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Lifetime Experience Grants

About the Lifetime Experience (LTE) Grant

Students can accomplish inspiring things when they have funding to make it happen. 

The Lifetime Experience (LTE) Grant provides funding for students to strengthen their applications for nationally competitive opportunities that can launch them toward their own academic and professional goals. 

Selection committees for these opportunities look for talent, curiosity, determination, and a record of service and commitment to an ideal or cause. The LTE Grant aims to alleviate the financial barriers for these “once-in-a-lifetime” activities.

In the past, students have used these grants of up to $3,000 to:

  • conduct research or creative scholarship 
  • pursue low-paid or unpaid internships in the U.S. and abroad
  • gain training in their discipline not available at WKU
  • fund community service/engagement projects in the U.S. and abroad 

Open to students in all majors across all campuses, the LTE Grant supports high-impact educational activities such as engagement in undergraduate research or creative activities, exploration of cultures, life experiences, or worldviews different than a student’s own, service or community-based learning, and internships or other forms of experiential learning.


Submission Timeline:

Knowing that every student pursues their goals on a different timeline, we review and award LTE Grant applications monthly until funding has been exhausted.


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 Last Modified 5/19/22