Given the ever-increasing cost of higher education and our unique student population, it is no surprise that significant financial barriers exist for many of our students. (Approximately 45% of our students are Pell eligible, meaning many have family income below $20,000.) 

Thanks to their tenacity and your support, most of our students are able to earn/borrow the funds needed to embark upon their college careers. However, too many will have to abandon their plans due to unplanned financial difficulties. Sometimes, just a single life event can derail them. Often, all it takes is a small, well-timed financial grant to get them back on track. 

That’s why we created the A&S Undergraduate Persistence Grant, and that’s where committed alumni like you come in. The UPG fund will provide one-time need-based funding for A&S students who have faced unexpected obstacles and financial hardship during their sophomore, junior, or senior years. 

•    A&S Student Emergency and Persistence Fund (G3261)

Additionally, we know that an excellent education in the liberal arts and sciences is the best preparation for life and work in a world of increasing diversity and ever-accelerating change. Our graduates are the best equipped for today’s world because they are informed and critical thinkers, creative problem-solvers, confident communicators, and understand the importance of civic engagement.

Please consider supporting any A&S department, program, or initiative during UofL's Day of Giving.

  • Immediate Impact for A&S 
  • A&S Department & Programs
  • A&S Scholarships


Thank you for your support of the College of Arts & Sciences. #RaiseSomeL

Early Bird Challenge
The early bird gets the worm, right? The area with the largest number of donors between 6:02 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, October 19, will receive an extra $500. Don't wait, participate!
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1,798th Donor Challenge
In honor of UofL's founding year, the 1,798th donor during Raise Some L will receive an additional $500 to the area they supported! *Please note there will only be 1 winner in this challenge and the official winner will be notified after Raise Some L.
1,798 Donor Goal
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Future Cards & Pets Challenge
Share photos of your Future Cardinals and/or pets on public social media posts to spread the word about Raise Some L! Posts must include #RaiseSomeL and Two randomly selected winners will receive an additional $200 to the respective areas of their choosing. Start sharing those photos!
College of Arts & Sciences Dean's Challenge
Dean David Owen is committing a personal gift of $500 in support of the persistence fund if alumni, faculty, staff, and friends recruit at least 200 individual gifts to one of the College of Arts & Sciences’ funds on the Day of Giving.
200 Donor Goal
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Overall Leaderboard
The area of campus with the greatest number of donors will receive $2,500 in additional funding! Second place will receive $2,000, third will receive $1,500, fourth will receive $1,000, and fifth will receive $500. Make your gift. Increase your impact. Raise Some L.
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#RaiseSomeL Social Media Challenge
Use #RaiseSomeL on public social media posts to spread the word about the day! The TWO posts we vote as having our favorite content will get an additional $250 each to the respective areas of their choosing. Show off your creativity!
Top Student Ambassador
The student ambassador who recruits the most donors for Raise Some L this year will unlock a $100 gift to a fund area of their choice.
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