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.
Scholarship Celebration "Thank You" Video
Juan Dozier (’19, ’20) recently made a gift to WKU to establish the Juan H. D. Dozier II Scholarship in honor of the Black Lives Matter movement. The scholarship will support a diverse WKU freshman or sophomore who is enrolled full time, has been involved in leadership roles in high school or college and aspires to be a leader at WKU.
Dr. Janet Tassell and Brad Tassell have established a scholarship in memory of Dr. Tassell’s parents, Paul and Dee Ann (Oxley) Hagemeyer, to support students from southern Indiana who are pursuing a degree in education.
Cole Mohr, an incoming freshman from Ferdinand, Ind., is the inaugural recipient of the scholarship.
Macy Selee and Rachel Sawyers are the 2020 recipients of the Perry Cross Scholarship. This marks the 28th year this scholarship has been awarded to incoming freshman from Clinton County High School. The selected students will each receive $1,200 toward their college education at WKU.
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.