Scholarships

scholarshipWe are committed to making a St. Francis education accessible to all who are admitted, and as such over 50% of the student population receives some form of aid to attend. This commitment to diversity and scholarships makes us truly unique among other local, as well as national, Independent Schools. In addition to providing tuition assistance to students and their families, our financial aid helps cultivate a student body that more accurately reflects the diversity of the Louisville community. This allows our students to learn to appreciate and work with people from a variety of religious, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds, which is critical to achieving our mission.
The Annual Fund, Imagine! Art Auction + Scholarship Fundraiser, grants and individual contributions help fund these scholarships. In addition to the general aid budgeted each year, we also have named scholarships.

Named Scholarships

Talented Minority Youth Scholarships – awarded annually in partnership with local and national non-profit organizations that serve at-risk minority youth. These scholarships may be awarded each year to two or more qualified students

New American Scholarships – awarded to students who are immigrants themselves or who are the children of immigrants. These scholarships are normally awarded annually, but depend on the application of relevant students; there can be one or more New American Scholars per year.

Brown-Forman Scholarship –  Brown-Forman has created the Brown-Forman Scholarship, which is a need-based, four-year scholarship to be awarded to a deserving 8th grader from the West End of Louisville to attend St. Francis School. To qualify applicants must compete in our Merit Scholarship Competition in January.  This renewable scholarship is awarded annually to an incoming 9th grader.

Carnighan Scholarships – named in memory of St. Francis School alumnus Michael Carnighan G’84, ’88, this scholarship is awarded to a student who demonstrates financial need and demonstrates enthusiasm and aptitude in science and/or mathematics.  To qualify, applicants must compete in our Merit Scholarship Competition in January. This renewable scholarship is awarded annually to an incoming 9th grader.

Cawein Scholarships – named in honor of Madison Cawein, former artist-in-residence. This scholarship is awarded to who has talent and passion for art, and who demonstrates financial need. This renewable scholarship is awarded annually to an incoming 9th grader.

Callie Stearns Campbell Memorial Scholarship – this scholarship is awarded to a passionate student who demonstrates financial need and demonstrates enthusiasm for a new beginning at St. Francis. This renewable scholarship is awarded annually to an incoming 9th grader new to St. Francis School.