Special Scholarships

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

Performing Arts

Special scholarships relate to particular areas of study, talent, or accomplishment and require that you submit supplemental application(s) and/or supporting material to the College by the stated deadlines in order to be considered.

Selection for any special scholarship presumes admission to the College. Scholarships are renewable for recipients remaining three years at Centre. Larger recognition may supersede smaller awards. For students who also apply for financial aid, any special scholarship recognition will count toward meeting institutionally determined need.

While students may submit applications for consideration in multiple scholarship programs, because these scholarships incorporate ongoing participation requirements, recipients will be limited to, at most, recognition in two programs.

The Bonner Scholarship

Click here for the Bonner Scholars Application Form

In 1990, The Bonner Foundation, located in Princeton, New Jersey, created the first Bonner Scholars Program at Berea College, KY with the mission of providing resources for college students who were dedicated to becoming civically engaged in their communities. Today, Centre is one of eight-seventy American colleges and universities (one of four in Kentucky) that make up the National Bonner Network.
 
Entering its 16th year on Centre’s campus, The Bonner Scholars Program is a vibrant part of our Centre Community. Our program is comprised of a dedicated group of sixty students from all years of study who, in partnership with a network of nonprofit community partners in the Danville/Boyle Co. community, build the capacity of these organizations and our overall community to provide ever-greater opportunities for under-represented populations in need. The Centre College campus as a whole benefits from the program by contributing to a culture of service and social awareness that permeates all social groups and academic interests. The students who participate in the program are uniquely transformed into campus and community leaders through the personal and professional growth that comes from membership in the Bonner family and regular engagement in training sessions, retreats, and experiential learning through service. Preference is given to students with significant financial need.
 
All members of the Bonner Scholars Program share the same common commitments to diversity, social justice, international perspectives, spiritual exploration, civic engagement, and community building.

Bonner Scholars Benefits:
• $24,000 Scholarship
• Up to $5,000 total stipend for two summers of service
• $2,000 loan forgiveness award upon graduation
• Mentoring from Bonner Program Staff
• Access to Rising Senior Fund, up to $500
• Access to the Bonner Community Fund
• Access to the Leadership Fund
• Bonner service sites double as work-study sites, if eligible

Expectations of Bonner Scholars:
• 8-10 hours of direct service each week during the school year
• Participation in weekly meetings and training events
• 280 total Bonner hours per academic year (140 hours per semester)
• Participation in the Bonner Fall and Spring retreats
• Participation in the First-Year annual service trip in May
• Participation in the Sophomore Service Exchange
• Participation in the Junior Capstone Experience
• Participation in the Senior Legacy Presentations
• Two funded summer of service internships
• One meeting with director and/or coordinator per semester
Students are invited to apply for admission into the Bonner Program and should carefully consider the commitments and benefits that accompany acceptance into the program.  Applicants must first apply for admission for Centre College and apply for financial aid. Bonner Scholar applications are due by February 1, 2017. Upon review, finalists will be invited for an on-campus or skype interview with the director and/or coordinator of the program.  Scholars will be notified by Mid-March. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Director of the Bonner Program, Gregory Chery at 859-238-8752 or gregory.chery@centre.edu.

*Applicants are highly encouraged to attend our Diversity, Leadership, and Service Weekend on February 24th-26th.

The Language Scholarship

Click here for Language Scholarship application.

The Language Scholarship (Latin, French, German, Japanese, Mandarin or Spanish) program recognizes students with 4-5 years of advanced, high school study in Latin, French, German, Japanese, Mandarin or Spanish who are likely to provide leadership in language study on our campus. Language Scholarships are valued from $2,500 to $5,000 per year and are awarded by the Language Faculty. Students should have experience in and a commitment to further personal development in language study. Majoring in a language is not required. These awards require a separate application (due February 1) and faculty interview. Language scholarship recipients will take two semesters of their target language at Centre (and maintain a 3.0 GPA in these courses) and participate in a study abroad semester. Scholarship recipients must take either two semesters of another foreign language or one semester of another foreign language + Linguistics 210 (and maintain a 3.0 GPA in these courses). Language scholarship recipients are expected to participate in events to create/promote awareness for language/culture. Note that students who are recognized with a general merit scholarship from Centre are eligible for a maximum Language Scholarship of $2,500.

The New Horizons Scholarship

Click here for the New Horizons Scholarship Application Form

The New Horizons Scholarship program recognizes talented students from all backgrounds likely to provide campus leadership in the area of diversity. Up to 40 students from each class are awarded a scholarship in the amount of $24,000. Each scholarship also guarantees priority consideration for need-based aid (in an amount that covers up to the cost of Centre’s comprehensive fee). The separate New Horizons application is due February 1.

 

The Performing Arts Scholarship

The Performing Arts Scholarship (Music and/or Drama) program recognizes talented musicians, actors, and theater technicians. Applicants compete for Performing Arts Scholarships, valued up to $5,000 per year and awarded by the Music and Drama programs. Students should have experience in and a commitment to further personal development in the musical or dramatic arts. Majoring in a performing art is not required. These awards require a separate application and audition or portfolio review. Schedule your audition or portfolio review online when submitting your Performing Arts Scholarship application (due by February 1). Note that students who are recognized with a general merit scholarship from Centre are eligible for a maximum Performing Arts Scholarship of $3,000.

Click here for the Performing Arts Scholarship application.

2016-17 Audition Dates: February 11, 2017 and February 25, 2017.

 

Winners are eligible to receive an award renewable annually upon the recommendation of faculty and the students’ maintaining a 2.0 average overall. Winners of the Music scholarship must be enrolled in a music class, or applied lessons and appropriate ensemble each term the award is held, and must earn a grade of at least C in a graded music class. Music scholarship students must take MUS 120 or MUS 220 AND MUS 230 or MUS 231 by the end of their junior year.

Music & Dramatic Arts Scholarship Auditions

Each applicant is required to audition. We encourage students to audition at Centre on one of our three scheduled audition days, but if that isn’t possible, it is completely acceptable to submit an audio and/or video recording of an audition performance. Auditioners should come to the Norton Center for the Arts and follow the signs to their audition location. Warm-up rooms are available.

Students will be invited to schedule an audition after receipt of the separate performing arts scholarship application (due February 1). Link to this online application is below.

Music Audition Requirements

Vocal: Three songs in contrasting styles performed from memory. One may be from musical theater; the others may be from the art song, folk song, or aria repertoire. Two different languages are preferred but all may be in English.

Instrumental and Keyboard: Two pieces in contrasting styles from different musical periods. Maximum total time is 12 minutes.

Composition: Scores and/or recordings (preferably both) of two representative original pieces, preferably for different instruments, voice, or instrumental/vocal combinations.

It is completely acceptable to perform without an accompanist. If you wish the college to provide an accompanist for your audition, you must send copies of your audition music along with the request for an accompanist at least two weeks prior to the audition. Write in metronome speeds. An applicant may also bring their own accompanist.

Dramatic Arts Audition Requirements

Acting: Prepare two contrasting pieces (about two minutes each) – one classical (Shakespeare, for example) and one contemporary. Be prepared to discuss your process, your previous theatrical experience, what you hope to get out of a liberal arts theatre program, and where you see yourself in ten years.

Production: Bring to your audition a portfolio with photos of examples of sets or other production work you have done as well as a resume listing the productions you have been involved with and what your role was in each.

Florida Match

Centre will match your Bright Futures Scholarship up to the full award amount of “the weighted average tuition of public degree-granting schools.” To be eligible for Florida Match funds, you must:

Apply for admission by January 15.

• File the FAFSA by March 1.

• Gain admission to Centre and reply to our offer by May 1.

Through Centre’s generous scholarship and financial aid program, you may be eligible for Centre merit scholarships or need-based grants worth more than the full Bright Futures amount. In that case, such awards will replace Florida Match funds.

Georgia Match

Centre will match your Georgia HOPE Scholarship up to the full award amount of $3,000 per year. To be eligible for Georgia Match funds, you must:

Apply for admission by January 15.

• File the FAFSA by March 1.

• Gain admission to Centre and reply to our offer by May 1.

Through Centre’s generous scholarship and financial aid program, you may be eligible for Centre merit scholarships or need-based grants worth more than $3,000. In that case, such awards will replace Georgia Match funds.

Louisiana Match

Centre will match your Louisiana TOPS Scholarship up to the full award amount of “the weighted average tuition of public degree-granting schools.” To be eligible for Louisiana Match funds, you must:

Apply for admission by January 15.

• File the FAFSA by March 1.

• Gain admission to Centre and reply to our offer by May 1.

Through Centre’s generous scholarship and financial aid program, you may be eligible for Centre merit scholarships or need-based grants worth more than the full TOPS amount. In that case, such awards will replace Louisiana Match funds.

South Carolina Match

Centre will match your South Carolina LIFE Scholarship up to the full award amount of $4,700 per year. (We do not provide the book allowance.) To be eligible for South Carolina Match funds, you must:

Apply for admission by January 15.

• File the FAFSA by March 1.

• Gain admission to Centre and reply to our offer by May 1.

Through Centre’s generous scholarship and financial aid program, you may be eligible for Centre merit scholarships or need-based grants worth more than the full LIFE Scholarship amount. In that case, such awards will replace South Carolina Match funds.

Tennessee Match

Centre will match your Tennessee Hope Scholarship up to the full award amount of $5,000 per year. To be eligible for Tennessee match funds, you must:

Apply for admission by January 15.

• File the FAFSA by March 1.

• Gain admission to Centre and reply to our offer by May 1.

Through Centre’s generous scholarship and financial aid program, you may be eligible for Centre merit scholarships or need-based grants worth more than your Hope Scholarship equivalent. In that case, such awards will replace Tennessee Match funds.

West Virginia Match

Centre will match your West Virginia Promise scholarship up to the full award amount of $3,700 per year. To be eligible for West Virginia Promise matching funds, you must:

Apply for admission by January 15.

• File the FAFSA by March 1.

• Gain admission to Centre and reply to our offer by May 1.

Through Centre’s generous scholarship and financial aid program, you may be eligible for Centre merit scholarships or need-based grants worth more than the full Promise scholarship amount. In that case, such awards will replace West Virginia Promise match funds.


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