Transylvania University and its supporters have maintained their lock on the AIKCU “Battle of the Bumpers” license plate sales title for the 8th straight year. The annual friendly competition pits Kentucky’s 19 private nonprofit colleges and universities against each other to see whose supporters purchase the most college-branded Kentucky license plates in a calendar year.
Transylvania supporters purchased 923 plates in calendar 2015, generating $9,230 in scholarships for Transy students. Ten dollars from the sale of each Kentucky Independent Higher Education license plate goes to the featured school’s general scholarship fund.
Overall Kentucky Independent Higher Education license plate sales generated nearly $48,000 for student scholarships in 2015. After Transylvania, Centre College (811), Bellarmine University (612), and Georgetown College (460) were the next highest sellers.
Sales of independent college license plates have generated more than half a million dollars in for student scholarships since their introduction in 2002.
Kentucky Independent Higher Education license plates cost $44 on initial issue and $31 on renewal, with $10 going to the institution’s general scholarship fund. Plates may be purchased at any Kentucky County Clerk’s office. For more information, visit the Kentucky Department of Transportation’s Division of Motor Vehicle Licensing.