Denny Crum Scholarship Fund at UofL
"To me, my biggest victory and what means most to me now, is my scholarship." - Denny Crum
“To put myself through school, I had to work a full-time job, leaving no time to gain valuable experience and networking outside of the classroom. Because of the Denny Crum Scholarship, I was able to reduce my hours at work. I took on a series of internships which not only lead me to two job offers, but also allowed me a dream position; working as a strength coach; in one of Louisville’s prominent gyms.”
Elizabeth Disney, Denny Crum Scholar
- Twitter -
About The Fund
The Denny Crum Scholarship Fund at UofL awards scholarships to individuals who have demonstrated leadership, community service, and academic achievement.
Now, the Denny Crum Scholarship Fund's mission is simple:
- Keep our community’s best and brightest students in Louisville at the University of Louisville
- Provide 100 scholarships annually, perpetually
- Cement the Legacy of Denny Crum
About the Denny Crum Scholarship
This scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors, high school graduates, or community college transfer students from the greater Louisville area that are admitted to, or enrolled in, a degree granting program at the University of Louisville. The recipient shall be selected on the basis of demonstrated leadership, community service, and academic achievement. Unusual family or personal circumstances may also be considered.
Please note: Preference is given to students whose personal statement describes how they have demonstrated leadership, community service, and academic achievement.
Eligible Scholarship Applicants
Planning to enroll in a post-secondary accredited degree or certificate program at the University of Louisville. Current high school seniors, high school graduates, and junior college transfers from the Greater Louisville area (KY: Jefferson, Oldham, Bullitt, Spencer, or Shelby counties; IN: Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Washington or Scott counties) and are under the age of 23 at the time of application. Older applicants may be considered, but he/she must demonstrate special circumstances deserving of education.
Awards will be based upon the applicant’s demonstrated commitment to leadership and community service, academic achievement, volunteer involvement, personal circumstances and an applicant appraisal.
Application requirements include:
- Application form
- High school transcript
- 3.0 cumulative GPA
- Community service
- Resume listing detailed volunteer involvement and leadership experience
Apply to the Denny Crum Scholarship
Give to the Fund
Head Coach Emeritus, Denny Crum has been a staple at this University for over 45 years. Through his leadership, tireless effort, commitment to excellence, and extreme generosity the University of Louisville is a very different institution than it was when Coach arrived in 1971. We are on an upward trajectory in both academics and athletics and believe every student should have the opportunity to experience the University without fear of life-long debt. Coach’s scholarship supports this belief. If you have ever asked yourself what you can do with your philanthropy to make a meaningful impact, maybe the Denny Crum Scholarship Fund at UofL is your answer.
Because of the many donors, patrons, and volunteers; the Denny Crum Scholarship has awarded over $750,000 since 2001. As of 2016, over 350 scholarships have been awarded to students from the Greater Louisville area.
To thank the coach and make a difference in a student’s experience, make a gift today.