Frequently Asked Questions

Thank you for your interest in the Community Foundation of Louisville's scholarship program.

We are excited to offer numerous opportunities for students seeking to offset costs of higher education.
We know you may have questions regarding scholarships. Below we have provided several questions and answers to assist you.

General Questions

Students attending a nonprofit, accredited postsecondary institution (two-year and four-year colleges, universities, and trade/vocational schools) for the upcoming academic year.

You may review our “Scholarship Opportunities” page. The printable PDF document features information regarding each of our scholarship funds, including eligibility information.

  • The 2021 Vogt Educational & Leadership Scholarship Application features one scholarship and is currently CLOSED. The application will reopen October 2021.
  • The Louisville Artisans Guild Art Scholarship Application features one scholarship that is currently CLOSED. The application will reopen November 2021.
  • The General Scholarship Application features 60-plus scholarships. You will need to complete the application just one time to ensure you are matched to all scholarships you are eligible to receive. The application is currently CLOSED. The application will reopen December 2021.

Yes. Many of our scholarships are open to international students.

Yes. Though the majority of our scholarships award students from Kentucky, some are open to students from other states – and countries – as well.

Each scholarship has its own specifications, but the majority limit funds to tuition, books, and academic fees. Some scholarships allow funds to be used for other items such as materials purchased through the university or housing provided by the university.

You may use your award at any nonprofit, accredited post secondary institution (including two-year and four-year colleges, universities and trade/vocational schools.) For-Profit schools are NOT allowed.

If you are unsure the school you plan to attend qualifies, please email Naomi Davis at [email protected]

Yes, many of our scholarships are renewable. However, some scholarships are intended as a one-time award. To check on the renewability status, you may visit our “Scholarship Opportunities” page.

Yes. Although highly competitive with a record number of applications last year, it is possible to receive multiple scholarships. Our scholarship awards range from $500 to $20,000.

You may use your award starting in the fall when funds are distributed to your institution for the upcoming academic year.

Yes. The only institutions not eligible to receive scholarship funds are for-profit schools.

Application/Awards Questions

No. Applying early will not boost your chances of receiving a scholarship. However, we strongly suggest not waiting until the last minute to complete your application.

While an official transcript is preferred, we will accept unofficial transcripts. Unofficial transcripts must list applicant’s name, school’s name, courses taken, grades, grade points, credit hours, GPA and cumulative GPA (if applicable). If you are awarded a scholarship, you may be required to provide official transcripts.

Yes. You’ll need to login to your account and, on the “General Information” page, state that you are a “Renewal Applicant.” Then proceed to complete the remaining sections of the application.

No. Provide the acceptance letter of the school you are most likely to attend. If you would like to provide information on other schools you have been accepted to attend, you may list that information in the optional essay of the “Essays” section within your application.

Questions about our scholarship program?

Naomi Davis
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Scholarship Coordinator
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