Lincoln Scholars Program

Admission Office

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

Telephone
1.800.423.6236
859.238.5350

Fax
859.238.5373

Email
admission@centre.edu

Robert Schalkoff

Robert Schalkoff

Lincoln Scholars Contact

Telephone:
859.238.6088

Email:
robert.schalkoff@centre.edu


Lincoln

Available to first-year applicants, the Lincoln Scholars Program offers 10 students, with the capacity and deep desire to change the world, a full-ride-plus scholarship and three summer enrichment experiences.

Centre College is pleased to offer this scholarship 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 10-day endeavor that includes an introspective short course on leadership, a colloquium on Lincoln, and a three-night, four-day experience with North Carolina Outward Bound.
 
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, including room and board
• 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 from the director of the Lincoln Scholars Program
 

Qualifications

 Competitive applicants should demonstrate:
• Standardized test scores at or near the top 10 percent of scores nationally. International students: minimum TOEFL score of 90, IELTS of 7.0.
• A high school GPA that reflects achievement and success. IB program participants are welcome.
• Leadership potential as a change-maker
• 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

1) Apply for admission by January 15.

2) Request a nomination from a school counselor, core course teacher, community-based organization liaison, employer, or independent college counselor who can attest to your qualifications using our Scholarship Nomination Form. Preferred deadline for nominations is January 1, but we accept nominations through January 15.

3) Students nominated for the program will automatically receive an invitation (via letter and email) to complete the separate Lincoln Scholars application form. The separate application is due by February 6.

The selection committee will invite approximately 30 finalists to campus for a selection weekend at the end of March, and will name 10 winners in April.
 

Nomination Form

Students who wish to be considered must be nominated by a school counselor, core course teacher, community-based organization liaison, employer, or independent college counselor who can attest to the student’s qualifications using our Scholarship Nomination Form. Preferred deadline for nominations is January 1, but we accept nominations through January 15.

SCHOLARSHIP NOMINATION FORM

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