15,000 Degrees Scholarship Fund

Community Foundation of Louisville

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Grant amount: Up to US $1,500

Anticipated deadline: Mar 16, 2021 2:00pm PDT

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student High School Student

Funding uses: Scholarship

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Indiana, Kentucky

Exclusive to minorities: Yes

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About this funder:



Community Foundation of Louisville is the largest charitable foundation in Kentucky with $434 million in assets and more than 1,350 different funds, each with a charitable purpose defined by its donors. In 2014, the Community Foundation made over 8,000 grants totaling $45 million to local, national and international nonprofits.

A strong advocate for philanthropy across the Commonwealth, the Community Foundation of Louisville has a network of affiliate foundations, each working to support philanthropy in their region.

15K Degrees is a new initiative to actively engage and mobilize Louisville’s African-American community in support of 55,000 Degrees – Greater Louisville’s Education Commitment. 15K Degrees seeks to add 15,000 additional post-secondary degrees to Louisville’s African-American community by 2020.

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  • To be considered for the 15K Scholarship, you must fall into one of three categories:
    • Will earn high school degree or GED certificate in 2017 and plan to enroll in college Fall 2017;
    • Have college credit hours but have not completed a degree program, not presently enrolled in college;
    • Have college credit hours but have not completed a degree program, presently enrolled in college.
  • Applicants must:
    • be of African-American descent
    • Demonstrate financial need
    • Plan to attend one of the following colleges/universities:
      • University of Louisville
      • Bellarmine University
      • Sullivan University
      • Spalding University
      • Kentucky State University
      • Jefferson Community & Technical College
      • Simmons College of Kentucky
      • Indiana University Southeast
      • Ivy Tech Community College (Sellersburg, IN campus)