KCU Academic Scholarships
Kentucky Christian University makes every effort to assist in making your education affordable. KCU offers financial aid both to students with demonstrated need (as determined by the FAFSA) and to students without such need who have shown academic accomplishment and leadership ability.
*Please note: All J.Lowell Lusby scholarship recipients will be required to attempt 15 credit hours per semester.
*All KCU scholarships are based on a minimum of 15 hours per semester. Though students may take less than 15 hours per semester, scholarships awarded will be pro-rated based on the hours taken.
Traditional Students – J. Lowell Lusby Scholarships is awarded to students with exceptional academic qualifications, Christian leadership potential and extra curricular involvement are eligible to qualify for our prestigious J. Lowell Lusby Scholarship program.
The J. Lowell Lusby Excellence Scholarship (3.90 GPA and 30 ACT/1980 SAT) will be awarded to the top 3 candidates. This award is $15,000 and is renewable, contingent upon a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.
The J. Lowell Lusby Presidential Scholarship (3.75 GPA and 28-29 ACT/1860-1970 SAT) will be awarded to 3 candidates. This award is $10,000 and is renewable, contingent upon a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.
The J. Lowell Lusby Honors Scholarship (3.00 GPA and 28-29 ACT/1860-1970) will be awarded to 4 candidates. This award is $7,500 and is renewable, contingent upon a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.
Applications are due by December 1 in order to be considered for the J. Lowell Lusby Scholarship program. Completion of the KCU Application for Admission and Scholarship, completed references, transcript through the junior year of high school and an ACT or SAT are required for consideration.
The Great Commission Award will be given to students with at least a 3.0 GPA and 23 ACT/1560 SAT who have demonstrated outstanding Christian Service as documented by the Student Essay and personal references you choose to complete your Reference forms. This award is $6,500 and is renewable by remaining in academic good standing with the institution.
The Servant Leader Award will be awarded to top qualifying students based upon community service. This will be based upon the Student Essay and completed Reference forms submitted with your Application for Admission and Scholarship. The Servant Leader Award is for $5,000 and is renewable by remaining in academic good standing with the institution.
These awards are limited and will be awarded beginning December 1. Students who are not eligible for the above scholarships and awards may also be considered for the following:
- KCU Partnership awards are for students with a 2.5 GPA and a 20 ACT/1390 SAT. The Partnership award is $3,500.
- KCU Challenge awards are for students with a 2.0 GPA and a 18 ACT/1270 SAT. The Challenge award is $1,000.
The Partnership and Challenge awards are meant to encourage students to accept the academic challenge of college level work and demonstrate the commitment of Kentucky Christian University to all students who desire to receive a quality Christian education.
For additional information please contact your Enrollment Counselor.
Scholarships are available for students transferring into KCU. These scholarships are $3,000 per year. Transfer students should contact their Enrollment Counselor to receive additional information on qualifying for the Transfer Student awards.
Bible Bowl Scholarships
Kentucky Christian University has an agreement with the National Bible Bowl program and will grant $24,000 scholarships to the members of the first place team, $21,000 scholarships to the second place team, $18,000 scholarships to the third place teams and $15,000 scholarships to the fourth place team at the National Tournament. These amounts are divided equally over 4 years.
A scholarship of $24,000 will be awarded to the first place winner in the Merit Exam, a $21,000 scholarship will go to the second place winner in the Merit Exam, a scholarship of $18,000 will go to the third place winner in the Merit Exam and a $15,000 scholarship will be go to the fourth place winner in the Merit Exam at the National Tournament. These amounts are divided equally over 4 years.
Kentucky Christian University offers scholarships for KCU’s Bible Bowl Tournaments held in February and June. The amounts of awards, which are to be applied toward KCU tuition as stipulated below, are designated as follows:
|Team Winners||Exam Winners|
|First Place Team winners $24,000*||First Place Exam winner $24,000*|
|Second Place Team winners $21,000*||Second Place Exam winner $21,000*|
|Third Place Team winners $18,000*||Third Place Exam winner $18,000*|
|Fourth Place Team winners $15,000*||Fourth Place Exam winner $15,000*|
|Fifth Place Team winners $12,000*||Fifth Place Exam winner $12,000*|
|Sixth Place Team winners $9,000*||Sixth Place Exam winner $9,000*|
*This number reflects the total award which will be divided equally over a period of 4 years.
Recipients of this “stackable” scholarship must maintain 15 hour minimum per semester and a 2.5 GPA.
Preaching/Speech and Vocal Scholarships
The University cooperates with several organizations sponsoring preaching, speech and vocal contests. Included are the North American Christian Convention, state teen conventions, and others. Scholarship awards in this area for first place are $2,000, second place $1,500, and third place $750.
The total of all KCU Scholarships combined may not exceed the cost of tuition in a given semester. Awards from Bible Bowl, Preaching/Speech or Vocal Scholarships must be used beginning fall semester following high school graduation.