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
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
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 are
offered by the following academic programs:
- business administration
- choral music
- english (journalism, literature, writing)
- human services and counseling
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
- 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) 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
The Bonner Leader Program holds these Common Commitments:
- Social Justice
- Civic Engagement
- Spiritual Exploration
- 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
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.
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
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
||Up to $3,500
|First Place Winner:
||Up to $3,500
||Up to $,3000
|Second Runner Up:
||Up to $2,500
||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.
Scholarship: This is an established scholarship for
international students determined from information given on the
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
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.
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
- Submit letters of reference from a pastor and teacher; and
- Attend Wesley Scholars Day scheduled each spring during the
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
- 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
- submission of a short (approximately two pages) biography
addressing professional aspiration, community service,
extracurricular involvement, and financial need.
Named Endowed Scholarships: