Out-of-state Scholarships

The following scholarship programs are for students entering UofL in Fall 2022, residing outside of Kentucky and Southern Indiana.

Admission-Based Scholarships

Out-of-state students who meet the minimum criteria will automatically receive renewable awards following admission to UofL. No scholarship application is required. The University of Louisville guarantees Admission-Based Scholarships until May 1, 2022 for students entering UofL in the fall. We will accept scores for tests taken over the summer. We strongly encourage students with qualifying test scores to submit those to automatically receive Admission-based awards.

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

Name Amount Information Minimum Criteria

Regional Scholars Program

(California-, DC Metro-, Illinois-, Indiana*-, Metro NY/NJ/PA-, Nashville-, and Southern New England-area students)


Admission to the University of Louisville; Residence or school attendance in an eligible zipcode or county. View criteria.

Southwest Ohio Border Benefit

$16,000 grant to reduce tuition to in-state

Admission to the University of Louisville; Residence or school attendance in an eligible county. View criteria.

National Scholars Program

(Out-of-State students outside of regional areas)


Eligibility based on academic merit; 
View criteria.

National Merit Semifinalist

$28,000 National Scholars Award

3.5 GPA

*Excludes Southern Indiana counties eligible for in-state tuition (Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Perry, Scott and Washington) 

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.

  • Students 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 tuition, plus additional education allowance; 10 awarded

3.5 GPA

26 ACT or 1230 SAT

Grawemeyer Scholarship

$28,000 for out-of-state students

3.5 GPA

ACT/SAT score optional

Interest in faculty-supervised research and creative activity

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