National Scholars Program

Award Information & Criteria for National Scholars Award

The University of Louisville guarantees Admission-Based Scholarships until May 1, 2022 for students entering UofL in the fall of 2022. We will accept scores for tests taken over the summer.

For the Fall 2022 admission cycle, all students accepted without test scores and a 3.0 weighted GPA will be considered for scholarships ranging from $5,000-$10,000. Awards will be based on a comprehensive review of the high school transcript including grades and curriculum, particularly college preparatory courses. Students receiving scholarships without test scores will be eligible to compete for enhancements to their initial award.

The scholarship amounts listed will be available for students entering in Fall 2022.

National Scholars Award, Renewable ACT/SAT Criteria Weighted GPA Criteria
$5,000 24 ACT/1160 SAT 3.0
$7,500 24 ACT/1160 SAT
3.25
$10,000
25-26 ACT/1200-1250 SAT
3.25
$12,000
27-28 ACT/1260-1320 SAT
3.5
$15,000
29 ACT/1330 SAT
3.5

Out-of-state first-time freshman students cannot combine Regional Scholars Awards* and a National Scholars Awards.

Awards ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 for students who meet the following requirements:

  • U.S Citizen or permanent resident
  • Entering first-time freshman for the fall semester
  • Non-resident status*. Residents of Kentucky and the reciprocal Southern Indiana counties (Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Perry, Scott and Washington) are not eligible. If your residency changes you will no longer be eligible for the National Scholars Program.

If you qualify for the National Scholars Program, you will be notified following your admission to the University of Louisville. No separate application is required. Please note:

  • UofL only accepts the highest composite ACT or SAT.
  • UofL accepts weighted GPAs if available from high school.
  • If you increase your ACT/SAT score or GPA to move into a new scholarship award level, UofL will increase your award until May 1.
  • After May 1, you may appeal for an increased award if your profile improves. Late admission applicants may also appeal for an award after May 1.
  • Students planning to participate in UofL Division 1 sports programs are encouraged to check with coaches for additional requirements.
  • The National Scholars Award cannot be combined with either the Grawemeyer Scholarship, Brown Fellows Program or National Merit finalist scholarship.
  • For additional eligibility and estimate of award, please check out the Net Price Calculator: louisville.studentaidcalculator.com.

To be considered for the National Scholars Program, you must submit a completed application for admission to UofL, the $25 application fee, ACT or SAT scores (optional) and an official high school transcript.


Beginning for students entering UofL in Fall 2022, students in the Dallas area will no longer be eligible for a Regional Scholars Award, but students from the entire state of Texas will be eligible for an automatic National Scholars Award if they meet the criteria.