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Introducing Two New Benefits for Scott County Residents

Submitted on September 28, 2017

Georgetown College continues working to make an exceptional educational experience more accessible to residents of Scott County. Georgetown College and Scott County have grown together for a long time, and both are now in extended periods of growth.

Recognizing the opportunity that this growth provides, but aware that not everyone gets to share in its benefits equally, Georgetown College is proud to introduce two new benefits offered for Scott County residents: a new scholarship and one semester of free housing. Both benefits are available for any Scott County resident, whether they first attend Georgetown as a freshman or as a transfer student. All Scott County residents are eligible for one semester of free housing their first semester of college at Georgetown.

The new benefits are aimed at helping students who would otherwise struggle to gain an elite education. They will officially take effect in the fall of 2018.

“We are always thrilled when the excellent students that graduate regularly from Scott County schools choose to come to Georgetown College, and we are honored to be able to help our local students access the elite educational opportunities we offer,” said Dr. Jonathan Sands Wise, Vice President of Enrollment Management in announcing the enhanced opportunity. “Together, we will help this county not only grow but thrive for decades to come."

Applicants meeting overall eligibility requirements for the Scott County Scholarship are guaranteed scholarships and grants to cover full tuition for their first year. These scholarships and grants are renewable for up to four years as long as the student remains in good standing.

While every Scott County resident is automatically eligible for one semester of free housing, applicants for the Scott County Scholarship must meet these additional eligibility requirements:

  1. Have a GPA of at least 3.0 (unweighted) and ACT composite score of at least 20
  2. File a valid FAFSA by Nov. 1
  3. Reside in Scott County
  4. Be eligible for a federal PELL grant
  5. Plan to live in campus housing

A student may benefit from additional scholarships and grants from other sources which can be added to the value of the Scott County Scholarship from Georgetown College.

For more information, interested students should contact the Office of Admission. Phone 502-863-8009 or email

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