Financial Aid Programs


The J. B. Speed School of Engineering endeavors to assist capable and deserving students in financing their education. This support is made possible through a number of privately-endowed scholarships ranging from textbook assistance to full tuition.

Scholarship applicants must be admitted to Speed School and have a minimum ACT composite of 28 and high school GPA of 3.5. Initial awards and continuance of Speed School financial aid are dependent on the student’s full-time enrollment, scholastic record, financial need, and the availability of funds.

Students may complete the online application thru UofL's scholarship application process. Students who select engineering as their desired major and meet entrance requirements will be prompted to complete a section for Speed School privately-funded scholarships. Additional requirements include a résumé highlighting the applicant’s academic and extracurricular achievements and one letter of recommendation from individuals [non-family members] familiar with the applicant’s credentials must be received by December 15.


Current Speed School students wanting to apply for scholarships, please complete the online application.


Students who receive Speed School work grants (not affiliated with the Federal Work-Study Program) work in a Speed School office or laboratory five or ten hours per week. Students must submit an application at the beginning of each semester. Funds earned through this program are applied to the student’s University account.

Current Speed School students wanting to apply, please complete the online application.



The following scholarships recognize academic and extracurricular accomplishments of outstanding Kentucky high school students. Awards are renewable each year provided the student meets grade-point average criteria. Many of these scholarships cover tuition for 11 semesters for students in Speed School’s Master of Engineering program. To apply by December 15, see

  • National Merit Finalist & National Merit Semifinalist
  • Grawemeyer Scholarship
  • Henry Vogt Scholarship
  • Trustee’s Scholarship
  • Eagle Scout/Gold Scout Award
  • Woodford R. Porter Sr. Scholarship
  • Governor’s Scholars Award
  • Brown Fellows

KCTCS Academic Transfer Scholarship

UofL offers a scholarship to students transferring in summer or fall from the Kentucky Community and Technical College Systems (KCTCS) or Ivy Tech Community College, Sellersburg. Apply by April 15at


Non-residents of Kentucky admitted to University of Louisville are automatically considered for the following awards; a scholarship application is not required.

National Scholars Program

Upon admission to the University of Louisville, incoming freshmen from outside Kentucky considers students for awards reigning from $5,000 to $12,000 per year based on academic merit. A scholarship application is not required, but seniors must apply for admission by February 15.

Indiana Scholars

This is a reciprocity program whereby students from Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Perry, Scott, and Washington counties pay in-state tuition.

Learn more about University financial assistance.


Several alumni clubs offer scholarships to students from their respective areas. The application process can be found at The deadline is generally March 15.

  • Bowling Green
  • Capital Region:  Shelby, Franklin, Spencer, Scott, Henry, and Anderson Counties
  • Central KY/Lexington
  • Lake Cumberland:  Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Laurel, McCreary, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Russell, and Wayne Counties
  • Northern KY/Cincinnati


The U. S. Government and Commonwealth of Kentucky provide several loan and grant programs to assist students. Students applying for federal and/or state aid should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online as soon as possible after January 1st. Additional information can be found at

For more information, contact:
Tom Brammer

Director of Admissions
J. B. Speed School of Engineering
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292
Email Tom Brammer
(502) 852-4672