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Louisville Century Scholars (LCS) Scholarship Program

Scholarships recipients of the Louisville Century Scholars program

About Louisville Century Scholars

The Louisville Century Scholars (LCS) program was designed to foster a college-going culture among, and clear pathway for, local high school students, oftentimes first-generation to college. In 2021, Bellarmine University (BU) developed this multifaceted initiative targeting high-achieving students throughout select high schools in Jefferson County. The scholarship program reflects BU’s commitment to access and affordability, creating talent pipelines to address the need for an educated, diverse and inclusive workforce while driving upper social and economic mobility in the community. 

The selection process involves a holistic application review and supplemental interview if chosen based on application criteria. Students selected for the LCS program will receive a scholarship that covers the full cost of tuition, books, fees and on-campus room and board after federal, state and institutional aid is applied. They will also be expected to maintain certain requirements while enrolled at Bellarmine to maintain program eligibility. LCS students will have access to additional program benefits, such as a student mentor, designated program liaison, and opportunities for networking and professional development.

Application Eligibility

  • Must be enrolled in one of the following JCPS high schools
    • Butler Traditional
    • Central
    • Doss
    • Iroquois
    • Seneca
    • The Academy at Shawnee
    • Waggener
    • Western
  • Preference given to the following majors: accounting, business, computer/data science, education, healthcare (e.g., nursing)
  • Cumulative 3.5 high school GPA
  • Completed and submitted all of the following applications to Bellarmine no later than February 1:
    • Undergraduate admission application and supporting credentials (this must be completed first before you can access the LCS application)
    • LCS application (You will need the username and password that you received when you submitted your Bellarmine application as referenced above in order to complete the LCS application)
    • FAFSA

Meet the Current LCS Students

Name: Amari
Major: Nursing 
High school: Butler 
Fun fact: Cheerleader 

“The scholarship has allowed me to focus more on the education aspect of college. I do not have to stress about paying for college.” 

Name: Dayessi
Major: Nursing
High school: Central
Fun fact: Has two pet rabbits (Simba and Nala) 

“The Louisville Century scholarship has only pushed me further towards my goal of becoming a Nurse Practitioner later on and has made a big difference in my education. ”

Name: Madison (Maddie)
Major: Psychology
High school: Seneca
Fun fact: Has two pet snakes

“The Louisville Century Scholars Scholarship has allowed me to pursue an education at Bellarmine that I would not be able to afford otherwise. With this scholarship I was able to find what I was passionate about and I am so grateful for the opportunity this has provided.” 

Name: Olivia
Major: Elementary Education - Learning and Behavioral Disorders 
High school: Butler Traditional
Fun fact: Cheerleader

“This scholarship has made the transition to college go so much smoother. I have the opportunity to live on campus and get a full college experience without financial worry. I have enjoyed my time here at Bellarmine so far and can't wait to see what the next three years hold for me. Go, Knights!”

Name: Rut
Major: Nursing
High School: Central
Fun Fact: Bilingual

“The Louisville Century Scholarship has help me the first generation of my family to attend college. It has contributed to a huge part of who I will become thanks to having the opportunity to attend college for free and concentrate myself enterally to my studies.”

Name: Sheyian
Major (Minor): Business Administration (Art)
High school: Seneca
Fun fact: Loves to travel, experience different cultures and discover new things (goal is to travel the world)

“Since I have started attending Bellarmine, I have become more involved than I was in high school. I have joined Black Student Union, African Student Association, Asian and Asian American Student Union, Multicultural Interfaith Alliance, and the Bellarmine Latinx and Hispanic Union. So far, my experience at Bellarmine has been great. I have a lot of resources. If I have questions about anything I can go to one of my many advisors and peer advisors and ask them. Without this scholarship I would probably not have been able to attend Bellarmine, so I’m very grateful for it. I can focus on getting my bachelor’s degree.”

Name: Yoselin
Major: Education (High School Social Studies)
High school: Waggener
Fun fact: Has pet a shark at a beach in Florida

“So far I am loving bellarmine. I find that everyone is so nice and professors want to help you succeed. it is also fun living in the dorms because I have made so many friends and they also help me succeed both personally and academically. I truly love bellarmine and I wouldn't want it any other way.”

Contact Information

  • All applications and correspondence relevant to admission should be directed to:
  • Joshua O.D. Williams
  • Assistant Director of Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships
  • Phone: 502.272.8136
  • Email:

Program and Department Information