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Access, opportunity, and rewarding hard work over four years of high school are at the heart of WKU’s bold new scholarship program. Beginning in the fall of 2020, most of WKU’s merit scholarships will not consider standardized test scores. Explore the ways that WKU’s investments in scholarships are removing barriers and decreasing cost.

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