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Academic Scholarships

Academic scholarships require that students maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.50 and complete a minimum of 24 credit hours per academic year or meet the standards specified by a particular academic program.  Failure to maintain these requirements will result in forfeiture of the scholarship.  Upon resumption of the minimal qualifying requirements, students may reapply through the appropriate scholarship granting body.  Renewal of a previously lost scholarship is not guaranteed and is subject to availability of funds.  No student will receive more than one institutional academic scholarship.

 Academic program scholarships are offered by the following academic programs:

  • Art
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Choral Music
  • Education
  • English
  • History
  • Human Services & Counseling
  • Instrumental Music
  • Mathematics
  • Media Studies
  • Psychophysiology

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


Begley Scholars & V.P. Henry Scholarships

The Begley 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;
  • A minimum high school GPA of 3.0;
  • Class ranking in the top 10% at the end of the junior year;
  • Acceptance for admission and financial aid paperwork (FAFSA) completed by February 1;
  • Completion of the Begley Scholarship application by February 1:  
    1. A typewritten essay (one to two pages in length) on a topic chosen by the scholarship committee;
    2. Three letters of reference (two from high school instructors; one from any source); and
  • Attendance at Begley Scholars' Day to participate in an interview conducted by one of the Begley Scholars committees.

One scholarship per year is also awarded to a returning student.  The selection process is based upon nominations from faculty and staff as well as a typewritten essay.

New students who are not selected as a Begley Scholar will receive the V.P. Henry Scholarship.  

 

Award for Excellence

This is a  need-based, academic 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 and a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 may receive up to a full tuition scholarship.  Students with an ACT composite of less than 24 or a high school GPA of less than 3.0 may receive up to a one-half tuition scholarship.

   

Eagle Scout Scholarship

This is a  need-based, academic 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:  rank of Eagle Scout by age 18, a minimum ACT composite score of 24, a minimum 3.00 cumulative high school GPA, and acceptance for admission to Lindsey Wilson College.  In addition, the applicant must submit two letters of reference (one from a Scouting official and one from another source) as well as a written essay on how Scouting has benefited him.  A maximum of five (5) Eagle Scout Scholarships will be awarded.

 

Girl Scout Gold Award Scholarship

This is a need-based, academic scholarship up to one-half tuition for outstanding young 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: Gold Award by age 18, a minimum ACT composite score of 24, a minimum 3.0 cumulative high school GPA, and acceptance for admission to Lindsey Wilson College.  In addition, the applicant must submit two letters of reference (one from a Scouting official and one from another source) as well as a written essay on how Scouting has benefited her.  A maximum of five (5) Girl Scout Gold Award Scholarships will be awarded.

 

Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES)

This program, administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA), offers Kentucky high school students an opportunity to earn college scholarships.  This scholarship is based on ACT scores and high school grade point averages.  Students who have met the academic requirements for KEES will have their accounts automatically credited according to the amount they have earned.  Students do not have to apply for a KEES award; it is sent automatically to the College once the College notifies KHEAA the student is enrolled.

 

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 and Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts.  Students with a composite ACT score of 24 and a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 may receive up to a full tuition scholarship.  Students with a composite ACT score of less than 24 or a high school GPA of less than 3.0 may receive up to a one-half tuition scholarship.

 

L.R. McDonald Scholarship

This need-based scholarship is available to first-time, full-time freshmen.  Students who have a composite ACT score of 24 or above, have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or above, and are not recipients of either the Begley or V.P. Henry Scholarship may qualify for this scholarship.

 

LWC Achievement Scholarship

This need-based, academic scholarship is available to first-time, full-time freshmen.  Students with a composite ACT score between 18 and 23 and a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or above may qualify for this 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 who are transferring to Lindsey Wilson College.  Students must have earned a minimum of 60 credit hours with a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA.  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 Rogers Scholars.  Students with a composite ACT score of 24 and a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 or above may receive up to a full tuition scholarship.  Students with a composite ACT score of less than 24 or a high school GPA of less than 3.0 may receive up to a one-half tuition scholarship.

 

Walter S. Reuling Scholarship

This academic scholarship is available to high school valedictorians who attend Lindsey Wilson College as first-time, full-time freshmen with a minimum ACT composite score of 24 and a minimum high school GPA of 3.0.  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 or a GPA of less than 3.0.  These students may receive up to one-half tuition.  This scholarship is need-based.

 

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 a teacher; and
  • Attend Wesley Scholars Day during the Talent Showcase scheduled each spring.

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.

 

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