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National & International Scholarships

OSD-Supported National Scholarships

The Office of Scholar Development mentors students applying for select national scholarships prioritized by the university. 

We are excited to support students who are interested in applying for these national scholarships, regardless of major, degree program, campus, or background. If there is a national scholarship you would like to pursue beyond this list, reach out to osd@wku.edu to see what support is available. 

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships Undergraduate Research
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Undergraduate Study Abroad
Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowships Graduate Study 
to International Affairs Careers
Charles B. Rangel Summer Enrichment Program Undergraduate Pathway
to International Affairs Careers
Critical Language Scholarship Program Undergraduate & Graduate
Critical Language Study Abroad
David L. Boren Awards for International Study Undergraduate & Graduate
Critical Language Study Abroad
Department of Defense Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarships Graduate Study & Research
Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship Graduate Study
to International Development Careers
Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) Undergraduate Study Abroad
Fulbright U.K. Summer Institutes Undergraduate Study Abroad
Fulbright U.S. Student Program Postgraduate International Research, Study, or English Teaching
Fund for Education Abroad Undergraduate Study Abroad

James C. Gaither Junior Fellowship
(formerly Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellowship)

 Post-Graduate Research
Harry S. Truman Scholarship Leadership/Service
James Madison Graduate Fellowships Graduate Degree
Morris K. and Stewart L. Udall Scholarships Leadership/Service
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships Graduate Degree
Princeton in Africa Post-Graduate International Service
Princeton in Asia Post-Graduate International Service
Princeton in Latin America Post-Graduate International Service
Rotary Global Grant Scholarships Post-Graduate International Study & Service
Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Graduate Study 
to International Affairs Careers
William D. Clarke, Sr. Diplomatic Security Fellowship Graduate Study 
to International Affairs Careers

Every Scholar Starts Somewhere

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

The Office of Scholar Development created the Lifetime Experience (LTE) Grant to provide funding for students to strengthen their applications for national scholarships like these that can launch them toward their own academic and professional goals. 

You can get started on your long-term goal now. 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 that contribute to national scholarship goals.

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 Last Modified 6/20/23