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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. Students may petition the scholarship granting body to keep their scholarship one additional semester if it can be shown that circumstances beyond their control impeded their performance. 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 (Journalism, Literature, Writing)
  • History
  • Human Services & 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:

    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 in Mathematics, Science, or English; one from any source); and
  • 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 (5) 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.

Junior Miss Scholarship: This is a need-based academic scholarship up to one-half tuition per year for outstanding young women who are Junior Miss Scholastic Pageant winners from Kentucky. Students must be a first-time, full-time freshman with a minimum 3.00 cumulative high school grade point average and acceptance for admission to Lindsey Wilson. 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.

Additional categories for Junior Miss scholarship opportunities include:

  • Scholastic Winner: Up to one-half tuition each year for four years.
  • First Place Winner:Up to one-half tuition each year for four years.
  • First Runner-Up: Up to $3,500 per year for four years.
  • Second Runner-Up: Up to $3,000 per year for four years.
  • Non-placing Participants: Up to $2,000 per year for four years.

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

Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES): This program is administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) which offers Kentucky high school students an opportunity to earn college scholarships. This scholarship is based upon 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. 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.

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