The Office of Scholar Development (OSD) challenges students to dream big and assists them in making those dreams attainable. OSD staff members help students apply for nationally competitive scholarships by assisting students in finding opportunities to be engaged in their chosen fields beyond the classroom and aiding them in the process of finding the right programs, making important contacts, developing strong proposals, and revising numerous drafts. The office works with students on all WKU campuses and in all majors and degree programs. In the 2013-2014 academic year, OSD helped WKU students to win over $1 million in external scholarship funding. Beyond the dollars and cents, national scholarships help students to study abroad, conduct research, complete undergraduate and graduate degrees, and change lives.
Additionally, we offer support to faculty and staff members in their endeavors to assist individual students and promote research, creative activities, and achievement university-wide. We collaborate with faculty and staff to apply for grants to create opportunities for students, develop workshops related to our mission, and celebrate the successes of WKU students and their faculty advisors.
Fall 2008 – Spring 2015 Successes
61 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships
23 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships and Honorable Mentions
22 U.S. Student Fulbright Grants
20 Critical Language Scholarships
13 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships and Honorable Mentions
11 National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) Awards
7 SMART Scholarships
5 Morris K. Udall Scholarships and Honorable Mentions
4 Boren Scholarships for International Study
3 Fulbright United Kingdom Summer Institute Participants
Find Us On Campus
We are located in the Honors Annex (behind the Honors College) on the corner of State St. and College Heights Blvd. Please call OSD at 270.745.5043 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
address: 1906 College Heights Blvd. #31082, Bowling Green, KY 42101-1082; phone: 270.745.5043; fax: 270.745.3568; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
August 24 & 25: OSD Tea
September 1: Campus Deadline: Fulbright
September 10: Social Justice Scholarships Event
September 23: Day of Workshops
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