College Heights Foundation
Born nearly a century ago out of compassion and love of students when a WKU faculty member gave $100 to President Cherry in order to help needy students, the College Heights Foundation has grown into a scholarship fund of over $50 million—all the while continuing to be motivated by those ideals from which it came: compassion and love of students. From the time the College Heights Foundation was chartered in 1923, its primary mission has been the administration of funds entrusted to its care by supportive alumni, corporations, organizations, and other friends for the purpose of helping deserving students obtain an education. CHF exists primarily to administer scholarships and aid worthy students enrolled at Western Kentucky University. The Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors made up of twelve prominent business and professional leaders who serve without remuneration. It is a fully-qualified, tax-exempt organization under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Nearly 6,000 students receive some scholarship funding, totaling to more than $29 million. Of that total, more than $5.6 million is provided in private support from the College Heights Foundation. The CHF is proud to be home to over 1,200 scholarships that each hold their own unique story.
Future students, be sure to check out University Awarded Merit Scholarships to see what scholarships you may be eligible for next year.
Returning student scholarships are available here and are open for application February 1st-April 15th, 2015.
To view a list of all our scholarship funds, please click here.
For more information, please contact the College Heights Foundation at
(270) 745-4597 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHF In the News
WKU honored 30 students from nine high schools in the northern Kentucky area for their academic achievements. In eight luncheons held around the state this fall, WKU recognized about 500 outstanding high school seniors.
WKU honored 11 students from Lexington area high schools for their academic achievements. This year's group of students has an average ACT composite score of 30.6 and grade-point average of 3.95.
WKU recognized its top volunteers, alumni, and alumni chapters Thursday night (Nov. 6) at the annual Summit Awards.
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