Impact Scholarship

The Impact Scholarship covers full tuition and fees for students of diverse backgrounds who display leadership, personal perseverance and are involved with one of Transy’s community-based partnerships. This scholarship, when combined with other Transylvania aid, will cover full tuition and fees.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a U.S citizen
  • Have a 3.5 weighted GPA or higher
  • Demonstrate involvement and/or leadership in one of Transy’s community-based partnerships such as Adelante, YMCA Black Achievers, BMW Academy, and Common Good (other organizations may also be considered).
  • Be a student of color (African American, Hispanic or Latinx, Asian American, Native American or multi-racial)
  • Be involved in extracurricular organizations (full-time or part-time work included) and/or community service
  • Provide strong evidence of leadership
  • Show evidence of having overcome difficult social, economic or physical obstacles to education.

To be considered, students must submit an application for admission, essay and a letter of recommendation from their community-based organization advisor, a high school teacher or a high school guidance/school counselor. Applications must be received by December 1. Those selected as potential recipients will be contacted for an interview.

Federal Student Aid

Filing the FAFSA each year is the most important step toward receiving federal and state aid funds (loans, grants and work-study) and aid directly from Transylvania. Virtually every Transy applicant who completes the FAFSA is offered some form of aid, with an average package of approximately $30,000 per year.

You can complete a FAFSA beginning Oct. 1 each year. 

File the FAFSA using Transy’s ID: 001987

First-time Student Application

We’re so glad you’re interested in making Transylvania your college home. We have a committed staff of admission counselors who can help you through the application process.

It all begins with an application. A first-time college student is any student who has not been enrolled at a college or university. Students who have taken college-level or dual-credit courses while in high school are considered first-time students.

Get in touch

Phone: 859‑233‑8239 or 800‑872‑6798
Fax: 859‑281‑3650

Old Morrison, 1st Floor
Hours M-F, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

300 North Broadway
Lexington, Kentucky

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