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College Heights Foundation

College Heights Foundation

The College Heights Foundation (CHF) provides assistance and encouragement to deserving students enrolled at Western Kentucky University. 

The 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.

More about the history of College Heights


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.

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.

Contact Us!

For more information, please contact the College Heights Foundation at
(270) 745-4597 or email chf@wku.edu.


 What's New 



Community Scholarship Funds: Check out the stories behind recently created community scholarship funds, like this one for the Connie Foster Student Scholarship Endowment 

Memorial Funds:

Celebrate the life and legacy of those who have passed by reading about our newly created memorial funds, like the McKenzi Ann Loid Scholarship for Public Relations in memory of BG native and WKU alum McKenzi Loid  

  Student Stories:  

Amy Bingham explains WKU's scholarship expansion 

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 Last Modified 3/13/19