Scholarship Programs

Mailing Address:
Centre College
600 West Walnut Street
Danville, KY 40422
Combs Center, Second Floor
Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday, excluding College holidays

Crounse Hall

The Scholarship Programs at Centre are designed to cultivate critical thinking, initiative, creative problem solving, and communication skills — all the tools necessary to become a successful leader, both on campus and beyond.

Scholarship Program Contacts

The goal in the leadership offering is to help young people realize their potential as leaders and to give them the tools needed to take positive action in improving our world.


Gregory Chery

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Director of Community Service and the Bonner Program Work Centre College Student Life Office Campus Center Work Phone: 859.238.8752

Greg, a native of Port-Au-Prince, Haiti by way of Boston, Mass., joined the Student Life Staff in 2016. He came to Centre in 2007 as a Posse Scholar and graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy. Prior to joining the Student Life Staff, Greg spent five years in Centre’s Admission Office, mainly focusing on diversity recruiting, and also advising the Diversity Student Union. Now, He serves as the Director of Community Service and The Bonner Program.


Sarah Scott Hall

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Director of the Grissom Scholars Program • Coordinator of Centre Scholarship Programs Work Scholarship Programs Combs Center - 2nd Floor, Room 205 Work Phone: 859.238.6086

Sarah re-joined Centre College in 2001, serving as Associate Dean and Director of Residence Life. She is a Centre graduate from 1993 and worked as co-director of Greek Life and Student Activities after graduating. She received her master’s degree in counseling psychology in 1997 from the University of Kentucky and served as Director of Counseling and Health Services at Georgetown College from 1997-2001. After working in the Student Life Office for 15 years, she is now working in Admission as Director of the Grissom Scholars Program for first-generation college students, and coordinates other scholarship programs on campus. Sarah has served the SACCOC accreditation organization as a reviewer for over ten years. She is a Strengths Coach, trained by the Gallup organization, and provides leadership consulting based on the strengths approach. Sarah started the Leadership Certificate Program at Centre College and she is currently working on her doctorate in Leadership and Higher Education from Bellarmine University.



First generation student success.


John Kinkade

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Charles T. Hazelrigg Associate Professor of English • Brown Fellows Contact English Work Crounse Hall—417 Work Phone: 859.238.5333

John Kinkade is Charles T. Hazelrigg Associate Professor of English. In 2010, he was named a Centre Scholar. Prior to joining Centre’s faculty in 2006, he taught at the Texas Military Institute, the University of Texas at Austin, and in the Naples, Fla., community schools.

He graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Centre College with degrees in English and government, and earned a master’s and Ph.D. in English literature at the University of Texas at Austin.

File last updated: 9/13/13


Robert Schalkoff

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Director of the Lincoln Scholars Program Work Scholarship Programs Combs Center - 2nd Floor, Room 208 Work Phone: 859.238.6088

Robert Schalkoff selected as inaugural director of the Lincoln Scholars Program

Posted by Centre News March 7, 2016

Centre College literally searched the world for a director of its new Lincoln Scholars Program and hired an accomplished academic and administrator from Yamaguchi Prefectural University (YPU) in Japan.

Robert Schalkoff, who currently oversees YPU’s Program for the Development of Global Talent and serves as a faculty member in the Department of Intercultural Studies, will begin his new duties at Centre on July 5, 2016.

The hire matches perfectly with the nature of Centre’s newest premier scholarship program, according to President John A. Roush.

“The donors specified that this prestigious scholarship be offered to students who possess the capacity and deep desire to change the world,” Roush said, “and we are fortunate to have found in Robert someone with a truly global perspective.”

Schalkoff couldn’t be happier about his selection.

“I am grateful for the opportunity not only to become a member of the Centre community but also to engage in the rewarding activity of building a program of lasting significance at an institution I know and respect,” Schalkoff said.

“The challenge and promise of this endeavor are very exciting,” he added, “and I am prepared to devote all my energy to working with this extraordinary group of students and building the program into national prominence.”

Schalkoff brings nearly 20 years experience in higher education to this appointment, the last six of which he served as director of two university-wide programs, and more than 25 years of international experience. More…