Western Kentucky University

Scholarships

Departmental Scholarships

 

The following is a list of departments at Western Kentucky University which offer scholarships. Requirements vary from department to department. Also, scholarship availability varies from department to department and may change within the academic year. Students who are interested in a particular Departmental Scholarship are advised to contact that particular department for more information. A separate application may be required.


AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT:
Call (270) 745-3151 or e-mail lorna.inglis@wku.edu for more information.
Additional information is available at:  http://www.wku.edu/agriculture/documents/2014_15scholarshipapplication.pdf


AIR FORCE ROTC: 

For more information contact the Unit Admissions Officer at (615) 963-5931.


ARMY ROTC:
For more information call (270) 745-4293 or e-mail army.rotc@wku.edu.
Additional information is available at: http://wku.edu/rotc/scholarships.php


BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT:
Call (270) 745-3696 for more information. Additional information is available at:
http://www.wku.edu/biology/scholarships.php


BONNER LEADERSHIP SCHOLARS
More information is available at:  http://www.wku.edu/alive/public_scholarship/bonner.php


CONSUMER AND FAMILY SCIENCES :    
Call (270) 745-4352 for more information. Additional information is available at:
http://www.wku.edu/Dept/Academic/chhs/cfs/Scholarships.html


ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT:
Additional information available at:  www.wku.edu/engineering/scholarship_opportunities.php

ENGLISH:
Call (270) 745-3046 or email kimberly.boswell@wku.edu for more information.
First Year Creative Writing Major Scholarships (2):  a one time scholarship ($1000) for first year students majoring in creative writing (any genre). Requirements: high school g.p.a. of 3.2 or higher, ACT English score of 25 or higher, completed WKU scholarship application for beginning freshmen with writing sample. The writing sample must include examples from at least two different writing genres (fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, drama); maximum of 20 pages. Applications (with writing sample) must be postmarked by January 15.

FORENSICS:
Call (270) 745-6340 for more information.
Additional information is available at: http://www.wkuforensics.com/


GENDER AND WOMEN'S STUDIES:
Additional information is available at (270) 745-6477 or on-line at:
http://www.wku.edu/womensstudies/scholarships_awards_travel/scholarships.php


GEOGRAPHY & GEOLOGY:
Additional information is available at: http://www.wku.edu/geoweb/scholarship.php or call (270) 745-4555.


GLASGOW REGIONAL CENTER SCHOLARSHIPS
Glasgow Regional Center Scholarships are available at:  http://www.wku.edu/glasgow/scholarships.php


GORDON FORD COLLEGE OF BUSINESS:
A separate application is not required for upperclassmen but is required for beginning freshmen.  Additional information is available at: http://www.wku.edu/business/student-scholarships.php


GOVERNOR'S SCHOOL for the ARTS SCHOLARSHIP:
For more information and the application can be found at: 
http://www.wku.edu/pcal/students/prospective_undergraduate/prospective_undergrad.php


HISTORY DEPARTMENT:
For more information call (270) 745-3841.
Additional information is available at: http://www.wku.edu/history/undergrad/prizes.php


HONORS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM:
For information or the scholarship application, write to: Honors College, Honors Center, Western Kentucky University, 1 Big Red Way, Bowling Green, KY 42101. You may phone (270) 745-2081 or email: honors@wku.edu
Additional information is available at: http://www.wku.edu/honors/future-students/scholarships.php


JOURNALISM & BROADCASTING:
Additional information for Journalism and Broadcasting scholarships is available at http://www.wku.edu/journalism/scholarships_and_grants/scholarships_and_grants.php


LIBRARY MEDIA EDUCATION:
Call (270) 745-4607 for more information.
Additional information is available at: http://www.wku.edu/lme/scholar.php


MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT :
Additional information is available at: http://www.wku.edu/math/html/awards.html


MODERN LANGUAGES:
For more information visit: http://www.wku.edu/modernlanguages/scholarships/


MUSIC DEPARTMENT:
For more information call (270)745-3751 or email musicauditions@wku.edu .  Additional information may be found at http://www.wku.edu/music/prospective_students/auditioninfo.php .


OFFICE OF DIVERSITY PROGRAMS :
This office serves as a clearing house for scholarships made available by community agencies.  For more information please call 270-745-5066 or email us at diversityprograms@wku.edu.  Our web address is www.wku.edu/odp.


OGDEN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS:
The Ogden Foundation awards scholarships for $750 per semester annually for beginning freshmen and returning students.  Minimum criteria:  Kentucky resident, rank in the top 15%, ACT composite of 26 (or 26 in math and science categories), and majoring within Ogden College of Science & Engineering.  The scholarship application is available here http://www.wku.edu/ogden/web_pages/ogden_foundation_scholarship.php. For more information, contact the Ogden Foundation at ogden.wku@earthlink.net.


OGDEN FOUNDATION RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP:
For more information you can contact Darwin Dahl at (270) 745-5074 or visit
http://www.wku.edu/ogden/web_pages/ogden_foundation_research_scholarship.php


OWENSBORO REGIONAL CAMPUS SCHOLARSHIPS:
Owensboro local scholarships are available at:  http://www.wku.edu/owensboro/scholarships.php


PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY:
Call (270) 745-4357 for information. For additional information please go on-line at:
http://physics.wku.edu/newstudents/scholar_college.html or
http://physics.wku.edu/newstudents/scholar_dept.html


POTTER COLLEGE OF ARTS AND LETTERS
Includes: Art, Communication, English, Journalism and Broadcasting, Modern Languages, Music, Political Science, Sociology and Theatre and Dance. Additional information is available at:
http://www.wku.edu/pcal/students/prospective_undergraduate/pcal_scholarships.php


PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT:
For more information, call (270)745-2695 or visit: http://www.wku.edu/psychology/programs/undergraduate/scholarships.php

 
SCHOOL OF NURSING
Additional information is available at:  http://www.wku.edu/nursing/scholarship_2column.php


SCHOOL OF TEACHER EDUCATION:
Additional information is available at: http://www.wku.edu/ste/financial_aid/index.php


SOCIAL WORK (undergraduate):
For more information visit:  http://www.wku.edu/socialwork/bsw/scholarships.php


SOCIAL WORK (graduate):
For more information visit:  http://www.wku.edu/socialwork/msw/scholarships.php


SOCIETY OF AFRICAN AMERICAN ALUMNI:
Additional information is available at:
http://alumni.wku.edu/SOAAAscholarship14


TEXTBOOK FOR TROOPS

This program is for military and veteran students enrolled in WKU courses who do not receive a book stipend or a book scholarship.  Qualified applicants check out their textbooks for an entire semester, then return them for another student to use next semester.  It's the ultimate recycling program!  Eligibility:  Go to http://www.wku.edu/veterans/documents/t4trulesrevised4262013.pdf for the request form and program rules.  Fill out the form and return it to Tate Page Hall 201 as soon as possible after you have signed up for classes.  Requests must be in our office one week prior to class start date.


THEATRE AND DANCE:
For more information visit:  http://www.wku.edu/theatre-and-dance/scholarship-opportunities.php


WKU ALUMNI CHAPTER OF GREATER LOUISVILLE:
Applicants must be residents of Jefferson County, KY. Three $1,000 scholarships will be awarded based on leadership, activities, and high school involvement. Students must be enrolled for the fall term at WKU. Recipients will receive one half for the fall term and the reamining one half for the spring term. Final selection of the recipients is based on leadership skills, g.p.a., extracurricular activities, financial need, application information, and interview results. Interviews will be scheduled for the finalists. All scholarship applicants will be notified by late April/early May. Applications must be complete for consideration and applications must be postmarked by February 15th. Make sure your name is on every page and applications must include the application form, a current official transcript, two letters of recommendation and counselor verification of g.p.a., program of academic study and ACT scores. Please forward two copies of all materials to: Tyler W. Jury, Scholarship Chair, 1801 Shady Ln. Unit 1, Louisville, KY  40205.  You can also call 502-649-8773 or email at tyler.jury@gmail.com. The application is available here.

 Last Modified 6/26/14