Institutional Aid


Lindsey Wilson Grant

This grant, funded by Lindsey Wilson College, is designed to meet a student's financial aid needs as determined from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This grant program helps ensure that all students have an opportunity to benefit from a Lindsey Wilson education.

Christian Service Grant

This grant is available to the unmarried children under age 24 and/or spouses of a Kentucky United Methodist Minister who is employed in full-time service of the Church. Up to one-half of the tuition will be granted depending on other financial assistance awarded. It is also available to unmarried children under age 24 and/or spouses of a deceased full-time Kentucky United Methodist Minister.

Ministerial Loan/Grant

This assistance is offered to students who plan to enter the ministry of The United Methodist Church. It is given in the form of a need-based loan for one-half tuition, which will be forgiven if the student remains in full-time service to the Church for five years after attending Lindsey Wilson.

Lindsey Wilson-Fenley Loan:

This loan is funded by a gift from the late R. B. Fenley, a 1909 Lindsey Wilson alumnus. This loan is awarded to needy students who might otherwise be unable to attend college, and it is administered by the College using similar guidelines and at the same interest rate as the Perkins Student Loan.

Academic Program Scholarships

Academic Program Scholarships are offered by the following academic programs:
    Art
    Biology
    Business Administration
    Choral music
    Education
    English (journalism, literature, writing)
    History
    Human services and counseling
    Mathematics

Additional information may be obtained by contacting a faculty member in the academic program.

Begley Scholars

This scholarship is merit-based and covers tuition, fees, room, and board. If a student chooses to commute, the scholarship will cover tuition and fees only. This is a competitive scholarship for graduating high school seniors based on the following requirements:
  • a minimum ACT composite score of 24
  • class ranking in the top 10% at the end of the junior year
  • acceptance for admission and financial aid paperwork (FAFSA), and financial aid application completed by February 1
  • completion of the Begley Scholarship application by February 1:
    a typewritten essay (one to two pages in length) on a topic chosen by the scholarship committee three letters of reference (two from high school instructors in mathematics, science, or english; one from any source)
  • attendance at Begley Scholars' Day to participate in an interview conducted by one of the Begley Scholars committees

Bonner Leader Program

The mission of the Bonner Leader Program is to transform the lives of students and members, the life of their campuses, their local communities, and the world through service and leadership. The Bonner Leader Program is designed to heighten the overall education students and members receive by asking them to engage in ongoing service work and helping them develop the experience, skills, knowledge and values necessary to make that work meaningful and lasing.

The Bonner Leader Program holds these Common Commitments:
  • Social Justice
  • Civic Engagement
  • Spiritual Exploration
  • Diversity
  • International Perspective
  • Community Building

Dean's Scholarship

This scholarship is available to high school valedictorians who attend Lindsey Wilson as first-time, full-time freshmen with a minimum ACT composite score of 24. These students may receive up to full tuition. It is also available to high school valedictorians with an ACT composite score of less than 24. These students may receive up to one-half tuition. This scholarship is need-based.

Eagle Scout Scholarship

This is a need-based scholarship up to one-half tuition for outstanding young men who have obtained the rank of Eagle Scout through the Boy Scouts of America. Students must be a first-time, full-time freshman and meet the following requirements: obtained the rank of Eagle Scout by age 18, a minimum ACT composite score of 24, a minimum 3.00 cumulative high school grade point average, and acceptance for admission to Lindsey Wilson. In addition, applicants must submit a letter of reference from a Boy Scouting official and one other source, and a written essay on how scouting has benefited him. A maximum of five Eagle Scout Scholarships will be awarded.

Girl Scout Gold Award Scholarship

This is a need-based scholarship up to one-half tuition for outstanding your women who have obtained the highest award that a Girl Scout may earn through the Girl Scouts of the USA. Students must be a first-time, full-time freshman and meet the following requirements: obtain the gold award by age 18, a minimum ACT composite score of 24, a minimum 3.0 cumulative high school grade point average, and acceptance for admission to Lindsey Wilson College. In addition, applicants must submit a letter of reference from a Girl Scout official and one other source, and a written essay on how scouting has benefited her. A maximum of five (5) Girl Scout Gold Award Scholarships will be awarded.

LWC Achievement Scholarship

This need-based scholarship is available to first-time, full-time freshmen. Students with a composite ACT score of 18 or above and a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or above may qualify for up to $6,000.

Award for Excellence

This is a need-based scholarship awarded to first time, full-time freshmen who are National Merit Semifinalists and National Achievement Semifinalists. Students with a minimum ACT composite score of 24 may receive up to a full tuition scholarship. Students with an ACT composite of less than 24 may receive up to one-half tuition scholarship.

Honor Scholarship

This need-based scholarship is awarded to first-time, full-time freshmen who have graduated in the top 10% of their high school class. Up to $1,000 per year will be awarded and will be available as long as the student meets academic scholarship requirements.

Distinguished Young Women Scholarship

Formerly the Junior Miss Scholarship, this is a need-based scholarship for outstanding young women who are winners from Kentucky of the Distinguished Young Women Competition. Students must be a first-time, full-time freshman with a minimum 3.0 cumulative high school GPA and acceptance for admission to Lindsey Wilson College.

Categories for Distinguished Young Women scholarship opportunities include:

    Scholarship Winner:    Up to $3,500
    First Place Winner:    Up to $3,500
    First Runner-Up:    Up to $,3000
    Second Runner Up:    Up to $2,500
    Non-placing Participants:    Up to $1,000

These scholarships are renewable for three years and will be available as long as the student meets academic scholarship requirements as stated in the catalog.

Note: Recipients will receive only one scholarship regardless of the number of pageants the student has won or competed in for the state of Kentucky.

Kentucky Governor Scholar Scholarship

This is a need-based scholarship awarded to first-time, full-time freshmen who are selected as a Kentucky Governor Scholar. Students with a composite ACT score of 24 or above may receive up to a full tuition scholarship. Students with a composite ACT score of less than 24 may receive up to one-half tuition scholarship.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

This is a need-based scholarship awarded to students who have been members of Phi Theta Kappa at a community college and are transferring to Lindsey Wilson College. Students must have earned a minimum of 60 credit hours with a minimum 3.5 cumulative grade point average. Proof of Phi Theta Kappa membership is required. Students must also submit an essay to the Office of Student Financial Services describing their experience as a member of Phi Theta Kappa.

Rogers Scholar Scholarship

This is a need-based scholarship awarded to first-time, full-time freshmen who are selected as a Rogers Scholar. Students with a composite ACT score of 24 or above may receive up to a full tuition scholarship. Students with a composite ACT score of less than 24 may receive up to one-half tuition scholarship.

Alumni Legacy Scholarship

First-time, full-time freshmen whose parent(s) or grandparent(s) graduated from Lindsey Wilson College are eligible for an Alumni Legacy Scholarship. Students must meet all financial aid guidelines and provide the relative's full name (as printed on his or her LWC diploma), address, Social Security number, date of birth, and year of graduation from Lindsey Wilson.

Athletic Grants-in-Aid

Awarded by the College upon the recommendation of the Athletic Department, these grants are based on athletic ability and need.

International Student Scholarship

This is an established scholarship for international students determined from information given on the I-20 form.

Leadership Scholarship

This is a competitive, need-based scholarship for outstanding young people who have demonstrated leadership potential.
Requirements are: must have held a leadership position, had a minimum ACT composite score of 15, a minimum 2.50 high school grade point average, been accepted for admission to Lindsey Wilson, have completed financial aid paperwork by the Leadership Scholarship deadline, submitted two letters of recommendation, and written an essay on their leadership qualities.

Lindsey Wilson United Methodist Scholarship

This is a need-based scholarship requiring the student be an active member of The United Methodist Church. Applicants must present a written recommendation from their minister that verifies church membership.

National United Methodist Scholarships

These need-based scholarships are awarded to qualifying United Methodist students. This scholarship is funded by The United Methodist Student Day Offering taken annually throughout the Church.

Wesley Scholars

This program is designed for graduating high school seniors who are active in their local church. Applicants should have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, have demonstrated leadership in their church, and have career plans that include service to God and their church. This is a competitive scholarship based on the following criteria:
  • Complete an application to Lindsey Wilson College and the Wesley Scholars program
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Submit letters of reference from a pastor and teacher
  • Attend Wesley Scholars Day scheduled each spring during the Talent Showcase
  • Wesley Scholars must maintain a 3.0 GPA grade point average. They may choose any major in the curriculum but must also concurrently earn a major in Christian Ministries

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship Fund for Students of Color

This scholarship is for students of color and is awarded on an annual basis to an entering or currently enrolled student who has demonstrated a record of academic achievement and commitment to personal service in their community. It is a one-year award and is subject to possible renewal upon application. Criteria for the Hearst Scholarship include:
  • a high school grade point average of 3.30 or above on a 4.00 scale
  • a record of community service as demonstrated by involvement in school, civic, church, or other projects that reflect a helping orientation
  • extracurricular activity
  • acceptance into the Lindsey Wilson College Education Program, which entails meeting the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board, requiring a minimum ACT score of 21 (or 990 on SAT) or passing the PRAXIS I entrance exam

Application Procedure for Hearst Scholarship

  • completion of a William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship application (available in the Education Division or the Admissions Office)
  • submission of a short (approximately two pages) biography addressing professional aspiration, community service, extracurricular involvement, and financial need
  • Named Endowed Scholarships

    Mr. Oris Aaron
    Adair County Teachers
    Valerie Adams Non-Trad
    Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Allen
    Vista & Sandidge Allison
    Alumni
    Alumni Walkway
    Norman, Dora & Joey Antle
    Athletic (Hundley)
    Awakening Christian Ministry
    William Cashman Ayer
    Frank Bacon Cycling
    Mattie B. Baker & Son's
    Peggy E. Baker
    Begley Scholars
    Charles D. & Jeanette Bennett
    R. V. Bennett
    Gilbert & Covella Biggers
    Tyler & Mary Lula Bow
    Boyd Lubker
    William R. and Mary Deane Brantley
    Myrl & Marcella Brashear
    L. Foster & Ruth Brewer
    Junius E. Bryant
    Burger/Hummel
    B.J. and Mary Burnett
    John & Dean Burr
    Elsie C. Butcher
    Caleb Capps
    Margaret A. Cargill Foundation
    Edith Carroll
    Rev. Lester B. & Mabel Spears Carter
    Merrill & Beth Challman
    Clyde & Christine Cheatham
    Chowning-Pence
    Christian Service
    Patricia Merkley Christiansen
    Dr. Thomas D. Clark
    Class of 1963
    Margaret Clayton
    Jo Ann Vanada & Rev. J. Smiley Collins
    J.W. and Frances Compton
    Claude Lee & Dollie Beatrice Cooley
    Bertha Hamilton Coomer
    Rev. John L. Coomer
    Clarine Elizabeth Cooper
    William Patterson Crenshaw
    Hershel Denney
    Rev. Ernest S. & Mary B. Denton
    John C. Dorsey
    Unessis Dewitt (Dee) & Cora Vaughn Dowell
    Floyd & Magdalene Dudgeon
    Dr. Frank L. & Elizabeth F. Duncan
    Mose Dunning
    W. Norris Duvall
    Linda Levally Early
    Elihu and Cordelia Eastridge
    Tom & Rowena Everett
    Mary Louise Ott-Fanelli
    Guy M. & Lena C. Fenley
    Helen Gilpin Flatt
    The Reverend Chandler E. Ford Family
    Charles E. Fouser Endowment Award for Research in Environmental Issues
    Olive D. Freeman
    Virgil J. & Ruth Fryman
    Dr. Edward L. Gambill
    Evelyn Rogers Gamble
    Jerry L. & Elaine F. Garver
    Reverend S. Ray & Lorene Gilliam
    Ronald D. & Lily Glosser
    Robert R. Goodin and Family
    Coach Don Green
    Fred Gribbins Ministerial
    Drs. Charles S. and Vera Guthrie
    W. Paul & Lillian McAllister Hale
    Greg V. & Teresa M. Hall
    Wood and Marie Hannah
    Havens/LWC
    William Randolph Hearst
    Virginia M. & Ronald E. Heath Nursing Scholarship
    Pearl Helm
    John L. & D.D. Hendrickson
    Henry Stanley and Lue Ella Hickerson
    Coach Doug Hines
    Jo S. Hoefelman
    Leona S. Holland
    Doris Zenger Holloway
    Sam and Allene Holmes
    Lake Cumberland Home Health Serv./Holt
    John B. Horton Memorial
    Dr. & Mrs. F. Bennett Hulse, Jr.
    Chester & Jewell Humphress
    Mattie Hyams
    Dr. Ernest & Betty Brown Johnson
    Walter M. & Lois G. Jones
    Bob and Fran Keefe Athletic
    The Keefe Family Non-Traditional
    Dr. Carolyn Keefe
    Ella & Raymond A. Kessel
    L. Carman King & Linda Underwood King
    Mary Kloth
    Dr. Adam Komosa
    Emmett W. & Mildred P. Kottke
    Jeremy Lord
    Mary Lucy Lowe
    Julia Loy
    William T. Luckey, Jr.
    Cecil Major Athletic
    Rev. R.V. & Anna Belle Matthews
    Dr. Emil D. McAdams
    R.W. & Frances R. McCandless
    Dr. L. Rodford McDonald
    McKenzie and Adams
    Shirley Brenton McKinnon
    Millennium (Class of 50)
    Bernice Miller
    L. A. & Grace Miller
    Orville and Mamie Miller
    Delorah Jewell Moore Endowed English
    Doug & Betty Jean Moseley
    Katie Murrell
    Louise Page Newberry
    Chloe M. Niehaus
    Dr. J. Howard Olds
    Samuel Orr
    Williard Mae Yarberry Overstreet
    Allan M. & Bunny C. Parnell
    Kennard & Melva Peden
    Jannetta Peers
    Gertrude & Donald Perry
    William and Nadie Pettus
    John and Jeanette Pierce
    Willis & Traci Pooler
    Curtis J. & Beatrice H. Powell
    Lenn R. Pruitt
    Keith & Mary Radford
    Aleen Ensor Ralph
    Ramseyer-Lindsey Wilson College
    Robert M. Rawls
    John C. & Nora L. Redman
    Lowell Reeg
    Walter S. Reuling
    Lee & Gertrude Reynolds
    Edward & Beulah Richards
    Doug and Alberta Richardson
    Marit B. Robb & Shelia K. Robb Nursing Advocacy
    Henry C. & Elsie B. Rogers
    Marshall Rowe Family
    O. G. Rowe
    Reverend Alice Bondurant Scott
    Kathryn Reese Sengel
    William B. Shearer
    Asa, Allie & David Shelton
    Dorothy "Tillie" Wood Shelton
    Dr. William W. Slider
    Smiley
    Harold J. & Helen H. Smith
    Rev. Dr. Jerry Allen & Carol G. Smith
    S. Russell Sr. & Jean Olive Smith
    W. K. Snyder
    Marilyn D. Sparks
    Billy C. & Faye C. Spencer
    Jimmie Spurling
    L. D. & Marie Squires
    The M. Keith Stearns
    Dr. Barry c. Stephens
    Dr. Julius & Hazel B. Stephenson
    Sue Cravens Stivers
    Mary Louise Stoltz
    Terry W. & Cinda L. Swan
    Dr. Cyrintha Terry
    Horace H. & Wilma Thompson
    Shelly Thrasher
    Margaret Thurman
    Brashear/Thurman Library
    Keith & Katherine Venable
    Emily Vickers Endowed Award in Art
    Richard L. & Mary Ann Wagner
    Mary Evelyn Walker & Louise Brock
    William "Bill" Walker
    A.P. White
    Bob & Lorene Whitmer
    John & Layne Wigginton
    Rose Willis
    Dr. M. A. & Portia Winchester
    Dr. Ralph D. & Nellie Winchester
    Noma Dix Winston
    Reverend L.E. & Rose Woodcock
    Lewis & Mary Woodward
    W. Ruel & Runa Wooten
    Collins, Russell, Wortham
    Sean Wright & McKaylee Gilmore
    Leo and Betty Young
    Joseph W. & Margaret Zinn