GSE Scholarships

Once participants have successfully completed our program, they immediately are eligible for a host of scholarships provided by colleges and universities around the state of Kentucky. Note that we are always working to grow this list!


GSE Host Site Scholarship

Northern Kentucky University


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
Submit the $40 application fee
Submit the high school transcript
Submit any ACT or SAT scores


Brescia University

Wm. H Thompson School of Business Scholarship. Amount varies.


Centre College

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.


Campbellsville University

GSE Entrepreneurs are eligible to receive $2000 annually


For the upcoming 2018-19 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. 


Georgetown College

GSE Entrepreneurs are eligible to receive $17,500 annually


Lindsey Wilson College

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.


Kentucky Wesleyan College

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.


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



Transylvania University

All Kentucky Governor's scholars receive a guaranteed minimum award of $18,000 per year. Most GSE entrepreneurs receive even more in academic scholarships.


Union College

Union College offers up to Full Tuition for 6 Governor School participants (GSP, GSA, GSE)


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


·        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


·        All other GSE students will receive a $2,500 Provost Scholarship.  

·        Students must apply and have qualifying scores on file by December 1,

2019.  Therefore, 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:

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 PresidentialAcademic Merit and TOPDollar awards, up to Cost of Attendance.

Targeted Awards require full-time enrollment (12 or more credit hours).