The Students

alumni-residence2Approximately 79,000 University of Louisville alumni currently reside in the Commonwealth. That is about 61% of all graduates. Each and every one of them has a different story of their time at the University, and of how that story has impacted their lives.

As public financial support for higher education has declined and the cost continues to increase, the foundation is working to ensure the deficit in funding is met, and that young students can continue to become University of Louisville academics, athletes and citizens, creating their own unique UofL stories. This is why the Foundation encourages scholarship programs that serve both financial and enrichment purposes, as well as the various academic, athletic and career pursuits, including everything from Fulbright scholarships to state-of- the-art soccer facilities.

When UofL students compete for academic accolades, they finish near the top in the nation

UofL has repeatedly earned kudos as one of the nation’s top institutions for producing student Fulbright awards. In 2016, the university set a new record by producing 15 Fulbright scholars in that year besting many of the nation’s most prestigious institutions.  These outstanding students typically study overseas and become important contributors to the academic community.


Student athletics have traditionally enriched academic journeys, and the Foundation has long been a fan. We proudly wear our red and black.

The University of Louisville Foundation seeks to bring new life and energy to the higher education we deliver to today’s students. We empower our academics to perform inside and out of the classroom by investing confidently in their education. It is one of many ways we chart a course for the future success of our students, the University, the community and the Foundation.