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Classes beginning at 4pm today on the WKU Bowling Green campus are canceled. ALL Thursday and Friday classes on all campuses are also canceled. Online classes will proceed as scheduled. WKU offices will be closed on Thursday, with essential personnel reporting.

WKU Owensboro closed at noon today (Wed., 3/4).

WKU Glasgow evening classes that begin at 5 pm today will be canceled and the WKU Glasgow campus will close at 7 pm.

WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox campus will close today at 3 pm and will remain closed Thurs., Fri, and Sat., March 5-7.

Should inclement weather make travel hazardous, residence halls will remain open until Saturday. Follow WKU Housing & Residence Life for updates.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for tonight have been canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

WKU Minority Admissions

WKU Minority Scholarships

Distinct Scholars

  • * Merit-based; targeted to under-represented populations
  • Details: A minimum 3.5 un-weighted GPA & 25 ACT composite
  • Value: Covers In-state tuition
  • Wesite: WKU Scholarships

Howard and Kayla Bailey Leadership Scholarship
(Society of African-American Alumni)

  1. Applicants must have a minimum ACT composite score of 20 (940 SAT) or above AND a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0 or above on an unweighted 4.0 grading scale.
  2. A transcript and grading scale, which includes ACT/SAT scores must be submitted with the application.
  3. A resume must be submitted with the application.
  4. Included with the application submission must be a two-page essay answering the following question: “Why Should I Be Selected as the 2013 Howard and Kayla Bailey Leadership Scholar?”
  5. Submit an application for undergraduate admission to WKU prior to this application. Scholarship applications will not be considered unless an application for admission is on file.
  6. Scholarship application must be postmarked no later than March 1, 2013.

Minority Education Recruitment and Retention Scholarship Program

Other Scholarship Opportunities

NAACP Scholarships

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 Last Modified 9/24/14