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Centre College welcomes 370 students, the most diverse freshman class in the history of the campus

By Kerry Steinhofer Centre College Centre College has welcomed its most diverse class in history to campus. The Class of 2023 is comprised of 370 first-year students from across the globe. Besides 30 states, including Hawaii, 10 countries are represented, including Armenia, China, India, Japan, Myanmar, Pakistan, Palestine, Russia, South Korea and Vietnam. While international students make up seven...

Centre College’s Grissom Scholars Program for first-generation college students featured in U.S. News

By Michael Strysick Centre College Now in its fourth year, the Grissom Scholars Program at Centre College has earned national attention as an exemplary opportunity for talented first-generation college students and was recently included in a U.S. News & World Report story on the topic. Created in 2014, the program provides a four-year full-tuition-plus scholarship, along with $5,000 in educational...

Largest single gift in school history enables Centre to recruit first-generation students

Recruitment has begun at Centre College for the new Grissom Scholars Program, a national scholarship opportunity for first-generation students established with the largest single gift received in the Danville college’s 195-year history.   Although the full amount is not being disclosed at the request of donors Marlene and J. David Grissom, Centre officials believe it to be the largest single...