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Potter College Creative Arts Scholarship

The Potter College Creative Arts Scholarship is a competitive award, based on the requirements of the department in which you apply. Award amounts are between $1,000 and $9,000 per year, renewable each semester for up to 8 consecutive semesters. High school seniors are invited to apply if they plan to attend WKU and major in one of the degrees listed below.

Only incoming freshman are eligible for this award.


How to Apply


Step 1

Apply and be accepted to WKU by February 1st.

Please keep in mind that WKU must also receive your official high school transcripts by February 1 as part of this process.

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Step 2

Complete the TopDollar application by February 1st.

Every applicant must complete the TopDollar scholarship application.

TopDollar Application

Step 3

Choose a Discipline.

Each discipline requires additional application requirements.

Visual Studies (studio, art education)

Visual Art (studio, graphic design)

Creative Writing


Music (performance)

Music (education)

Theatre (general)


Musical Theatre

Theatre Design and Technology (costumes, set design, technical direction, lighting, sound and stage management)



Retaining Scholarship

Scholarships are renewed each semester for up to 8 consecutive semesters.  Terms for renewal include full-time status at Western Kentucky University, good academic standing (a cumulative GPA of 3.0+), and declaring and making reasonable progress toward an approved arts major (see above). Individual departments may have additional policies.

If you have any questions please contact Marcia Sanders in the Dean's Office at 270-745-4415 or email marcia.sanders@wku.edu.

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 Last Modified 10/18/21