UofL Regional Scholars Program

Accepted students from various regions will automatically receive this renewable award.

Think you can't afford to attend college out of state?

Think again.

California-, DC Metro-, Illinois-, Indiana-, Metro NY/NJ/PA-, Nashville-, and Southern New England-area students (based on home or school county) accepted to the University of Louisville will automatically receive a $10,000-$16,000 renewable Regional Scholars Award. No additional scholarship application is required.

For the Fall 2022 admission cycle, the University of Louisville is committed to making scholarship opportunities available to all students. We strongly encourage students with qualifying test scores to submit those to automatically receive an admission-based award. 

All students accepted without test scores and a 3.25 weighted GPA will be considered for additional funds ABOVE the automatic $10,000 awarded upon admission. These additional funds will be based on a comprehensive review of the high school transcript including grades and curriculum, particularly college prep courses. Awards cannot be stacked but award amounts can increase based on new scores until May 1.


Award Information & Criteria

Amount Information ACT/SAT Criteria Weighted GPA Criteria
$10,000 Automatic upon admission to UofL
$11,000 24-26 ACT/1160-1250 SAT or comprehensive review 3.25
$13,000 27-28 ACT/1260-1320 SAT or comprehensive review 3.5
$16,000 29 ACT/1330 SAT 3.5

Students must attend school or reside in eligible county. Excludes Southern Indiana counties eligible for in-state tuition (Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Perry, Scott and Washington)

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

Students who are eligible to apply for mentored scholarships will find their next steps in their UofL Application Gateway soon after they apply to UofL. The deadline to apply for these scholarship programs and submit materials is December 15.

Check your eligibility.


DC Metro



Metro NY/NJ/PA

Nashville, TN

Southern New England


Apply today.

Simply submit your application along with the $25 application fee (or fee waiver documentation), your high school transcript. ACT/SAT scores are optional. 

If you qualify for the Regional 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 Regional Scholars Award cannot be combined with either the Grawemeyer Scholarship, Brown Fellows Program or National Merit finalist scholarship.

Learn more about applying to UofL.



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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.