GSE Scholarship Opportunities.
Once participants have successfully completed our program, they qualify for some $5 million of scholarships from Kentucky's universities and colleges.
Dozens of alumni have chosen to enroll in entrepreneurial programs at Kentucky universities and attribute this decision to the inspiration they received attending GSE in high school.
GSE Scholarship Opportunities
Bellarmine University is greatly increasing its award for students who participate in the Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program, Governor’s School for the Arts and the Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs to $30,000 a year.
The award will cover more than two-thirds of the cost of Bellarmine’s tuition for the Commonwealth’s most promising high school students starting Fall 2023. Previously, Bellarmine offered GSP, GSA and GSE participants $1,500 per year, on top of any other scholarships.
Centre also recognizes Kentucky students who are alumni of either the Governor’s Scholars Program, the Governor’s School for the Arts, or the Governor's School for Entrepreneurs with a special scholarship guarantee. Students who successfully complete these programs and meet the following criteria automatically receive the Founders Scholarship ($20,000 per year). The GSA/GSP/GSE guarantee is reserved for students who have: 1) been admitted to the College, 2) GPA of 3.5 or higher (core academic courses only), 3) Top 10% of their class (if school ranks), 4) ACT composite of 28 or higher or an equivalent SAT score. This is only a minimum scholarship level, and students may be eligible for a more valuable scholarship based specific qualifications.
Update due to COVID-19:
“We at Centre College celebrate those students selected to participate in Kentucky’s Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs (GSE). We also understand that, due to the uncertainty surrounding the novel coronavirus, these selected participants will not have the traditional GSE experience this summer. Regardless of the summer experience, Centre College remains committed to making the best education affordable for talented students in the Commonwealth and will honor the Governor’s Scholar Pledge for each individual who successfully completes the requirements as outlined by the GSE and is offered admission to Centre College.”
GSE Entrepreneurs are eligible to receive $2000 annually.
For the upcoming year, the scholarship offering is $1500/semester and $3000/year. The minimum ACT requirement is 24. In addition, the students major should be in areas of study offered by the Management, Marketing, and International Business Department.
The contact for the scholarship is Dr. Weiling Zhuang.
GSE Entrepreneurs are eligible to receive $17,500 annually
Students are eligible for half tuition scholarship, valued at approximately $11,000. For students with an ACT score of 25 or higher, you have the opportunity to submit an essay about your GSE experience to increase your scholarship. The students who submit the top six essays overall from the GSP, GSA, and GSE will be awarded $16,000 scholarships.
Students with a composite ACT score of 24 and a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 may receive up to a full tuition scholarship. Students with a composite ACT score of less than 24 or a high school GPA of less than 3.0 may receive up to a one-half tuition scholarship. This scholarship is renewable for three years.
Applicants with at least a 3.50 unweighted high school GPA and a composite ACT score of 23 or higher to receive $8,000 per year, $32,000 total.
Applicants with at least a 3.50 unweighted high school GPA and a composite ACT score of 28 or higher to receive $10,000 per year, $40,000 total.
For detailed information on how to apply, contact Morehead admissions.
There are two Scholarship Levels for Kentucky GSE, GSP and GSA Alumni who will be entering Murray State as new freshmen in the fall semester
Who is eligible:
Full tuition scholarship - Students with a minimum 3.5 cumulative high school GPA & minimum 25 ACT Composite score
$1,000 per year - students who have an ACT Composite Score 18-24 and a 3.3 or above cumulative high school GPA.
3.25 cumulative GPA
Full-time enrollment (at least 12 credit hour per each fall and spring semester)
Completion of at least 24 credit hours combined from the fall and spring semester
GSE/GSP/GSA Scholarships cannot be combined with Academic Achievement Scholarships, Presidential Fellowships, Commonwealth Honors Academy Scholarships, Marvin D. Mills Scholarships or National Merit Finalist Scholarships.
SCHOLARSHIP OFFERING STARTING FALL 2024:
- 3.75+ weighted HS GPA and 34+ ACT*
- Full Tuition + $6,000 Stipend for students living in NKU housing
Founders/KY Governor's Scholarship
- 3.50+ weighted HS GPA
- 3.00-3.49 weighted HS GPA
*Or, SAT Combined Critical reading and mathematics scores of 1490 or higher.
In order to qualify for a Kentucky Governor's Scholarship you must:
- Apply for admission to NKU by December 1, 2022 at apply.nku.edu for priority consideration
- Submit the $40 application fee
- Submit high school transcript(s)
- If applicable, submit any ACT or SAT scores for Presidential Scholarship consideration
PREVIOUS SCHOLARSHIP OFFERING:
Kentucky Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs Program – students who have participated in the Kentucky Governor's School for Entrepreneurs Program and have a 3.0 or higher high school GPA and a 24 ACT / 1160 SAT or higher will receive a full tuition scholarship.
Apply for admission by December, 1 2022 at apply.nku.edu
- Submit the $40 application fee
- Submit the high school transcript
- Submit any ACT or SAT scores
We would like to reassure all GSE alums that since this change was made after the Fall 2022 semester began, that we will honor the previous scholarship eligibility criteria for all current high school seniors who participated in the Summer Governor’s program and who will enroll at NKU beginning Fall 2023.
All Kentucky Governor's scholars receive a guaranteed minimum award of $24,000 per year. Most GSE entrepreneurs receive even more in academic scholarships.
Union College offers up to Full Tuition for 6 Governor School participants (GSP, GSA, GSE)
University of Kentucky is pleased to provide scholarship opportunities to students that complete the Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs Program.
Students must apply and have qualifying academic credentials on file by December 1, 2022. All awards are made based on the availability of funds and early application is strongly encouraged for scholarship consideration.
Please note, applying by the December 1st Early Action Deadline does not guarantee receipt of a scholarship.
- Full In State Tuition
- Traditional Criteria: 3.50 unweighted GPA and 31 ACT/1390 SAT
- Test Optional Criteria: 4.0 unweighted GPA
- $5,000 per year
- Traditional Criteria: 3.30 unweighted GPA and 28 ACT/1300 SAT
- Test Optional Criteria: 3.75 unweighted GPA
- $2,500 per year
- Completion of GSE
Additionally, applicants for the Kentucky Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs Presidential Scholarship must complete the competitive scholarship section of the admission application to have their application reviewed for this highly competitive scholarship as a limited number of scholarships will be offered. For additional details, please reference the information available online on UK's website:
The following scholarships are for GSE alum who are first-time freshman.
The criteria are:
- All program participants with a weighted 3.5 GPA with ACT below 28: $5000
- 28-30 ACT and 3.5 weighted GPA: $7500
- 31 and above ACT and 3.5 weighted GPA: Full Kentucky resident tuition
All are four year renewable scholarships with a 3.0 U of L cumulative GPA. No deadline; scholarships are awarded through May 1. No scholarship application required.
Students who participated in KY Governor’s Scholars, KY Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs, and KY Governor’s School for the Arts are eligible for an academic scholarship at WKU.
National Merit and Achievement Semi-Finalists and Rogers Scholars are eligible for an academic scholarship at WKU.
These Targeted Awards require a minimum 3.0 unweighted GPA.
To be considered for this Targeted Award, students must have a complete application package on file. A complete application package includes the following:
- Applied AND admitted to WKU by February 1
- Applied to TOPDollar by February 1
- Official high school transcript received by February 1
Award & Notification
The value of this Targeted Award is $1,500 per academic year ($6,000 over a four year period).
Students who qualify for a Targeted Award and are admitted by February 1 will be notified of their eligibility for this award shortly after being admitted.
Students receiving a Targeted Award may also be eligible for Cherry Presidential, Academic Merit and TOPDollar awards, up to Cost of Attendance.
Targeted Awards require full-time enrollment (12 or more credit hours).