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Scholarship Universe

The University of Louisville (UofL) has teamed up with ScholarshipUniverse to provide a streamlined application process to connect our students to scholarship opportunities. The UofL ScholarshipUniverse Portal is open year-round and serves as a central resource for UofL students to access information and/or apply for both institutional and external scholarships as they become available. To access the portal, you must be an active University of Louisville student (current or admitted), and have access to your email user ID and password. View scholarships managed by the Student Financial Aid Office (SFAO) and enter the ScholarshipUniverse portal here.

Scholarship Opportunities

Multicultural Teacher Recruitment Program (MTRP)

The MTRP (Multicultural Teacher Recruitment Program) is a collaborative effort between the University of Louisville College of Education and Human Development, Jefferson County Public Schools and the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative. This program aims to address the shortage of minority teachers in the nation's classrooms. By offering financial and academic assistance, along with professional development, to minority undergraduate and graduate students, MTRP seeks to improve the accessibility of quality teacher preparation. The goal is to alleviate teacher shortages at all levels and increase the representation of minority teachers in response to the evolving diversity of the nation, Kentucky and the Louisville metropolitan area. Learn more.


Martin Luther King Scholars

While attending the University of Louisville, Martin Luther King Scholars participate in an exciting leadership development program. This mentored scholar program involves a scholarship, which has traditionally been presented to ten Kentucky or Southern Indiana high school graduates who are Black/ African American or Latinx. MLK Scholars participate in a program meant to foster critical thinking skills, self-discovery and an appreciation for civic engagement. MLK Scholars take courses in social justice and peace studies, engage in experiential learning through community service initiatives and participate in a civil rights immersion travel experience during their second year. Learn more.


Muhammad Ali Scholars Program

The Muhammad Ali Scholars Program, inspired by the Greatest of All Time, was established in 2004 with the intention of carrying on Muhammad Ali's legacy and commitment to social justice. The program is designed to expose students to scholarship and best practices as it pertains to peace building and conflict resolution. This exceptional two-year opportunity for undergraduate students fosters the growth of social justice leadership, academic research, community engagement and service. With a focus on violence prevention, this program aims to engage youth through mentoring, service and programming. Scholars in the program host on-campus and community events, contribute to the collaborative work of the Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice and the Muhammad Ali Center, and collaborate with campus, local, national and international practitioners to learn about community action to promote positive change. Learn more.


Woodford R. Porter

The scholarship program was established in 1984 and is named after the late Woodford R. Porter Sr., a former university trustee. The mission and purpose are to provide academic, personal and professional support to all recipients. Areas of support are based on the four pillars of promise which include scholarship, leadership, service and heritage. As the largest scholarship organization, it promotes interaction, enhances leadership opportunities, and encourages professional and/or graduate education for outstanding student residents of Kentucky. Each academic year is devoted to the continued development of programs and services offered to our 500+ Porter Scholar membership organization. Learn more.


Cultural and Equity Center Scholarships

The Cultural and Equity Center is dedicated to promoting cultural diversity and academic excellence. The Center offers a variety of scholarship opportunities to support students. Each scholarship has specific eligibility criteria, and application deadlines, typically listed alongside the scholarship details. Visit each Center page below to view the available scholarship opportunities.

Other Scholarships offered by UofL