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Classes beginning at 4pm today on the WKU Bowling Green campus are canceled. ALL Thursday and Friday classes on all campuses are also canceled. Online classes will proceed as scheduled. WKU offices will be closed on Thursday, with essential personnel reporting.

WKU Owensboro closed at noon today (Wed., 3/4).

WKU Glasgow evening classes that begin at 5 pm today will be canceled and the WKU Glasgow campus will close at 7 pm.

WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox campus will close today at 3 pm and will remain closed Thurs., Fri, and Sat., March 5-7.

Should inclement weather make travel hazardous, residence halls will remain open until Saturday. Follow WKU Housing & Residence Life for updates.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for tonight have been canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert





Alumni Grant Scholarship 

Western Kentucky University will offer an alumni grant scholarship to any qualified nonresident student whose parent, stepparent, or grandparent holds an associate, baccalaureate, master's, doctoral or specialist degree or has completed a certified program from the University.  (Bowling Green Business University, Ogden College, and Potter College.)  Residents of Kentucky are not eligible for the Alumni Grant.


Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students who meet the following requirements qualify automatically for an academic year and/or summer-term alumni grant scholarship:

  1. Beginning Freshmen - ACT composite score of 20 or higher (SAT 930 combined match and verbal) AND a high school GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 grade scale.
  2. Transfer students from an accredited college or university - a cumulative college GPA of 2.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale where one academic year (24 semester hours) or more of full-time enrollment has been completed.
  3. Readmission students - a cumulative GPA of 2.2 where one academic year (24 semester hours) or more of full-time enrollment has been completed. 
  4. Students enrolled with an alumni grant scholarship will qualify for the subsequent academic year with a cumulative GPA of 2.2 or higher.  
  5. Students enrolled without an alumni grant may qualify for the subsequent semester or more of full-time enrollment.


Graduate and Transient Students

Graduate students admitted to WKU in good standing are eligible for the Alumni Grant.  Transient Students must have a transcript showing a baccalaureate degree awarded or letter from the Graduate Dean at their institution stating the student is in good standing on file to qualify for the Alumni Grant.


Financial Benefits

Qualified students will pay approximately 30% above in-state tuition and the alumni grant scholarship will pay the remaining difference between the in-state and out-of-state rates.  Tuition at the time of enrollment will determine the value of the Alumni Grant Scholarship.  Students qualifying for alumni grant scholarships also may apply for other University scholarships. Click here to apply.


If you have additional questions regarding the Alumni Grant Scholarship, contact .



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 Last Modified 3/4/15