Centre College is in the midst of another strong recruiting year for new students, according to a report delivered to the Board of Trustees at its annual winter meeting Friday and Saturday in Louisville.
The trustees also learned of additional funding for endowed scholarships and Centre's strong showing in recent college surveys.
The college is currently ahead of the record number of student applications received last year. Centre is up 18 percent in applications received as of the same time last year.
The college received a $850,000 grant from the James Graham Brown Foundation in December for the endowment of the James Graham Brown Scholarship Fund. The Brown Foundation is Centre's largest endowed scholarship program. During the current academic year, 154 Centre students have received Brown scholarships.
The scholarships range from $1,200 to $9,000, with nearly 75 percent of the scholarships awarded in the $4,500 to $6,000 range. The Brown Foundation also awarded Centre $43,788 to support a Brown Scholars Recognition program for two additional years. The grant will fund a special leadership program for Brown Scholars.