University Honors Program Etscorn Scholarship

Etscorn Scholarship applications are now open. The application deadline is March 29, 2024. 

To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must:

  • have completed 24 credit hours at the University of Louisville by the end of the previous spring semester
  • be currently enrolled full- or part-time at the University of Louisville
  • be planning to enroll full-time for at least the Fall semester of the 2024-2025 academic year
  • be pursuing their first undergraduate degree
  • have a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 3.35 (including U of L courses and any transfer work)
  • not hold another full-tuition scholarship (e.g. full-tuition Trustees, Vogt, Porter scholarship or other full-tuition award)

Out of state students are encouraged to apply. Please note that Etscorn Scholarships are competitively renewable (not automatically renewable), and will require an application to be submitted each year.

Scholarship awards generally range from $1,000 - $5,000 and will be based on the strength of the student's:

  1. Transcript
  2. Personal Statement*
  3. Honors Curricular and Extracurricular Record of Involvement (e.g. courses taken, involvement in Honors outside of courses)
  4. Two Letters of Recommendation**

Applications may be submitted via e-mail. Please submit an unofficial transcript (saved as a PDF), a summary of your involvement in Honors, and a personal statement to honors@louisville.edu and luke.buckman@louisville.edu. An application consists of each of the four components listed above. Any application missing one or more of the above four components is considered incomplete and will not be reviewed by the selection committee.

*Your personal statement, not to exceed two typed pages, should address educational goals, the extent of involvement in the University Honors Program, campus and community activities, and, in particular, the ways in which the award of a scholarship will enhance your academic experience.

**Letters of Recommendation are to be submitted by the recommender (not the student) through our web-form. Students are responsible for sending their recommenders a link to the form. If a recommender would prefer not to use the online form they can call 502-852-6293 for more options.