Scholarship opportunities of varying award amounts are a great opportunity for students to finance their education. Scholarships may be based on a variety of factors such as your geographic location, major field of study, involvement in extracurricular activities, hobbies and interests, associations and memberships, specific personal characteristics, or financial need.
If you have earned college credit at an institution other than WKU, you are considered a transfer student – and you may qualify for transfer scholarships of up to $4,000!
Once admitted, you will automatically be considered for the following Transfer Scholarship Options:
|GPA||With 24+ Hours*||With Associate Degree**|
|3.5 - 3.8||$1,500||$3,000|
*Transfer Base Award
**Plus Transfer Targeted Award
Transfer scholarships require full-time enrollments. Students receiving a Transfer Targeted Award may also be eligible for a Transfer Base Award and TOPDollar awards, up to cost of attendance.
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
Students who are receiving a WKU Transfer Scholarship and are members of Phi Theta Kappa are eligible for an additional $1,000 award per academic year.
The Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship requires full-time enrollment (12 or more credit hours) at WKU.
Scholarship awards are applied toward charges that exist on the student’s account at WKU. In the event total awards (grants, loans, scholarships) exceed total charges (tuition, fees, housing, meals, books), a refund will be issued to the student by the option chosen when selecting the refund preference at my.wku.edu. For more information about the refund preference process, please visit the Office of the Bursar's website.
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships are automatically renewable with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (at the end of the Spring semester). Students who fail to meet the renewal GPA of 3.0 can use the summer term to bring their GPA up to the required level.
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships are renewable until graduation.
*Note: Transfer Scholarships are not applicable if receiving a full tuition scholarship, waiver, or discount.
This scholarship management system, powered by Academic Works, provides a complete list of all scholarship opportunities that are available for students at Western Kentucky University.
The WKU TOPDollar Scholarship Source allows you to search for various opportunities that exist and complete one General Scholarship Application* to be eligible to be considered for scholarship opportunities at WKU. The questions you answer on the General Scholarship Application are designed to “automatch” you to available scholarship opportunities for which you meet the specified criteria.
For a step-by-step guide for locating and completing the TopDollar General Scholarship Application, use this PDF.
In addition to the scholarships that are awarded by the University based on academic merit, there are numerous scholarships that are awarded by the College Heights Foundation through private funds established by alumni and friends, academic departments or programs throughout the University, or by community organizations and professional associations. Some of the potential scholarship opportunities that exist may require you to provide additional materials in addition to the General Scholarship Application (i.e. an essay, resume, letters of recommendation, interview, etc.). Those opportunities will be presented to you as “recommended scholarships” after you complete the General Scholarship Application.
In addition to academic merit scholarships, WKU in Glasgow is able to offer scholarships* to students who will be completing their degree at the Glasgow campus! All scholarships require FAFSA, TopDollar, and many require a separate paper application.
For the most up-to-date information, visit TOPDollar.
Must be a graduating senior from Barren County High School or Glasgow High School seeking a career in education. One award will be given to a student from each school.
Applications will be taken until April 16, 2018 and can be picked up at each school’s guidance counselor. Submit to your counselor by the deadline.
Must be a full-time or part-time graduate student majoring in Library Media Education within the School of Teacher Education in the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences. Must be a resident of Kentucky and live or work in Cumberland County, Monroe County, Metcalfe County, Barren County, Caverna, Glasgow Independent, Edmonson County, Allen County, Warren County, Bowling Green Independent, Butler County, Todd County, Logan County, Ohio County, Muhlenberg County, Russellville Independent, or Simpson County.
Recipients may reapply for consideration in future semesters. Financial need is an important consideration. Learn more.
Must be a full-time student with a minimum high school or college GPA of 3.0. Must be studying a healthcare-related field and attending the WKU-Glasgow campus. An essay is required.
Please submit an essay of 500 words or less on one of the following topics: 1) Explain how the loss of a child has impacted you, a relative, or close friend; or 2) Explain your position on Driving Under the Influence laws in the state of Kentucky and if you think they should be revised. Learn more.
Must be a full-time student and a graduate of Barren County High School, Glasgow High School, Metcalfe County High School, or Glasgow Christian Academy. Must have at least a cumulative GPA of 2.5. Must be pursuing a degree in healthcare-related field and demonstrate good character, leadership, and service. Must have personal experience with self or with a family member who was diagnosed with cancer. An essay is required.
Please submit a typed essay of 500-1000 words expressing why you are deserving to be a recipient of the Sherry Rush Tabor Memorial Scholarship; indicate how cancer has affected you personally as well as indicating your objectives as including information concerning your education, career, and personal goals; and provide examples of demonstrated evidence of good character, leadership, and service skills.
*In order to be considered for WKU Glasgow and Returning Student University Scholarships, students will need to apply online through the WKU TOPDollar scholarship portal. Only applications submitted electronically through TOPDollar will be considered for awards. This new streamlined process will allow students a faster application time and more scholarship matching opportunities. For questions regarding TOPDollar, please email our scholarships office directly at email@example.com.
Questions? Contact WKU in Glasgow at (270) 861-6900!