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$500 Bridging the Gap Scholarship (For Undergraduate, Graduate and Professional Students)

The University of Louisville’s (UofL) Black Faculty/Staff Association (BFSA) is pleased to announce its inaugural “Bridging the Gap” Scholarship to fund a student’s personal participation in a(n) academic initiative, activity, program or a student’s completion of a degree. One to any undergraduate and the other to any graduate or professional student who displays an understanding and appreciation of BFSA’s mission.

The University of Louisville’s (UofL) Black Faculty/Staff Association (BFSA) “Bridging the Gap” Scholarship was created to fund a student’s personal participation in a(n) academic initiative, activity, program, or a student’s completion of a degree.

The Bridging the Gap scholarship is available to degree-seeking students currently enrolled at the University of Louisville in good standing during the term of application. Students must have financial need to be eligible to receive funds. All students applying for university scholarships must also complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at 

One undergraduate student and one graduate student will each be awarded $500. The award will be posted in the Summer or Fall semester, at the discretion of the student. All awards are posted to a student's account and processed through Financial Aid. If the student has an outstanding balance, the scholarship may be applied to such an outstanding balance first and (if applicable) the remainder will be available to the student.

If you are currently receiving financial aid, please be aware that receiving this scholarship may affect your financial aid award. Any unpaid balance on the student's university account will be deducted from any monies awarded from the Bridging the Gap scholarship.

The application requires an essay question, resume, and letter of recommendation.


2022-23 Applications Closed

2020-21 Scholarship Winners
Lily Jordan 

Lilly graduated in the Spring from the College of Arts & Sciences majoring in Biology. She will continue her education at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Her goal is to become a physician who uses her knowledge of health disparities to ensure that all people receive the highest possible standard of health, who demonstrates an awareness and responsiveness to the larger context and system of public health in the U.S. 

Richard Wilson
Richard is a graduate student pursuing a Master of Engineering in Engineering Management. In his nomination letter, Jason J. Saleem, Ph.D., states “Richard is an ambitious student, currently taking one of my senior -level courses...he is pursuing the Masters in Engineering Management program because he thinks it would be a great way to further understand the grand scope of how engineering can be applied in a managerial sense.” 

2019-20 Scholarship Winners
Aisha Wilson----Undergraduate---Major: Public Health
Mutuyat Ade-Salu---Graduate---Major: Theatre Arts



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