Western Kentucky University

Office of Scholar Development

Upcoming Events

OSD Tea

Monday, August 25 & Monday, September 8, 7:30-11 a.m.

Stop by to meet with WKU's national scholarship scholarship advisors informally, schedule an appointment for individual advising, and begin discussing a scholar development plan over tea/coffee and donuts.




September 5: Campus Deadline for the U.S. Student Fulbright Program




Day of Workshops

Rotating 15-minute workshops will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Helm 100, within the Chinese Learning Center.

Fall Session: Tuesday, September 9

  • Social justice and community engagement scholarships – at the top of the hour,
  • Summer research opportunities in the sciences – on the 15s,
  • Study abroad scholarships – at the halves, and
  • Opportunities for critical language study abroad – at 45 minutes past.

Spring Session: Tuesday, February 10

  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program – at the top of the hour,
  • U.S. Student Fulbright Research Grants – on the 15s,
  • U.S. Student Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships – at the halves, and
  • Postgraduate international service fellowships – at 45 minutes past.



Social Justice, Community Engagement, & National Scholarships

Thursday, September 11, 4-5 p.m.

Faculty House

Get information about national scholarships that focus on service and leadership and learn how they can further your social justice and community engagement goals. Co-sponsored by ICSR.




Dr. Stephanie Gilmore, Confronting Sexual Violence on College Campuses: Listening to and Learning from Student Activists

Wednesday, September 17, 7 p.m.

Location TBA




Dr. Stephanie Gilmore, Research Matters: A Workshop on Asking and Answering Research Questions

Thursday, September 18, 3 p.m.

DSU 2123




SMART Scholarship Information Session

Tuesday, October 14, 5:00 p.m.
4th Floor, Florence Schneider Hall
Must show WKU ID

The SMART Scholarship pays for tuition and education-related fees and provides a stipend of $25,000 - $41,000, depending on prior educational experience, paid summer internships, a health insurance reimbursement allowance, and employment after graduation in a government lab. Undergraduate and graduate students in the STEM fields are eligible to apply.




November 7: Campus Deadline for the Truman Scholarship


November 14: Campus Deadline for the Udall Scholarship


December 1: Campus Deadline for the Carnegie Junior Fellows Program


January 5: Campus Deadline for the Goldwater Scholarship




2015 Scholars Recognition Banquet

Friday, April 17, 6-7:30 p.m.

Augenstein Alumni Center

The banquet celebrates the hard work of national scholarship applicants at WKU. WKU students who work with OSD to apply for a national scholarship, their family, and their faculty mentors are invited.

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