Woodford R. Porter Scholarship
The Woodford R. Porter Scholarship is awarded to Black/African American students who are residents of Kentucky or Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Perry, Scott, and Washington counties in Indiana. We consider admitted students who have at least a 3.0 weighted grade point average, and demonstrate strong leadership and extracurricular involvement.
The scholarship was created in 1984 to award students who meet the academic requirements and exhibit a strong aspiration to succeed and give back to the community. It was named after the former trustee, the late Woodford R. Porter. Mr. Porter was known for his dedication to strong advocacy for education in Jefferson County. He famously said "education is the great equalizer," as he believed it to be the ultimate path towards self and collective improvement. In 1986, the Woodford R. Porter Scholarship Society was created to provide support and encouragement for students awarded the scholarship.
A complete Woodford R. Porter scholarship application includes:
- One essay (700-1,000 words) outlining your thoughts on one of the following prompts:
1: UofL is dedicated to becoming a premier anti-racist community. What does being an anti-racist institution mean to you? When evaluating this construct, how will you contribute to UofL’s anti-racist mission?
2: Social justice and community service are key elements of being a student at UofL. What is your understanding of social justice and what significance does it hold for you? If you were given the opportunity to develop and implement a social justice themed project, what would you be interested in pursuing for this project? Why?
- Student involvement resume (please review the resume scoring rubric).
- All materials should be uploaded to your UofL Application Gateway.