John B. Begley Scholars Program
The John B. Begley
Scholars Program was created in 1997 to honor John B. Begley, who
served as the sixth president of Lindsey Wilson from 1977 to
Begley Scholars receive full-tuition, room
and board scholarships at Lindsey Wilson College. Begley
Scholars participate in at least two co-curricular activities
simultaneously, providing leadership in at least one of these
activities. Scholars also fulfill a service component and are
expected to distinguish themselves as men and women of high moral
character by living according to high personal standards and
exercising good judgement daily.
In addition to regular meetings with the
president of Lindsey Wilson College, Begley Scholars participate in
several extracurricular and enrichment activities. Past
activities have included:
An annual cultural excursion to one of
Ernest Hemingway's "Great American Cities" Chicago, New Orleans,
New York or San Francisco.
Meetings with well-known Kentucky authors
Bobbie Ann Mason and Wendell Berry; historian Thomas D. Clark; and
regional business and civic leaders.
Attendance at regional events at the
Kentucky Center for the Arts, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Horse
Cave Theatre and the J.B. Speed Art Museum.
An ACT composite
score of 24 or above identifies a student who qualifies to
compete for the Begley Scholarship. The competition for the Class of 2014 will be
held Feb. 22, 2014.
The following items must be submitted to the
Admissions Office prior to Feb. 14, 2014:
An application for admission
An official high school transcript
A copy of ACT scores
Three letters of recommendation (including
at least one from a high school teacher)
A one to two page typed essay
The Scholars Day 2014 Essay question:
The Affordable Care Act has been
a controversial subject in the news recently. Do you feel the
Affordable Care Act is a positive or negative for our nation?
Please explain your position.
For more information regarding Begley
Scholars Day, feel free to contact the Admissions Office at (800)
264-0138 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org