Outside Scholarships

General Information

All outside scholarship checks should be sent to the Student Financial Aid Office at the following address:

Student Financial Aid Office
University of Louisville
Houchens Building Room 110 
Louisville, Kentucky 40292

Checks and/or documentation should include student name, student identification number, and award period, e.g. fall only or fall and spring. If an outside organization does not specify an award period, funds will be evenly distributed between fall and spring semester if check is made payable for $1,000 or more or applied to the current semester if check is made payable for less than $1,000.

Outside scholarship funds apply to student financial aid packages and are counted as financial assistance. If outside scholarship exceeds financial need and/or cost of attendance, adjustments will be made to the student’s aid package to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations. Self-help aid, such as loans and work-study awards, are adjusted before grant or scholarship aid is affected. If an overaward occurs after aid has been disbursed, the student may be required to repay all or a portion of their financial aid to the University.

The average processing time is up to seven business days and up to ten business days during high volume times. If you are expecting a scholarship from an outside organization and the scholarship has not posted to your student account, contact the outside organization to verify when the funds will be sent to the Student Financial Aid Office.

Scholarship Organizations/Payors may be referred to our Guide for Scholarship Organizations.

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Additional Scholarship Opportunities

Below you will find a list of outside scholarship information our office received and links to outside award agencies that have awarded scholarships to students at the University in the past. We will continue to post scholarship information on this site; these scholarships, however, are not associated with the University. Please note the free search engine websites on the right. We suggest both students and parents read all scholarship applications carefully and read FinAid.Org's Scholarship Scam Alert prior to submitting any application fees.

Balanced Man Scholarship of Sigma Phi Epsilon

The Balanced Man Scholarship is open to an incoming freshman at the University of Louisville. It is fully funded by UofL's Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. Applicants are not required to rush with the fraternity to accept the scholarship, nor do they have to be involved in Greek life. Incoming freshmen who apply go through a multiple step interview process in which we evaluate their academics, character, and overall presentability. Five winners and five finalists will be determined. Each winner is awarded $500 and each finalist is awarded $100. Contact Sigma Phi Epsilon for more information.

Branch and Cook Scholarship

 Deadline: June 15

 The Branch & Cook Scholarships are a pair of scholarships meant to serve students in Kentucky. The scholarships are available to students that attend, or are planning to attend, an institute of higher learning in the Bluegrass state. The Martha J. Branch Scholarship is for those minority students seeking to improve the health, fitness, and/or nutrition of the community. Example programs are exercise science, nutrition, or health education. The Nola Cook Scholarship is for students underrepresented in the S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) fields. For additional information and to apply, go to the Branch & Cook Scholarships website. For questions regarding the scholarships, please email the organization at branchscholarships@gmail.com.

Community Foundation of Louisville Scholarships


The Community Foundation of Louisville is now accepting applications for college scholarships. Hundreds of scholarships are available, and students are encouraged to act fast, as many have March deadlines. For additional information and to apply, go to the Community Foundation of Louisville website. 

Epsilon Sigma Alpha Foundation

Deadline: Varies

The ESA Foundation awards numerous scholarships annually. Please visit the ESA website to sign up for scholarship reminders for upcoming academic years. 

F. Edward Hebert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program

Deadline: Varies

The Army offers the F. Edward Hebert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program. Whether you want to become a Physician, Dentist, Veterinarian, Optometrist, Clinical or Counseling Psychologist, if you qualify, you could earn a full-tuition scholarship, plus a monthly stipend. For application and additional information visit the ARMY , NAVY, or Air Force website. 

Golden Key Scholarship Program

Deadline: Varies

Golden Key International Honour Society offers $1 million in scholarships every year to its undergraduate and graduate student members.  For additional information and to apply, please visit the Golden Key International Honour Society website. 

KY Department of Veteran Affairs

Deadline: Varies

Benefits are available to veterans who want to attend colleges and universities in Kentucky. For additional information and, please visit the VA website. The Louisville Regional Office of the federal VA is located at 321 West Main Street in Louisville. 

Louisville.gov Community Services

Deadline: Varies

Louisville Metro Community numerous educational programs for residents of Louisville. For additional information, please visit the website

NAACP Scholarships

Deadline: Varies

The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination. For information on scholarships and applications, please visit the NAACP scholarship website. 

National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Deadline: Varies

Scholarships for members of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Award programs include: Merit Awards, Scholar Abroad, Scholar at Sea, and Graduate Scholars. For more information including applications, eligibility, and deadlines, visit the scholarship web page on the NSCS website. 

Scholarships for Engineering Students

Deadline: Varies

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) sponsors multiple scholarship programs for students studying in an accredited undergraduate engineering or engineering technology program recognized by ASHRAE.  Scholarships  are available to undergraduate students and high school seniors. For additional information, please visit the ASHRAE website. 

Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund

Deadline: Varies

The Thurgood Marshall Fund provides merit-based and need-based scholarships to students seeking financial assistance to complete their education. TMCF scholarship recipients are awarded annually to students meeting the eligibility criteria. For more information about these scholarships, please visit the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund website. 

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students

Deadline: Varies

The Nonprofit Sector and Philanthropy Program (NSPP) of the Aspen Institute in Washington, DC, offers the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship three times annually. The fellowship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. The Hearst Fellow serves as an intern with NSPP. Recipients may arrange with their colleges or universities to receive academic credit for this experience. The ideal candidate for this fellowship is a highly motivated continuing graduate or undergraduate student from an underrepresented community. For application and additional information, please visit the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship website. 

Other Opportunities

The National Academies Graduate, Postdoctoral and Senior research Associateship Programs for 2015

National Medical Fellowships

UNCF Scholarships, Programs, Internships and Fellowships 

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The Garden Club of America

Fastweb College Scholarship app, available to download free on both iOS and Android devices.


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