Western Kentucky University

Office of Scholar Development

Image: How big can you dream?Photograph: Kelsey MattinglyPhotograph: Bailey MackPhotograph: Big RedPhotograph: Meghan McGuirk Photograph: Sarah SchraderPhotograph: Dare NormanPhotograph: Cory DoddsPhotograph: J.P. StovallPhotograph: Hillary Asberry

Kelsey Mattingly, a WKU senior art history and sociology major from Louisville, was been awarded a highly competitive Fulbright Research/Study grant to pursue a one-year master’s degree in art history at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, United Kingdom.

Sarah Schrader of Bowling Green and Bailey Mack of Louisville, students in WKU’s Chinese Flagship Program, were among 100 college students across the United States to receive the 2013 Pearson Prize for Higher Education.

Big Red traveled with WKU graduate Lindsey Filiatreau to Ghana as she completed graduate work in public health as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar.

For the second year in a row, a WKU student has been selected to participate in a Fulbright Summer Institute sponsored by the US-UK Fulbright Commission.

For the second straight year, a WKU student has been selected as a finalist for the Harry S. Truman Scholarship, one of the most prestigious opportunities for undergraduates who plan to pursue a career in public service.

Four students in the Chinese Flagship Language Program at WKU have been awarded U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships.

Cory Dodds, a WKU senior from Smithland, Ky., has been selected as a finalist for the 2012 George Mitchell Scholarship Program.

J.P. Stovall, a rising senior at WKU from Nashville, Tenn., has been awarded a David L. Boren Scholarship that will fund his participation in the Chinese Flagship Program’s Capstone Year in China.

Three WKU students earned recognition from the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program, a premier award for undergraduates pursuing careers in science, mathematics or engineering.

Our Mission

The Office of Scholar Development (OSD) is committed to helping students on all campuses and in all majors and degree programs develop the vision, experience, and skills to be independent, engaged scholars. OSD encourages research and creative activities and helps WKU students achieve locally, nationally, and internationally. Beyond assisting students to conceptualize a research/creative agenda, OSD supports students throughout the process of finding and applying for scholarships, internships, and a variety of post-graduation opportunities. From grants to graduate school, OSD staff members will work with individual students to write strong applications and proposals.

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.

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: osd@wku.edu

OSD Headlines

WKU Student Awarded EPA Greater Research Opportunity Fellowship


2 WKU Students Awarded Pearson Prize for Higher Education


Record Number of WKU students, Recent Graduates Earn National Scholarships


More OSD Headlines


Image: Events and  Deadlines

November 1: Internal Truman Scholarship Deadline


November 4-8: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship


November 15: Internal Udall Scholarship Deadline


November 15: Lifetime Experience Grant Deadline


More Details About OSD Events

 Last Modified 10/13/13