UofL to expand out-of-state scholarship program to Indianapolis and Evansville


    LOUISVILLE, KY. – The University of Louisville is helping to ease the financial burden on out-of-state students by expanding its Regional Scholars Program to include Evansville and Indianapolis, boosting the total number of targeted regions to seven.

    The program provides eligible prospective students from the regions with up to $16,000 in scholarships to attend UofL. The initiative includes transfer students and is part of an effort to increase out-of-state enrollment by offering financial incentives.

    The program, launched last year, contributed to a fall 2018 cohort that included more than 20 percent of students from outside Kentucky. In most of the targeted areas, UofL has assigned a dedicated admissions counselor to serve applicants and families in those regions.    

    “The Regional Scholars Program is a way to reach potential students in areas where we’ve already had good success,” said Jim Begany, vice provost for strategic enrollment and student success. “But it’s not just about enrollment, it’s also a way to showcase our university and do our part to build a more educated, prepared Kentucky workforce.”

    Prospective students who meet eligibility requirements are automatically awarded a $10,000 tuition discount upon their acceptance. Students who score well on standardized tests and have strong GPAs could be eligible for additional scholarships. The regions are:

    • Chicago
    • Cincinnati
    • Dallas
    • Evansville, Ind.
    • Indianapolis
    • Nashville, Tenn.
    • Washington, D.C. Metro

    More on the program and other scholarships available here or by contacting Jim Begany at 502-852-9007 or jim.begany@louisville.edu.



    Cheyenne Hill is a graduate assistant for the UofL Office of Communications and Marketing. She is currently studying Higher Education Administration as a part of her master's program. She graduated with her Bachelor's of Science in Communication from UofL in 2017.