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Additional Types of Financial Assistance

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 lasting. 

The Bonner Leader Program holds these Common Commitments:

  • Social Justice
  • Civic Engagement
  • Spiritual Exploration
  • Diversity
  • International Perspective
  • Community Building

Alumni Legacy Scholarship: Dependent students 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 General Board of Higher Education and Ministry and the United Methodist Higher Education Foundation.  

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; and
  • Acceptance into the Lindsey Wilson College Education Program, which entails meeting the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board requirement of 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); and
  • Submission of a short (approximately two pages) biography addressing professional aspiration, community service, extracurricular involvement, and financial need.
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