Learn about the WRKS Scholarship at WKU
The Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship helps Kentuckians who have not yet earned an associate's degree reduce the cost of an industry-recognized certificate in specific sectors of the workforce. For the 2017-2018 academic year, the sectors are healthcare, advanced manufacturing, transportation/logistics, business services/IT, and construction. Scholarship recipients are required to earn a minimum 2.0 grade point average for each academic term they receive WRKS assistance. WRKS can provide significant* tuition assistance at WKU! For more information about the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship, visit KHEAA'S website.
The student must:
Here's a list of all the eligible programs offered at WKU. You can click on the name of each program to learn more about it.
Please note, the awards expire when the first of the following conditions are met:
|Program of Study||Degree/Credential|
|Applied Data Analytics||Certificate|
|Cross Cultural Communication in Health Care||Certificate|
|Data Analysis using SAS||Certificate|
|Food Processing and Technology||Certificate|
|Human Resources Management||Certificate|
|Interdisciplinary Patient Navigator||Certificate|
|Long-term Care Administration||Certificate|
|Manufacturing and Logistics||Certificate|
|Manufacturing Process & Technology||Certificate|
|Occupational Safety and Health||Certificate|
|Six Sigma and Quality (Undergraduate)||Certificate|
|Worksite Health Promotion||Certificate|
Yes! Your credits may count towards your general education or elective credits. Be sure to talk to your WKU advisor for more detailed information.
For more information about WRKS and to fill out the application, go to KHEAA'S website.
*For exact benefit amounts, please refer to the WRKS website.