Contact your admissions counselor for more information on any of these scholarships.
Transylvania offers many scholarships for designated groups of students. To apply for these scholarships, students must submit their application for admission by February 1, 2020 for enrollment beginning in fall 2020.
These scholarships of $5,000 per year are awarded to students from racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds on the basis of academic success, intellectual engagement, leadership and service experiences.
Governor's Scholars, Governor's School for the Arts, Governor's School for Entrepreneurs
Kentucky Governor's scholars and participants in the Governor's School for the Arts and Governor's School for Entrepreneurs admitted for fall 2020 receive a guaranteed minimum award of $23,000 per year. This can not be combined with other academic merit awards.
Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship
Students who complete the Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship program on Transylvania's campus are eligible for a minimum award of $18,000 per year. This can not be combined with other academic merit awards.
Students who complete the Rogers Scholars program in Kentucky are eligible for a minimum award of $18,000 per year. This can not be combined with other academic merit awards.
International Baccalaureate Programme participants can receive scholarships ranging from $8,000/year (diploma courses) to $18,000/year (full diploma candidates). Read more about the Transylvania IB Scholars program.
Students admitted for fall 2020 who have a parent, step-parent, grandparent, step-grandparent, sibling or step-sibling that is considered a Transylvania alum will receive a renewable $2,000 scholarship ($8,000 over four years) that can be combined with other academic scholarships. Siblings of current Transylvania students are also eligible.
Students who are involved in unique extracurricular activities are eligible for a scholarship of $1,500-$2,000 per year. Transylvania will request a resume of activities, leadership and involvement in school, church, work, etc.
Army ROTC scholarships offer tuition and fees for up to $18,000, a $600 textbook allowance and a $250 tax-free monthly stipend during the academic year for each year the student is a recipient. In addition, Transylvania will provide to each three- and four-year recipient at least the value of room and board. (This may be a combination of scholarships and grants.) Recipients must enroll in Army ROTC courses, which are taught in partnership with the University of Kentucky on its campus. Upon graduation, recipients receive a commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. For more information, contact the Army ROTC office at (859) 257-6865 or visit UK ROTC website.
Air Force ROTC scholarships, through a partnership with the University of Kentucky, offer two- to four-year college scholarships in all majors. All Air Force scholarships are capped at various amounts: Type 1 has no cap, Type 2 is capped at $15,000, and Type 7 is capped at $9,000. Recipients receive a $900 textbook allowance and a $300-500 tax-free monthly stipend during the academic year. In addition, Transylvania will provide to each three- and four-year recipient at least the value of room and board. (This may be a combination of scholarships and grants.) Upon graduation, recipients receive a commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. For more information contact the Air Force ROTC office at (859) 257-7115 or visit UK Air Force ROTC website.
Transylvania Endowment Grants
Transylvania offers grants that are based on merit and financial need. If applicants are interested in these grants they will be required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
Tuition Exchange Scholarships
Only family members of employees of the colleges and universities that belong to Tuition Exchange Inc. are eligible to apply for Tuition Exchange scholarships. Please visit Tuition Exchange’s website for more information.
Austin E. Knowlton Memorial Scholarship
The Austin E. Knowlton Memorial Scholarship is awarded to students who are residents of Ohio planning to major in a STEM field. Interested Ohio students may contact the Transylvania financial aid office for more details.
This scholarship of $1,000 per year is awarded to those who are recruited for the cheer program. Contact coach Tora Carter at email@example.com for more information.
This scholarship of $1,000 per year is awarded to those who are recruited for the dance program. Contact coach Tora Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
This scholarship of $1,000 per year is awarded to those who are recruited for the equestrian (eventing) program. Contact coach Tonya Davis at email@example.com for more information.
Students who complete the Youth Salute program at Transylvania and are selected as a Youth Salute Scholar are eligible for an award of $1,000 per year.
Scholarships begin at $18,000. Contact the Office of Admissions at 859-233-8242 for more information.
The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science
Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics
Graduates of these programs receive a $18,000 scholarship. Contact the Office of Admissions at 859-233-8242 for more information.
Henry Clay High School (Lexington, Kentucky) — Liberal Arts Academy
Lexington Catholic High School (Lexington) — Exemplar Scholars
Paul L. Dunbar High School (Lexington) — Math, Science, Technology Center
Bryan Station High School (Lexington) — IT Academy
For more information on these scholarships, please contact the Office of Admissions at 859-233-8242.
Christian Church – Disciples of Christ Scholarships
Disciples of Christ Scholarship
The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and Transylvania have been partners in education since 1865.
As a result of this historic relationship, any DOC student admitted for fall 2020 who is a verified member of a DOC congregation will be awarded an automatic $1,000 scholarship per year ($4,000 over four years) to attend Transylvania. The DOC scholarship is renewable annually provided the student maintains satisfactory academic progress.
Premier Scholarship Program
International students are eligible to compete for the Premier Scholarship Program, Transylvania's top academic scholarship program. Students will be automatically considered for Premier Scholarships upon completion of their application. Selections will be assessed based on the completed application and the completion of an interview.
International Merit Scholarships
International scholarships are awarded based on a holistic review of the student's application and will be automatically considered upon application. Potential award amounts include:
- Global Superior: $20,000
- Global Excellence: $18,000
- Global Prestige: $15,000
Transylvania has joined 57 other U.S. colleges and universities in a pledge to provide financial support for incoming international students to encourage study in the United States through the #YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship.
Transylvania will award an annual, renewable, 50% tuition scholarship for up to two incoming students.
To be eligible, you must:
- Be a first-year international applicant of any major to a participating college or university. (International applicants are individuals who hold citizenship in a country outside the U.S. and who don't also possess U.S. citizenship or permanent residency.)
- Have graduated from or attended a secondary school outside the U.S.
- Demonstrate an interest and initiative in promoting intercultural learning and exchange.
- Meet the admission criteria and adhere to the deadlines at Transylvania.
- Complete the #YouAreWelcomeHere scholarship application and a 500-1000 word essay or a two-to-five minute video describing your aspirations to conduct projects, research, employment or other experiences that will advance intercultural learning.
#YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarships must be submitted to Alice Schaaf, assistant director of international recruitment, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org by Jan. 1, 2020.