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Scholarship Opportunities & Financial Support

Affording your college education may be easier than you think! There are several scholarship options for first-time, transfer, and current students at WKU.

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TopDollar Scholarship Portal

The TopDollar Scholarship Portal is one convenient way to apply for scholarships at WKU. In addition to the scholarships that are awarded by the University based on academic merit, there are numerous scholarships that are awarded by the College Heights Foundation through private funds established by alumni and friends, academic departments or programs throughout the University, or by community organizations and professional associations. Learn more about the types of scholarships that can be applied for via TOPDollar.

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WKU Educator Discount

Educators continue to work harder than ever, and WKU wants to thank them for the exceptional work they have done in ensuring that students of the Commonwealth continue to learn through this extraordinary time. We have reduced the rate of graduate education for In-state and Border-state licensed educators to $350/credit hour.

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“The sudden transition to NTI across the state presented challenges for our school systems, teachers and students, and our educators stepped up to meet those challenges. This program builds on WKU’s strong history of educating educators and helping them prepare students—our most precious resource—to be the future of our Commonwealth.” – Dr. Corinne M. Murphy, Dean, College of Education and Behavioral Sciences.

For questions or more information, contact Mrs. Tammy Spinks: Tammy.Spinks@wku.edu.

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Recruitment in Equity and Diversity in Teaching Program

At Western Kentucky University, the Recruitment in Equity and Diversity in Teaching Program (REDTP) is committed to increasing the number of teachers in Kentucky classrooms through recruitment and retention efforts. The program is dedicated to assisting students who are pursuing teacher education as a major and collaborates with the Kentucky Department of Education and area school districts in bringing resources together.

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The Student Employment Program at Western Kentucky University provides employment opportunities for students who are in need of part-time employment as they pursue a course of study at the University. The program is also designed to assist University departments in meeting their objectives through the use of qualified student employees.

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Kentucky Department of Education Student Loan Forgiveness Or Cancelation






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College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

1906 College Heights Blvd. #11030,
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1030

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 Last Modified 9/21/23