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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 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 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:

  • art
  • biology
  • business administration
  • choral music 
  • education
  • english (journalism, literature, writing)
  • history
  • human services and counseling
  • mathematics

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 requirements:

  • 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 and lasing.

The Bonner Leader Program holds these Common Commitments:

  • Social Justice
  • Civic Engagement
  • Spiritual Exploration
  • Diversity
  • 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 awarded.

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.

LWC Achievement 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 scholarship.

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.

Junior Miss Scholarship: This is a need-based academic scholarship up to one-half tuition per year for outstanding young women who are Junior Miss Scholastic Pageant winners from Kentucky. Students must be a first-time, full-time freshman with a minimum 3.00 cumulative high school grade point average and acceptance for admission to Lindsey Wilson. 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.

Additional categories for Junior Miss scholarship opportunities include:

Scholastic Winner: up to one-half tuition each year for four years
First Place Winner: Up to one-half tuition each year for four years
First Runner-Up: up to $3,500 per year for four years
Second Runner Up: up to $3,000 per year for four years
Non-placing participants: up to $2,000 per year for four years

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

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.

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.  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 qualities.

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.

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 4.00 scale
  • 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 Office) and
  • submission of a short (approximately two pages) biography addressing professional aspiration, community service, extracurricular involvement, and financial need.

Named Endowed Scholarships:

  • Mr. Oris Aaron
  • Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Allen
  • Vista & Sandidge Allison
  • Alumni
  • Norman, Dora & Joey Antle
  • Athletic (Hundley)
  • William Cashman Ayer
  • Peggy E. Baker
  • Begley Scholars
  • Charles D. & Jeanette Bennett
  • R. V. Bennett
  • Tyler & Mary Lula Bow
  • Boyd Lubker
  • William R. and Mary Deane Brantley
  • Myrl & Marcella Brashear
  • L. Foster & Ruth Brewer
  • Junius E. Bryant
  • Burger/Hummel
  • B.J. and Mary Burnett
  • Elsie C. Butcher
  • Edith Carroll
  • Rev. Lester B. & Mabel Spears Carter
  • Chowning-Pence
  • Dr. Thomas D. Clark
  • Jo Ann Vanada & Rev. J. Smiley Collins
  • J.W. and 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
  • Mose Dunning
  • W. Norris Duvall
  • Linda Levally Early
  • Elihu and Cordelia Eastridge
  • Tom & Rowena Everett
  • Mary Louise Ott-Fanelli
  • Guy M. & Lena C. Fenley
  • Helen Gilpin Flatt
  • The Reverend Chandler E. Ford Family
  • Evelyn Rogers Gamble
  • Reverend S. Ray & Lorene Gilliam
  • Ronald D. & Lily Glosser
  • Robert R. Goodin and Family
  • Fred Gribbins Ministerial
  • Drs. Charles S. and Vera Guthrie
  • W. Paul & Lillian McAllister Hale
  • Wood and Marie Hannah
  • Havens/LWC
  • William Randolph Hearst
  • John L. & D.D. Hendrickson
  • Henry
  • Stanley and Lue Ella Hickerson
  • Coach Doug Hines
  • Jo S. Hoefelman
  • Doris Zenger Holloway
  • Sam and Allene Holmes
  • Lake Cumberland Home Health Serv./Holt
  • John B. Horton Memorial
  • Mattie Hyams
  • Dr. Ernest & Betty Brown Johnson
  • Bob and Fran Keefe Athletic
  • The Keefe Family Non-Traditional
  • Ella & Raymond A. Kessel
  • Dr. Adam Komosa
  • Jeremy Lord
  • Mary Lucy Lowe
  • William T. Luckey, Jr.
  • Cecil Major Athletic
  • Rev. R.V. & Anna Belle Matthews
  • R.W. & Frances R. McCandless
  • Dr. L. Rodford McDonald
  • McKenzie and Adams
  • Millennium (Class of 50)
  • Bernice Miller
  • L. A. & Grace Miller
  • Orville and Mamie Miller
  • Delorah Jewell Moore Endowed English
  • Doug & Betty Jean Moseley
  • Louise Page Newberry
  • Chloe M. Niehaus
  • Kennard and Melva Peden
  • Gertrude & Donald Perry
  • William and Nadie Pettus
  • John and Jeanette Pierce
  • Curtis J. & Beatrice H. Powell
  • Lenn R. Pruitt
  • Keith & Mary Radford
  • Aleen Ensor RalphRamseyer-Lindsey Wilson College
  • John C. & Nora L. Redman
  • Lowell Reeg
  • Walter S. Reuling
  • Lee & Gertrude Reynolds
  • Edward & Beulah Richards
  • Doug and Alberta Richardson
  • Henry C. & Elsie B. Rogers
  • O. G. Rowe
  • Reverend Alice Bondurant Scott
  • Kathryn Reese Sengel
  • Asa, Allie & David Shelton
  • Dr. William W. Slider
  • Harold J. & Helen H. Smith
  • W. K. Snyder
  • Billy C. & Faye C. Spencer
  • L. D. & Marie Squires
  • The M. Keith Stearns
  • Dr. Julius & Hazel B. Stephenson
  • Mary Louise Stoltz
  • Terry W. & Cinda L. Swan
  • Adair County Teachers
  • Dr. Cyrintha Terry
  • Brashear/Thurman Library
  • Keith & Katherine Venable
  • William "Bill" Walker
  • Mary Evelyn Walker and Louise Brock
  • A.P. White
  • Rose Willis
  • Dr. Ralph D. & Nellie Winchester
  • Noma Dix Winston
  • Reverend L.E. & Rose Woodcock
  • Lewis & Mary Woodward
  • W. Ruel & Runa Wooten
  • Collins, Russell, Wortham
  • Leo and Betty Young
  • Joseph W. & Margaret Zinn
  • Samuel Orr
  • Williard Mae Yarberry Overstreet
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