The King’s College is awarding four scholarships amounting up to the full cost of tuition to students who embody the combination of leadership and academic skills that the College highly values. The Founders Scholarship is awarded through a competitive process that includes an essay, presentation, and team building components. To be considered for the scholarship, students must submit a 1200-1500 word essay on this year’s prompt, visit the campus the Thursday before an Inviso Visit Weekend to give a four to five minute speech, and participate in a leadership team building exercise during the on-campus visit.

The following dates are available for you to participate:

  • Founders IV: February 1, 2018
  • Founders V: February 22, 2018
  • Founders VI: March 15, 2018
  • Founders VII: March 22, 2018

This year’s prompt: Research an institution or company in New York City with which you would like to intern during your time at King’s. Describe that institution’s contributions and influence on culture, business or society in NYC, the US, and/or the world. What are your goals for your future, and how would this dream internship help reach those goals? How would this experience, the institution or company, and your goals align with the mission of King’s?

Before registering, consult the FAQ page for any questions about eligibility and the specifics of what the competition requires.

Here is a compilation of the 2017 Founders Competition Winners: Rachel Williamson, Blake Ashley, Graham McNally, and Annie Rogers.

Click the names to view the essays of past Founders Competition Winners.


Abby Smith

Ian Wilson


Audrey Cooper

Brittin Ward


Enoma Osakue

Grace LeFever

For more information, visit the frequently asked questions page.