Association Scholarships

Alumni Association Scholarships

All applications are reviewed by the Scholarship Committee of the Board of Directors within the third or fourth week of May. It is within their discretion to award scholarships, change the criteria, and award additional scholarship money to qualifying applicants when circumstances are appropriate.

Deadline for submission of all scholarship applications is March 15th of each year.

Individual Alumni Clubs award scholarships as well. Information on Club Scholarships is found here.

Rodney Williams Legacy Scholarship

This program was developed to benefit the children and grandchildren of UofL alumni. It was recently created in honor of long-term Alumni Association Director, Rodney Williams Jr. This is not a need-based scholarship. However, in cases of ties, need may be used as a determining factor.

Application: More details for 2014-15 will be available in September 2014.
Requirements:
  • Must be related (i.e. son, daughter, granddaughter, cousin) to a UofL graduate. This also includes the institutions that merged with UofL such as Jefferson School of Law, the medical and dental residency programs, Kentucky Southern College and Louisville Municipal College.
  • Any incoming student can apply
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Must be a full-time student for the semester in which the scholarship is awarded
Include with completed application:
  • Resume or list of school, community and civic activities
  • 300-word essay topic: How education changed my life and the importance of higher education. Tell us how you see yourself continuing this challenge while at UofL.
    (Essay not required for past Rodney Williams Scholarship recipients.)
Award: To be determined by the committee.

Beth K. Fields Scholarship

This program provides funds to nontraditional students who are pursuing a degree at the university. This program was developed by the family of Beth Fields who worked in the Alumni Association until her death in 1993. Beth had also been a non-traditional student at UofL.

Requirements:
  • Must be at least 25 years of age
  • Must provide support for at least one dependent
  • Must have a minimum of 12 semester hours college credit
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Must be a full-time student at the university for the semester in which the scholarship is awarded
  • If you are a current Alumni Association scholarship recipient, you may reapply each year for up to four years
Include with the completed application:
  • Resume or list of school, community and civic activities
  • One page essay explaining your interest in the award and why you should receive the scholarship
  • Two letters of recommendation--one must be from a professor or teacher, the other may be from an employer, community leader, friend or relative
Application: The application deadline has now passed; thanks to all who applied. Please check back in January for the 2015 application.
Award: To be determined by the committee.

Raymond A. Kent-Navy V-12/ROTC

This program provides funds to students who are direct descendants of an individual who served in the Navy V-12 program or the Naval ROTC program at UofL. It is funded through an endowed account established by alumni of the V-12 program.

Requirements:
  • Certificate showing your relationship with the V-12 Program of the UofL Naval ROTC Program
  • 3.0 GPA  
Include with the completed application:
  • Personal statement detailing your educational and career goals
  • Contact recommenders and have them provide you with a letter of suppor that explains why they believe you should receive or howyou would benefit from the scholarship
  • Have academic merit and/or financial need
Application: View application information.
Award: To be determined by the committee.