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. No student will receive more than one institutional academic scholarship. All ACT scores must be reported prior to May 1 of the student's senior year to be considered for an academic scholarship.

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

Begley Scholars and V.P. Henry Scholarships

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 and a minimum high school GPA of 3.0;
  • Acceptance for admission and financial aid paperwork (FAFSA) completed by November 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); and
  • Attendance at Begley Scholars' Day to participate in an interview conducted by one of the Begley Scholars committees.
  • New students who are not selected as a Begley Scholar will receive the V.P. Henry Scholarship.

Award for Excellence

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 up to a one-half tuition scholarship. This scholarship is renewable for three years. 

Eagle Scout and Girl Scout Gold Scholarship

This is a need-based, academic scholarship up to $1,000 on top of highest academic award student is eligible for outstanding young men or women who have obtained the rank of Eagle Scout or Girl Scout Gold through the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America. Students must be a first-time, full-time freshman and meet the following requirements: rank of Eagle Scout or Girl Scout Gold 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. This scholarship is renewable for three years.

Kentucky Governor’s Scholar Scholarship

This is a need-based scholarship awarded to first-time, full-time freshmen who are selected as a Kentucky Governor Scholar and Kentucky Governor's 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 up to a one-half tuition scholarship. This scholarship is renewable for three years.

L.R. McDonald Scholarship

This need-based scholarship is available to first-time, full-time freshmen. Students who have a composite ACT score of 24 or above, have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or above, and are not recipients of either the Begley or V.P. Henry Scholarship may qualify for this scholarship. This scholarship value is up to $15,000 per year and is renewable for three years.

LWC Achievement Scholarship

This need-based, academic scholarship is available to first-time, full-time freshmen. Students with a composite ACT score between 18 and 23 and a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or above may qualify. This scholarship value is up to $15,000 per year and is renewable for three years.

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. This scholarship is renewable for three years.

Walter S. Reuling Scholarship

h 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. It is also available to high school valedictorians with an ACT composite score of less than 24 or a GPA of less than 3.0. These students may receive up to one-half tuition. This scholarship is need-based and renewable for three years. 

Wesley Scholars

This program is designed for graduating high school seniors who are active in their local church. Applicants shouldhave 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 a teacher;
  • Attend Wesley Scholars Day during the Talent Showcase scheduled each spring; and
  • This scholarship is renewable for three years.
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.