Academic Scholarships


Academic scholarships are renewable for three years. Students must 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.

All ACT scores must be reported prior to May 1 of the student’s senior year to be considered for an academic scholarship.

A student may not receive more than one institutional academic scholarship.

*Awarded only to first-time, full-time freshmen.

Students enrolled on the A.P. White campus in Columbia are eligible for institutional grants and scholarships.

Competitive Academic Scholarships


Begley Scholarship*

The Begley Scholarship covers tuition, fees, room and board. If a student chooses to commute, the scholarship will cover tuition and fees only. The award is based on the following requirements:
  • A minimum ACT composite score of 24 and a minimum high school GPA of 3.0
  • Acceptance for admission and financial aid requirements (FAFSA) completed by February 1
  • Completion of the Begley Scholarship application by February 1:
    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, one from any source)
  • Attendance at Begley Scholars Day to participate in an interview conducted by one of the Begley Scholars committees

Wesley Scholarship*

The Wesley Scholarship covers tuition, fees, room and board. If a student chooses to commute, the scholarship will cover tuition and fees only. The award is based on the following requirements:
  • Christian Ministries Major
  • Minimum high school GPA of 3.0
  • Acceptance for admission and financial aid requirements (FAFSA) completed by February 1
  • Completion of the Wesley Scholars Program Application
  • Submission of letters of reference from a pastor and a teacher
  • Attendance at Talent Showcase to participate in an interview


John B. Horton Scholarship - Up to $11,000*

  • Minimum ACT composite score of 18
  • Minimum high school GPA of 3.0

A.P. White Scholarship - Up to $13,000*

  • Minimum ACT composite score of 22
  • Minimum high school GPA of 3.0

L.R. McDonald Presidential Scholarship - Up to $15,000*

  • Minimum ACT composite score of 25
  • Minimum high school GPA of 3.0

V.P. Henry Presidential Scholarship - Up to $17,000*

  • Minimum ACT composite score of 28
  • Minimum high school GPA of 3.0

Trustee Scholarship - Up to full tuition*

  • Minimum ACT composite score of 30
  • Minimum high school GPA of 3.0

Walter S. Reuling Presidential Scholarship - Up to full tuition*

  • Valedictorian (No other students may share the same honor.)
  • Minimum ACT composite score of 24
  • Minimum high school GPA of 3.0

  • (Students with an ACT composite of less than 24 or a high school GPA of less than 3.0 may receive up to one-half tuition.)

Award for Excellence - Up to Full Tuition*

  • National Merit Semifinalists or National Achievement Semifinalists
  • Minimum ACT composite score of 24
  • Minimum high school GPA of 3.0

  • (Students with an ACT composite of less than 24 or a high school GPA of less than 3.0 may receive up to one-half tuition.)

Eagle Scout & Girl Scout Gold - Up to $1,000

(can be in addition to other academic scholarships)
  • Eagle Scout or Girl Scout Gold through Boy and Girl Scouts of America (by age 18)
  • Minimum ACT composite score of 24
  • Minimum high school GPA of 3.0
  • Two letters of reference (one from a Scouting official and one from another source.)
  • One page essay explaining the benefits of scouting from personal experiences

Kentucky Governor’s Scholar Scholarship - Up to full tuition*

  • Kentucky Governor’s Scholar, Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts, Kentucky Governor’s School for Entrepreneurship
  • Minimum ACT composite score of 24
  • Minimum high school GPA of 3.0

  • (Students with an ACT composite of less than 24 or a high school GPA of less than 3.0 may receive up to one-half tuition.)

Roger Scholar Scholarship - Up to full tuition*

  • Rogers Scholar
  • Minimum ACT composite score of 24
  • Minimum high school GPA of 3.0

  • (Students with an ACT composite of less than 24 or a high school GPA of less than 3.0 may receive up to one-half tuition.)