Scholarships at the Lexington Campus

Healthcare Initiative Scholarship

Application Procedure: Must apply for Medical Assistant diploma program; must submit a 250 word essay on “Why and how I chose my career specialization” to the Academic Dean at Spencerian College;

Basis for Selection: Submission of essay and acceptance into the Medical Assistant Diploma Program.

Deadline: None;

Term: Paid equally over the length of the program

Eligibility: Must maintain 2.5 quarterly GPA with continuous full-time enrollment

Number of Students: Open number of scholarship recipients annually

Amount: up to $12,000

Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES)

Kentucky high school students who try to get the most from high school by studying diligently and making good grades (C+ and above) can earn scholarships for college through the KEES program. Students should contact their high school counselors for additional information. The aggregate volume of scholarships awarded is up to $60,000. Additional information can be obtained from the Admissions Office.

Spencerian Essay Scholarships

Spencerian College-Lexington offers incoming seniors two opportunities to compete for essay scholarships: the Samaritan Essay Scholarship and the Senior Essay Scholarship. Applications are available from the Admissions Office.

Samaritan Essay Scholarship

Students must submit a 500 word essay on the topic of “What a Good Samaritan Means to Me,” along with a completed Samaritan Scholarship Application form. Students should also include two letters of reference from individuals who can speak to the student’s character, ambitions, and achievements. Award amounts range from $500 up to $1,800 and are awarded over two academic years. Submission deadline is May 30.

Recipients must be a positive role model, and demonstrate financial need.

Senior Essay Scholarship

Students must submit a 500 word essay on one of the following topics, along with a completed Senior Essay Scholarship form:

1. Who and what have shaped the values you hold today?
2. Discuss an experience in which you overcame an obstacle or difficulty while attending school.
3. Write about a teacher or guidance counselor who has been a role model to you. What qualities does he or she have that you admire?

Applicants should also submit two letters of reference from individuals who can speak to the student’s character, ambitions, and achievements. Award amounts range from $500 up to $1,800 and are awarded over two academic years. Submission deadline is May 30.

Scholarship Days

Spencerian College-Lexington holds two Scholarship Days each year for senior high school students. Each spring and fall, students can compete for scholarships by either taking a standardized exam or participating in a competition, depending on which is scheduled. Scholarships are awarded based on exam or competition results. Award amounts range from $500 up to $3,000 and are awarded over two academic years. For more information, please contact the Admissions Office.

Educator’s Day Scholarship

Spencerian College-Lexington provides scholarships to selected educators across Kentucky. These educators have one scholarship, which they may award to a senior student of their choice who attends their high school and is planning on attending Spencerian College. Award amount is $2,000 and awarded over two academic years. Recipient names should be submitted to the Admissions Office by June 15.

Imagine America Scholarship

The Imagine America Scholarship is for current high school seniors, adults and military students in the amount of $1,000. To qualify for this scholarship, you must apply at www.imagine-america.org. You must be enrolled in the Imagine America Program before the scholarship application can be submitted. The scholarship is non-transferrable. Once you complete the application, a notice is sent to Spencerian College where the Director of Financial Planning will either approve or reject the application. *Scholarships are paid over an academic year and require continuous enrollment at Spencerian with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Skills USA Scholarship

Spencerian College-Lexington recognizes the accomplishments of students who compete and place in the state Skills USA competition by offering scholarships to those wishing to attend Spencerian College. Scholarships are awarded in varying amounts depending upon the competition and the student’s placement at the event. The scholarship is awarded over two academic years.

Governor’s Scholars

Participants of the Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program wishing to attend Spencerian College-Lexington are awarded scholarships in varying amounts. Awards can be for full tuition. The scholarships can be used for the June or September terms.

Assessment of Skills for Successful Entry and Transfer (ASSET)

The college uses ASSET as an entrance exam. Those entering the college scoring the following on the first attempt will receive the following scholarship amounts. The individual must start the initial quarter as stated on their enrollment agreement to receive this award (change in start date will void scholarship).
154-greater = $4,000.00
145-153 = $3,500.00
136-144 = $3,000.00
127-135 = $2,000.00
Those entering the college scoring the following on the second attempt will receive the fol- lowing scholarship amounts. The individual must start the initial quarter as stated on their enrollment agreement to receive this award (change in start date will void scholarship).
154-greater = $2,000.00
145-153 = $1,750.00
136-144 = $1,500.00
127-135 = $1,000.00

Ambassador Scholarship
Qualifying students could receive $300 scholarship and can work up to 20 hours during the quarter at $10 an hour for the remaining $200.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR ADULT STUDENTS

GED Scholarship Program

As evidence of its commitment to adult learners in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Spencerian College will offer scholarships each year valued at up to $1,800 ($300 per term for up to six terms) as a reduction of tuition. Recipients must receive a battery average/standard average score of 540 or higher on a GED exam taken since January 2002. GEDs awarded prior to 2002 must receive a battery average/standard average score of 54 or higher to be eligible Recipients must also meet all other Spencerian College entrance requirements. This scholarship is available quarterly.

Scholarship Days

Incoming adult students are given the opportunity to participate in four Scholarship Days per year. Students can compete for scholarships by taking a standardized exam or participating in a competition, depending on which is scheduled. Scholarships are awarded based on exam or competition results and are only applicable for the current or next quarter only.

Imagine America Scholarship

The Imagine America Scholarship is for current high school seniors, adults and military students in the amount of $1,000. To qualify for this scholarship, you must apply at www.imagine-america.org. You must be enrolled in the Imagine America Program before the scholarship application can be submitted. The scholarship is non-transferrable. Once you complete the application, a notice is sent to Spencerian College where the Director of Financial Planning will either approve or reject the application. *Scholarships are paid over an academic year and require continuous enrollment at Spencerian with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale