1380 SAT or comprehensive academic review***

and 3.5 GPA

 

GSP, GSA, GSE Award**

Gatton & Craft Academy**

Rogers Scholars**

Renewable

Full in-state tuition

31 ACT or 1390 SAT or comprehensive academic review***

and 3.5 GPA

 

National Merit Semifinalist/Finalist

Renewable

$12,000

No minimum test score

3.5 GPA

Competitive Scholarships

  • First-time freshmen who are eligible to apply for competitive awards or enhancements will find their next steps in their UofL Application Gateway soon after applying to UofL. The deadline to apply for these awards or enhancements and submit materials is December 15 unless otherwise noted. 
  • The consideration for these awards is primarily based on a student-involvement resume (view resume scoring rubric), as well as a student's grades and high school curriculum.
Name Amount/Year Weighted GPA ACT/SAT Additional Information
Trustees' Competitive Scholarship $1,000-$7,000 3.5 30/1360 or competitive academic review*** Enhancement of admission-based Trustees' Scholarship
Henry Vogt Scholarship $16,000 3.5 30/1360 or competitive academic review*** Approximately 140 Vogt Scholars awarded each year
Woodford R. Porter Scholarship $2,000-full tuition, +variable stipend 3.0 Not Applicable Approximately 200 Porter Scholars awarded each year to Black/African America students; based on academic merit, leadership and service
Kentucky Dataseam Scholarship $2,000 No minimums; must be admissible to UofL Awarded to ten students from schools participating in the Dataseam research and workforce development program; Students must meet the University of Louisville's admission standards and pursue a degree in science, technology, engineering or math while attending the University of Louisville. 


Mentored Scholarships

In addition to monetary awards, these scholarships have significant programming components which can include travel, leadership, service, research and more.  View resume scoring rubric.

  • First-time freshmen who are eligible to apply for Mentored Scholarships will find their next steps to in their UofL Application Gateway soon after they apply to UofL. The deadline to apply for these scholarships (and submit materials, including transcripts, letters of recommendations, essays, etc.) is December 15 unless otherwise noted. 
Name Amount Information Minimum Criteria

Brown Fellows Program

Full in-state tuition, plus additional education allowance; 10 awarded

3.5 GPA

26 ACT or 1230 SAT

Grawemeyer Scholarship

$20,000 for in-state residents; 10 awarded

3.5 GPA

ACT/SAT scores are optional

Interest in faculty-supervised research and creative activity

 

McConnell Scholars

Variable amounts up to full tuition, award is stacked with other university scholarships; 10 awarded

3.5 GPA

26 ACT or 1230 SAT

Academic merit and leadership potential 

Kentucky residents only

Martin Luther King Scholars Program

Full tuition, plus $8,000/year to assist with educational expenses; 10 awarded

3.5 GPA

ACT/SAT scores not considered

Kentucky and Southern Indiana Residents

Historically awarded to Black/African American and Hispanic/Latinx students in KY and Southern IN

 

Cardinal Commitment Grant

The University of Louisville is excited to offer the Cardinal Commitment Grant to first-time students from the state of Kentucky entering UofL in the fall of 2022.  This grant is intended to provide Pell-eligible, first-time freshman students who have demonstrated success in the classroom with the financial support needed to attend a four-year university. View details and criteria.

 

*Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Perry, Scott and Washington counties

**Full program participation required. 

***Awards are selective based on review, and are not guaranteed.

If you have questions about scholarships or award amounts and criteria, please email  with "Scholarships" in the subject line.