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.
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.
WKU students and recent alumni earned recognition 74 times and more than $470,000 in 2016-17 alone. Beyond the dollars and cents, national scholarships help students to study abroad, conduct research, complete undergraduate and graduate degrees, and change lives.
5 EPA Greater Research Opportunity Fellowships
What OSD can do for you:
OSD's mission focuses on a core group of national scholarships. You can browse a full list of OSD-supported scholarships here. OSD supports students who are applying for these core scholarships by offering:
In addition, OSD will suggest a broad range of other national scholarships and internal scholarships for which you should apply.
Periodically, OSD offers workshops, programming, and other resources to help students develop competitive applications for a broad range of opportunities.