Building Kentucky’s Future Today


Since 1984, the Community Foundation of Louisville has provided tens of millions of dollars in scholarships to support students with their educational goals.

The Foundation manages more than 100 scholarship funds. While some are administered by designated schools or organizations, the majority are competitive scholarships. With competitive scholarships, students complete an online application in order to be matched to more than 60 competitive, non-discriminatory scholarship opportunities. From there, unbiased, individual scholarship selection committees carefully review each application. The individual committees select and award students with scholarships. Finally, students notify us of the accredited, nonprofit post-secondary institution of their choice and we mail the scholarship checks directly to that institution.


Join us in celebrating seventeen JCPS seniors that are recipients of the Vogt Educational & Leadership Scholarship.

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“Because of the financial aid received from this scholarship, I am able to go through my first year of college debt free. I can’t express how thankful I am for the donors and the selection committee for making my college experience free of financial stress.” – Hailee Lunte, Scholarship Recipient

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Vogt Educational & Leadership Scholarship History & Requirements

The late Henry V. Heuser, Sr. established a college tuition scholarship fund for students in Louisville, Kentucky who demonstrate high standards of scholarship, citizenship, and leadership. The Community Foundation of Louisville is proud to administer this scholarship fund. This $12,000 scholarship can be used for tuition, books, and academic fees at any nonprofit accredited four-year undergraduate program that leads to a BA/BS degree. Being named a Vogt Educational & Leadership Scholar may also lead to additional merit-based awards, particularly at local and regional colleges and universities.

Qualified applicants include any high school senior attending a JCPS high school who have:
• Demonstrated leadership in school, extracurricular, and community activities
• A cumulative (weighted) GPA of 3.2 or higher
• An ACT score of 25 or higher, or an SAT score of 1200 or higher (Critical Reading and Math scores combined)
• Completed and/or enrolled in Advanced Placement or equivalent college-level curriculum

The 2021 Vogt Educational & Leadership Scholarship application is currently CLOSED. The application will reopen in October 2021.

Discover More

Discover more than 100 scholarship opportunities offered by the Community Foundation of Louisville. Please select the icon below that matches your language preference. For your convenience, both are printable PDF documents.


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Questions about our scholarship program?

Naomi Davis
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