Centre College receives $20 million gift for Lincoln Scholars Program

DANVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – Centre College has announced they have received a $20 million dollar gift from an anonymous donor to create the Lincoln Scholar Program.  The scholarship program will begin in Fall 2016 with ten inaugural recipients.  By 2019, the school plans to have 40 Lincoln Scholars among the student body.

The scholarship will cover tuition, room and board, as well as books and fees for four years.  In addition, recipients of the scholarship will receive $10,000 dollars beginning their sophomore year to support additional academic opportunities, such as study abroad or internships.

The donation is part of Centre College’s "Third Century Campaign," which ends January 21, 2019 (the bicentennial anniversary of the college,) and is raising money to prepare Centre for another century of service. 

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