Scholarship Opportunities

Because GSA alumni are talented and driven individuals who want to make a difference in their communities, 24 colleges and universities (both inside and outside of Kentucky) offer the following scholarships opportunities to GSA alumni.  While GSA alumni are great candidates for many scholarships, each of the following opportunities are specific to completion of GSA’s summer program.

 

Are you a college/university that would like to attract Kentucky’s best and brightest by joining this list? Let us know at gsainfo@kentuckycenter.org.

 

Note: The scholarship opportunities available to GSA alumni are administered by the colleges/universities and NOT by the Governor’s School for the Arts. GSA can only verify your attendance to the summer program. Please directly contact the Admissions Office with questions and to inquire about what paperwork must be completed for each school you are interested in – do not assume that the school will automatically know you are a GSA alumnus and provide you with a scholarship. Remember that deadlines for eligibility may mean that ALL the necessary documents must be completed and in their office on that date. Each school has different requirements. The earlier you know what they require to process your GSA scholarship and to learn about other scholarships that you might qualify for, the easier the process will be. Call early and often to inquire about all the specifics of the college application process.

 

Asbury University
Wilmore, Kentucky
859-858-3511
www.asbury.edu
Amount: Level 1: 15% of tuition; renewable
Level 2: 20% of tuition; renewable
Level 3: 25% of tuition; renewable
Level 4: 35% of tuition; renewable
Number awarded: Unlimited
Deadline: N/A
Award Notice: Rolling
Eligibility: Level 1: GSA alumni; must maintain 3.0 GPA
Must meet two of three criteria in each level of award below:
Level 2: 3.5 GPA, 27/1200, top 10% of class; must maintain 3.3 GPA
Level 3: 3.7 GPA, 29/1280, top 5% of class; must maintain 3.4 GPA
Level 4: 3.9 GPA, 30/1320, top 2% of class; must maintain 3.5 GPA
Scholarship recipients are not eligible for a combination of Asbury University merit or minority scholarships. Whichever scholarship amount is higher, that scholarship is awarded to the student.

Bellarmine University
Louisville, Kentucky
502-452-8131
www.bellarmine.edu
Amount: $1,500 per year, renewable and in addition to any other institutional Academic Scholarship or Merit Award
Number Awarded: Unlimited
Deadline: February 1st
Award Notice: Rolling
Eligibility: Awards are made available for all GSA Alumni.  Awards are only available for full-time enrollment during the fall and spring semesters (Note: This scholarship is listed as Kentucky Governor’s Scholarship in Bellarmine’s materials).

Campbellsville University
Campbellsville, KY
800-264-6014
270-789-5000
www.campbellsville.edu
Amount: Full tuition scholarships based on music audition and academics
Number Awarded: Two
Deadline: Audition prior to April 1st
Award notice: April 1st
Eligibility: Any GSA alumni who plan to major in music. Must have at least a 3.0 GPA and a minimum 24 ACT to qualify. Recipients will be required to participate in a minimum of TWO ensembles each semester (to be assigned) and maintain an overall 3.0 GPA.  Recipients will not be eligible for additional Campbellsville University merit funds.(Contact Campbellsville University for the most updated information).


Centre College
Danville, Kentucky
859-238-5350
www.centre.edu
Amount: Minimum of $14,500 per year if you meet other criteria.
Number Awarded: Unlimited.
Deadline: Early Action: December 1; Early Decision 1: December 1; Early Decision 2: January 15; Regular Decision: January 15 (same as application deadlines).
Award Notice: January 18 for Early Action; January 1 for Early Decision 1; February 8 for Early Decision 2; March 11 for Regular Decision.
Eligibility: GSA alumni in the top 10% of their graduation class, 3.5 GPA and an ACT composite score of 28 or equivalent SAT score. Other Centre merit scholarships are available as well as performing arts scholarships. This is a minimum guarantee, not an amount that will stack on top of a higher merit scholarship.


Eastern Kentucky University
Richmond, Kentucky
859-622-210
www.eku.edu
Amount: $1000 to full tuition 4-year scholarships based on music audition.
Number Awarded: Unlimited
Deadline: Audition prior to March 1st
Award Notice: Rolling
Eligibility: All GSA alumni who plan to major in music.  Must have at least a 3.0 GPA and a minimum 20 ACT to qualify.  Must be admitted by March 1st.  Recipients must be fully admitted to EKU prior to being offered an award and must maintain an overall 2.5 GPA.  Recipients MAY be eligible for the following additional EKU admissions scholarships if admitted prior to Feb. 1st: 23-24 ACT, $3,500/year; 25-28 ACT, $6,000/year; 29-31 ACT, $10,000/year; 32+ ACT, $13,000/year.  Total award may not be above the cost of attendance.

 

Georgetown College
Georgetown, KY
502-863-8028
www.georgetowncollege.edu
Amount: $17,500 per year, renewable for four years
Number Awarded: Unlimited
Deadline: February 1st
Award Notice: March 1st
Eligibility: Governor’s School for the Arts alumni.  Award is not in addition to any academic scholarship but may be in addition to a fine arts scholarship pending audition or portfolio admission.

 

Kansas City Art Institute
Kansas City, Missouri
800-522-5224
www.kcai.edu
Amount: KCAI will be providing merit scholarships ranging annually from $12,000 to $21,000 per year, renewable annually based on KCAI’s scholarship renewal policy. Additional assistance may be available by completing the FAFSA.
Deadline: February 1st
Award Notice: Rolling
Eligibility: Governor’s School for the Arts alumni with a minimum high school grade point average of 2.5 to receive the Kentucky GSA scholarship at KCAI.

 

Lindsey Wilson College
Columbia, KY
270-384-2126
www.lindsey.edu
Amount: Level 1: Up to a full-tuition scholarship to GSA alumni who have at least a composite ACT score of 24 and a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 3.0
Level 2:Up to a one-half tuition scholarship to GSA alumni who have less than a 24 composite ACT score or a high school GPA less than 3.0.
Number Awarded: Unlimited
Deadline: April 1st
Award Notice: Rolling
Eligibility: Awards are available for all GSA alumni.  General scholarship policies as outlined in the Lindsey Wilson College catalog apply to this scholarship. 

Marlboro College
Marlboro, Vermont
(800)343-004
www.marlboro.edu
Amount: $5000
Number Awarded: Unlimited
Deadline: January 15th
Award Notice: Upon Acceptance to Marlboro College
Eligibility: Verification of completion of summer residency program and acceptance to Marlboro College.

 

Midway College
Midway, Kentucky
(859)846-5347
www.midway.edu

Amount: $2000
Number awarded: Unlimited
Deadline: February 1st
Award Notice: Rolling
Eligibility: This $2,000 per year scholarship is renewable and is offered in addition to other merit aid the student may otherwise receive. The Governor’s Scholars Scholarship award is only available for full-time enrollment during the fall and spring semester.

 

Morehead State University
Morehead, KY
1-800-585-6781
www.moreheadstate.edu
Amount: Full Tuition [$30,000 over four years]
Deadline: March 15
Award Notice: Rolling
Eligibility: 1. Be admitted to MSU for the 2014-15 academic year as a new incoming freshman or transfer student with fewer than 30 hours and meet all of following requirements:
2. Be a legal resident of Kentucky; and 3. Be an alumnus of the Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program (GSP) or Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA); and
4. Have at least a 3.75 unweighted high school GPA; and 5. Achieve a minimum 25 ACT composite score (1130 SAT composite verbal + math)
See more at: http://www.moreheadstate.edu/content_template.aspx?id=18627#sthash.JiosJvzf.vvQU9UJ0.dpuf

 

Murray State University
Murray, KY
800-272-4678
www.murraystate.edu
Amount and Eligibility: Scholarship 1: Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program and Governor’s School for the Arts alumni.
Renewable full tuition if they have at least a 25 ACT composite score and a 3.5 cumulative GPA.
Scholarship 2: GSP/GSA alumni who have below a 25 ACT but at least a 3.3 cumulative GPA are eligible to receive a renewable GSP/GSA scholarship for $1,000 per year.
Scholarship 3: (Talent Scholarship) In addition, there will be six competitive full tuition scholarships for GSA alumni not meeting the 25 ACT and 3.5 GPA requirements.
Number Awarded: 6 (Talent-based scholarships); others are unlimited
Deadline: January 15th
Award Notice: March 15th
*These GSP/GSA scholarships are awarded for four years eight consecutive semesters) or until the first Bachelor’s degree is obtained, whichever occurs first, and require a 3.25 cumulative GPA to renew the scholarship. GSP/GSA scholarships cannot be combined with MSU’s Academic Achievement Scholarship or CHA scholarships. In order to qualify for any scholarships at Murray State, students must complete and meet the appropriate admission and scholarship processes and deadlines.
For complete MSU scholarship information, please visit: http://www.murraystate.edu/Students/Undergraduate/PayingForCollege/fas/scholarships/scholarshipGSPGSA.aspx

 

Northern Kentucky University
Highland Heights, Kentucky
859-572-6433
www.nku.edu
Amount: Full in state tuition, renewable
Number Awarded: Various
Deadline: Students must apply for admission to NKU by January 15th for scholarship
Award Notice: Students are notified on a rolling basis between the months of November and January
Eligibility: Must have participated in the Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program or the Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts. Must have an ACT composite score of 24 or higher or SAT score of 1090 or above. Must have at least a 3.0 GPA . Must be a degree-seeking student.
Note: Renewable after the first year with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; must have earned 30 credit hours during the prior academic year. After earning 30 credit hours, it is renewable for an additional two academic years with maintenance of a cumulative GPA of 3.25 and must have earned 30 credit hours in the prior academic year.

 

Salem College
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
www.salem.edu
Amount: Estimated $20,000 per year – renewable for four years
Number Awarded: 4
Deadline: January 10th (postmark deadline)
Award Notice: February 28th
Eligibility: Attended any residential Governor’s School program such as the Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts. Must maintain a 3.0 college GPA.

Savannah College of Art and Design
Savannah, Georgia
912-525-5100
www.scad.edu
Amount: An artistic scholarship of at least $1,500 per year. Accepted students may be eligible for a higher award based on a portfolio, audition, or writing submission
Number Awarded: An undetermined limited number
Deadline: New students may enter fall (September), winter (January), spring (March) or summer (June), although most students begin in September. To take advantage of the greatest opportunities at SCAD, applicants should start the admission and financial aid process as early as possible.
Award Notice: At notice of acceptance to the college. Student must provide documentation of completion of program at the time of application.
Eligibility: Participated in selected Governor’s Honors programs or Governor’s School for the Arts alumni. For a complete list of SCAD recognized outstanding achievements and programs, please visit http://www.scad.edu/admission/financial-aid-and-scholarships/scholarships

Thomas More College
Crestview Hills, Kentucky
(859) 344-3319
www.thomasmore.edu
Amount: Waiver for the cost of a traditional residence hall room for up to 8 semesters. Valued at $13,000 over four years.
Number Awarded: Unlimited
Deadline: Priority deadline-March 15th
Award Notice: At Acceptance to the College
Eligibility: Governor’s School for the Arts or Governor’s Scholar alumni; must maintain a 3.0 GPA.
Note: Listed as Kentucky Governor’s Scholar scholarship. Proof of program completion is required.
*Contact Thomas More College for most updated information

Transylvania University
Lexington, Kentucky
859-233-8242
www.transy.edu
Amount: Minimum of $10,000 per year – renewable
Number Awarded: Unlimited
Deadline: Dec. 1st for early action, February 1st regular decision
Award Notice: Soon after deadline (March 1st)
Eligibility: Governor’s School for the Arts alumni.

University of Evansville
Evansville, IN
800-424-8634
www.evansville.edu
Amount: $1,000 per year, renewable award that will be in addition to any other institutional Academic Scholarship or Merit-Based Award. The award is renewable with a 2.5 UE annual grade point average.
Number Awarded: Unlimited
Deadline: February 1st
Award Notice: Rolling
Eligibility: Awards are available for all GSA Alumni. These awards can only be used for full-time enrollment during the fall and spring semesters. Please note that this award may not stack on top of any full-tuition award the University of Evansville may offer.

University of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN
(317) 788-3226
http://theatre.uindy.edu
Amount: $2,500 per year
Number Awarded: Unlimited
Deadline: N/A
Award Notice: Rolling
Eligibility: Any GSA/YPAS alumni who major in Theatre or Theatre Education. For information on other UIndy academic, merit, and talent-based scholarships, visit: http://uindy.edu/financial-aid-for-new-students/grants-and-scholarships
All YPAS or GSA alumni are automatically eligible for a $2,500 per year “GSA/YPAS Theatre Scholarship.”  Must be a full-time Theatre or Theatre Education major • Renewable for a total of 8 full-time semesters • Must maintain 2.5 GPA • Must be actively involved in every production
Any YPAS or GSA alumnus who chooses to audition or present a portfolio is also eligible for a regular “Theatre Scholarship.” The “Theatre Scholarship” can be up to one-quarter tuition and, if awarded, would supplant the “GSA/YPAS Theatre Scholarship.” The same eligibility criteria above apply.

 

University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY
859-257-4198
www.uky.edu
Amount: Tier 1- Full Tuition, renewable;
Tier 2- $1,500 per year, renewable
Number Awarded: Unlimited
Deadline: Must be admitted to the university and have qualifying scores in by March 1st.
Award Notice: April 1st
Eligibility: Governor’s School for the Arts alumni must be incoming freshman.
Tier 1- (Presidential Scholarship) – minimum 1250 SAT (M + CR) or 28 ACT and a 3.3 unweighted high school GPA.
Tier 2 -(Provost Scholarship) – Complete GSP/GSA.

 

University of Louisville
Louisville, KY
502-852-2281
www.louisville.edu
Amount: Tier 1- Full Tuition guaranteed, renewable; Tier 2- $3,500, renewable
Number Awarded: Unlimited
Deadline: January 15th
Award Notice: March 1st
Eligibility: Governor’s School for the Arts Alumni
Tier 1- minimum 28 ACT/1250 SAT and 3.35 GPA on 4.0 scale
Tier 2- minimum 25 ACT/1130 SAT and 3.35 GPA on 4.0 scale
Must maintain a 3.0 GPA.

 

University of Pikeville
Pikeville, KY
606-218-5250
www.upike.edu
Amount: $3,000 per year.  Scholarships are renewable with maintenance of cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and completion of 24 credit hours during the prior academic year. Can be combined with other scholarships awarded based on academic merit.
Number Awarded: Unlimited
Deadline: Rolling
Award Notice: Rolling
Eligibility: Alumni of the Governor’s School for the Arts.
*Contact University of Pikeville for most updated information 

 

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film
Nashville, TN
615-383-4848
www.watkins.edu

Amount: $1,000 per year for up to four years.  Scholarship will be renewed annually as long as the cumulative GPA at the end of the spring semester is 3.0 or above.  Annual amount is split between fall and spring semesters and is based on full-time registration of 12 or more credits per semester. Amount will be prorated if student registers for less than full-time in any semester. This award will be added to any other scholarship that may be awarded based on other criteria.
Number Awarded: Unlimited.
Deadline: Application must be completed by May 1st for fall entry and by November 1st for spring entry. Certificate of attendance at GSA must accompany application.
Award Notice: Award notification will be in letter of acceptance.
Eligibility: Must be an alumnus of GSA.

***In addition to this GSA scholarship, Watkins matches up to $2,500 in KEES funds per year for up to four years. Incoming students must provide documentation showing the amount of KEES funds they qualify for, and students must maintain a 3.0 GPA at Watkins to renew the scholarship for each year.

Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, KY
270-745-2344
www.wku.edu
Amount: Full Tuition and Partial Tuition Scholarships Available, Renewable for 8 semesters
Number Awarded: A limited number
Deadline: January 15th
Award Notice: April 1st
Eligibility: Incoming Freshmen, GSA alumni, 2.5 GPA or above AND 20 or higher on the ACT composite score (or 930 or above on the SAT). Must major in Creative Writing, Dance, Music, Performing Arts, Theater, or Visual Art. Departments for the above majors may have additional requirements.  For more information visit