Lincoln Scholars Program

Admission Office

Mailing Address
Admission Office
Centre College
600 West Walnut Street
Danville, KY 40422





Available to first-year applicants for enrollment in the fall of 2016, the Lincoln Scholars Program will offer ten students, with the capacity and deep desire to change the world, a “full-ride plus” scholarship and four summer enrichment experiences.

Centre is pleased to announce this new initiative as part of its ongoing mission to prepare students for lives of learning, leadership, and service.

The Scholarship and Enrichment Program

Lincoln Scholars receive “full-ride plus” scholarships, renewable for four years.

In the summer before their first year at Centre, Lincoln Scholars will participate in a ten-day endeavor that includes an introspective short course on leadership, a colloquium on Lincoln, and a three-night, four-day Outward Bound experience in North Carolina.

Each Lincoln Scholar will engage with the program director to chart an intentional, self-initiated course of study, research, service, and co-curricular experiences over four years. Summers after the first year at Centre will be devised in conjunction with the program director.

The scholarship and enrichment program includes:

• Four-year, “full-ride plus” scholarship
• Three summers of enrichment experiences that further develop students’ tenacity, grit and understanding of humankind’s challenges
• Opportunities to pursue career-building and leadership-enhancing  experiences
• Individual mentoring


 Competitive applicants should demonstrate:

• Standardized test scores at or near the top 10 percent of scores nationally
• A high school GPA that reflects achievement and success. IB program participants are welcome.
• Selflessness, integrity, and the courage to be bold in pursuit of the greater good
• Intellectual curiosity, a compelling personal mission, and an intense desire to achieve goals

• Marked participation and leadership in extracurricular, service, or community activities

How to Apply

Apply for admission by January 15.