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Cornelius A. Martin Scholarship

Eligibility & Application

Underrepresented minority students with a minimum 2.5 unweighted GPA qualify for a Supplemental Scholarship.

Students who have a 2.5 up to 2.9 unweighted GPA qualify for $2,000 per academic year. 

Students who have a 3.0 or greater unweighted GPA qualify for $3,000 per academic year. 

To be considered for this Supplemental Scholarship, students must have a complete application package on file by December 31st, 2023. A complete application package includes the following:

*NOTE: Students conditionally admitted to WKU based upon a self-reported GPA must submit an official high school transcript and be officially admitted by December 31st. Conditional scholarship offers up to that point will be appropriately adjusted to reflect the award for which the student qualifies based upon the updated transcript and admission date. Scholarships estimated upon a self-reported GPA will not disburse to the student account until an official transcript is received.


Award & Notification

The value of this Supplemental Scholarship is $2,000 per academic year ($8,000 over a four year period) or $3,000 per academic year ($12,000 over a four year period).

Students who qualify for a Supplemental Scholarship will be notified of their eligibility for this award shortly after being admitted to WKU.

Students receiving a Supplemental Scholarship may also be eligible for Cherry PresidentialAcademic Merit and TOPDollar awards, up to Cost of Attendance.

Supplemental Scholarships require full-time enrollment (12 or more credit hours each semester at WKU).



Scholarship awards are applied toward charges that exist on the student’s WKU account. Scholarships often disburse before the semester begins and always show as a credit on the bill, not to exceed the cost of attendance budget. In the event that total awards (grants, loans, scholarships) exceed total charges (tuition, fees, housing, meals, books), a refund will be issued to the student up to the cost of attendance according to the refund preference the student selected at my.wku.edu. For more information about the refund process, please visit the Office of Student Billing & Account Services.



Supplemental Scholarships are automatically renewable with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (at the end of the spring semester). 

Supplemental Scholarships are renewable for up to eight (8) semesters of full-time undergraduate study or until receipt of a bachelor's degree, whichever occurs first.


We encourage all students to explore additional opportunities at https://www.wku.edu/topdollar/


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 Last Modified 9/7/23