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WKU Sisterhood Research Internship Grant


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The Gatton Academy
1906 College Heights Blvd. #71031
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1031
Phone: 270.745.6565
Fax: 270.745.2987


2017-2018 CALENDAR 


December 4-8
Finals Week

December 8
Winter Break - Building Closes at 7pm 

December 14 - January 2
Winter Break - Offices Closed 

January 2018
Study Abroad to Costa Rica

January 2018
Travel Abroad to Italy

January 2
Gatton Offices Open

January 21
Building Opens at 1PM

January 22
Spring Semester Starts

February 1
Class of 2020 Deadline

February 9-11
Closed Weekend

March 3
Class of 2020 Interview Day

March 9-18
Closed Weekend (Spring Break)

March 22
Gatton Academy Student Research Showcase

April 7

April 13-15
Closed Weekend

April 21
Preview Day

May 11
Senior Night

May 12

WKU Sisterhood Research Internship Grant

Made possible by a gift from the WKU Sisterhood in the fall of 2016, the WKU Sisterhood Research Internship Grant program offers internships for young women between their junior and senior years from the following underrepresented backgrounds:

  • Young women who come from a Kentucky county in the Appalachian Region
  • Young women with minority status as an African American/Black; Hispanic/Latino; American Indian/Alaskan Native;
    Two or more races
  • Young women who are first-generation college students
  • Young women with a registered disability
  • Young women who identify as LGBTQIA+

These internships will support summer research at WKU, across the Commonwealth, the USA, and the world. 

The WKU Sisterhood is a group of women with shared values, who enjoy collaborating to advance the mission of WKU. Members pool their financial gifts and award funds to a limited number of university designations to maximize the impact of their philanthropy. Through their generous gift, the WKU Sisterhood has directly created research internships that otherwise would not have existed for this subset of young women. Recipients will use their internships as a springboard to later apply for prestigious awards such as the Siemens Competition, the Regeneron Science Talent Search, and the Goldwater Scholarship. Many recipients also submit their work for peer-reviewed publication and for conference presentations.

2018 Gatton Research Internship Grant Application
Deadline March 15, 2018.


Gatton Research Internship Grant Forms 

2017 Student Evaluation Form and Grading Parameters

Quick Summary

2017 Siemens Competition Guidelines 


WKU Sisterhood Research Internship Grant Past Placements

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