Department of Art
Hesta Petty Munns Memorial Scholarship ($1500 may be divided). Awarded to a deserving student in the Department of Art. Must demonstrate potential for academic success.
Sherilyn Gale Rinehart Art Scholarship (($800) Student must be majoring in Art.
Ann McKeel Ross Scholarship ($500) Deserving student enrolled at WKU majoring in Art.
Ruth Hines Temple Scholarship ($1000) Awarded to recognize ad assist worthy students at WKU majoring in Art.
William D. “Bill” Thomas Scholarship ($200) Must be graduate of Muhlenburg High Schools. Must major in Art, be a junior, senior, or graduate student. Must be full-time.
Ruth Hines Temple Art Award ($300) Cash award to graduating senior.
Department of Communication
Ed Robertson Scholarship
Department of English
Frank L. Atkinson Scholarship
Criteria: English major/ active in the department, Senior standing, Resident of Kentucky
Overall GPA of 3.0 (minimum) / English GPA 3.0 (minimum)
Mary Lucille Scott Scholarship Criteria: English major, Resident of Kentucky, Top 25% of high school graduating class, May be renewed for a total of 4 years, Must maintain overall GPA of 3.0 (minimum) / English GPA 3.0 (minimum)
Thomas G. Jones Scholarship Criteria: English major or minor (preferably writing), Sophomore or above, Overall GPA 3.0 (minimum) / English GPA 3.0 (minimum), May be renewed for a total of 4 years
Noma Dunn Scholarship Criteria: English major or minor (especially grammar, semantics, usage), Would-be teacher (not necessarily high school), Good character, Willing to work, Overall GPA of 3.0 (minimum) / English GPA 3.0 (minimum)
Pat and Wallace Nave Scholarship Criteria: English major, Junior or senior standing / or graduate student, Overall GPA of 3.0 (minimum) / English GPA 3.0 (minimum)
Earl A. Moore Scholarship Criteria: English major, Resident of Kentucky, Overall GPA of 3.0 (minimum) / English GPA 3.0 (minimum)
Dr. Karen Pelz Scholarship Criteria: Writing major or minor, Senior standing, Overall GPA of 3.3 (minimum) / English GPA 3.3 (minimum)
Jim Wayne Miller Scholarship Criteria: Creative writing major or minor, Junior or senior standing, Overall GPA of 3.2 (minimum)
Addie Hochstrasser Estate Fund for The Jim Wayne Miller Scholarship in Creative Writing Criteria: Creative writing major or minor, Junior or senior, Overall GPA of 3.2, Full-time student, Must possess the personal qualities of character, integrity, dependability, industriousness, and human compassion which produce leaders.
Dr. Nancy Hightower Davis Scholarship Criteria: English major, Sophomore or above, GPA of 3.2, Full-time student, Must possess the personal qualities of character, integrity, dependability, industriousness, and human compassion which produce leaders. Financial need is an important consideration.
Betty Jean and Doug Mosley Scholarship Criteria: Full-time student at WKU, Pursuing a degree within the English Department, GPA of 2.5, Financial need is an important consideration, Must possess the personal qualities of character, integrity, dependability, industriousness and human compassion which produce leaders and merit the honor of the award.
First Year Creative Writing Major Scholarship Criteria: First year creative writing major, High school GPA of 3.2 or higher, ACT verbal score of 25 or higher, Completed University scholarship application for beginning freshmen (www.wku.edu/Info/FinAid/faforms.htm), submitted to “Student Financial Assistance 317 Potter Hall, WKU, 1906 College Heights Blvd. #11018, Bowling Green, KY 42101-1018”, with writing sample. Writing sample must include examples from at least two different writing genres (fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, drama); maximum 20 pages. Applications (with writing sample) must be received by February 1.
School of Journalism & Broadcasting
Virginia Wood Davis Scholarship
One award to a needy, journalistically promising incoming freshman. Renewable through
senior year if at least 2.5 grade-point average is maintained and recipient continues
to pursue majro in the School of Journalism & Broadcasting; $1,400.
College Heights Herald Scholarship
Six per year for freshmen planning to major in news/editorial, advertising or photojournalism.
Awarded based upon scholarship, leadership, involvement in high school or university
publications, demonstration of aptitude and attitude, work on student publications;
Frank Sutherland SPJ Journalism Scholarship
One award for a SPJ member that is a sophomore, junior or senior in the advertising,
broadcasting, news/editorial or photojournalism major. Awarded based on demonstrated
professional aptitude, participation in journalism activities, scholarship, character
and need; $900.
Bob Adams Journalism Scholarship
One award to news/editorial, advertising or photojournalism major. Awarded based on
scholarship, leadership, involvement, demonstration of aptitude and attitude and work
on student publications. $850
W.T. and Ella Morris Davis Scholarship
Two awards to news/editorial majors interested in community news journalism. Preference
given to students from Lyon, Hopkins or Caldwell counties in Kentucky; $1500.
Brian Armstrong Journalism Scholarship
One award to news/editorial, advertising or photojournalism major. Awarded based on scholarship, leadership, involvement, demonstration of aptitude and attitude; $500.
Thomas R. Curran Journalism Scholarship
Three awards to junior or senior news/editorial majors. Awarded to students exhibiting
outstanding promise as reporters. $3500
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation Scholarship
Freshmen planning to major in news/editorial, photojournalism or advertising. Awarded
based upon scholarship, leadership, involvement, demonstration of aptitude and attitude;
Larry Coffey Landmark Community Newspapers, Inc., Journalism Scholarships
Two a year for sophomore, junior or senior news/editorial, photojournalism or advertising
majors. Awarded based upon demonstrated professional aptitude, participation in journalism
activities, scholarship, character and need; $600.
Frances Richards Journalism Scholarships
One for a news/editorial, advertising or photojournalism major. Awarded based upon
scholarship, leadership, involvement and demonstrated aptitude and attitude and work
on student publications; $1200.
Joseph A. Dear Memorial Scholarships
Eleven awards for minority students in advertising, broadcasting, news/editorial and
photojournalism majors based on scholarship, leadership and involvement in publications,
aptitude and attitude; $1000 each.
John B. and Clarence M. Gaines Scholarship
One award for upper-class advertising major. Awarded based on scholarship, advertising activities and professional growth; $1500. The award is for the purpose of recognizing and assisting deserving Western Kentucky University students majoring in Advertising within the School of Journalism & Broadcasting. Financial need should be considered as well as motivation and potential for professional growth. Application forms will be available in the spring semester at the SJ&B main office in MMTH 216. Decisions will be made in the summer. The University will notify recipients before the fall semester.
Kerrie Stewart Memorial Scholarship
One award for an advertising major. Awarded based on scholarship, advertising activities professional growth, citizenship and other commendable characteristics that marked the life of Kerrie Stewart; $200.
Application forms will be available in the spring semester at the SJ&B main office MMTH 216. Decisions will be made in the summer. The University will notify recipients before the fall semester.
Carl C. "Pat" Jordan Scholarship
One award for an advertising major. Awarded based on creativity in any area of advertising, scholarship, advertising activities and potential for professional growth; $125.
Application forms will be available in the spring semester at the SJ&B main office in MMTH 216. Decisions will be made in the summer. The University will notify recipients before the fall semester.
Sara Thompson Scholarship
One award for upper-class public relations major/PRSSA member. Awarded based on character, leadership, scholarship and professional development; $1,000.
Robert G. Cochran Scholarship
One award for public relations majors/PRSSA members. Awarded based on character, leadership, scholarship and professional development; $500.
PRSA/PRSSA Bluegrass-Alumni Scholarship
One award for public relations majors/PRSSA members. Awarded based on character, leadership, scholarship and professional development; $160.
Carroll F. Knicely Journalism Scholarship
One award for senior news/editorial major Awarded to a student exhibiting outstanding
David B. Whitaker Scholarship
One award for a junior advertising, news/editorial, or photojournalism major. Awarded
based on scholarship, leadership, involvement, demonstration of aptitude and attitude
and work on student publications; $1000.
Kodak Professional Photography Scholarship
One award for a photojournalism major. Awarded based on professional ability, scholarship
and leadership; $1,000 depending on endowment earnings.
Francis Gardler Scholarship
One award to photojournalism majors participating as still photographers at the Mountain Workshop for the first time. Awarded based on professional ability, scholarship, leadership
and need; $500-$1000 depending on endowment earnings.
Application materials required: portfolio, resume and 500-word essay on what photojournalism means to you. Contact for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lynn Saunders Scholarship
Based on endowment earnings, one award for photojournalism majors. Awarded based on professional ability, scholarship, and leadership.
Application materials required: portfolio, resume and 500-word essay on what photojournalism
means to you. Contact for more information: email@example.com
Bob Proctor Scholarship in Broadcasting
Award for a full-time senior broadcasting major. Awarded based on personal qualities of character, integrity, dependability, industriousness and human compassion, which produce leaders and merit the honor of the award. $1500 (the selection committee reserves the right to divide the award between qualified applicants)
Applicants must complete a scholarship application prior to the academic year for which the individual is applying. Applications are due in February. The Broadcast faculty will make the selection. The recommendation will be forwarded to the University Scholarship Committee. Notification of the award will be in the form of a letter from the University Scholarship Committee. Applications will be available in the School of Journalism & Broadcasting main office MMTH 216.
Charles M. Anderson Scholarship in Communication and Technology
One award for a full-time sophomore, junior or senior broadcasting major with an emphasis in television/film production or broadcast journalism. Awarded based on the personal qualities of character, integrity, dependability, industriousness, and human compassion which produce leaders and merit the honor of the award. Financial need is to be a consideration. Applications are due in February. $1100. The broadcast faculty committee of the whole reviews applications. The review committee may also request an interview. Notification of the award will be in the form of a letter from the University Scholarship Committee.
The Julian and Betty Goodman Scholarship
Award for full-time broadcast communication or mass communication majors pursuing a career in broadcast news and public affairs with at least a 3.0 GPA and junior status at the time applications are due.
Award based on evidence of academic success, potential in leadership, possession of the personal qualities of character, integrity, concern for others, and citizenship. $3,000
Procedures for Application:
Procedures for Selection and Administration of Award:
The broadcast faculty committee of the whole reviews applications. The faculty review committee may also request an interview. The committee reserves the right to divide the award between qualified applicants. The committee will make a selection in March. Notification of the award will be in the form of a letter from the University Scholarship Committee.
Charles M. Anderson Public Broadcasting Fellowship in radio news & television production
Fellows will gain an in-depth exposure to the professional environment of Western's Public Broadcasting, working side-by-side with some of the best broadcast professionals in the nation.
Fellows will be enrolled in BCOM 491 Internship in Broadcasting: a 3 credit hour course. The Fellowship will pay for the tuition for the course (in-state rate) and pay an hourly rate per hour for the 240 hours of work necessary to meet the course requirements, plus a cash stipend. September 30, 2010 deadline.
Eligibility requirements: Minimum GPA - 3.2, 18 hours completed in their major in the School of Journalism & Broadcasting, Current resume, An application narrative, A portfolio submission, 3 letters of recommendation, Practical exam of demonstrated professional skills, FAFSA on file at WKU
External Scholarships and Fellowships
The Kentucky Broadcasters Association - Harry Barfield Scholarship
General Information: This is the 18th year for the Kentucky Broadcasters Association (KBA) Harry Barfield Scholarship Awards Program. This spring, the KBA will award up to four (4) college and university students across Kentucky a $2,500 scholarship award for the 2009-10 academic year.
Policy, Guidelines, and Eligibility: The scholarship application process is open to college and university students across the Commonwealth who attend institutions in Kentucky and whose primary residence is in Kentucky, and who are majoring in broadcasting/telecommunications and have demonstrated a sincere interest in pursuing a career in broadcasting. A grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) is desired, although exceptional extracurricular activities and the faculty recommendation are also considered in the evaluation process. Preference will be given to rising juniors (current sophomores). The scholarship is renewable for a second year, provided criteria continue to be met and the student remains in good academic standing at his or her institution.
KBA Scholarship Program, c/o: Carl Nathe, Chair, 104 Mathews Building, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0047
The James Alan Cox Foundation For Student Photographers
Founded in memory of James Alan Cox, a television photojournalist, The James Alan Cox Foundation for Student Photographers aims to provide financial support to student photographers of high school and college age. Through a variety of funding, including equipment purchases and scholarships for college and technical school classes, the foundation’s mission is to expand educational and developmental opportunities for student photographers demonstrating interest, talent and financial need.
Type of Awards:
Focus of work and entries: photojournalism. Scholarships will be awarded to those students whose work “tells a story”. This is a fairly broad topic and may include a variety of subject matter and approaches (breaking news, sporting events, etc.) Jim Cox, who was a television photojournalist in Phoenix, always “told a story” through his work, whether it was in video or still photography.
Scholarship applications must be submitted between July 15 and October 15
Find Application Requirements and Forms at:
Andria Hall Communications Scholarship Announced
Foundation offers awards to US and Caribbean students
SCOTCH PLAINS, New Jersey (March 23, 2009) - US and Caribbean nationals interested in pursuing studies in media, broadcasting or public speaking are being offered scholarship awards in the memory of Christian communications professional and former CNN news anchor, Andria Hall.
The SpeakEasy M.E.D.I.A. Foundation this week opened the application process for two grants which will be awarded to a high school student from the United States and another from the Caribbean region where Andria Hall featured at many inspiring tourism and media conferences.
Each grant will total US $2,000 and will be awarded to individuals pursing media-related studies at the college or university of their choice.
In addition, each winner will receive a fellowship to attend an upcoming edition of the Caribbean Media Exchange on Sustainable Tourism (CMEx) - which Andria helped to produce - or another media event in the US or Caribbean.
"We are determined to ensure Andria's legacy lives on through the lives of our future generation," said Andria's husband Clayton Sizemore, president of The SpeakEasy M.E.D.I.A. Foundation. He added it is appropriate to include Caribbean youth for whom Andria had designed mentoring plans even while courageously battling breast cancer.
Applications for the scholarships and study grants can be sent via email or via post by May 1, 2009.
"The dedication of Andria's family to continue her work so soon after her deeply lamented departure is in itself a huge tribute to Andria and what she stood for so devoutly," said CMEx Director Lelei LeLaulu. "We as a sustainable development organization will never be the same since Andria reminded us, in her ineffably graceful and elegant fashion, that spiritual development and professional excellence had to go hand in hand," recalled LeLaulu.
Applicants must either be a graduating high school senior in the US or 5th/6th Form graduating secondary school student in the Caribbean with an overall grade point average of at least 2.5 or C+ average. Participation in extracurricular activities, community work/social service, school, church, volunteer or work experience is required.
The scholarship criteria and application form can be found at the following links:
Application form: http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dgsbbfz_942g6fx2hfr
Completed applications can be emailed or mailed to:
The SpeakEasy M.E.D.I.A Foundation
1812 Front Street
Scotch Plains, New Jersey 07076
External Scholarships & Fellowships for Racial Minorities
Asian American Journalists Association Scholarship awards.
Scholarships from $250 to $2,000 will be awarded to students pursuing careers in print, photojournalism or broadcast journalism. Applicants may be high school seniors or college students attending accredited institutions. Graduate students are welcome to apply. Awards are based on involvement or interest in the Asian American community, scholastic achievement, journalistic ability, a desire to pursue a news media career and financial need. Applications must be postmarked by April 15.
For information and applications write: AAJA Scholarship Awards Committee, 1765 Sutter St., Room 1000, San Francisco, Calif. 94115 or call (415) 346-2051.
Asian American Journalists Association Fellowships.
Designed to enable AAJA members to attend mid-career short-term advanced journalism training and advanced skills development programs, these fellowships can be used to defray tuition, travel, food, lodging and other related program costs. News organizations of the recipients must grant them a leave of absence to attend the program. Each fellowship must be used within 12 months of the date it is awarded. Applications will be reviewed quarterly- January, April, July and October. Grants will be awarded contingent upon proof of registration at, or acceptance to, the training program.
For information write: AAJA, 1765 Sutter St., Room 1000, San Francisco, Calif. 94115 or call (415) 346-2051.
Chips Quinn Scholars Program.
The Chips Quinn Scholars Program offers training, paid internships and $1,600 awards
to college students or recent graduates of color who are pursuing careers in daily
newspaper journalism. College juniors, seniors or graduates within the past year with
majors or career goals in newspapers are eligible. The program begins with a four-day
orientation program followed by a 10- or 12-week paid internship at a participating
newspaper. For more information, please visit our site at:
Investigative Reporters and Editors Minority Conference Scholarships.
For minority professional journalists or student journalists who wish to attend IRE's annual conference. Applicants must show financial need, racial and ethnic diversity, ability and experience. Scholarship covers IRE conference expenses, transportation, hotel and conference registration fee. Applications available between Jan. 1 and March 1 from IRE, 100 Neff Hall, School of Journalism, University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo. 65211 or call (314) 882-2042; FAX (314) 882-5431. Application deadline is March 15.
Joel Garcia Memorial Scholarship.
Twenty to 30 scholarships are awarded by the California Chicano News Media Association to Latino college students majoring in any field, but who must be able to prove a sincere interest in pursuing a career in journalism or mass communication. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need, community awareness, scholastic achievement and commitment to a journalism career.
For information, write: California Chicano News Media Association, School of Journalism, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif. 90007. (213) 743-7158. $250-$2,000 each.
Knight-Ridder Scholarship Program for Minorities.
Four $5,000 scholarships are awarded to graduating high school seniors who attend high school in an area served by Knight-Ridder. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years based on a student's academic performance and includes a summer internship at a Knight-Ridder newspaper. Interested high school students should contact their school counselor or journalism teacher during the first semester of their senior year for application information.
Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship for Ethnic Minority Student.
A $2,500 scholarship offered by United Methodist Communications awarded to a junior or senior minority student who intends to pursue a career in religious communications. Scholarship is to be used for undergraduate study in communications at an accredited institution of higher education. Applications available in the fall; deadline for application is Feb. 15.
For information contact: United Methodist Communications, Suite 1901, 475 Riverside Drive, New York, N.Y. 10115.
MALDEF Communications Scholarship Fund.
The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) provides financial support to Latino students enrolled in graduate or professional degree programs in communications, including print and broadcast journalism or electronic communications, as well as students attending law school specializing in communications or entertainment law. Among the scholarships is the Ruben Salazar Scholarship. Applicants must demonstrate involvement with, and commitment to serve the Latino community; show financial need; and provide proof of academic achievement and potential for completion of a graduate or law degree. Applicants attend the school of their choice. For an application form and application requirements write to MALDEF, Communications Scholarship Program, 634 S. Spring St., 11th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90014-1974 or call 213-629-2512 ext. 109; Fax 213-629-3120.
National Association of Black Journalists Scholarship.
For college undergraduate and graduate students. (Applicants must have completed at least one full semester of college to be eligible.) For information on the $2,500 award, contact: NABJ, 11600 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, Va. 22091.
National Association of Black Journalists Scholarship for High School Students.
Two four-year sustaining scholarships will be awarded to students graduating from high school who plan to pursue careers in journalism. Recipients must s how proof of enrollment and maintain a 2.5 GPA to renew the scholarship. Students may attend the school of their choice. For information, write NABJ, 11600 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, Va. 22091.
National Association of Hispanic Journalists Scholarships.
Several $1,000 scholarships are awarded each academic year to students interested in pursuing careers in the media. Scholarships are open to high school seniors, and college juniors, seniors and graduate students. Applicants are judged on financial need, scholastic achievement, journalism ability and commitment to the field. Deadline for is Jan. 1. To request application forms, students must write to NAHJ in the fall at: National Press Building, Suite 1193, Washington, D.C. 20045. Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
National Press Club Ellen Masin Persina Scholarship.
Open to all minority high school seniors who have maintained a 2.75 GPA and are planning to pursue a career in journalism. The $2,500 grant may be used at the college of the recipient's choice and is renewable for up to four years if a 2.5 GPA is maintained. To apply, students must send an application and a one-page essay on why he/she wants to pursue a journalism career. For an application, write to Ellen Masin Persina Scholarship, National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20045 or call 202-662-7599. Application deadline is Feb. 1.
National Newspaper Publishers Association Grants.
Provides information and helps administer grants for minority college students pursuing journalism careers. Several grants valued at $2,000 each are awarded annually. For information write: Chairman, NNPA Scholarship Committee, 3200 13th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20010 or call (202) 588-8764.
Native American Journalists Association Scholarships.
Two $2,500 scholarships awarded to Native American students pursuing a degree in broadcast journalism and four $2,000 scholarships awarded to Native American students studying print or photojournalism. Applicants must send a cover letter containing name, address, phone number, parents' name, applicant's college plans, year in school, major, and statement of plans after college; proof of tribal enrollment; official transcripts; one recommendation from academic adviser, counselor or professional familiar with applicant's background; samples of work. Applications due March 31. Send materials to: Native American Journalists Association, 1433 E. Franklin Ave., Suite 11, Minneapolis, Minn. 55404 or call (612) 874-8833.
Newspaper Association of America Foundation Minority Fellowship Program.
Funds to pay for travel, lodging and training fees will be provided to minority newspaper employees or members of journalism faculties to attend newspaper-related training conferences and seminars. Fellowships are awarded twice a year-June and December. Approximately 30 fellows are selected each year. Students are not usually eligible though occasional exceptions are made for graduate students with some professional experience. Potential candidates who wish to nominate themselves, or newspapers and journalism school administrators who wish to nominate someone else, should write to: NAA Foundation, 11600 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, Va. 22091 or call (703) 648-1053.
Thomson newspapers offers one-year working fellowships for recent college or university graduates who plan to pursue a career in print journalism. Two of the three fellowships are available to members of racial or ethnic minority groups in the United States. Fellows are assigned to the editorial staff of daily newspapers where training and evaluation are provided. Upon completion of the fellowships, fellows are assisted in finding a full-time position with Thomson Newspapers. However, fellows are not required to work for a newspaper in the group. Fellowships carry a $20,000 stipend; the company pays moving expenses. Application deadline is May 1. For information, write: Jim Jennings, senior vice president, Human Resources and Industrial relations, Thomson Newspapers, One Station Place, Stamford, Conn. 06902, (203) 425-2520; FAX (203) 425-2516.
The SNPA Minority Internship Program
The Southern Newspaper Publishers Association will award $2,500 each to three of its member newspapers for the purpose of establishing summer internships for students who are racial minorities. The full $2,500 is to be used to pay an intern for a nine-week period beginning in June.
Candidates for the minority internship program should have completed their sophomore year in college by the spring quarter, and should be potential candidates for full-time employment at the newspaper following graduation from an accredited college or university.
The purpose of the SNPA Internship Program is to work with SNPA newspapers to develop and retain more minority newspaper employees in every department.
Candidates must be nominated by an SNPA member newspaper. They should have completed at least their sophomore year at an accredited college or university. Preference will be given to those minority candidates who intend to pursue a career at a newspaper, although they do not have to be journalism majors. The selection committee also will evaluate financial need and grade point average.
Three SNPA newspapers will be selected by members of the SNPA Diversity Committee to receive $2,500 each to cover the salary of an intern for a nine-week period. All funds are to be used for the salary. Any expenses over and above the $2,500 are to be incurred by the newspaper. The newspaper may determine how many hours the student is to work each week for no more than nine weeks.
The selection will be based upon the information provided in applications submitted by the newspaper and the student. If the candidate has already been working for the newspaper, clips and letters of reference may be attached and will be considered in the selection process.
Completed application forms and a letter of recommendation from the nominating newspaper publisher must be submitted to the SNPA office by March 6. Applications are NOT accepted directly from students or colleges.
THE AL MUAMMAR SCHOLARSHIPS FOR JOURNALISM
Four scholarships of $5,000 each will be awarded annually by the Arab American Institute Foundation to selected students of Arab descent who are committed to a career in journalism. Applicants must have a grade-point average of at least 3.30. Academic achievement , financial need, and community service will be considered. Completed applications must be postmarked no later than February 15. Awardees will be notified in April. For more information, contact Scholarship Administrator Valerie Smith at (202) 429-9210 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For copies of this form visit: www.aaiusa.org/aaif.htm
DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES
These awards are given each fall and spring to support Western students who are planning to pursue a travel or travel/study program or project approved by the department. The award may be used in conjunction with any of Western’s current study abroad options or other approved programs. Please note that the Modern Languages Department interprets eligibility criterion #5 below to refer to language study completed successfully before the study abroad program takes place.
William Ralph Walls Jr., for whom the Travel award is named, was a respected and admired Associate Professor of French at Western. He was a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received his doctorate in Romance Linguistics at Cornell University. In honor of his memory, his parents and his friends began the Travel Award to help students benefit from the unique educational experience that only foreign travel can provide.
Eligibility: 1) Intention to return to WKU as a full-time student after travel abroad.
2) 3.0 GPA overall.
3) 3.5 GPA in foreign language study.
4) 30 semester hours completed at WKU before the travel.
5) 12 hours or equivalent in one language before study abroad takes place--6 of which must be at WKU.
Application: 1) Students submit a one-page, double-spaced, typed essay describing their proposed program and how it relates to their degree objectives.
2) Students fill out the Modern Languages application form (available on line) and attach it to their essay.
3) Students turn in their completed application and essay to the Department of Modern Languages in FAC 251 by the posted deadline. (October 19 – fall and February 22 – spring)
This award is given to students majoring in foreign language at Western Kentucky University and is applied towards tuition. Finley C. Grise, was a Professor of Latin, Head of the Department of Foreign Languages, and for many years Dean of the College. This award honors the excellence which Dr. Grise brought to all his work for the students and faculty of Western.
Eligibility: 1) Majoring in a foreign language.
2) 3.0 GPA.
3) 3.5 GPA in a declared foreign language major.
4) Must have completed one year at Western including the semester in which the student is nominated.
5) Must have completed at least one course at the 300-level or above in a prior semester.
6) Preferences will be given to advanced students with more than one course at the 300-level or above.
Application: None. The Modern Language faculty nominates students.
Department of Music http://www.wku.edu/pcal/music-scholarships
Jerry Baker Scholarship
Dr. Samuel W. and Jeane Payne Tinsley Scholarship
D. & S. Vitale Scholarship
Blanche and Austin Duckett Scholarship
Kent Campbell Scholarship
Music Department Faculty Scholarship
Howard Carpenter Scholarship
Jean Blankenship Scholarship
Hugh F. Johnson Scholarship
Marita Hawley Travelstead Scholarship
Nelle Gooch Travelstead Scholarship
Edward J. Pease Memorial Scholarship
Seymour Spiegelman Scholarship
Sylvia Kersenbaum Scholarship
Bennie Beach, Jr., Scholarship
Athena Cage Scholarship
Ohm Pauli Scholarship
Charles W. Smith Scholarship
Bowling Green Music Club Scholarship
Department of Political Science
Evans Scholarship for an Outstanding Sophomore or Junior Student in Political Science
Department of Sociology
N.O. Taft Scholarship Jr./Sr. standing with a grade point requirement
Paul R. Wozniak Scholarship
Department of Theatre & Dance Scholarships http://www.wku.edu/theatre-and-dance/scholarship-opportunities.php
Mrs. T. C. Cherry Scholarship
O. V. Clark Scholarship
Col. Oscar Payne Cleaver Scholarship
James Brown Scholarship
D. Whitney Combs Scholarship
Jackson Kesler Costuming Scholarship
Jerry Baker Scholarship
Dance Educators Scholarship
William Leonard Scholarship
Russell H. Miller Scholarship
Mildred Howard Award
Joseph Levinoff Dance Scholarship
Jack E. Lunt Dance Scholarship
Jeffrey Mildenstein Dance Scholarship
Doris Owens Dance Scholarship
Beverly Veenker Dance Scholarship