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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 by helping them to 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 up to $1,500.  Students must meet all financial aid guidelines and provide the relative's full name (as printed on his or her Lindsey Wilson College diploma), address, Social Security number, date of birth, and year of graduation from the College.

Athletic Grants-in-Aid

Awarded by the College upon the recommendation of the Athletic department, these grants vary in amount and are based on athletic ability and need.


Bill & Jayne Squires Scholarship

Established in honor of Bill and Jayne Squires, this scholarship is for students from Green County with consideration of high school GPA, ACT score, and financial need.  The scholarship award is up to $2,500.


Claude Lee & Dottie Beatrice Cooley Scholarship

The scholarship was established in honor of Claude Lee and Dollie Beatrice Cooley and is awarded to students from Adair or Russell County based on high school GPA, ACT score, and financial need.  The scholarship award is up to $2,500.


Distinguished Young Women

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 opportunities include:

  • Scholarship Winner:  Up to $3500
  • First Place Winner:  Up to $3500
  • First Runner-Up:  Up to $3000
  • Second Runner-Up:  Up to $2500
  • Non-placing Participants:  Up to $1000

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


E. D. Robinson Scholarship

These need-based scholarships up to $1,000 are awarded to qualifying students from eastern Kentucky.  These scholarships are funded by the E. D. Robinson Foundation. 

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.  Applicants must have held a leadership position, must have a minimum ACT composite score of 17, must have earned a minimum high school GPA of 2.50, and must have been accepted for admission to Lindsey Wilson College.  This scholarship is also available to transfer students on the A.P. White Campus in Columbia with a GPA greater than 3.0. 


Lindsey Wilson United Methodist Scholarship

This is a need-based scholarship up to $1,000 requiring that the student be an active member of The United Methodist Church.  Applicants must present a written recommendation from their minister that verifies church membership.


Margaret McDonald Scholarship

Named in honor of Dr. Margaret McDonald for her commitment and dedication to Lindsey Wilson College, this scholarship is for students from Taylor County with consideration of high school GPA, ACT score, and financial need.  The scholarship award is up to $2,500.


National United Methodist Scholarships

These need-based scholarships are awarded to qualifying United Methodist students.  The scholarships are 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 his/her community.  It is a one-year award up to $1,000 and is subject to possible renewal upon application.

Priority is given to candidates who have been accepted into the Lindsey Wilson College Education program.  Additional criteria for the Hearst Scholarship include:

  • A high school GPA 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; and
  • Extracurricular activity.

Application procedure for the Hearst Scholarship:

  • Completion of a William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship application (available in the Education Division or the Financial Aid office); and
  • Submission of a short (approximately two page) biography addressing professional aspiration, community service, extracurricular involvement, and financial need.


Yellow Ribbon Grant

Lindsey Wilson College proudly participates in the Post-9/11 Chapter 33 Yellow Ribbon Program, making additional funds available for the recipient's education without an additional charge to the GI Bill entitlement.  Qualification in the Yellow Ribbon Program will be stated on the student's Certificate of Eligibility.

The student's responsibilities are as follows: 

  • Apply for VA educational benefits at the GI Bill website (;
  • Submit the Certificate of Eligibility and DD214 to the Veterans Affairs Coordinator;
  • Complete the Lindsey Wilson College Veterans Enrollment form every semester once the student has registered for classes; and
  • Notify the VA Coordinator of any changes that occur in the course schedule.




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