Western Kentucky University

Honors College


Scholarships

 

Honors Travel Abroad Grant

All Honors students are eligible to apply for this scholarship offered each term by the Honors College. The maximum amount of money available varies by length of trip:

  • Summer or Winter programs: $500
  • Semester programs: $1,000
  • Full Year programs: $1,500

Deadline

There are two TAG deadlines per year, usually in the second month of each semester. The specific deadline will be posted on the Honors College website and emailed to you at the beginning of each semester.

How to Apply

To apply for a TAG, you must fill out the online Travel Abroad Grant application. A faculty letter of recommendation is also required and can be submitted electronically. As you fill out the online form, you will be asked to supply an email address for your faculty reference. The Honors College at WKU will send the online recommendation form directly to your supplied faculty member.

 

WorldTopper Scholarship

The WorldTopper scholarship is offered by the Study Abroad and Global Learning Office at WKU. The awards range from $200 to $500.

Deadline

For winter and spring programs, the deadline is October 15. For summer and fall programs, the deadline is the Wednesday after spring break.

 

How to Apply

There are four components that must be submitted to the Study Abroad Office (Grise Hall, room 128):

  • One-page application form
  • Statement of purpose (500 words or less)
  • Complete a FAFSA
  • WKU faculty member evaluation

To go over the details and apply, visit the WKU Study Abroad website.

 

Student Government Association Scholarship

The Student Government Association offers a maximum of $100 per credit hour, and a total maximum of $600 per trip.

Deadline

The deadlines vary each semester, so visit SGA's website or contact them at sga@wku.edu to find out when to turn in your application.

How to Apply

An application and faculty recommendation must be submitted to the SGA office in DUC 130 or e-mailed to sga@wku.edu. Applications under consideration may be contacted to schedule an interview with SGA representatives. To find the form and read more details, visit the SGA website.

 

Office of Scholar Development

For long-term scholarships such as the Fullbright scholarship or the Gillman scholarship, visit the Office of Scholar Development's website to make an appointment and find out what will work best for you.

 

Departmental Scholarships

Most departments offer specific scholarships for their students. Check out what your department offers you on the financial aid website.

 Last Modified 7/22/13