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. These are all Thursdays:

  • Founders I: November 1
  • Founders II: November 15
  • Founders III: November 29
  • Founders IV: February 21
  • Founders V: March 7
  • Founders VI: March 21

This year’s prompt:

Through its commitment to the truths of Christianity and a biblical worldview, The King’s College seeks to transform society by preparing students for careers in which they help to shape and eventually to lead strategic public and private institutions, and by supporting faculty members as they directly engage culture through writing and speaking publicly on critical issues.

In order to better prepare students for the transition after college, we educate young leaders to seamlessly integrate their faith, ethics, and morality into their lives and careers. Students at King’s have the unique opportunity to explore their academic interest while interning at some of the most prominent institutions in the world.

Based on the mission statement above, research an institution or company in New York City with which you would like to intern during your time at King’s. How do your future goals align with the mission of The King’s College? Describe that institution’s contributions and influence on culture, business, or society. How would you integrate your values and a King’s education to fulfill the mission of King’s and further the mission of your chosen institution?

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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