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Scholarship Opportunities


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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**
3.0+   $1,500
3.5 - 3.8 $1,500 $3,000
3.8+ $2,500 $4,000

*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.

 

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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 Owensboro is able to offer scholarships* to students who will be completing their degree here on the Owensboro 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 full-time student and a graduate or resident of McLean, Muhlenberg, Ohio, or Webster counties in Kentucky. Must be majoring in healthcare related disciplines. Renewable with a cumulative GPA of 3.0. Financial need is to be considered. Learn more.
May be a full-time or part-time student at the WKU Owensboro campus. Must be a graduate of Hancock County High School and a cumulative college GPA of at least 2.0. Financial need is an important consideration. Recipients must have FAFSA on file as well as submit an official Hancock County High School transcript. Paper application.
Must be a graduate student pursuing a Masters in Teacher Education at WKU. Must be currently teaching in the Hancock County School System. Financial need is to be an important consideration. Paper application.

The Daviess County-Owensboro-McLean County Retired Teachers Association will grant a $750 scholarship to a junior or senior college student who plans to enter the teaching profession. To qualify, students must meet the following criteria: 1. Be a junior or senior in college during the 2017-2018 school year. 2. Be accepted into the Teacher Education Program. 3. Be a resident of Daviess County or McLean County and a graduate of the Owensboro, Daviess County Public or McLean County Schools. Those interested should submit a letter of recommendation and an essay on the topic “why I want to be a teacher”. Each applicant should send his/her application to the address listed below by April 4, 2018:

Judy Hughes, Scholarship Chairperson
Daviess County-Owensboro-McLean County Retired Teachers Association
8 Maple Street
Owensboro, Kentucky  42301

The recipient will be chosen by a committee of retired teachers and notified by May 2, 2018.

Must be a full-time student with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Must be a graduate of Owensboro High School or a resident of Owensboro, KY / Daviess County. First preference will be given to students majoring in Mathematics or a participant in ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps). Learn more.
This scholarship was created for students who have financial need but may not qualify for other means of aid. Must have earned a 2.0 cumulative GPA and be enrolled in a WKU Owensboro degree program. Deadline is August 1 for Fall and November 15 for Spring. Essay and paper application required. 
Must be registered for at least six (6) semester hours at WKU Owensboro and have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0. Must demonstrate outstanding citizenship qualities and submit the required essay. Must have a FAFSA already on file. Spring portion of the award is dependent upon the successful completion of the fall semester. Paper application.
Must be registered for at least six (6) semester hours at WKU Owensboro and have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0. Must demonstrate outstanding citizenship qualities and submit the required essay. Must have a FAFSA already on file. Spring portion of the award is dependent upon successful completion of the fall semester. Paper application.
Must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at the WKU Owensboro campus. Must have a 3.0 GPA and have demonstrated outstanding citizenship qualities. Each scholarship may be renewed one (1) time if the student continues to meet the criteria for the scholarship. Must submit a required essay. Must have a FAFSA completed. Paper application.

Must be registered for at least six (6) semester hours at the WKU Owensboro campus and have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0. Must demonstrate outstanding citizenship qualities and submit the required essay. Must have a FAFSA already on file. Must submit a required essay. Paper application.

Initial recipients must be incoming freshmen who are graduates of Henderson County High School and Owensboro High School. Renewable for up to 3 years if student maintains a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 and continues to meet the established criteria. Learn more.
Must be a full-time incoming freshman with a minimum high school GPA of 3.0. Must be a resident of Owensboro/Daviess County. One recipient must be attending WKU’s Main Campus, and one recipient must be attending WKU Owensboro. Learn more.
There are many scholarships available to military veterans and their dependents. Please visit the website and contact the sponsorship organization with any questions or concerns you may have.
Returning WKU students currently enrolled full-time at WKU may apply for academic scholarships for the next academic year by completing an online application by February 1 via TOPDOLLAR
Students enrolled in six credit hours during the WKU Summer term are eligible for a GPA-based scholarship. Application can be found here.

To support on-time graduation for all WKU students, SGA is proud to sponsor winter term and summer term scholarships. Each award granted will be in the amount of $300.  For the winter term scholarship, students should apply in the fall. For the summer term scholarship, students should apply in the spring. Scholarships are awarded based on need, GPA, strength of essay, and extracurricular activities.

Find more information about the summer and winter scholarships.

Through the generosity of our donors, Community Foundation of Louisville offers a variety of scholarship opportunities to deserving students across Kentucky. Please visit www.cflouisville.org for more information and the scholarship application. If you have questions about the application process, please contact (502) 855-6971.

 

*In order to be considered for WKU Elizabethtown – Fort Knox 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 scholarships@wku.edu.

Questions? Contact WKU in Owensboro at (270) 684-9797!

 




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