Campbellsville University Scholarships & Grants

Academic Scholarships
Presidential Excellence
Presidential Scholarship
Governor’s Scholar Scholarship
Governor’s Scholar for the Arts Scholarship
Baptist Leadership Awards
Junior Miss Scholarship
Art, Drama, Journalism, Band, & Music Performance Grants and Competitive Scholarships
Athletic Performance Grants
Transfer Scholarship
KEES Matching
G.R.O.W. Scholarship – Getting Ready for Opportunities in the Workforce
Diversity Scholarship Program
General Association of Baptists in Kentucky
Diversity Scholarship for Teacher Education
Diversity Scholarship for Christian Ministry
Chowning Minority Scholarship Program
Natural Science Scholarships and Internships

At Campbellsville University, the Financial Aid Committee reserves the right to expand, reduce or adjust financial aid programs and funds awarded when necessary to meet Federal, state, or institutional regulation or budget changes. If a student receives a scholarship equal to half-tuition or more, he/she may not be eligible for additional institutional assistance.

Scholarships for First Semester Freshmen

Academic Scholarships

Academic scholarships are based on ACT or SAT scores and grade point average (GPA) and can be received for four years with required GPA.

Presidential Excellence

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  • Competitive scholarship, open to students who have a 33-36 on ACT / 2170-2400 and 3.5 GPA 1
  • Scholarship up to full tuition, room and board*
  • Deadline: December 1

Presidential Scholarship

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  • Competitive scholarship, open to students who have a 30-32 on ACT / 1980-2160 and 3.5 GPA
  • Up to 5 full tuition scholarships*
  • Deadline: December 1

Governor’s Scholar Scholarship

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  • Competitive scholarship awarded to students who have participated in the Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program; application is required and will be awarded to students based on GPA, ACT/SAT, and quality and content of essay Minimum GPA of 3.5 and 25 ACT / 1720 SAT
  • Up to 3 full tuition scholarships*
  • Deadline: December 1

Governor’s Scholar for the Arts Scholarship

  • Competitive scholarship awarded to students who have participated in the Kentucky Governor’s Scholars for the Arts Program; awarded to students based on Minimum GPA of 3.0 and 25 ACT and audition with the School of Music
  • Up to 2 full tuition scholarships*
  • Contact the School of Music

Baptist Leadership Awards

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  • Renewable annually with required GPA of 2.0 and service to campus officesFor high school seniors nominated by their Baptist pastors; evaluated upon Church Commitment, achievements, and leadership in community, school, and church
  • Scholarship amounts: $1,500 scholarship (50)
  • Deadline: December 1

Junior Miss Scholarship

  • Renewable annually Statewide Competition Winner eligible for scholarship up to $3,500 per year Statewide Competition First Runner-Up ($3,000 per year), Second Runner-Up ($2,500 per year), and Scholastic Winner ($3,500 per year) eligible for scholarship
  • County/Regional Scholastic Winner eligible for scholarship up to $3,000 per year
  • County/Regional First Runner-Up eligible for scholarship up to $2,500 per year
  • County/Regional Second Runner-Up eligible for scholarship up to $2,000 per year
  • Each county/regional winner is eligible to receive up to a $3,000 per year scholarship.
  • Renewable for up to 3 years if student is eligible for more than one Junior Miss scholarship, student must choose only one

Art, Drama, Journalism, Band, & Music Performance Grants and Competitive Scholarships

  • Some renewable annually based upon student performance
  • Art, Drama, Journalism, Band and Music Grants based upon skills in these areas demonstrated during interviews and/or auditions
  • Scholarship amount: Varies

Athletic Performance Grants

  • Renewable
  • Based on student’s demonstrated abilities, leadership and potential to excel in men’s basketball, baseball, soccer, cheerleading, football, tennis, golf, cross country, track, and wrestling; and women’s basketball, softball, soccer, cheerleading, tennis, golf, cross country, track, volleyball, and swimming
  • Scholarship amount: Varies

Transfer Scholarship

  • Renewable annually with required GPA of 3.0GPA will be calculated on the last college attended.For transfer students from accredited colleges to the university main campus in Campbellsville
    • Students with GPA 2.0 – 2.499 – $6,000
    • Students with GPA 2.5 – 3.499 – $7,000
    • Students with GPA 3.5 – 4.000 – $9,000

KEES Matching

  • Renewable to students up to 3 years (8 total semesters of eligibility) based upon KEES renewal eligibility
  • Student must be a resident of Taylor, Green, Adair, Marion, Casey, LaRue, Hardin, Russell, Washington, Hart, Metcalf, Nelson, Cumberland and Pulaski Counties in Kentucky. Must be eligible to receive the KEES Scholarship and have a minimum 19 ACT / 1340 SAT
  • Scholarship amount: Up to $1,500

G.R.O.W. Scholarship – Getting Ready for Opportunities in the Workforce

  • Recipients must be at least 23 years of age
  • Resident of one of the following counties: Adair, Casey, Cumberland, Green, Hardin, Hart, LaRue, Marion, Melcalfe, Nelson, Pulaski, Russell, Washington, and Taylor
  • Minimum 19 ACT or 1340 SAT
  • 2.0 GPA
  • $1000 Award amount
  • Renewable to students up to 3 years (8 total semesters of eligibility) and in good academic standing

The Diversity Scholarship Program

Campbellsville University’s Diversity Scholarship Program consists of four purpose-driven funds more specifically described below.

A diverse applicant, eligible for assistance from the Diversity Scholarship Program is a person who by reason of past racial or ethnic discrimination, or by reason, of educational or economic deprivation, is unable to pay the costs of an education at Campbellsville University without financial assistance.

Application deadline: March 15

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General Association of Baptists in Kentucky Award

  • Association with church affiliated with the General Association of Baptists in Kentucky.
  • Demonstrated leadership and/or involvement in the applicant’s home church.
  • Pastor recommendation.

Diversity Scholarship for Teacher Education

  • First of second year student with intent to enroll in Teacher Education.
  • Third or fourth year students must be accepted into the Teacher Education Program.
  • Reviewed annually and must remain in good academic standing with the academic program.

Diversity Scholarship for Christian Ministry

  • Enrolled or pursuing a career in Christian Ministry.
  • Pastor statement of applicant intent to commit to Christian vocational ministry.
  • Statement of faith from applicant.

Chowning Minority Scholarship Program

  • Applicants must display outstanding leadership potential (academic accomplishment and church involvement will be used to evaluate.)
  • Applicants must remain in good academic standing.
  • Four $500 annual scholarships.

Other Scholarships & Grants

Campbellsville University has other awards based on the student’s geographical location, academic interests, achievements, career plans, Christian commitment and service, and financial needs. As the Director of Financial Aid puts together each student’s financial aid package, these items are taken into consideration.

Natural Science Scholarships and Internships

      • To apply for these scholarships you must first have applied for and been granted admission to Campbellsville University.   You may contact the Office of Admissions concerning admission and the Financial Aid Office  for further information about general scholarship opportunities. The Scholarship Committee of the Division of Natural Science reviews applications for scholarships in the sciences.   If you are interested in applying for a natural science scholarship you should contact the Chair of the Division of Natural Science. See Website link at:

http://www.clayhillforest.org/main/scholarships.htm