2012-2013 Scholarship News
2 WKU Students Awarded Pearson Prize for Higher Education
Two WKU students have been honored by the Pearson Foundation for their community commitment.
Record Number of WKU students, Recent Graduates Earn National Scholarships
A record number of WKU students and recent graduates were recognized in prestigious national scholarship competitions in 2012-13.
7 WKU Students Awarded Gilman International Scholarships
Seven WKU students have been awarded funding through the U.S. Department of State Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program to participate in study abroad programs around the globe in Summer and Fall 2013.
WKU Student Awarded Boren Scholarship to Study in China
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.
Gatton Academy Student Earns State Department Scholarship to Study in Jordan
A first-year student at the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky at WKU has received a nationally competitive scholarship for Arabic language immersion in Jordan this summer.
3 WKU Students Honored by Goldwater Scholarship Program
WKU continues to lead other Kentucky universities in the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program, a premier award for undergraduates pursuing careers in science, mathematics or engineering.
4 Chinese Flagship Students Earn Critical Language Scholarships
Four students in the Chinese Flagship Language Program at WKU have been awarded U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships.
WKU Student Finalist for Truman Scholarship
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.
WKU Junior Receives Scholarship for Study at University of Cambridge
James “Ben” Hussung, a WKU junior religious studies major from Bowling Green, is a recipient of a study abroad scholarship from the Kentucky Branch of the English-Speaking Union. This summer, he will study literature at the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England, UK.
‘Day of Workshops’ on Feb. 7 to Raise Awareness of National Scholarships
The Office of Scholar Development at WKU is sponsoring a “Day of Workshops” on Thursday (Feb. 7) to raise campus awareness of nationally competitive scholarships and other opportunities for professional development.
5 Awarded Funding from Gilman International Scholarship Program
Five WKU students have been awarded funding through the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program that will support them in Spring 2013 study abroad programs around the globe.
Dodds finalist for Mitchell Scholarship
Cory Dodds, a WKU senior from Smithland, Ky., has been selected as a finalist for the 2012 George Mitchell Scholarship Program.Dodds is the first student from WKU to earn this honor.
View from the Hill – WKU Sisterhood Grant
OSD is one of two programs receiving a financial boost from the WKU Sisterhood this year.
WKU Sisterhood Awards Funding to Two Projects
For the first time, members of the WKU Sisterhood have awarded funding to two projects. The Office of Scholar Development received funding to invest in the development of talented students who will later be eligible to apply for nationally competitive scholarships and prestigious graduate programs.
SMART Scholarship Representative to Visit WKU on Oct. 23
Eric Hurwitt, director of the Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship program, will be visiting WKU to present information about the scholarship and recruit applicants.
Sarah Schrader Interviewed by View from the Hill
A WKU junior is hoping to help find a cure for cancer as she moves closer to a career in genetics. Sarah Schrader talks about her international goals in the field of cancer research on View from the Hill.
Scholar Development Hosting ‘Day of Workshops’ on National Scholarships
WKU’s Office of Scholar Development is sponsoring a “Day of Workshops” to raise campus awareness of nationally competitive scholarships and other opportunities for research, creative work and professional development.
WKU Grad Using China Experience to Continue Research on Autism
WKU graduate Rachel Reetzke is ready to take the next step along her path to a career in autism communication science research and to help children and families in China.