Special Competition Scholarships

Competition scholarships are some of our most important and generous awards. These annually renewable scholarships are offered to those who have demonstrated extraordinary potential and ability to take on our vigorous academic community.

You may be selected as a candidate by our admission and financial aid staff. As a finalist, you'll participate in selection interviews on campus in April.

No separate application form is required.

Thompson S. and Sarah S. Baker Scholarship

Annual award: Comprehensive cost (tuition, fees, room and board) and two $2500 summer stipends
Number awarded: One in each first-year class
Eligibility: Your academic and personal accomplishments mark you as capable of the highest achievement

Missy and John Kuykendall Scholarship

Annual award: $25,000
Number awarded: Two in each first-year class
Eligibility: You can provide the kind of servant leadership that characterized the presidency of John W. Kuykendall, Class of 1959

Presidential Awards

Annual Award: $7,500 to $25,000
Number awarded: Varies
Eligibility: You have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and leadership and will contribute diverse cultural or socioeconomic perspectives to the classroom and to campus life

William Holt Terry Scholarship

Annual award: $25,000 and one $1500 summer stipend
Number awarded: Two in each first-year class
Eligibility: You have demonstrated exemplary leadership skills and personal qualities through student government, athletics, service, or other activities