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Transfer Targeted Awards Fall 2017

Transfer Targeted Awards for Fall 2017


Eligibility & Application

Students who completed an Associate’s degree within the last 2 years form a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA qualify for WKU’s Transfer Targeted Award.

To be considered for a Transfer Targeted Award, students must have a complete application package on file by April 1 (for fall) and November 1 (for spring).  A complete application package includes the following:

  • Applied AND admitted to WKU by April 1 (for fall) and November 1 (for spring)
  • Applied to TOPDollar by February 1
  • Official transcript reflecting transfer hours  received by April 1 (for fall) and November 1 (for spring)

Award & Notification

The value of this Transfer Targeted Award is $1,500 per academic year.

Students who qualify for a Transfer Targeted Award and are admitted by April 1 (for fall) and November 1 (for spring) will be notified of their eligibility for this award shortly after being admitted.

Students receiving a Targeted Transfer Award may also be eligible for Transfer Base Awards and TOPDollar awards, up to Cost of Attendance.

Transfer Targeted Awards require full-time enrollment (12 or more credit hours).

Students who meet the minimum criteria for this award (GPA/24+ transfer hours) but do not apply for admission by the April 1 (for fall) and November 1 (for spring) deadline will still be considered, contingent upon availability of scholarship funds.  Notification of eligibility for late applicants will occur by mid-July for fall applicants and by mid-December for spring applicants.


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


Transfer Targeted Awards 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.     

Transfer Targeted Awards are renewable for up to 2 academic years or until graduation, whichever occurs first.

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 Last Modified 9/2/16