Undergraduate Funding

Scholarship Opportunities
A scholarship is a financial aid reward for higher education that does not need to be repaid. Scholarships can be based on need, merit, or other criteria. Speed School students are encouraged to pursue the following opportunities.

Note: the deadline to apply is December 15

  • Students wishing to apply for Speed departmental scholarships must submit an application to the University of Louisville by December 15. Supporting materials such as transcripts may be submitted until January 15.

Privately-Funded Scholarships

A number of privately-endowed scholarships allow Speed School students to acquire financial support for expenses ranging from textbook assistance to tuition.

To apply, complete UofL’s online scholarship application. Once you select Engineering as a major, you will be prompted to provide additional information for Speed School’s privately-funded scholarships.

Requirements for admitted students:

  • Minimum ACT composite of 28
  • High school GPA of at least 3.5
  • Résumé highlighting academic and extracurricular achievements
  • One letter of recommendation [from non-family members]

Financial aid is dependent on full-time enrollment, scholastic record, financial need, and availability.

For continuing students:

Complete the online application.

The University of Louisville provides a number of scholarship opportunities, which are also available to Speed School students.

For Kentucky Residents

Outstanding Kentucky high school students may receive scholarship rewards, provided they maintain grade-point average criteria.

These include:

  • National Merit Finalist & National Merit Semifinalist
  • Grawemeyer Scholarship
  • Henry Vogt Scholarship
  • Trustee’s Scholarship
  • Woodford R. Porter Sr. Scholarship
  • Governor’s Scholars Award
  • Brown Fellows
  • CSE NSF S-STEM scholarship, Learn more about S-STEM scholarship.

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Also, Alumni Club Scholarships are available to students from specific regions, including:

  • 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

Fill out an application.

KCTCS Academic Transfer Scholarship

  • Students transferring from any KCTCS institution or Ivy Tech Community College, Sellersburg.
  • Minimum award amount: $1,000

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For Out-of-State Freshmen

Non-Kentucky residents admitted to the University of Louisville are automatically considered for the following awards; no scholarship application required.

  • National Scholars Program
    Students will be evaluated based on academic merit.
  • Regional Scholarship
    Students located within specific regions are eligible for additional aid.

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Grant Opportunities

Grants are awards that are need-based and, like scholarships, do not need to be repaid. There are several grant options available to Speed School students.

Work Grants

Speed School students may receive work grants in exchange for 5-10 hours/week working in an office or lab. New and current students must submit a work grant application  prior to the start of the upcoming semester.

Note: work grants are not associated with the Federal Work-Study Program.

Federal/State Grants

Other options are available through U.S. Government and Commonwealth of Kentucky programs. Make sure you complete a  Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form .