GSE Scholarship Opportunities.
Once participants have successfully completed our program, they qualify for some $3 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
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.”
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.
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 must have at least a 3.50 unweighted high school GPA and a composite ACT score of 25 or higher. For detailed information on how to apply, contact Morehead admissions. Total value: $8,000 per year, $32,000 total.
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 January 2020 at apply.nku.edu
- Submit the $40 application fee
- Submit the high school transcript
- Submit any ACT or SAT scores
University of Kentucky is pleased to provide the following scholarship opportunities to students that complete the Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs Program:
- A Presidential Scholarship will be offered to GSE students that have a 3.50 unweighted GPA on a 4.0 scale, and a minimum 31 ACT or 1390 SAT (M+EBRW).
- A $5,000 Provost Scholarship will be offered to GSE students that have a 3.30 unweighted GPA on a 4.0 scale, and a minimum 28 ACT or 1300 SAT (M+EBRW).
- All other GSE students will receive a $2,500 Provost Scholarship.
- The October ACT and November SAT are the final times students may take the ACT or SAT for scholarship consideration.
- All are four year renewable scholarships, requiring a 3.0 cumulative GPA at UK and full time enrollment each semester.
- These awards begin Fall 2019 with the summer 2018 GSE graduates.
- Students must be first-time freshmen to receive the award.
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. Engineering students get one additional semester of scholarship aid. Scholarships can not be combined with other awards. However students with 31 ACT are eligible to compete for additional dollars and some of our mentored programs that are all inclusive for tuition, plus $8000 and in some cases travel or enrichment program expenses.
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.
Targeted Awards require full-time enrollment (12 or more credit hours).