College Heights Foundation
The College Heights Foundation (CHF) provides assistance and encouragement to deserving students enrolled at Western Kentucky University.
CHF has been a Guardian of Trusts since founding in 1923 when a faculty member gave $100 to Dr. Henry Hardin Cherry to assist worthy and deserving students. With support from alumni, corporations, organizations, and other friends our scholarship fund has grown to over $75 million in assets.
The CHF is governed by a Board of Directors made up of twelve prominent business and professional leaders who serve without remuneration. The CHF is a fully-qualified, tax-exempt organization under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
The College Heights Foundation is proud to provide scholarship assistance to worthy and deserving students attending Western Kentucky University. The CHF serves as the “Guardian of Trusts” to more than 1,200 different scholarship funds that each tell their own unique story.
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Apply at TOPDollar
Please visit TOPDollar, the WKU comprehensive scholarship source, to find out more about each of the scholarship funds, the donors who made them possible, and the way for current and potential students to apply for these private scholarship funds.
Scholarship Celebration "Thank You" Video
Jeff and Mary Key Scholarship Recipient
A scholarship benefiting graduates of Central Hardin High School or resident of Glendale, KY was presented to Langley Williams - a double, Chinese and biochemistry major, major at WKU.
LJ Cross Scholarship Recipient
A new scholarship to support students who work with individuals in the special needs community was presented during the WKU Football game on Saturday, Sept. 28 during Parent & Family Weekend. Taylor Boulier of Vine Grove, Ky., is the inaugural recipient of the award.
James Christoper Holman Scholarship Recipient
Carlee Mitchell of Morgantown, Ky., was named the first recipient of the James Christopher Holman Scholarship Fund on May 23, 2019, at the Morgantown Chamber of Commerce.
CHF's New Location:
We've Moved! The CHF at WKU has relocated its offices to the Cliff Todd Center at 1703 Chestnut Street. Our mailing address and contact information will remain the same.
Proceeds from 2019 Kentucky Derby Mint Julep Cup support John Asher Memorial Scholarship
Woodford Reserve has unveiled the limited-edition 2019 Kentucky Derby $1,000 Mint Julep Cup, and proceeds from this year’s sales will support the John Asher Memorial Scholarship Fund at Western Kentucky University.
Celebrate the life and legacy of those who have passed by reading about our newly created memorial funds, such as the Kathryn D. Steward Memorial Scholarship Fund