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 1,200—1,500 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. These are all Thursdays:

  • Founders IV: February 20, 2020
  • Founders V: March 5, 2020
  • Founders VI: March 26, 2020

This year’s prompt:

New York City has launched numerous concepts, careers, and cultural movements. People, policies, ideas, and institutions develop here. Research how the city has served as a launchpad for someone or something in your area of interest. What’s its history? Why does it matter? How does it inspire you as you look to your future at The King’s College – New York City?

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 2018 Founders Competition Winners: Calvin Blake, Brigitta Naugle, Graham Popadic, and Aisha Seay.

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


Abby Smith

Ian Wilson


Audrey Cooper

Brittin Ward


Enoma Osakue

Grace LeFever

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