The following list of endowed scholarships is automatically awarded to students based on a software database matching process between the scholarship criteria and the student’s profile information. Therefore, students should not contact Financial Aid and attempt to apply for a scholarship because there is no application process. Some of the endowed scholarships are awarded by faculty during the annual Honors Convocation and those are clearly identified in the list below.
If a student is awarded one of the listed scholarships, the awarded money will replace any KWC institutional need-based aid the student may be receiving. Some of these scholarships may, in fact, be added on top of other scholarships a student is already receiving from KWC, but the total amount of scholarship/award dollars a student receives cannot exceed the total of direct costs (tuition, fees, room, and board) at Kentucky Wesleyan College.
List of Future Christian Ministry Scholarships
Alphabetical by Donor’s Last Name or Organization’s First Name
Chellgren Endowed Scholarship Fund
Criteria: A modest preference is given to pre-ministerial students although any deserving student is eligible.
Bishop Darlington Endowed Scholarship
Criteria: For students preparing for a career in Christian ministry and involved in campus and/or community volunteer organizations. The student must be in good academic standing. Graduating seniors are not eligible.
Darr, Rader, Pfisterer Scholarship for Learned Ministry
Criteria: For United Methodist students who aspire to a Christian vocation in the Methodist Church, learned ministry in the pulpit, in the classroom, and/or in the mission field. Must be in good academic and conduct standing at KWC.
Cochran Dorsey Scholarship
Criteria: Criteria: For students majoring in religion, from the United Methodist denomination, and actively participating in the campus ministry programs. Preference is given to those planning to study for the ordained ministry in the United Methodist Church.
Rev. Alvin J. Gilliam Ministerial Memorial Scholarship
Criteria: For full-time junior or senior students intent on ministry as a career with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA and with demonstrated financial need.
Newman & Lena Harris Memorial Scholarship
Criteria: For students intent on a career in the Methodist Church, or ministry in general, and actively involved in KWC Campus Ministries.
MacHir & Grace Hutton Scholarship
Criteria: For students from Mercer County, Kentucky with a preference for students preparing for full-time Christian service.
Mattie Hyams Scholarship
Criteria: For students planning to study for the ministry.
Frank G. King Memorial
Criteria: For students who are planning to major in ministry or music.
Magee Christian Education Foundation Education Scholarship
Criteria: For students preparing for Christian church-related vocations.
Henry Lewis Moss & Cora Lillian Coakley Moss Scholarship Endowment Fund
Criteria: For future ministerial students planning to be Methodist ministers who have demonstrated financial need and are in good standing with KWC.
Music Ministry Scholarship
Criteria: For students majoring in music with career plans to enter the music ministry. Student must be in good standing at KWC with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA (or previous institution if a transfer student). First preference to an organ major or minor, then piano. The scholarship will include an internship at a church with a pipe organ. Students should be involved in campus and/or community vocal and/or instrumental music organizations. Graduating seniors are not eligible.
The Preacher’s Aid Society of Kentucky Scholarship
Criteria: For full-time enrolled students who are children of an active minister in the Kentucky Conference of the United Methodist Church, planning to pursue a calling to ministerial life, participating in Campus Ministries activities, in good standing with a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher. Preference for students with a demonstrated financial need.
Rev. Harold Sharber Scholarship
Criteria: For students who are active in KWC Campus Ministries or seeking to pursue a ministerial life. Students must be enrolled full-time and have a 2.0 or higher cumulative GPA with demonstrated financial need.
Rev. Dr. Jerry Allen Smith & Carol G. Smith Scholarship
Criteria: For full-time, United Methodist students with a preference for students planning to enter the ministry.
Jimmy & Ann Weathers Scholarship
Criteria: For students planning to go into full-time Christian ministry. The second preference is a deserving student.
R.B. Wright Scholarship
Criteria: For students planning to go into full-time Christian ministry.