600 West Walnut Street
Danville, KY 40422
Centre is committed to recognizing talented students with a variety of scholarships. Scholarships are available in three categories: general merit scholarships, premier scholarships, and special scholarships. Please see specific web pages for additional information about our various scholarship opportunities.
General Merit Scholarships
All students who apply for admission by January 15 are automatically considered for these merit scholarships. These renewable four-year merit scholarships range from $5,000 to $24,000 each year.
Typically, about 50 percent of the students in our applicant pool will receive a general merit scholarship. Scholarship decisions are based on a comprehensive review of each application, keeping in mind the context of the overall applicant pool.
• Faculty Scholarship $24,000
• Colonel Scholarship $22,000
• Founders Scholarship $20,000
• Centre Award $16,500
• Alumni Award $5,000
Notification: Students who are awarded a general merit scholarship will receive their award at the same time they receive their acceptance letter. Admission decisions and general merit scholarship awards are mailed in the same packet.
Our most competitive scholarship programs recognize exceptional students and citizens. See program webpages for details and application procedures for each of these programs.
• Brown Fellows Program, full-cost-plus
• Grissom Scholars Program, full-tuition-plus
• Lincoln Scholars Program, full-cost-plus
These scholarships recognize a special area of talent or interest. Students must submit an additional application, essay, or audition to be eligible. *Performing Arts and Language scholarships are the only Centre scholarships which may combine with other general merit scholarships.
• Bonner Scholarship $24,000 (service leadership)
• Language Scholarship $2,500 – $5,000*
• Performing Arts Scholarship $2,500 – $5,000*
• New Horizons Scholarship $24,000 (diversity leadership)
Scholarship Nomination Form
We encourage high school counselors, community-based organization liaisons, core course teachers, employers and independent college counselors to nominate students for relevant scholarships. Submit our Scholarship Nomination Form to nominate a student for one of Centre’s scholarships.
GSP/GSA Scholarship Guarantee
Centre also recognizes Kentucky students who are alumni of either the Governor’s Scholars Program or the Governor’s School for the Arts with a special scholarship guarantee. Students who successfully complete these programs and meet the following criteria automatically receive the Founders Scholarship ($20,000 per year). The GSA/GSP guarantee is reserved for students who have: 1) been admitted to the College, 2) GPA of 3.5 or higher (core academic courses only), 3) Top 10% of their class (if school ranks), 4) ACT composite of 28 or higher or an equivalent SAT score. This is only a minimum scholarship level, and students may be eligible for a more valuable scholarship based specific qualifications.
Centre Fellows Guarantee
A student accepted as a Centre Fellow is guaranteed a minimum scholarship at the Centre Award level ($17,000 per year). A Centre Fellow will be considered for more valuable general merit scholarships. Centre Fellows are nominated by their high school guidance/college counselor in Spring of junior year, and the nomination must be approved by the Office of Admission.
The GPA requirements to maintain current scholarships are shown below:
• Brown Fellows Scholarship & Lincoln Scholars Program – 3.2 GPA
• Grissom Scholars Program – 2.67 GPA
• Faculty Scholarship – 2.8 GPA
• Colonel Scholarship – 2.5 GPA
• Founders Scholarship – 2.25 GPA
• Centre Award – 2.0 GPA
• Alumni Award – 2.0 GPA
Read about Merit and Special Scholarships: