A Kentucky Wesleyan education continually proves to be a great value for students who want an academically competitive atmosphere at an affordable cost. Ranking among the best private liberal arts schools in our field, we strive to remain one of the most economically priced institutions. Our students are rewarded for a strong academic background through our generous scholarship programs.
KENTUCKY WESLEYAN COLLEGE BROWN - HERITAGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Academic Requirements – 25 ACT/1150 SAT or better; 3.2 GPA or better
Students who meet the academic requirements and have been admitted to the college are invited to participate in the BROWN –HERITAGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM. This invitation only scholarship competition gives students the opportunity to compete for scholarships that range up to Full Tuition renewable for four years.
The following Scholarships will be awarded to those students who are invited and participate in the competition:
KENTUCKY WESLEYAN BROWN SCHOLARSHIP
Scholarship Amount – Full Tuition per year, renewable for four years
KENTUCKY WESLEYAN HERITAGE SCHOLARSHIP
Scholarship Amount – Varies; minimum $11,500 per year, renewable for four years
KENTUCKY WESLEYAN TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP
Scholarship Amount – Varies; minimum of $9,000 per year, renewable for four years
Deadline – All potential Brown-Heritage Scholarship Program candidates are strongly encouraged to submit all required admissions application materials as soon as possible. All candidates must be admitted to the college and have a FAFSA submitted by February 24, 2014. Please contact the Office of Admissions should you have questions.
KENTUCKY WESLEYAN PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Scholarship Amount – $7,000 per year, renewable for four years
All students who are eligible to participate in the Brown – Heritage Scholarship Program, but decide not to attend the competition will receive a Presidential Scholarship.
KENTUCKY WESLEYAN ACADEMIC MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS (Faculty, Staff, and Success Scholarships)
Scholarship Amount – up to $6,500 per year, renewable for four years
Deadline – Rolling
We also encourage all students to apply for Federal Aid at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
For more information, please contact our Admissions Office at 1-800-999-0592 or [email protected].
The Kavanaugh Scholarship, named for the first Kentucky-born Methodist bishop in the commonwealth, is a renewable scholarship that provides ½ the cost of tuition to eligible students who are members of a United Methodist congregation. Interested persons should contact Director of Financial Aid Samantha Hays at [email protected] or 270-852-3130. An online application is located at www.kwc.edu/scholarships.
Campus Ministries Leadership Scholarship
A renewable scholarship available to eligible faith-based students who have an interest in serving in a leadership role in campus ministries. Award amounts may vary. Interested persons should contact Chaplain Kent Lewis at [email protected] or270-903-1102.
KWC Transfer Scholarships
Awarded to students who have a minimum GPA of 2.0. Awards up to $6,000.
Other KWC Grants and Scholarships
KWC STEM Scholarships
A grant from the National Science Foundation is funding need-based scholarships to academically promising freshmen and transfer students pursuing a degree in a STEM discipline – Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Math Education, Physics, Pre-Engineering, Science Education or Zoology. See www.kwc.edu/STEM for more details.
KWC Grants /Endowed Scholarships
Awarded to students who demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA. Endowed Scholarships are initially listed as KWC Grants on a student’s award letter. They are sponsored by a variety of donors and have various criteria. No special/ additional application form is required. Full-time enrollment is required along with completion of the FAFSA.
Awarded by Head Coaches
Awarded in the areas of band, art, music and theatre
Awarded to students who are the children or grandchildren of Kentucky Wesleyan College alumni (also awarded to siblings who attend the college simultaneously)
United Methodist Scholarships
Awarded to students who are members of a United Methodist church. A statement from your minister verifying membership is required.
For additional scholarship opportunities for United Methodist students, please visit www.gbhem.org and www.umhef.org
United Methodist Minister’s Dependent Scholarship
Awarded to students (minister, spouse and children) who are dependents by FAFSA standards of ordained United Methodist ministers. A copy of the Ordination Certificate is required.
Awards: up to ½ tuition (includes all institutional awards)
CIC Tuition Exchange - A non-profit corporation. Kentucky Wesleyan has been a member since 1975. The purpose of the corporation is to benefit the children of faculty at member colleges and universities by offering tuition scholarships. The college is also a member of the Council of Independent Colleges Tuition Exchange program. Additional information is available from the Academic Dean's office. Full-time enrollment is required.
Tuition Remission Program - An institutional non-need based program designed to pay part or all of the cost of tuition for qualifying students. Dependents and spouses of full-time KWC faculty and staff may receive tuition remission for up to 100 percent of the cost of tuition after three years of full-time service. Part-time enrollment is permitted. Additional information found in the employee/staff handbook.
Federal and State Scholarships and Grants
Federal Pell Grant - need-based grant program. Eligibility is based on the student's EFC. Award maximum amounts are determined each year by Congress. Generally, Pell Grants are awarded to students with extremely high financial need, and the lower the EFC, the higher the Pell Grant. Applicants may be eligible at less than full-time enrollment. May received for 12 full semesters. FAFSA is required.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) - A need-based federal grant program administered by Kentucky Wesleyan College. SEOG is designed for students with extremely high financial need. Limited funds for each academic year are supplied by the US Department of Education. Funding is limited. FAFSA is required. Full-time enrollment is required.
TEACH Grant - a non-need based federal grant program administered by KWC. Grant amount is $4,000 per academic year. Please visit https://teach-ats.ed.gov for more information.
Veteran Benefits – Kentucky Wesleyan College is a Yellow Ribbon school. To apply for veteran educational benefits, please visit www.gibill.va.gov
Kentucky College Access Program (CAP) - A need-based state grant program. Eligibility is limited to legal residents of the state of Kentucky. Awards are made by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) based on the Kentucky colleges listed on the FAFSA. Students must be enrolled at least half-time and be Pell eligible. Students may receive CAP awards for not more than nine semesters. Funding is limited; early FAFSA filing is necessary.
Kentucky Tuition Grant (KTG) - A need-based state grant assistance program. Eligibility is limited to legal residents of the state of Kentucky who are planning to attend a Kentucky private college. Awards are made by KHEAA based on the Kentucky colleges listed on the FAFSA. Students must be enrolled full-time in order to qualify. Students may receive KTG awards for no more than nine semesters. Funding is limited; early FAFSA filing is necessary.
Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES)- A merit-based scholarship program. Eligibility is limited to Kentucky high school graduates who have earned base or bonus awards under the program guidelines. Contact your high school counselor or the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (1-800-928-8926 or http://www.kheaa.com) for complete information. Half-time or greater enrollment is required. Awards are pro-rated if less than full-time.
Kentucky Teacher Scholarship/Loan - A need-based state assistance program. FAFSA and Teacher Scholarship application are required. (Deadline is May 1.) Full-time enrollment is required with possible exception for final term. If teaching obligation is not met, recipients must repay the scholarship with 12 percent interest that accrues from the date of disbursement of each Teacher Scholarship. Contact the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority for complete details. (1-800-928-8926)
More Scholarship Opportunities
Terry Woodward Scholarship
A renewable $1,250 annual award offered to an incoming freshman majoring in accounting or business. Application is required and can be obtained from the Financial Aid Department. Deadline is April 4, 2014. Please click here for an online application.
Holley Skidmore Scholarship
A renewable $3,000 annual award offered to an incoming freshman who demonstrates financial need as determined by the FAFSA and has at least a 3.0 GPA.
Scott and Ruth Holder Scholarship
A nonrenewable $1,000 annual award offered to an incoming freshman who has lived in the Owensboro-Daviess County area for the last three years and is African-American. Other ethnicities may be considered.
For additional scholarship opportunities, please visit:
www.cflouisville.org (specifically for residents of Kentucky)
www.gmsp.org (specifically for minorities)
For more information
Please contact the KWC Financial Aid Department at 800.999.0592 or at 270.852.3120.