Anyone who’s ever attended Songfest knows that Georgetonians never shy away from a little healthy competition. That’s why the Young Alumni Board invites you â€“ our students, faculty, alumni, and friends â€“ to participate in the Georgetown College License Plate Challenge. In the past, Centre has sold more license plates than any other independent college in Kentucky. Last year, Transy rose to the occasion and sold the most. The Young Alumni Board’s goal is simple: we want Georgetown to be the independent Kentucky college that sells the most license plates in 2011.
Georgetown College, along with the other nineteen of Kentuckyâ€™s nonprofit, independent four-year colleges and universities, now have campus-designed plates available for purchase from the Kentucky County Clerks offices.
Plates cost $44 upon initial issue, including the $10 for student scholarships (because these new plates replace the previous version, all Independent Higher Education plates will be $44 during the first year). Renewal is $31 in subsequent years. Current plate holders interested in renewing early should check with their local County Clerk about renewal policies.
There is a friendly competition among the institutions, â€śbattle of the bumpers,â€ť to see which campus can sell the most plates annually. Currently, Georgetown College ranks third in sales behind Transylvania University and Centre College.
This is the first time that the institutions which constitute the Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities (AIKCU) have been able to design their own distinct Kentucky license plates for purchase by alumni, students, faculty, staff and other supporters of their institutions.
The license plates are designed to increase awareness of independent higher education options in Kentucky and to raise funds for student scholarships. The plates have proven extremely popular. The new designs have increased interest in the plates and the competition, ultimately raising more money to support student scholarships.
Plates must be purchased through the County Clerkâ€™s office. To find contact information for your County Clerk, visit the Kentucky Motor Vehicle Licensing System website. Plates can be ordered now and are renewable annually when you register your vehicle. All you need to do is bring your “regular” license plate to the County Clerk’s office at the time of renewal.
Show your support for Georgetown College and send in your application today! Visit the Motor Vehicle Licensing System website for more information.