Special Competition Scholarships

Special 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 contribute to our vigorous living and learning 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 during Scholars Weekend.

No separate application form is required.

Thompson S. and Sarah S. Baker Scholarship

Annual award: Comprehensive cost (tuition, fees, room, and board) and two $2,500 special study stipends
Number awarded: Three to five 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 '59.

William Holt Terry Scholarship

Annual award: $25,000 and one $1,500 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.