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Office of Scholar Development

Image: How big can you dream?WKU tied for 2nd in 2016-17 list of top Fulbright producersPhotograph: Fulbright U.S. Grant HonoreesPhotograph: Gilman Scholarship HonoreesPhotograph: Ellen Linder, Brandon Pruitt, and Hannah CheneyPhotograph: Hayden Grace and Madeline MaritaPhotograph: CLS Honorees

16 WKU Students Awarded Lifetime Experience Grants

9 WKU Students Honored by Fulbright Program

8 WKU Students Recognized by Gilman International Scholarship

3 WKU Students Receive Boren Scholarships

2 WKU Students to Participate in Fulbright UK Summer Institute

9 WKU Students Recognized by Critical Language Scholarship Program

Our Mission

The Office of Scholar Development (OSD) challenges students to dream big and assists them in making those dreams attainable. OSD staff members help students apply for nationally competitive scholarships by assisting students in finding opportunities to be engaged in their chosen fields beyond the classroom and aiding them in the process of finding the right programs, making important contacts, developing strong proposals, and revising numerous drafts. The office works with students on all WKU campuses and in all majors and degree programs. In the 2015-2016 academic year, OSD helped WKU students to win over $450,000 in external scholarship funding. Beyond the dollars and cents, national scholarships help students to study abroad, conduct research, complete undergraduate and graduate degrees, and change lives.

Additionally, we offer support to faculty and staff members in their endeavors to assist individual students and promote research, creative activities, and achievement university-wide. We collaborate with faculty and staff to apply for grants to create opportunities for students, develop workshops related to our mission, and celebrate the successes of WKU students and their faculty advisors.

Learn more about how OSD can help you.

Fall 2008 – Spring 2016 Successes

78 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships

30 U.S. Student Fulbright Grants

25 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships and Honorable Mentions

25 Critical Language Scholarships

15 National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) Awards

13 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships and Honorable Mentions

9 Boren Scholarships for International Study

7 SMART Scholarships

6 Morris K. Udall Scholarships and Honorable Mentions

5 EPA Greater Research Opportunity Fellowships

4 Fulbright United Kingdom Summer Institute Participants

Find Us On Campus

We are located on the second floor of the Honors College/International Center (HCIC)--Room 2039. Please call OSD at 270.745.5043 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

address: 1906 College Heights Blvd. #31082, Bowling Green, KY 42101-1082; phone: 270.745.5043; fax: 270.745.3568; email:

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 Last Modified 8/17/17