Scholarships

Scholarship Deadline: March 1, 2023

Al Dia Endowed Scholarship
Established by Jose Neil Donis, publisher of Al Dia en America, the Al Dia en America Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to subsidize the cost of higher education at the University of Louisville for students with strong financial need, with preference given to students who self-identify as Hispanic or Latino. 

Darla Frazier Scholarship
Darla Frazier worked at the University of Louisville in various capacities for more than 30 years. As the Administrative Associate in the Cultural Center, Darla's passion for working with and supporting students was evident each day she was in the office. Before the end of her battle with breast cancer in 2017, Darla visited the Cultural Center with inspiring and motivating words for staff and students. “Never stop smiling and always do good.” This scholarship will cover the book expenses for a student in need.  This need-based scholarship is intended to support students who demonstrate a commitment towards their desired career path and are involved on campus and in the local community.

Louisville Tango Festival Scholarship
The Louisville Tango Festival Scholarship is available to full-time and part-time Latino/a/x and Hispanic students pursuing a degree in any major at the University of Louisville. Preference for this scholarship is given to students who have been active in Latino & Hispanic arts or community groups. The Louisville Tango Festival awards this scholarship one time per year. This scholarship will not be given for the 2022-2023 school year and will be reassessed for the following year. 

Sagar Patagundi Scholarship
Established by alumnus Brian Buford (College of Education and Human Development, 1990), the Sagar Patagundi Scholarship will be awarded to subsidize the cost of higher education at the University of Louisville for undergraduate DACA and undocumented students. About the namesake: Sagar Patagundi came to the United States when he was 11 years old with his family. They all entered the country legally, but his father was eventually denied a green card after his application was pending for 11 years and was forced to return to their native country, India. Later his mother returned as well, leaving Sagar and his two brothers alone in the United States to pursue their dream of a college education. Sagar enrolled at U of L and became a key figure in the immigrant rights movement, founding a student organization called FIRE (Fighting for Immigrants Rights and Equality) and speaking nationally about the issues that undocumented students face. He graduated from the University of Louisville in 2014 with BA in Communication and continues to work as an advocate for social change with the ACLU of Kentucky and other local organizations. 

Xi Chapter Eleanor Foreman Scholarship 
The Xi Chapter Eleanor Foreman Scholarship is a new academic scholarship at the University of Louisville, which was started by the Xi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Xi Chapter chose to name this scholarship after one of their own, Soror Eleanor Foreman. Mrs. Eleanor Foreman, the epitome of a true trailblazer, was known for leading by example. She paved the way for many by being the first Black woman to serve in the following positions: Negotiator for the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Chairman of the Federal Credit Union, sales associate for the Louisville Board of Realtors. Additionally, she served as the president of the following organizations: the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. Louisville section, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Louisville Alumnae Chapter, and Bourgard College of Music and Art. Mrs. Foreman’s actions indicate that she was community service-oriented and an agent of change. Learn more about Soror Foreman by listening to her interview with UofL's Oral History Center. This scholarship aims to honor the legacy and life of Eleanor Foreman.