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Institutional Aid


Lindsey Wilson Grant

This grant, funded by Lindsey Wilson College, is designed to help meet a student's financial aid need as determined from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This grant program helps ensure that all students have an opportunity to benefit from a Lindsey Wilson College education.

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 minister.

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 up to 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 College.

Lindsey Wilson-Fenley Loan

This loan is funded by a gift from the late R. B. Fenley, a 1909 Lindsey Wilson College alumnus. This loan is awarded to needy students who might otherwise be unable to attend college.

Charles Schell Foundation Loan

This loan program is funded by the Charles E. Schell Foundation. This loan is awarded to students who are citizens of Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, or adjoining states. Students must be between the ages of 18 and 25. Students must be loyal to the United States and its institutions, including the Army, Navy, and Air Force. Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

River Foundation Loan

This loan is awarded to students who are residents of the following counties in Kentucky: Fayette, Garrard, Jessamine, Lincoln, Madison, Pulaski, or Wayne. This loan is awarded to needy students who might otherwise be unable to attend college.

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. 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.

Program scholarships are offered in the following areas: Art, Choral Music, and Instrumental Music. Additional information may be obtained by contacting a faculty member in the program.

Begley Scholars Program

This scholarship is given in honor of Dr. John B. Begley, who served as the president of the college from 1977-1997. The Begley 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;
  • A minimum high school GPA of 3.0;
  • Admission and financial aid paperwork (FAFSA),
  • Completion of the Begley Scholarship process:
    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
    3. Submitted Application for Admission to Lindsey Wilson College, a current high school transcript, and ACT/SAT scores.
  • Attendance at Begley Scholars' Day to participate in an interview conducted by one of the Begley Scholars committees.
One scholarship per year is also awarded to a returning student. The selection process is based upon nominations from faculty and staff as well as a typewritten essay.

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

Eagle Scout Scholarship

This is a need-based, scholarship up to $1,000 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: rank of Eagle Scout by age 18, a minimum ACT composite score of 24, a minimum 3.00 cumulative high school GPA, and acceptance for admission to Lindsey Wilson College. In addition, applicants must submit two letters of reference (one from a Scouting official and one from another source), as well as a written essay on how Scouting has benefited her.

Girl Scout Gold Award Scholarship

This is a need-based, academic scholarship up to $1,000 for outstanding young 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: gold award by age 18, a minimum ACT composite score of 24, a minimum 3.0 cumulative high school GPA, 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.P. White Scholarship

This scholarship is given in honor of A.P. White, who served as the president of the college from 1932 to 1942. This need-based scholarship up to $13,000 is available to first-time, full-time freshmen. Students who have a composite ACT score between 22 and 24 and have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or above may qualify for this scholarship.

V.P. Henry Scholarship

This scholarship is given in honor of Dr. Victor P. Henry, who served as the president of the college from 1942 to 1954. This need-based scholarship up to $17,000 is available to first-time, full-time freshmen. Students who have a composite ACT score of 28 or 29 and a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or above may qualify for this scholarship.

Award for Excellence Scholarship

This is a need-based, academic 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 and a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 may receive up to a full tuition scholarship. Students with an ACT composite of less than 24 or a high school GPA of less than 3.0 may receive a partial scholarship.

John B. Horton Scholarship

This scholarship is given in honor of John B. Horton, who served as the president of the college from 1954 to 1971. This need-based scholarship up to $11,000 is available to first-time, full-time freshmen. Students who have a composite ACT score between 18 and 21 and have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or above may qualify for this scholarship.

Kentucky Governor's Scholars Scholarship

This is a need-based scholarship awarded to first-time, full-time freshmen who are selected as a Kentucky Governor Scholar or as a Kentucky Governor's Scholar for the School for the Arts. Students with a composite ACT score of 24 and a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 may receive up to a full tuition scholarship. Students with a composite ACT score of less than 24 or a high school GPA of less than 3.0 may receive a partial scholarship.

L.R. McDonald Scholarship

This scholarship is given in honor of Dr. L.R. McDonald, who served as the president of the college from 1971 to 1977. This need-based scholarship up to $15,000 is available to first-time, full-time freshmen. Students who have a composite ACT score between 25 and 27 and have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or above may qualify for this scholarship.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

This need-based scholarship is awarded to students who have been members of Phi Theta Kappa at a community college and who are transferring to any Lindsey Wilson College community campus. Students must have earned a minimum of 60 credit hours with a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA. 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 Rogers Scholars. Students with a composite ACT score of 24 and a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 or above may receive up to a full tuition scholarship. Students with a composite ACT score of less than 24 or a high school GPA of less than 3.0 may receive up to a one-half tuition scholarship.

Trustee Scholarship

This need-based scholarship up to full tuition is available to first-time, full-time freshmen. Students who have a composite ACT score of 30 or above and have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or above may qualify for this scholarship.

Walter S. Reuling Scholarship

This scholarship is given in honor of Dr. Walter S. Reuling, who served as the college provost & dean of the faculty from 1992 to 1996 and then president from 1997 to 1998. This academic scholarship is available to high school valedictorians who attend Lindsey Wilson College as first time, full-time freshmen with a minimum ACT composite score of 24 and a minimum high school GPA of 3.0. These students may receive up to full tuition. Partial awards are available to high school valedictorians with an ACT composite score of less than 24 or a GPA of less than 3.0. This scholarship is need-based and may be awarded each year to one student from each high school.

Wesley Scholars Program

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 (FAFSA);
  • Submit letters of reference from a pastor and teacher; and
  • Attend Wesley Scholars Day held during the Talent Showcase in the spring.
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.

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 & Dollie 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 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 opportunities include:
    • Scholarship Winner:            Up to $3,500
    • First Place Winner:              Up to $3,500
    • First Runner-Up:                  Up to $,3000
    • Second Runner Up:             Up to $2,500
    • Non-placing Participants:    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.

E.O. Robinson Scholarship

These need-based scholarships up to $1,100 are awarded to qualifying students from eastern Kentucky. These scholarships are funded by the E. O. Robinson Foundation.

International Student Scholarship

This is an established scholarship for international students determined from information provided 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.

Military Service Scholarship

These scholarships will be awarded to full-time and part-time undergraduate or graduate students who qualify and have remaining eligibility to receive educational funding from any Veterans Affairs Tuition Assistance Program from any branch of the military.

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.

ROTC Scholarship

LWC Army ROTC identifies, recruits, develops, and commissions leaders of character for tomorrow’s globally responsive, regionally engaged Army, Army Reserve, and Army National Guard through classroom instruction and hands-on practical application. The ROTC scholarship provides up to $3,400 toward on campus student housing.

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship Fund for Students

This scholarship is for students 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 Hearst Scholarship

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

Additional Assistance

Lindsey Wilson College administers several other types of scholarships and institutional loan programs. Information can be obtained by contacting the Office of Student Financial Services.

Named Endowed Scholarships

$200,000 Challenge Grant
$500,000 Challenge Grant
Dr. Oris Aaron
Adair County Teachers
Valerie Adams Non-Traditional
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph P. Allen
Vista & Sandidge Allison
Alumni
Alumni Walkway
Norman, Dora & Joey Antle
Athletic
Awakening Ministry
William Cashman Ayer
Frank M. Bacon Cycling
George L. Bagby
Mattie B. Baker & Son's
Peggy E. Baker
Charles D. & Jeanette Bennett
R.V. Bennett
Gilbert M. & Covella H. Biggers
Cordella & Bertram F. Bonner
Tyler & Mary Lula Bow
Boyd Lubker
William R. & Mary Deane Brantley
Myrl & Marcella Brashear
L. Foster & Ruth Brewer
Junius E. Bryant
Burger/Hummel
B.J. & Mary Burnett
Brandon Burns Memorial
John & Dean Burr
Elsie C. Butcher
William Campbell
Caleb Capps Baseball Memorial
Edith Carroll
The Rev. Lester B. & Mabel Spears Carter
Merrill & Beth Challman
Clyde & Christine Cheatham
Chowning-Pence
Patricia Merkley Christiansen
Dr. Thomas D. Clark for History
Class of 1963
Class of 1965
Margaret Clayton
JoAnn Vanada & The Rev. J. Smiley Collins
J.W. & Frances Compton
Claude Lee & Dollie Beatrice Cooley
Bertha Hamilton Coomer
Rev. John L. Coomer
Clarine Elizabeth Cooper
William Patterson Crenshaw
Hershel Denney
Rev. Ernest S. & Mary B. Denton
John C. Dorsey
Unessis Dewitt (Dee) & Cora Vaughn Dowell
Floyd & Magdalene Dudgeon
Dr. Frank L. & Elizabeth F. Duncan
Jackaline B. Dunlap Horizons
Mose Dunning, Jr. Science Award
Dr. Mark Dunphy Memorial Pequod
W. Norris Duvall
Linda Levally Early
Elihu & Cordelia Eastridge
Chris D. Estes
Tom & Rowena Everett
Mary Louise Ott-Fanelli
Guy M. & Lena C. Fenley
Helen Gilpin Flatt
Rev. Chandler E. Ford Family
Charles E. Fouser Award for Research in Environmental Issues
Olive D. Freeman
Rev. Virgil J. & Ruth Fryman
Dr. Edward L. Gambill
Evelyn Rogers Gamble Memorial
Jerry L. & Elaine F. Garver
Kenneth George II Memorial
Rev. S. Ray & Lorene Gilliam
Glasgow Family Memorial
Ronald D. & Lily Glosser
Robert R. Goodin Family
Coach Don Green
Fred Gribbins Ministerial
Drs. Charles S. & Vera Guthrie
W. Paul & Lillian McAllister Hale
Greg V. & Teresa M. Hall
Wood & Marie Hannah for Choral Music Havens/LWC
William Randolph Hearst
Virginia M. & Ronald E. Heath Nursing
Helm-Baker
Pearl Helm
John L. & D.D. Hendrickson
Henry Stanley & Lue Ella Hickerson
Coach Doug Hines
Jo S. Hoefelman
Leona S. Holland
Doris Zenger Holloway
Sam & Allene Holmes for Christian Ministries
John B. Horton Memorial
Dr. & Mrs. F. Bennett Hulse, Jr.
Chester & Jewell Humphress
Mattie Hyams
Intrepid USA Healthcare Service Varna Holt
Jamestown High School Class of 1949
Dr. Ernest & Betty Brown Johnson
Walter M. & Lois G. Jones
Bob & Fran Keefe Athletic
Dr. Carolyn Keefe
The Keefe Family Non-Traditional
Ella & Raymond A. Kessel Memorial
L. Carman King & Linda Underwood King
Mary Kloth
Dr. Adam Komosa
Emmett W. & Mildred P. Kottke
Vivian Landrum
Dr. Gary T. & Doris McKinney Lane
James P. & Bettye M. Long
Jeremy & Mary Lord
Mary Lucy Lowe
Julia Loy
William T. Luckey, Jr.
William T. Luckey, Jr. (Hendrickson)
Vicki Main
Cecil Major Athletics
Patricia Ann Massey & Sandra Diane Lone Honorary
Rev. R.V. & Anna Belle Matthews
Dr. Emil D. McAdams
R.W. & Frances R. McCandless Memorial
Dr. L. Rodford McDonald
McKenzie/Adams
Shirley Brenton McKinnon Memorial
Millennium (Class of 1950)
Bernice Miller
L.A. & Grace Miller
Orville & Mamie Miller
Delorah Jewell Moore Endowed English
Doug & Betty Jean Moseley
Katie Murrell - Sponsor Jerry Garver '62
Louise Page Newberry
Chloe M. Niehaus
Dr. J. Howard Olds
Samuel Orr
Willard Mae Yarberry Overstreet
Allan M. & Bunny C. Parnell
Dr. Susan F. Patterson
Kennard & Melva Peden
Jannetta Peers
Irene Pendleton for Nursing
Gertrude & Donald Perry
William & Nadine Pettus
John & Jeanette Pierce for Christian Ministries
Curtis J. & Beatrice H. Powell
Lenn R. Pruitt
Keith & Mary Radford
Aleen Ensor Ralph
Ramseyer/Lindsey Wilson College
Robert M. Rawls
John C. & Nora L. Redman
Lowell Reeg
Walter S. Reuling
Lee & Gertrude Reynolds
Edward & Beulah Richards
Doug & Alberta Richardson
Marit B. Robb & Shelia K. Robb Nursing Advocacy Award
Henry C. & Elsie B. Rogers
Marshall Rowe Family
Dr. Joseph & Dorothy Thrasher Schickel
Rev. Alice Bondurant Scott
Kathryn Reese Sengel
William B. Shearer
Asa, Allie & David Shelton
Dorothy "Tillie" Wood Shelton
Lois Cooper & Rev. Louis Shepherd for Teachers
Eddie & Nancy Sinclair
Dr. William W. Slider
Smiley
Harold J. & Helen H. Smith
Rev. Dr. Jerry Allen & Carol G. Smith
Jessica Smith for Women's Golf (The Jessica)
S. Russell, Sr. & Jean Olive Smith
S. Russell Smith, Jr.
W.K. Snyder
Marilyn D. Sparks
Billy C. & Faye C. Spencer
Jimmie Spurling
L.D. & Marie Squires
M. Keith Stearns
Dr. Barry C. Stephens Memorial
Dr. Julius M. & Hazel B. Stephenson
Sue Cravens Stivers
Mary Louise Stoltz
Asa James Swan Christian Service
Terry W. & Cinda L. Swan
Joe & Margaret Quinn Taylor
Teacher Education
Dr. Cyrintha Terry
Horace H. & Wilma Thompson
Shelly Thrasher Memorial
Brashear Thurman Library
Margaret S. Thurman
Keith & Katherine Venable
Emily Vickers Endowed Award in Art
Ed & Linda Marcum Waggener Writers
Richard L. & Mary Ann Wagner
Mary Evelyn Walker & Louise Brock
William "Bill" Walker
Jean Walters Memorial
A.P. White
Elizabeth & Ken Whitfield for Nursing
Bob & Lorene Whitmer
John & Lanye Wigginton
Rose Willis
Dr. M.A. & Portia Winchester
Dr. Ralph D. & Mrs. Nellie Winchester
Noma Dix Winston
Rev. L.E. & Rose Woodcock
Lewis & Mary Woodward
W. Ruel & Runa Wooten
Collins, Russell, Wortham
Sean Wright & McKaylee Gilmore Memorial
Leo & Betty Young
Joseph W. & Margaret Zinn