Out-of-state Scholarships

This page reflects award criteria and amounts for students entering UofL in Fall 2019.

For students entering UofL in Fall 2018: We are still awarding Admission-Based Scholarships for 2018-2019. The application for 2018-2019 Mentored Scholarships is now closed. If you have questions about the 2018-2019 scholarship application or award amounts and criteria, please email  with "Scholarships" in the subject line.

For students entering UofL in Fall 2019: The application for 2019-2020 Mentored Scholarships will open in late summer of 2018. The application deadline is December 15.


Admission-Based Scholarships

Automatic Scholarships

Out-of-state students who meet the minimum criteria will automatically receive awards following admission to UofL. No scholarship application is required. Eligible students may also apply for Mentored Scholarships.

NameTypeAmountMinimum Criteria
National Scholars ProgramRenewable$5,000-$15,000 renewable

Eligibility based on academic merit; 
View criteria.

Regional AwardRenewable$9,000 renewable

Admitted students from Cincinnati, Chicago, Dallas, Nashville, and Mid-Atlantic;
Eligibility based on home or school ZIP code.

National Merit FinalistGuaranteed$20,000 National Scholars Award

Must list UofL as first choice with National Merit Corporation

National Merit SemifinalistGuaranteed$15,000 National Scholars Award

3.5 GPA


Mentored Scholarships

In addition to monetary awards, these scholarships have significant programming components which can include travel, leadership, service, research and more. Students must submit a scholarship application, letters of recommendation, essays and a student-involvement resume by December 15, 2018 to be considered for these programs for Fall 2019. View resume scoring rubric.

NameTypeAmountMinimum Criteria
Brown Fellows ProgramMentoredFull tuition, plus additional education allowance; 10 awarded31 ACT or 1390 SAT and 3.5 GPA
Grawemeyer ScholarshipMentoredFull in-state tuition, plus $8,000/year educational allowance; 10 awarded31 ACT or 1390 SAT and 3.5 GPA