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Western Kentucky University

Office of Scholar Development

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42 WKU Students Earn Prestigious Scholarships in 2014-15

7 WKU Students Honored by Fulbright Program

10 WKU Students Receive Lifetime Experience Grants

WKU Student Selected for US-UK Fulbright Summer Institute

4 WKU Students Recognized by Goldwater Scholarship Program

2 WKU Students Receive Boren Scholarships to Study Abroad

4 WKU students Recognized by Critical Language Scholarship Program

WKU Student Earns Foundation for Global Scholars Award

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 2013-2014 academic year, OSD helped WKU students to win over $1 million 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 2015 Successes

61 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships

23 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships and Honorable Mentions

22 U.S. Student Fulbright Grants

20 Critical Language Scholarships

13 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships and Honorable Mentions

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

7 SMART Scholarships

5 Morris K. Udall Scholarships and Honorable Mentions

4 Boren Scholarships for International Study

3 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 10/28/15