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TOPDollar Scholarship Application

 

The TOPDollar Scholarship Source provides scholarship opportunities that are available for all students at Western Kentucky University. TOPDollar includes numerous scholarships that are awarded by the College Heights Foundation through private funds established by alumni and friends, academic departments or programs throughout the University, or by community organizations and professional associations. 

The TOPDollar Scholarship Application is due each year by February 1st to be considered for scholarships for the upcoming academic year.

By completing the TOPDollar Scholarship Application, students will automatically be matched to any scholarship for which they meet the requirements. Being matched to a scholarship does not guarantee a student will be selected to receive an award for that scholarship. Students selected for TOPDollar scholarships will be notified by email of the award details and instructions for accepting the award.     

Although a majority of departmental scholarships are found in TOPDollar, students can check with their department and college to see if there are any additional scholarship opportunities available.


Scholarship Renewal Requirements

 

The Cherry Presidential Scholarship and the Cherry Presidential Finalist awards are automatically renewable with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (at the end of the spring semester). Students who fail to meet the renewal GPA of 3.0 can use the summer term to bring up their GPA to the required level to maintain the award at the original value.

The Cherry Presidential Scholarship and the Cherry Presidential Finalists awards are renewable for up to 4 academic years or until graduation, whichever occurs first.

Academic Merit Awards are automatically renewable with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (at the end of the spring semester). Students who fail to meet the renewal GPA of 2.5 can use the summer term to bring their GPA up to the required level.   

Academic Merit Awards are renewable for up to 4 academic years or until graduation, whichever occurs first.

Targeted Awards are automatically renewable with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (at the end of the spring semester).  Students who fail to meet the renewal GPA of 2.5 can use the summer term to bring their GPA up to the required level.     

Targeted Awards are renewable for up to 4 academic years or until graduation, whichever occurs first.

Targeted Awards are automatically renewable with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (at the end of the spring semester). Students who fail to meet the renewal GPA of 2.5 can use the summer term to bring their GPA up to the required level.     

Targeted Awards are renewable for up to 4 academic years or until graduation, whichever occurs first.

Targeted Awards are automatically renewable with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (at the end of the spring semester). Students who fail to meet the renewal GPA of 2.5 can use the summer term to bring their GPA up to the required level.     

Targeted Awards are renewable for up to 4 academic years or until graduation, whichever occurs first.

The Hilltopper Guarantee is automatically renewable with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (at the end of the spring semester), and continued Pell eligibility. Students who fail to meet the renewal GPA of 2.5 can use the summer term to bring their GPA up to the required level.   

The Hilltopper Guarantee is renewable for up to 4 academic years or until graduation, whichever occurs first.

For more information about the Hilltopper Guarantee Award, please click here.  

The WKU Border State Scholarship is automatically renewable with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (at the end of the spring semester). Students who fail to meet the renewal GPA of 2.5 can use the summer term to bring their GPA up to the required level.

The WKU Border State Scholarship is renewable for up to 4 academic years or until graduation, whichever occurs first.

 For more information about the WKU Border State Scholarship, please click here.

The Tuition Incentive Program Scholarship is automatically renewable with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (at the end of the spring semester). Students who fail to meet the renewal GPA of 2.5 can use the summer term to bring their GPA up to the required level.   

The Tuition Incentive Program Scholarship is renewable for up to 4 academic years or until graduation, whichever occurs first.

The WKU Family Scholarship is automatically renewable with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (at the end of the spring semester). Students who fail to meet the renewal GPA of 2.5 can use the summer term to bring their GPA up to the required level.

The WKU Family Scholarship is renewable for up to 4 academic years or until graduation, whichever occurs first.

 


Stop-Out or Non-Matriculated Students

Once you re-enroll full-time at WKU, we will automatically review your prior merit scholarship offer.  You will receive the current merit scholarship award most closely representative of your prior merit scholarship offer.  This updated offer will be honored for the remaining timeframe you did not utilize when last attending WKU, which could be up to 8 semesters or upon the receipt of a first bachelor’s degree.  Please note that if you have received a bachelor’s degree from another institution, this offer is void, and is only applicable to undergraduate study. 

 

 

 

 

Student Financial Assistance

317 Potter Hall
Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd. #11018
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1018

Phone: 270-745-2755

Fax: 270-745-6586

Email: fa.help@wku.edu


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 Last Modified 9/13/21