Who can apply for scholarships through the Community Foundation of Louisville?
Students attending a postsecondary institution (two-year and four-year colleges, universities, and trade/vocational schools) for the upcoming academic year.
Are scholarships renewable?
Yes, many of our scholarships are renewable. However, a renewable scholarship is not necessarily guaranteed as the recipient must continue to meet the eligibility
requirements (i.e. maintaining a certain GPA) from one year to the next. To check on the renewability status, you may visit our scholarships page.
When and how do I apply?
- The Vogt Educational & Leadership Scholarship features a one-time award of $12,000 and the application period is open from October 17 – November 18, 2022.
- The Louisville Artisans Guild Art Scholarship features a one-time award of $2,000 and the application period is open from November 14, 2022 – February 15, 2023.
- The General Scholarship features 70-plus scholarships. You will need to complete the application just one time to ensure you are matched to all the scholarships you are eligible to receive. The application period is open from December 12, 2022 – March 31, 2023.
Click here to complete a scholarship application.
I am an international student. Am I eligible to apply for a scholarship through CFL?
Yes. Many of our scholarships are open to international students.
I do not live in Kentucky. Am I eligible to apply for a scholarship through CFL?
Yes. Though the majority of our scholarships award students from Kentucky, some are open to students from other states – and countries – as well.
Can I use a scholarship to pay for various expenses?
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.
All funds are mailed directly to the institution.
Can I receive multiple scholarships?
Yes. Our scholarship awards range from $500 to $20,000.
If I am a scholarship recipient, when may I use my scholarship award?
You may use your award starting in the fall when funds are distributed to your institution for the upcoming academic year.
Am I eligible to receive a scholarship if I plan to attend an out-of-state college/university?
Yes. The only institutions not eligible to receive scholarship funds are for-profit schools.