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2014-2015 Scholarship News


Photograph: OSD Logo42 WKU Students Earn Prestigious Scholarships in 2014-15

WKU students continued to perform at a high level in the nation’s most prestigious scholarship competitions in 2014-15, according to a report presented to the Board of Regents.

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Photograph: Lily NellansWKU student earns Foundation for Global Scholars award

WKU student Lillian Nellans of Des Moines, Iowa, was awarded a $2,000 scholarship from the Foundation for Global Scholars to support study in the Peace and Conflict program at American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina this summer.

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Photograph: OSD Logo10 WKU Students Receive Lifetime Experience Grants

The Office of Scholar Development (OSD) has awarded 10 WKU students a total of $17,900 in Lifetime Experience Grants in the 2014-15 academic year.

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Photograph: Gilman Logo2 WKU Students Recognized by Gilman Program for Fall 2015

Two WKU students have been recognized by the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship program for the fall.Cache Tyler Tomlinson of Shelbyville received a scholarship to study in Germany. Haley Danielle Taylor of Tompkinsville was selected as an alternate to study in Italy.

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Photograph: Erin Asher7 WKU Students Honored by Fulbright Program

Erin Asher of Louisville, Sarah Fox of Russellville, Lindsey Houchin of Bowling Green, Kayla Sweeney of Somerset and Rebecca Thieman of Louisville received Fulbright grants to study or teach English abroad. Hayley Hilbert of Louisville and Ryan Vennell of Chatham, Illinois, are alternates.

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Photograph: Andrew HendersonWKU Student Selected for US-UK Fulbright Summer Institute

Andrew Henderson, a WKU student from Olive Hill, will spend six weeks this summer studying in the US-UK Fulbright Summer Institute in Wales.

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Photograph: Gilman LogoWKU Students to Study Abroad this Summer on Gilman Scholarships

Chasity Jane Hodge of Lebanon Junction, Abigail Vickers of Waynesburg and Amy Wolterman of Lexington were awarded scholarships of up to $5,000. China Rose Brown of Nortonville and Colleen Lorraine Goodson of Whitesburg were selected as alternates.

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Photograph: Tyler Prochazka2 WKU Students Receive Boren Scholarships to Study Abroad

Two WKU students have been awarded David L. Boren Scholarships that will fund a year studying abroad.Tyler Prochazka of Newton, Kansas, will study in China, and Zachary Redmond of Owensboro will study in Jordan. This is the first time two WKU students have received scholarships in the same year.

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Photograph: Jody Dahmer4 WKU Students Recognized by Critical Language Scholarship Program

Four students at WKU have been recognized by the U.S. State Department’s Critical Language Scholarship Program. Mackenzie Donoghue from Seoul, South Korea; Alex Hezik from Campbellsville; Kelly Tursic from Union; and Jody Dahmer from Fisherville received scholarships.

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Photograph: Dimitri Leggas4 WKU Students Recognized by Goldwater Scholarship Program

For the second straight year, all four WKU students nominated for the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program have been honored by the premier award for undergraduates pursuing careers in science, mathematics or engineering.

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Photograph: India Blasser4 Gatton Academy Students Win State Department Language Scholarships

Four students at The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky at WKU have been offered nationally competitive scholarships for immersive language study this summer. This number of language scholarships marks the most in The Gatton Academy’s eight-year history.

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Photograph: OSD LogoView from the Hill – WKU Fulbright Recognition

WKU’s academic profile continues to rise after the university is named among the top Fulbright producing institutions by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Amy Bingham has more on the distinction in this week’s View from the Hill.

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Photograph: OSD LogoFulbright Teaching Assistants to Discuss U.S. Experiences April 7

Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants in WKU’s Department of Modern Languages, Ahmed Awadallah (Arabic) and Nikita Prokhorov (Russian), will give a presentation on April 7 about their experiences teaching in the United States this year.

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Photograph: Gilman Logo3 WKU Students Honored by Gilman Scholarship Program

Three WKU students have been honored by the nationally competitive Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program.Demarcus Brooks of Louisville, Linda Cruz of Carrollton and Brianna Stewart of Guston were named Gilman Scholars and will receive up to $5,000 each toward their study abroad or internship program costs.

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Photograph: Gilman Logo6 WKU Students Honored by Gilman Scholarship Program

Six WKU students have been honored by the nationally competitive Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program.Bridgette Davis of Bowling Green, Amy Givens of Bowling Green, Jeremiah Stringer of Monticello, Megan Lemily of Bowling Green and Cody Tutt of Owensboro were named Gilman Scholars and will receive up to $5,000 each toward their study abroad or internship program costs. Marie Angeles of Somerset was named an alternate.

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Photograph: OSD LogoOffice of Scholar Development Hosting ‘Day of Workshops’ Feb. 10

The Office of Scholar Development at WKU is sponsoring a “Day of Workshops” on Feb. 10 to raise campus awareness of nationally competitive scholarships and other opportunities for research, creative work and professional development.

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Photograph: OSD LogoView from the Hill – Office of Scholar Development

WKU has had unprecedented success in the number of students achieving international scholarships. Amy Bingham has more on the office behind that progress in this week’s View from the Hill.

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Photograph: OSD LogoOffice of Scholar Development Hosting ‘Day of Workshops’ Sept. 9

The Office of Scholar Development at WKU is sponsoring a “Day of Workshops” on Tuesday (Sept. 9) to raise campus awareness of nationally competitive scholarships and other opportunities for research, creative work and professional development.

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