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Western Kentucky University

Office of Scholar Development

Upcoming Events

Enjoy Tea with OSD

Monday, August 24 & Tuesday, August 25

7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. behind the Honors Building at the top of the Hill

Stop by to meet with WKU’s national scholarship advisors informally, schedule an appointment for individual advising, and begin discussing a scholar development plan over tea/coffee and donuts.


Social Justice, Community Engagement, & National Scholarships

Thursday, September 10, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., DSU 2113

Get information about national scholarships that focus on service and leadership and learn how they can further your social justice and community engagement goals. Co-sponsored by ICSR


Day of Workshops

Rotating 15-minute workshops from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fall Session: Wednesday, September 23, DSU 2123

  • Social justice and community engagement scholarships
  • Summer research opportunities in the sciences
  • Study abroad scholarships
  • Opportunities for critical language study abroad

Spring Session: Wednesday, February 17, Location TBA

  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship program
  • U.S. Student Fulbright Research Grants
  • U.S. Student Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships
  • Postgraduate international service fellowships


Lifetime Experience Grants

Application deadlines are: Monday, November 9 (for Winter/Spring projects) and Monday, February 15 (for Summer/Fall projects)

Open to WKU students in all majors across all campuses, LTE grants help students become more competitive for national scholarships by supporting research, international study, creative activities, student-led engagement efforts, or other scholarly activities.


Fulbright from the Other Side

Q&A with Foreign Language Teaching Assistants
April 5 at 4 p.m. In GRH Auditorium

U.S. Student Program Information Session
April 6, Time and Location TBD

Chat with a WKU Fulbrighter
April 6, Time and Location TBD

Personal Statement Workshop
April 7, Time and Location TBD


2016 Scholars Recognition Reception

Friday, April 8, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Augenstein Alumni Center Ballroom

The reception celebrates the hard work of national scholarship applicants at WKU. Students who work with OSD to apply for a national scholarship, their families, and their faculty mentors are invited.

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 Last Modified 8/7/15