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 $250 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 1,300 different scholarship funds that each tell their own unique story.
Scholarship Celebration "Thank You" Video
Six Casey County High School graduates received scholarships to WKU from the Owenelle Gift Fund for the 2022-2023 academic year. Recipients include Dylan Carman, Mackenzie Cundiff, Anna Howard, Adam Price, Emily Smith and Miracle Stinson.
Dr. Delroy Hire (’62) and his wife, Patricia Hire, have made an estate commitment to WKU through a trust valued at a multi-million-dollar amount. When asked why he gives back, Dr. Hire answered simply, “I set things up to help people.”
A garden designed to engage all five senses and featuring more than 80 different plant and tree species was dedicated yesterday (May 12) at WKU. The Kim Eisert Simpson Sensory Garden is located on the grounds of the Cliff Todd Center, home of the College Heights Foundation.