Society of Porter Scholars

The Society of Porter Scholars is the largest African American Scholarship Organization at the University of Louisville. Named after the former trustee, the late Woodford R. Porter, during his time serving at the university. A strong advocate for education in Jefferson County, he was known for his dedication and passion to the cause. The scholarship was created in 1984 and was awarded to African American students graduating from a Kentucky high school and who met the academic requirements of the scholarship. Two years later, in 1986, the Society of Porter Scholars was created to support those students rewarded the scholarship. Mission and Purpose In an effort to unite the recipients of the Woodford R. Porter, Sr. Scholarship, the Society's mission and purpose is as follows: * Maintain high academic standards established by the Porter Scholarship Committee * Provide support and assistance, academically, personally, and socially for the retention of Porter Scholars * Promote interaction within the organization and throughout the University * Develop and appreciation and awareness of the unique characteristics of diverse ethnic, racial and cultural groups * Enhance the leadership opportunities, development, and academic performance at the undergraduate level, while encouraging their attendance at professional/graduate education

Society of Porter Scholars
Society of Porter Scholars

The Society of Porter Scholars is the largest African American Scholarship Organization at the University of Louisville. Named after the former trustee, the late Woodford R. Porter, during his time serving at the university. A strong advocate for education in Jefferson County, he was known for his dedication and passion to the cause. The scholarship was created in 1984 and was awarded to African American students graduating from a Kentucky high school and who met the academic requirements of the scholarship. Two years later, in 1986, the Society of Porter Scholars was created to support those students rewarded the scholarship. Mission and Purpose In an effort to unite the recipients of the Woodford R. Porter, Sr. Scholarship, the Society's mission and purpose is as follows: * Maintain high academic standards established by the Porter Scholarship Committee * Provide support and assistance, academically, personally, and socially for the retention of Porter Scholars * Promote interaction within the organization and throughout the University * Develop and appreciation and awareness of the unique characteristics of diverse ethnic, racial and cultural groups * Enhance the leadership opportunities, development, and academic performance at the undergraduate level, while encouraging their attendance at professional/graduate education

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