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2017-18 Fulbright Top Producers LogoWKU Again Named Top Producer of Fulbright U.S. Student Grants

Read MoreFive WKU students received Fulbright awards for academic year 2017-18, placing WKU in a tie for fourth place among master’s institutions nationally. WKU is the only Kentucky institution to make the list, published in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

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WKU Named Diversity and Inclusion Champion in International Education

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WKU has taken a leap forward in its diversity and inclusion efforts, receiving a prestigious award from Diversity Abroad. WKU has been named the Diversity & Inclusion Champion in the 2018 Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion in International Education (EDIIE) Awards.

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WKU Student Awarded Freeman-ASIA Scholarship

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Keeley Rather, a third-year Asian religions and cultures major from Owensboro, was awarded a Freeman-ASIA scholarship of up to $5,000 to study in Japan during the spring 2018 semester.

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WKU Students Recognized by Gilman International Scholarship Program

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Isaac Barnes of Frankfort, Anais Compton of Bowling Green and Jada Jefferson of Louisville were selected as Gilman Scholars and will receive up to $8,000 to fund their study abroad programs during the spring 2018 semester. Sarah Olive of Louisville was named an alternate.

 

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Shoaf Receives Rotary Scholarship for Master's Degree Abroad

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WKU alumna Emma Shoaf will use a $40,000 Rotary Foundation Global Scholarship to pursue a master’s degree in development studies at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex

Photograph: Gilman Logo3 WKU Students Selected as Gilman Scholars

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Whitley Gregory of Nicholasville, Kelsy Leppo of Lexington, and Bradley Orr of Guston will receive scholarships of up to $8,000 to study abroad during the fall 2017 semester or academic year..

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Bradley Orr of Guston was awarded a scholarship of up to $7,000 to study abroad during the 2017-18 academic year. Rheanna Bostick of Cadiz was selected as an alternate. Both are students in the Mahurin Honors College at WKU.

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9 WKU Students Honored by Fulbright U.S. Student Program

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Nine WKU students and recent alumni have been honored by the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Five students received grant offers: Laura Allen of Edgewood; Alexandra Hezik of Campbellsville; Melissa Smith of Guthrie; Shelley Spalding of Lebanon; and Jessica Canada Wellman of Williamsburg. Four students and recent graduates were named alternates: Deborah Flynn of Bowling Green; Sarah Haywood of Harlan; Dare Norman of Bowling Green; and Jon Sahlman of Modesto, California.

Photograph: Ellen Linder, Brandon Pruitt, and Hannah Cheney3 WKU Students Received Boren Scholarships

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Ellen Linder of Louisville and Brandon Pruitt of Bowling Green are members of the Chinese Flagship Program and will complete their Capstone Year in China. Hannah Chaney of Louisville will study in CET’s Intensive Language Summer Program in Jordan. All three are members of the Mahurin Honors College.

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16 WKU Students Awarded Lifetime Experience Grants for 2016-17

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The Office of Scholar Development at WKU has awarded 16 WKU students more than $23,000 in Lifetime Experience Grants during the 2016-17 academic year. The awards are designed to enhance students’ competitiveness for national scholarships by supporting research, creative activities, international study, student-designed service or other scholarly activities.

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2 WKU Graduates Recognized by James Madison Fellowship Foundation

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Kendrick Bryan, a WKU alumnus from Elizabethtown, was selected as a 2017 James Madison Fellow. Shelley Spalding, a WKU alumna and graduate student from Lebanon, was selected as an alternate.

Photograph: Gilman Logo8 WKU Students Recognized by Gilman International Scholarship Program

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Sierra Bailey of Lexington, Austin Barnes of Hodgenville, Kate Hart of Princeton, Jade Haywood of Charlotte, North Carolina, Monica Wallace of Princeton, and Gracen Williams of Bowling Green were awarded scholarships of up to $5,000 for summer study abroad programs. Morgan Ramey of Eddyville and Reuben Tang of Glasgow were selected as alternates.

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2 WKU Students Selected to Participate in Fulbright Summer Institute

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Hayden Grace of Hopkinsville and Madeline Marita of Florence are the fifth and sixth WKU students to be selected for the prestigious nationally-competitive program since 2012.

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6 Gatton Academy Students Win Department of State Scholarships

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Six students at The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky at WKU have received nationally-competitive scholarships for immersive, critical language study this summer.  They will travel to China, Estonia and Morocco.

 

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5 WKU Students Awarded Freeman-ASIA Scholarships

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Nicole Andersen of Hiawatha, Iowa, Austin Barnes of Hodgenville, Heather Carpenter of Lancaster, Ashleigh Cleary of Hebron, and Reuben Tang of Glasgow were awarded scholarships of up to $3,000 to study Chinese abroad.

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2 WKU Students Honored by Goldwater Program

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Andrew Davis of Williamstown and Ayush Prasad of Flatwords were honored by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program, the premeir award for undergraduates pursuing careers in science, mathematics or engineering.

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9 Students Recognized by Critical Language Scholarship Program

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Andi Dahmer of Fisherville, Olivia James of Eagle, Colorado, Logan Johnson of Russellville, and Kathryn Williams of Louisville received full funding to pariticpate in eight-week summer intensive language programs.Brian Anderson of Buffalo, Austin Barnes of Hodgenville, Ashleigh Cleary of Hebron, Kate Hart of Princeton, and Nathan Read of Belleville, Illinois were named alternates.

Photograph: Jennifer OttersbachWKU Student selected as Jane Jacobs Fellow

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Jenn ifer Ottersbach, a WKU graduating senior from Crestwood, will work with the Center for the Living City as the Jane Jacobs Fellow to develop civically-engaged young women who lead local and global action. 

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6 WKU students awarded Gilman International Scholarships for summer 2017

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Bryan Anders of Bowling Green, Magen Estep of Bowling Green, Rachel Fisher of Russellville, Courtney Hurst of Louisville, Melissa Reeves of Louisville and Chanel Watkins of Louisville were awarded scholarships of up to $5,000 to take their studies overseas.

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WKU tied for 2nd in 2016-17 list of Top Fulbright Producers

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With 8 student grantees, WKU again among top master’s institutions WKU is tied for second in the list of top Fulbright-producing master’s degree-granting institutions.

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WKU student awarded Freeman-ASIA Scholarship

WKU student Dominique Wood of Nashville, Tennessee, will study abroad next spring through support from the Freeman Awards for Study in Asia scholarship program

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3 WKU students awarded Foreign Service Internships

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Margaret Sullivan of Louisville, Noah Stevens of Elizabethtown and Erick Murrer of Nancy were awarded prestigious U.S. Foreign Service Internships, funded by the U.S. Department of State.

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2 WKU Students awarded Gilman Scholarships

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Dominique Wood of Nashville, Tennessee, and Deven Richardson of Bowling Green were awarded scholarships of up to $5,000 to take their studies overseas.

Photograph: Jarred JohnsonRecord 13 WKU Students Honored by Fulbright Program

Thirteen WKU students have been honored by the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the most in WKU’s history.

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Photograph: Mackenzie Donoghue5 WKU Students Receive Boren Scholarships

All five of WKU’s applicants for David L. Boren Scholarships have received awards that will provide up to $20,000 for a year of study abroad.

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Photograph: Emma ShoafWKU Student Receives Princeton in Latin America Fellowship

Emma Shoaf, a graduating senior at WKU from Lexington, has received the Princeton in Latin America (PiLA) Fellowship to work in the Dominican Republic.

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Photograph: OSD Logo6 WKU Students Awarded Lifetime Experience Grants

The Office of Scholar Development has awarded six WKU students a total of $12,000 in Lifetime Experience Grants in the 2015-16 academic year.

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Photograph: Jay Todd Richey5 WKU Students Recognized in Truman, Goldwater, Udall Scholarship Competitions

Five WKU students have been recognized in three of the most competitive national award competitions.

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Photograph: Leslie FordWKU Graduate Student to Use Rotary Scholarship to Study Water Issues

WKU graduate student Leslie Ford will use a $40,000 Rotary Foundation Global Scholarship to pursue a second master’s degree in the Netherlands.

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Photograph: Angel Ann SemrickWKU Student to Participate in Fulbright UK Summer Institute

Angel Ann Semrick, a first-year Special Education and Elementary Education major and Cherry Presidential Scholar at WKU, has been selected to participate in the Fulbright UK Summer Institute at King’s College London.

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Photograph: Shelley SpaldingWKU Student Earns Madison Fellowship Honorable Mention

Shelley Spalding, a 2015 WKU graduate and current graduate student from Lebanon, earned an honorable mention for her application for the James Madison Graduate Fellowship.

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Photograph: Gilman Logo9 WKU Students to Study Abroad on Gilman Scholarships

Nine additional WKU students will study abroad this summer on Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships. Four other Hilltoppers received Gilman Scholarships for summer in an earlier application cycle.

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Photograph: Brian Anderson9 WKU Students Recognized by Critical Language Program

Nine WKU students have been recognized by the U.S. Department of State’s Critical Language Scholarship Program.Five students will receive scholarships to study in intensive language programs abroad while four others were named alternates.

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Photograph: Kate Hart2 WKU Students Named Freeman-ASIA Scholars

Two WKU students will study abroad this summer with support from the Freeman-ASIA (Freeman Awards for Study in Asia) scholarship program.

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Photograph: Emma Saarinen4 Gatton Academy Students Receive State Department Language Scholarships

Four students at the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky at WKU have received nationally competitive scholarships for immersive, critical-language study this summer in China, Moldova and Morocco.

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Photograph: Gilman Logo4 WKU Students to Study Abroad on Gilman Scholarships

Four WKU students will study abroad this summer on Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships.

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Fulbright Top Producer LogoWKU Again Makes List of Top Fulbright Producers

For the third time and the second consecutive year, WKU has been named a top Fulbright-producing institution.

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Photograph: OSD Logo42 WKU Students Earn Prestigious Scholarships in 2014-15

WKU students continued to perform at a high level in the nation’s most prestigious scholarship competitions in 2014-15, according to a report presented to the Board of Regents.

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Photograph: Lily NellansWKU student earns Foundation for Global Scholars award

WKU student Lillian Nellans of Des Moines, Iowa, was awarded a $2,000 scholarship from the Foundation for Global Scholars to support study in the Peace and Conflict program at American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina this summer.

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Photograph: OSD Logo10 WKU Students Receive Lifetime Experience Grants

The Office of Scholar Development (OSD) has awarded 10 WKU students a total of $17,900 in Lifetime Experience Grants in the 2014-15 academic year.

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Photograph: Gilman Logo2 WKU Students Recognized by Gilman Program for Fall 2015

Two WKU students have been recognized by the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship program for the fall.Cache Tyler Tomlinson of Shelbyville received a scholarship to study in Germany. Haley Danielle Taylor of Tompkinsville was selected as an alternate to study in Italy.

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Photograph: Erin Asher7 WKU Students Honored by Fulbright Program

Erin Asher of Louisville, Sarah Fox of Russellville, Lindsey Houchin of Bowling Green, Kayla Sweeney of Somerset and Rebecca Thieman of Louisville received Fulbright grants to study or teach English abroad. Hayley Hilbert of Louisville and Ryan Vennell of Chatham, Illinois, are alternates.

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Photograph: Andrew HendersonWKU Student Selected for US-UK Fulbright Summer Institute

Andrew Henderson, a WKU student from Olive Hill, will spend six weeks this summer studying in the US-UK Fulbright Summer Institute in Wales.

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Photograph: Gilman LogoWKU Students to Study Abroad this Summer on Gilman Scholarships

Chasity Jane Hodge of Lebanon Junction, Abigail Vickers of Waynesburg and Amy Wolterman of Lexington were awarded scholarships of up to $5,000. China Rose Brown of Nortonville and Colleen Lorraine Goodson of Whitesburg were selected as alternates.

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Photograph: Tyler Prochazka2 WKU Students Receive Boren Scholarships to Study Abroad

Two WKU students have been awarded David L. Boren Scholarships that will fund a year studying abroad.Tyler Prochazka of Newton, Kansas, will study in China, and Zachary Redmond of Owensboro will study in Jordan. This is the first time two WKU students have received scholarships in the same year.

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Photograph: Jody Dahmer4 WKU Students Recognized by Critical Language Scholarship Program

Four students at WKU have been recognized by the U.S. State Department’s Critical Language Scholarship Program. Mackenzie Donoghue from Seoul, South Korea; Alex Hezik from Campbellsville; Kelly Tursic from Union; and Jody Dahmer from Fisherville received scholarships.

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Photograph: Dimitri Leggas4 WKU Students Recognized by Goldwater Scholarship Program

For the second straight year, all four WKU students nominated for the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program have been honored by the premier award for undergraduates pursuing careers in science, mathematics or engineering.

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Photograph: India Blasser4 Gatton Academy Students Win State Department Language Scholarships

Four students at The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky at WKU have been offered nationally competitive scholarships for immersive language study this summer. This number of language scholarships marks the most in The Gatton Academy’s eight-year history.

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Photograph: OSD LogoView from the Hill – WKU Fulbright Recognition

WKU’s academic profile continues to rise after the university is named among the top Fulbright producing institutions by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Amy Bingham has more on the distinction in this week’s View from the Hill.

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Photograph: OSD LogoFulbright Teaching Assistants to Discuss U.S. Experiences April 7

Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants in WKU’s Department of Modern Languages, Ahmed Awadallah (Arabic) and Nikita Prokhorov (Russian), will give a presentation on April 7 about their experiences teaching in the United States this year.

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Photograph: Gilman Logo3 WKU Students Honored by Gilman Scholarship Program

Three WKU students have been honored by the nationally competitive Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program.Demarcus Brooks of Louisville, Linda Cruz of Carrollton and Brianna Stewart of Guston were named Gilman Scholars and will receive up to $5,000 each toward their study abroad or internship program costs.

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Photograph: Gilman Logo6 WKU Students Honored by Gilman Scholarship Program

Six WKU students have been honored by the nationally competitive Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program.Bridgette Davis of Bowling Green, Amy Givens of Bowling Green, Jeremiah Stringer of Monticello, Megan Lemily of Bowling Green and Cody Tutt of Owensboro were named Gilman Scholars and will receive up to $5,000 each toward their study abroad or internship program costs. Marie Angeles of Somerset was named an alternate.

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Photograph: OSD LogoOffice of Scholar Development Hosting ‘Day of Workshops’ Feb. 10

The Office of Scholar Development at WKU is sponsoring a “Day of Workshops” on Feb. 10 to raise campus awareness of nationally competitive scholarships and other opportunities for research, creative work and professional development.

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Photograph: OSD LogoView from the Hill – Office of Scholar Development

WKU has had unprecedented success in the number of students achieving international scholarships. Amy Bingham has more on the office behind that progress in this week’s View from the Hill.

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Photograph: OSD LogoOffice of Scholar Development Hosting ‘Day of Workshops’ Sept. 9

The Office of Scholar Development at WKU is sponsoring a “Day of Workshops” on Tuesday (Sept. 9) to raise campus awareness of nationally competitive scholarships and other opportunities for research, creative work and professional development.

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Photograph: OSD Logo42 WKU Students Earn National Scholarships

WKU students continued to raise the bar in 2013-14 as a record 42 students earned recognition in national scholarship competitions.

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Photograph: Gilman Logo5 WKU Students Recognized by Gilman Scholarship Program

Five WKU students have been recognized by the U.S. Department of State through the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship program. Four students won a combined total of $14,500 to fund study and internship programs abroad and one was designated an alternate.

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Photograph: Allison Feikes7 Students, Most in WKU’s History, Honored by Fulbright Program

Five students received grants: Chad Coomer, Jon Hendrie, Wesley Bromm, Allison Feikes, and Angelika Masero. Two students were named alternates: Amy Correll and Clarice Esch.

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Photograph: OSD Logo13 WKU Students Awarded Lifetime Experience Grants for 2013-14

The Office of Scholar Development (OSD) has awarded 13 WKU students a total of $19,894 in Lifetime Experience Grants in the 2013-14 academic year.

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Photograph: Emily PottsWKU Student Awarded Gaeltacht Grant to Study in Ireland

Emily Potts will spend the summer studying in Ireland, thanks to a prestigious grant. She has received the Gaeltacht Summer Award from the Ireland-United States Commission for Educational Exchange, funded by the Irish Government’s Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and National Lottery.

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Photograph: Jon HendrieWKU Student Receives Fulbright, DAAD Grants to Study in Germany

WKU biochemistry student Jonathan David Hendrie received two grants to continue research in Germany to develop a new expert model system for laparoscopic training.

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Photograph: Gilman Logo8 WKU Students Recognized in Gilman Scholarship Program

Eight WKU students have been recognized by the U.S. Department of State through the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship program.Six WKU students received scholarships for international educational experiences this summer while two were named alternates.

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Photograph: Sarah SchraderWKU Student, Recent Grads, Honored by NSF Fellowship

A current WKU student and four recent graduates were honored by the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program.

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Photograph: Sarah Angelle2 Gatton Academy Students Win State Department Scholarships

Two students at the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky at WKU have been offered nationally competitive scholarships for language study abroad this summer. The National Security Language Initiative for Youth, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, offers complete funding for the programs.

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Photograph: Megan LaffoonAll 4 WKU Nominees Recognized by Goldwater Scholarship Program

All four WKU students nominated for the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program have been honored by the premier award for undergraduates pursuing careers in science, mathematics or engineering.

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Photograph: Chad CoomerWKU Student Will Use 2 National Scholarships for HIV Research in United Kingdom

Charles “Chad” Coomer, a biology and chemistry major, has received a U.S. Student Fulbright grant to the UK to complete his master’s degree in infection and immunity at University College London. He has also been accepted into the National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program.

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Photograph: Kelli HogueRecord 6 WKU Students Awarded Critical Language Scholarships

Elizabeth R. Gribbins of Louisville; Kelli N. Hogue of Burlington; Bailey E. Mack of Louisville; Tyler Prochazka of Newton, Kan.; Sarah Schrader of Bowling Green and Kelly E. Tursic of Union will use the scholarships to study languages this summer in various locations. Joanna Chang of Owensboro, was selected as an alternate.

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Photograph: Gilman Logo3 WKU Students Awarded Gilman International Scholarships

Three WKU students have been awarded funding through the U.S. Department of State Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program to participate in study abroad programs around the globe in Spring 2014.

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Photograph: OSD LogoScholar Development Hosting ‘Day of Workshops’ on National Scholarships

WKU’s Office of Scholar Development is sponsoring a “Day of Workshops” to raise campus awareness of nationally competitive scholarships and other opportunities for research, creative work and professional development.

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2012-2013 Scholarship News

 

Photograph: Paul FleischmanWKU Student Awarded EPA Greater Research Opportunity Fellowship

Paul Fleischmann, a WKU chemistry and biology major from Crestwood and a 2012 graduate of the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky, was one of 40 students nationwide awarded a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Greater Research Opportunity Fellowship.

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Photograph: Sarah Schrader2 WKU Students Awarded Pearson Prize for Higher Education

Two WKU students have been honored by the Pearson Foundation for their community commitment.

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Photograph: OSD LogoRecord Number of WKU students, Recent Graduates Earn National Scholarships

A record number of WKU students and recent graduates were recognized in prestigious national scholarship competitions in 2012-13.

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Photograph: WKU Sisterhood Logo17 WKU Students Awarded Lifetime Experience Grants for 2012-13

The Lifetime Experience (LTE) Grant program was made possible with funding from the WKU Sisterhood, John and Jacque Hughes Jarve, the Office of Scholar Development, the Honors College at WKU and the Office of International Programs.

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Photograph: Gilman Logo7 WKU Students Awarded Gilman International Scholarships

Seven WKU students have been awarded funding through the U.S. Department of State Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program to participate in study abroad programs around the globe in Summer and Fall 2013.

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Photograph: JP StovallWKU Student Awarded Boren Scholarship to Study in China

J.P. Stovall, a rising senior at WKU from Nashville, Tenn., has been awarded a David L. Boren Scholarship that will fund his participation in the Chinese Flagship Program’s Capstone Year in China.

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Photograph: Grace BabbsGatton Academy Student Earns State Department Scholarship to Study in Jordan

A first-year student at the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky at WKU has received a nationally competitive scholarship for Arabic language immersion in Jordan this summer.

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Photograph: David Brown3 WKU Students Honored by Goldwater Scholarship Program

WKU continues to lead other Kentucky universities in the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program, a premier award for undergraduates pursuing careers in science, mathematics or engineering.

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Photograph: Hannah Garland4 Chinese Flagship Students Earn Critical Language Scholarships

Four students in the Chinese Flagship Language Program at WKU have been awarded U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships.

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Photograph: Sarah SchraderWKU Student Finalist for Truman Scholarship

For the second straight year, a WKU student has been selected as a finalist for the Harry S. Truman Scholarship, one of the most prestigious opportunities for undergraduates who plan to pursue a career in public service.

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Photograph: Ben HussungWKU Junior Receives Scholarship for Study at University of Cambridge

James “Ben” Hussung, a WKU junior religious studies major from Bowling Green, is a recipient of a study abroad scholarship from the Kentucky Branch of the English-Speaking Union. This summer, he will study literature at the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England, UK.

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Photograph: OSD Logo‘Day of Workshops’ on Feb. 7 to Raise Awareness of National Scholarships

The Office of Scholar Development at WKU is sponsoring a “Day of Workshops” on Thursday (Feb. 7) to raise campus awareness of nationally competitive scholarships and other opportunities for professional development.

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Photograph: Gilman Logo5 Awarded Funding from Gilman International Scholarship Program

Five WKU students have been awarded funding through the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program that will support them in Spring 2013 study abroad programs around the globe.

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Photograph: Cory DoddsDodds finalist for Mitchell Scholarship

Cory Dodds, a WKU senior from Smithland, Ky., has been selected as a finalist for the 2012 George Mitchell Scholarship Program.Dodds is the first student from WKU to earn this honor.

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Photograph: WKU Sisterhood LogoView from the Hill – WKU Sisterhood Grant

OSD is one of two programs receiving a financial boost from the WKU Sisterhood this year.

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Photograph: WKU Sisterhood LogoWKU Sisterhood Awards Funding to Two Projects

For the first time, members of the WKU Sisterhood have awarded funding to two projects. The Office of Scholar Development received funding to invest in the development of talented students who will later be eligible to apply for nationally competitive scholarships and prestigious graduate programs.

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Photograph: DoD LogoSMART Scholarship Representative to Visit WKU on Oct. 23

Eric Hurwitt, director of the Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship program, will be visiting WKU to present information about the scholarship and recruit applicants.

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Photograph: Sarah SchraderSarah Schrader Interviewed by View from the Hill

A WKU junior is hoping to help find a cure for cancer as she moves closer to a career in genetics. Sarah Schrader talks about her international goals in the field of cancer research on View from the Hill.

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Photograph: OSD LogoScholar Development Hosting ‘Day of Workshops’ on National Scholarships

WKU’s Office of Scholar Development is sponsoring a “Day of Workshops” to raise campus awareness of nationally competitive scholarships and other opportunities for research, creative work and professional development.

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Photograph: Rachel ReetzkeWKU Grad Using China Experience to Continue Research on Autism

WKU graduate Rachel Reetzke is ready to take the next step along her path to a career in autism communication science research and to help children and families in China.

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Photograph: DoD Logo2 WKU Engineering Students Receive Prestigious SMART Scholarships

Matthew LaHood of Bowling Green, Ky., and Cody Mahan of Seymour, Tenn., are the most recent recipients of the award from the U.S. Department of Defense Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship.

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Photograph: Kevin WorthyCorbin Senior First WKU Student to Receive Boren Scholarship

WKU senior Kevin Worthy of Corbin has become the first WKU student to receive a Boren Scholarship for International Study.

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Photograph: Alyssa Surina2 WKU Graduates Awarded Fulbright Grants to Study Abroad

For the sixth year in a row, WKU students have been awarded Fulbright grants to spend a year studying and working abroad. May 2012 graduates Mario Nguyen and Alyssa Surina are the latest recipients.

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Photograph: Sarah FoxFox First WKU Student Selected to Attend Fulbright Summer Institute

Sarah Fox, a WKU freshman and Presidential Scholar, is the first WKU student selected by the US-UK Fulbright Commission to attend a Fulbright Summer Institute for Undergraduates.

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Photograph: John Clark2 WKU Students Earn Honorable Mentions for 2012 Udall Scholarships

WKU students John Clark of Bowling Green and Abby Rudolph of Louisville earned honorable mentions for the 2012 Morris K. Udall scholarship competition.

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Photograph: Nick WrightWKU Chemistry Student Receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

WKU student Nicholas Wright has been awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. A chemistry major from Berea, Wright works in the lab with Dr. Hemali Rathnayake, assistant professor of chemistry.

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Photograph: Paul FleischmannGatton Student Receives National Scholarship to Study in Morocco

A student at the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky at WKU has received a national scholarship to study in Morocco this summer. Paul Fleischmann of Crestwood was awarded the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) scholarship.

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Photograph: Cory DoddsWKU Junior Selected as Finalist for Prestigious Truman Scholarship

Cory Dodds, a WKU political science major from Smithland, was selected as a finalist for the highly competitive Harry S. Truman Scholarship. A junior in the Honors College at WKU, Dodds hopes to work for the U.S. Department of Agriculture shaping rural development policies.

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Photograph: Emmet Stephens3 WKU Students Recognized by Critical Language Scholarship Program

For the second consecutive year, the U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship program has recognized three WKU students. J.P. Stovall and Emmett Stephens have been selected as winners, and Rebecca Center has been chosen as an alternate for the scholarship.

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Photograph: Lukas Missik4 WKU Students Recognized by Goldwater Scholarship Program

Since 2006, WKU has led the state in recognition by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program. This year, WKU placed among the top producers of Goldwater Scholars in the nation.

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Photograph: Sarah SchraderHonors College Student Selected to Teach English in South Korea

Sarah Schrader, a double major in Biology and Chemistry and member of the Honors College at WKU, has been selected to teach English in South Korea for a six-month term beginning in February through the Teach and Learn in Korea (TaLK) program.

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Photograph: Gilman Scholarship Logo3 WKU Students Receive Gilman International Scholarships

Three WKU students were awarded funding from the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program to study abroad in Spring 2012.

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Photograph: Justin PileHonors College Senior Receives Global Scholars Award for Project in Kenya

Justin Pile, a senior in the Honors College at WKU from Coxs Creek, received a Foundation for Global Scholars award that partially funded an international experience in Kasigau, Kenya.

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Photograph: Lindsey Filiatreau2 WKU Graduates Receive 2012 Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships

Two WKU graduates received 2012 Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships from the Rotary Foundation to travel to Africa to complete graduate coursework and engage in service.

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Photograph: Sara MoodyWKU Honors College Senior Receives Foundation for Global Scholars Award

Sara Moody, a senior in the Honors College at WKU, has received a Foundation for Global Scholars award that funded a social work internship in India this summer.

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Photograph: Clarice EschHonors College Student Receives EPA Fellowship to Continue Research

WKU student Clarice Esch has been awarded a Greater Research Opportunity Fellowship by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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Photograph: Rachel ReetzkeGraduate Awarded Fulbright to Conduct Research in China

WKU graduate Rachel Reetzke of Franklin has been awarded a Fulbright Grant that will allow her to travel to China and conduct research.

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Photograph: Yancee BurchettWKU Student Earns SMART Scholarship from Department of Defense

Yancee Burchett, a WKU junior from Brodhead, has been awarded a 2011 Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship from the Department of Defense.

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Photograph: Chris ColonnaWKU Grad Receives Princeton-in-Asia Fellowship

WKU graduate Chris Colonna received a Princeton-in-Asia Fellowship and will spend a year teaching English at Mae Fah Luang University in Chiang Rai, Thailand.

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Photograph: Gatton NSLI-Y Winners3 Gatton Students Selected for National Security Language Scholarships

Three students from The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky at WKU have been selected for the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) scholarship for the summer.

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Photograph: Clarice Esch in the Greenhouse3 Recognized by Goldwater Program

Three WKU students have been recognized by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program.

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Photograph: J.P. Stoval, Allie Surina, and Will Meredith3 WKU Students Awarded Prestigious Critical Language Scholarships

Allie Surina, Will Meredith and J.P. Stovall, all students in the WKU Honors College and the Chinese Flagship Program, will travel to China for 7-10 weeks of intensive language instruction.

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Photograph: Dunja ZderoWKU Graduate Working in Brazil on 2011-2012 Fulbright Grant

WKU graduate Dunja Zdero of Louisville began her placement as an English teaching assistant (ETA) in Brazil at the end of February.

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Photograph: Jennifer KieferHonors College Student Receives Position in Teach For America Program

Jennifer Kiefer, a Louisville senior in the Honors College at WKU, has been offered a position in the highly competitive Teach For America Program.

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Photograph: Michael MarcellWKU Student Awarded Clinton Scholarship to Study in Dubai

Michael Marcell, a WKU student with a double major in International Affairs and Journalism, was awarded a William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship to study at the American University in Dubai during the Spring 2011 semester.

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Photograph: Aric JohnsonBiology Student Receives Rotary Scholarship to Study in Scotland

WKU student Aric Johnson of Bowling Green has received a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship to live and study for a year in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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WKU Listed Among Top Producers of Fulbright Award Winners

WKU has been listed as one of the top-producing institutions of students winning Fulbright awards.

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Photograph: Darra JacksonFlagship Student Receives Chinese Government Scholarship

Darra Jackson, a member of the WKU Chinese Flagship Program, has been awarded a multi-year Chinese Government Scholarship, funded by the China Scholarship Council and China’s Ministry of Education.

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Photograph: Sara Moody and Allie SurinaStudents Win Scholarships to Study in China for Summer Program

WKU students Sara Moody and Alyssa Surina are the recipients of scholarships from the Foundation for Asia Pacific Education. Moody received a $1,000 scholarship from the Foundation and Surina’s scholarship was $500.

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Photograph: Eileen RyanFour WKU Graduates Receive Fulbright Awards

This year, four WKU graduates–Jennifer Dooper, Dawn Reinhardt, Eileen Ryan and Emily Wilcox–have been awarded 2010-2011 Fulbright grants.

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Photograph: Brittany LoganTwo WKU Students Awarded Department of Defense SMART Scholarships

Two WKU students Jacob Haven, a second-year student in the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science , and Brittany Logan are receiving scholarships which represent a combined value of more than $500,000 of funding over the course of the next four years.

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Photograph: Cassie WarrenGraduate Selected for Scholarship to Study at University of Amsterdam

WKU graduate Cassandra Warren will pursue a one-year master’s degree in gender, sexuality and society during the 2010-11 school year at the University of Amsterdam on the Huygens Scholarship Programme.

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Photograph: Chase McNultyWKU Student Receives Full Scholarship to Prestigious Veterinary School

Chase McNulty, a WKU senior from Owensboro, has been accepted at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine and received a scholarship to cover full tuition and fees for the first year.

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Photograph: Joey CoeWKU Student Honored Second Time As Udall Scholar

In 2009, William “Joey” Coe and Patrick Stewart became the first ever Udall Scholars at Western Kentucky University. Coe, a junior at WKU, has once again been honored as the only Udall Scholar from Kentucky in the 2010 competition.

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