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Each year the WKU BSW Program has a limited amount of scholarship funds available for supporting BSW students in completing their undergraduate education.

Scholarship Guidelines & Application



Current social work majors are eligible to apply at any time (according to the application deadlines listed below). Students who are not currently SW majors, but who are applying during the current semester for admission to the major the following semester are also eligible to apply, e.g.,applying in fall semester for admission in the spring semester.

All scholarship applications, when submitted, should be accompanied by a one-two page essay (double-spaced) discussing your specific career goals post-BSW graduation and why you are requesting scholarship funds. Without this essay, your application will not be processed.

BSW faculty members review all scholarships applications. Applications are generally reviewed in August for fall semester, in January for spring semester, and in May for summer semester. Students who are awarded scholarship funds are contacted via email or letter of their award.

Scholarship Application Submission Dates

  • August 1: for fall semester
  • December 15: for spring semester
  • April 1: for summer semester


Available Scholarships

Bachelor of Social Work Scholarship

The faculty of Western Kentucky University’s Social Work Department funds this scholarship each year to provide scholarships to BSW students with a financial need. Scholarship amounts range from $100 - $500 per year. Scholarship awards are automatically applied to the student's tuition unless it has already been paid in full.  In such a case, a residual check for the amount of the scholarship grant will be mailed to the student; it is expected that students receiving a residual check will provide documentation to the Program that the funds were used for the purposes intended.

Other Social Work Scholarships



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 Last Modified 1/8/19