Financial Aid & Scholarships

Scholarships are available!

The College of Education & Human Development (CEHD) in conjunction with the University of Louisville provides qualified students an array of financial aid options, including scholarships, grants, graduate assistantships, fellowships, and tuition remission opportunities. For initial and general information on financial aid resources and advice, please visit the University of Louisville Student Financial Aid Office. Scholarships are open to all eligible students regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age.

Application Deadlines:
Fall Semester: July 15th | Winter Session: November 15th
Spring Semester: October 15th | Summer Semester: May 1st

The CEHD Educator Preparation Scholarship is open to all eligible students regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age.


Scholarships

 

 

CEHD Educator Preparation Scholarship Application

Students may apply who are enrolled in the following educator preparation programs:

Initial Teacher Certification programs

  • B.S. in Early Elementary Education
  • B.S. in Middle and Secondary Education
  • All Master of Arts in Teaching programs
  • Certification “only” programs in Middle and Secondary Education

Advanced Certification Non-Degree programs

  • Endorsement programs (ESL, Instructional Technology, Classroom Reading, Elementary Math Specialist)
  • Certification "only" programs in Special Education (LBD & MSD)
  • Rank 1 programs
  • Education Administration programs (such as Principal, Supervisor of Instruction, Director of Special Education and Superintendent)

Advanced Certification Degree programs

  • MEd in Teacher Leadership
  • MEd in Special Education (LBD and MSD specifically)
  • MEd in Counseling & Personnel Services for School Counseling
  • EdS in Education Administration
  • EdD in Education Leadership
  • PhD in Curriculum and Instruction

The CEHD Educator Preparation Scholarship is open to all eligible students regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age.

Submission of the FAFSA is required to receive CEHD scholarship funding.

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CEHD Human Development Scholarship Application

The CEHD Human Development Scholarship is designed for the advancement of students who are pursuing either an undergraduate or a graduate degree in one of the following programs:

Undergraduate Students

  • B.S. in Health and Human Performance (all specializations except Physical Education Teacher Preparation)
  • B.S. in Organizational Leadership and Learning
  • B.S. in Sport Administration

Graduate Students

  • Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Education
  • Graduate Certificate in Organizational Change
  • M.A. in Higher Education Administration
  • M.Ed. in Counseling and Personnel Services (all specializations except School Counseling)
  • M.S. in Exercise Physiology
  • M.S. in Human Resources and Organizational Development
  • M.S. in Sport Administration
  • Ph.D. in Counseling and Personnel Services
  • Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Evaluation, and Organizational Development

Submission of the FAFSA is required to receive CEHD scholarship funding.

The CEHD Human Development Scholarship Application is open to all eligible students regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age.

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Ayako Phillips Memorial Scholarship – Deadline – July 15.

The Ayako Phillips Memorial Scholarship is designed for the advancement of undergraduate students pursuing a degree in an educator preparation program who will teach for Jefferson County Public Schools. Ayako Phillips was a graduate of the University of Louisville receiving both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Elementary Education. After graduation she taught elementary education in the Jefferson County Public Schools. Ayako believed in the power of education to improve life. In her generosity she has provided an opportunity for students to continue their education and become educators. Ayako was born in Tokyo and adopted Kentucky as her home. She had great compassion for immigrants and taught in a school with a high immigrant population.

The Ayako Phillips Memorial Scholarship offers one student between a minimum of $1000 per semester and a maximum of $5000 per semester for both fall and spring course tuition. The amount of the scholarship will be based on any additional scholarships and funding awarded to the student. Scholarships will be awarded up to $10,000 per year. If the first recipient does not qualify for the full $5000 per semester, a second student will be eligible to receive the remainder as a scholarship. If a student receives the Ayako Phillips Memorial Scholarship in their junior year, the student must reapply to be considered for a second year of eligibility.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Undergraduate student(s) admitted to the professional phase of the degree in Elementary Education
  • Primary preference is to be given to a student who graduated from Jefferson Country Public Schools. IF no Jefferson County student meets the criteria, then students from districts within the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative are eligible: Bullitt County Schools, Carroll County Schools, Eminence Independent Schools, Franklin County Schools, Frankfort Independent Schools, Gallatin County Schools, Grant County Schools, Henry County Schools, Oldham County Schools, Owen County Schools, Shelby County Schools, Spencer County Schools, Trimble County Schools
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The Ayako Phillips Memorial Scholarship is open to all eligible students regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age.

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Class Act Federal Credit Union Scholarship for Louisville Teacher Residency –Summer Deadline – June 1

The Class Act Federal Credent Union Scholarship is designed for the advancement of students enrolled in the Louisville Teacher Residency Program (LTR). The LTR is a program designed to produce a diverse cadre of quality teachers. Residents are enrolled in a one-year Master of the Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) program at the University of Louisville, as well as, employed with JCPS as a resident. Participants receive personalized instruction throughout the process to help them succeed in JCPS classrooms. In return, LTR graduates commit to teach in accelerated improvement schools (AIS) for five years.

The Class Act Federal Credit Union Scholarship offers an award of $1000 per semester for one year of the LTR program (Summer, Fall, Spring = $3000). Selected recipients receive the scholarship for all three terms pending successful progression in the program and meeting eligibility requirements listed below.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Apply and be admitted to the Louisville Teacher Residency Program in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Louisville
  • Have a minimum Undergraduate GPA of 2.75
  • Demonstrate commitment to work in a low performing, urban school
  • Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Open an active account with Class Act Federal Credit Union
  • Sign up and attend a minimum of two Class Act Federal Credit Union workshops within a calendar year during their first year in the LTR program
  • Sign a photo and video release with Class Act Federal Credit Union, be open to being involved in advertisements, advertorials, interviews, etc. as opportunities arise.
  • Sign up and go through Banzai adult, a free financial literacy program provided by Class Act, check out the informative articles section of Banzai, and consider use of curriculum in classrooms
  • Provide contact information to Class Act Federal Credit Union
  • Be available to Class Act Federal Credit Union within the 5 years that LTR scholarship recipients live and work in the area for follow up stories or events

The Class Act Federal Credit Union Scholarship for Louisville Teacher Residency is open to all eligible students regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age.

  Apply Now!


 

Doris Trautwein Scholarship – Deadline July 15

The Doris Trautwein Scholarship is designed for the advancement of graduate students seeking a degree in the Department of Counseling & Human Development.

The Doris Trautwein Scholarship offers one selected student an annual scholarship for tuition. The scholarship amount awarded will be based on the annual funding of the scholarship fund. The scholarship will be awarded based on academic merit and financial need. Once selected, a student may continue to receive the scholarship until graduation if the student is making satisfactory progress towards a degree in the Department of Counseling and Human Development.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Student admitted to a program in the Department of Counseling and Human Development
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The Doris Trautwein Scholarship is open to all eligible students regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age.

  Apply Now!


 

Early Childhood Development Scholarship

Are you interested in obtaining your Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education?

There are scholarships for tuition stipends to pursue degrees in IECE through the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority. To be eligible you must be:

  • a KY resident
  • a U.S. citizen, national or permanent resident
  • enrolled in the IECE program at UofL
  • maintain satisfactory academic progress
  • be employed at least 20 hours a week in a state-funded preschool, Head Start, Early Head Start, or child care and not currently receiving funds for coursework.


For more information about the scholarship, click on the link or speak with your academic advisor at UofL.


 

Junita Losey Scholarship – Deadline July 15

The Juanita Losey Scholarship is designed for the advancement of a junior or senior teacher preparation student who graduated from a Kentucky public high school.

The Junita Losey Scholarship is funded by the Board of Trustees of the Kentucky Teachers' Retirement System to a junior or senior teacher education student who graduated from a Kentucky public high school.

The Junita Losey Scholarship offers one student a $1000 scholarship for fall term and $1000 for the following spring term. Recipients may apply scholarship funds toward tuition, books, or fees. There is no prohibition against the same student receiving the award more than one time.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Graduate of a Kentucky public high school
  • Junior or a senior student majoring in Teacher Education.
  • Full-time Enrollment
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.8
  • Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The Junita Losey Scholarship is open to all eligible students regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age.

  Apply Now!


 

Spencer Gavin Aiello Scholarship – Deadline July 15

The Spencer Gavin Aiello Scholarship is designed for the advancement of an out-of-state undergraduate freshman student enrolled in the Sport Administration program in the Department of Health and Sport Sciences.

The Spencer Gavin Aiello Scholarship provides tuition support for an admitted freshmen student to the Sports Administration program. Preference will be given to applicants classified as an out-of-state student for tuition purposes. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid. The student must also meet the academic scholarship requirements at the College of Education and Human Development.

The Spencer Gavin Aiello Scholarship offers one selected student a minimum $1000 scholarship for tuition annually. The selected recipient may continue to receive the scholarship for up to five years if the student is making satisfactory progress towards a degree and maintains a 2.75 GPA or higher. The scholarship will be awarded based on academic merit and financial need.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Freshmen student admitted to a program in Sport Administration in the Department of Health and Sport Sciences
  • Maintain a 2.75 GPA or higher
  • Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The Spencer Gavin Aiello Scholarship is open to all eligible students regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age. Preference for selection is for to out-of-state student (Non-Kentucky Residents)

  Apply Now!


Molfese Scholarship - Deadline April 15

WHAS Crusade for Children Special Education Scholarship Award Deadline for Spring 2023: December 2, 2022

The WHAS Crusade for Children Scholarship is designed for the advancement of prospective and in-service teachers who provide instruction to children with special needs.

Who is Eligible: Graduate Students

  • Deadline for Spring 2023: December 2, 2022
  • Each awarded up to $1000
  • Must be pursuing a degree in Special Education from the University of Louisville
  • E-mail Dr. Todd Whitney in the Department of Special Education, Early Childhood, and Prevention Science (SECP) or call at 502-852-2156
  • Download the information packet [PDF]

The WHAS Crusade for Children Scholarship is open to all eligible students regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age.

 

Special Education Doctoral Scholarships

Who is Eligible: Graduate Students

  • 3 years full tuition and fees
  • $1500 / month stipend
  • Annual funding for national conference travel
  • Hold a Master's Degree in Special Education or closely related field
  • Deadline for application is February 15

The Special Education Doctoral Scholarship is open to all eligible students regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age.

Contact Department for more Information

 

Scholarships and Requirements Policy

Eligible Recipients Must Be:

  • Admitted to or enrolled full-time or part-time as a student in the College of Education and Human Development pursuing a degree, a certificate, endorsement, or a rank program.

Eligible Recipients Must Have:

  • Minimum Grade Point Average of 2.75 or above

Eligible Recipients Must Submit:

  • Students must complete online FAFSA form at www.fafsa.gov. Verification of Expected Family Contribution (EFC) will be obtained from the University of Louisville Financial Aid office.

Please Note: Applications will not be accepted after the published deadlines. If the application deadline falls on a Saturday or Sunday, it may be submitted the Monday after the deadline by 5:00 pm EDT.

Note: The College of Education and Human Development are tuition specific and if your tuition is paid in full by another source, you are ineligible to receive the award.

All scholarships offered through the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) are for CEHD students, and the scholarships may be applied to tuition only. The CEHD scholarships are distributed based on the requirements and restrictions of the donor agreements. Therefore, there may be variation in the amount of the awards that you may see on your financial aid accounts as funds from multiple donors may be combined for the scholarship amount received.
List of CEHD Scholarships with information on requirements and restrictions.

Due to the policies of the Office of Financial Aid office, the CEHD scholarship granted to a student may be reduced or withdrawn if the tuition is covered by other sources (grants, tuition remission, or other scholarships).

Step 1: Student: Register for courses in the term of the awarded scholarship. * Please note: If you do not register by the start date of the term, the scholarship will be returned to the CEHD.

Step 2: Honors & Scholarship Committee: Verification of CEHD major, sources of other financial aid, and term enrollment is verified. Applicants and donor agreements are matched to ensure eligibility.

Step 3: Honors & Scholarship Committee: Scholarship spreadsheets are sent to Financial Aid by the CEHD.

Step 4: Financial Aid: Posts the designed scholarship amount to the student account.

Every attempt is made to post the scholarship awards prior to the Bursar's deadline for the payment of tuition each semester. If this does not occur, however, the scholarship recipient is responsible for making payment in full. Once the award is posted with the Bursar, the recipient will be reimbursed in accordance with the amount of the scholarship.


Financial Aid


Contact

Rodney Vaughan
College of Education and Human Development
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292