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The John B. Begley
Scholarship Program

The John B. Begley Scholarship Program was created in 1997 to honor John B. Begley, who served as the sixth president of Lindsey Wilson from 1977 to 1997.

John B. Begley
John B. Begley

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 judgment 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; and regional business and civic leaders.
  • Attendance at regional events at the Kentucky Center for the Arts, Actors Theatre of Louisville 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 2021 will be held on January 23.

    The following items must be submitted to the Admissions Office no later than Janurary 16, 2021:
    • An application for admission
    • An official high school transcript
    • A copy of ACT scores
    • Three letters of recommendation (including at least two from a high school teacher)
    • A one to two page typed essay

      The Scholars Day 2021 essay question:

      Time Magazine has been selecting a Person of the Year since 1927 when Charles Lindbergh was selected. In your judgment, what person, group, idea or object has done the most to influence the events of the year? Justify your response.

    For more information regarding Begley Scholars Day, feel free to contact the Admissions Office at (800) 264-0138 or via email