Our Opportunities

Welcome to TOPDollar. This scholarship management system, powered by AcademicWorks, provides a complete list of all scholarship opportunities that are available for students at Western Kentucky University.

To apply for WKU scholarships, click the red “Sign In” button. You must have a WKU NetID and password in order to sign in and complete the General Scholarship Application. You can save your application at any time by clicking “Save and Keep Editing”. If you have questions regarding the TOPDollar online scholarship system, please contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance at 270-745-2755 (Option 3) or email scholarships@wku.edu.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Browsing “All” Scholarships: Below is a list of all scholarship opportunities within TOPDollar. This comprehensive list shows all scholarships, not just scholarships for which you may be receiving particular consideration. The “Deadline” column indicates the deadline to complete the application to receive consideration. This is not the deadline to accept the award should you be offered the scholarship.

  • Search Scholarship Opportunities: You may type in key words to search for specific criteria to identify scholarship opportunities for which you might be eligible. You may search based on geographic area (i.e. county, state, high school, etc.), academic major or college (i.e. Chemistry, English, Gordon Ford College of Business, etc.); extracurricular activities or athletics (i.e. FFA, football, forensics, etc.); hobbies and interests (i.e. piano, gymnastics, etc.); or specific personal characteristics (i.e. diversity, disability, faith, etc.). Based on the information we have on file and the information you complete in the General Scholarship Application, you will be automatched to available opportunities.

  • Automatch Scholarships: Once you complete your General Scholarship Application, you will be matched with scholarships for which you immediately qualify – no further action is required. All students who qualify through the automatch for these opportunities will be submitted to the appropriate awarding entities. Please keep in mind, qualifying for an automatch does not guarantee you will receive a scholarship. Also, some scholarship opportunities may not be automatched because they require additional action on your part (i.e. a separate application, essay, letters of recommendation, interview, etc.). Those particular scholarships will be listed as recommended scholarships with a green arrow button after you complete your General Scholarship Application.

  • Award Amount: The number and award amount of scholarships are for general information purposes only and should not be considered a guarantee of what you will receive if selected. Actual award amounts vary based on students’ individual eligibility, funds available, and other factors which determine the amount of the actual award.
Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
Varies Dr. Dorothy E. Reeves Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student pursuing a doctoral degree in the Education Leadership Doctoral Program. Must demonstrate a high level of academic...
Must be a full-time student pursuing a doctoral degree in the Education...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2021
$400 Dr. Victor J. Christenson Scholarship Fund
Must be a graduate student and be employed full-time in an educational school system while pursuing a masters or doctoral degree in Educational...
Must be a graduate student and be employed full-time in an educational...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $400
Deadline03/15/2021
$400 Morris C. and Barbara Sue Longacre Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time first time freshman and a graduate of one of the following high schools in the Louisville, Kentucky, area: Fairdale High...
Must be a full-time first time freshman and a graduate of one of the...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $400
Deadline03/15/2021
Varies Carrel K. Sumner Family Memorial Scholarship Fund
A separate application is required. Please contact Beverly Neves, Marketing and Development Coordinator at Med Center Health, at (270) 745-1543 or...
A separate application is required. Please contact Beverly Neves,...
  • Deadline: 03/19/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/19/2021
Varies Charles M. Stewart Scholarship Fund
A separate application is required. Please contact Beverly Neves, Marketing and Development Coordinator at Med Center Health, at (270) 745-1543 or...
A separate application is required. Please contact Beverly Neves,...
  • Deadline: 03/19/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/19/2021
Varies Floyd Ellis Scholarship Fund
A separate application is required. Please contact Beverly Neves, Marketing and Development Coordinator at Med Center Health, at (270) 745-1543 or...
A separate application is required. Please contact Beverly Neves,...
  • Deadline: 03/19/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/19/2021
$4,300 Helen Dinning/Medical Center Scholarship Fund
A separate application is required. Please contact Beverly Neves, Marketing and Development Coordinator at Med Center Health, at (270) 745-1543 or...
A separate application is required. Please contact Beverly Neves,...
  • Deadline: 03/19/2021
  • Award: $4,300
Deadline03/19/2021
Varies Herbert Oldham Scholarship Fund
A separate application is required. Please contact Beverly Neves, Marketing and Development Coordinator at Med Center Health at (270) 745-1543 or...
A separate application is required. Please contact Beverly Neves,...
  • Deadline: 03/19/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/19/2021
Varies James W. and Mary Carolyn Wolfe Brite Nursing Scholarship Fund
A separate application is required. Please contact Beverly Neves, Marketing and Development Coordinator at Med Center Health, at (270) 745-1543 or...
A separate application is required. Please contact Beverly Neves,...
  • Deadline: 03/19/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/19/2021
Varies Medical Center at Scottsville Scholarship Fund
A separate application is required. Please contact Beverly Neves, Marketing and Development Coordinator at Med Center Health, at (270) 745-1543 or...
A separate application is required. Please contact Beverly Neves,...
  • Deadline: 03/19/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/19/2021
$750 Sara Elizabeth Tyler Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time junior, senior, or graduate student majoring or minoring in the Libraries, Informatics, and Technology in Education program...
Must be a full-time junior, senior, or graduate student majoring or...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: $750
Deadline04/01/2021
Varies Sarah Gilbert Garris Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student majoring or minoring in Library Sciences within the Libraries, Informatics, and Technology in Education program...
Must be a full-time student majoring or minoring in Library Sciences...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/01/2021
$1,000 Ray Graham Memorial Scholarship Fund
A separate application is required. Please contact the Guidance Office at LaRue County High School for the application. Must be an incoming...
A separate application is required. Please contact the Guidance Office...
  • Deadline: 04/15/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline04/15/2021
$3,000 First Command Educational Foundation Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time junior or senior majoring in Sales within the Gordon Ford College of Business.
Must be a full-time junior or senior majoring in Sales within the Gordon...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,000
Ended
$250 Henry M. and Zula G.Yarbrough Mathematics Award
Must be a full-time student majoring in Mathematics within the Department of Mathematics in the Ogden College of Science and Engineering.
Must be a full-time student majoring in Mathematics within the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $250
Ended
$0.00 Jim Veazey Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student.
Must be a full-time student.
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
$600 D. Gordon Kingsley Honors Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student and a student in the Mahurin Honors College. First preference will be given to students studying abroad at Harlaxton...
Must be a full-time student and a student in the Mahurin Honors College....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $600
Ended
$400 Earl Baskerville Memorial Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student.
Must be a full-time student.
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $400
Ended
$0.00 robert adams
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
$0.00 Test Scholarship Fund
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
$0 Cameron Murphy Scholarship
Must be a full-time student and a member of the WKU Football Team.
Must be a full-time student and a member of the WKU Football Team.
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0
Ended
Varies "The Directors" P-MBA Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time graduate student in the Professional-MBA program within the Gordon Ford College of Business.
Must be a full-time graduate student in the Professional-MBA program...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$3,300 1LT Eric D. Yates Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time sophomore, junior, or senior and an active member of the WKU ROTC. Must be a student who wishes to continue his or her...
Must be a full-time sophomore, junior, or senior and an active member of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,300
Ended
$400 A. A. Gorin Scholarship Fund for Green County Students
Must be a full-time student and a resident of Green County in Kentucky.
Must be a full-time student and a resident of Green County in Kentucky.
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $400
Ended
$150 A.M. Stickles Award
Must be a full-time student pursuing a major within the Department of History in the Potter College of Arts and Letters.
Must be a full-time student pursuing a major within the Department of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $150
Ended
$950 A.M. Stickles Memorial Scholarship Endowment
Must be a full-time student majoring in History within the Department of History in the Potter College of Arts and Letters.
Must be a full-time student majoring in History within the Department of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $950
Ended
$250 A.W.A.R.E. Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student and a resident of Warren, Simpson, or Logan counties in Kentucky. Must have a high school GPA of 2.2 or above or a...
Must be a full-time student and a resident of Warren, Simpson, or Logan...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $250
Ended
$400 Aaron P. Turner Memorial Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time freshman and a graduate of Warren East High School or Warren Central High School. Must have participated in varsity sports...
Must be a full-time freshman and a graduate of Warren East High School...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $400
Ended
$3,700 Abby Cummings 6th Man Lady Toppers Endowed Basketball Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student and a member of the WKU Lady Topper Basketball Team.
Must be a full-time student and a member of the WKU Lady Topper...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,700
Ended
$1,000 Addie Hochstrasser Estate Fund for the Jim Wayne Miller Scholarship in Creative Writing
A separate application is required. Please contact the WKU Department of English or visit http://wku.edu/english/awards-and-scholarships/index.php...
A separate application is required. Please contact the WKU Department...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$600 Agnes Duskey McCrory Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student majoring in Business Education within the School of Teacher Education in the College of Education and Behavioral...
Must be a full-time student majoring in Business Education within the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $600
Ended
$400 Agriculture Alumni Scholarship Fund
Must be pursuing a major within the Department of Agriculture and Food Science.
Must be pursuing a major within the Department of Agriculture and Food...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $400
Ended
Varies Agriculture Incentive Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student who is majoring in Agriculture within the Department of Agriculture and Food Science in the Ogden College of Science...
Must be a full-time student who is majoring in Agriculture within the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Agriculture Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student majoring in Agriculture within the Department of Agriculture and Food Science in the Ogden College of Science and...
Must be a full-time student majoring in Agriculture within the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$1,000 Ahrman Family WKU Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time beginning freshman with a minimum high school GPA of 2.5. Must be a graduate of Campbell County High School in Alexandria, KY.
Must be a full-time beginning freshman with a minimum high school GPA of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
Varies Al Young Memorial Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student and pursuing the Pre-Medicine concentration. Must conduct biomedical research, with first preference given to a...
Must be a full-time student and pursuing the Pre-Medicine concentration....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Alan Miller Memorial Award for Writing on the Environment
A separate application is required. Please contact the WKU Department of English or visit http://wku.edu/english/awards-and-scholarships/index.php...
A separate application is required. Please contact the WKU Department...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$550 Albany-Florence Scholarship Fund
A separate application is required. Please see the Guidance Counselor at Barren County High School for the application. Must be a full-time...
A separate application is required. Please see the Guidance Counselor...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $550
Ended
$2,800 Albin L. Lee Scholarship
Must be a full-time junior or senior and a resident of Kentucky. Must complete requirement for certification to teach History in public education...
Must be a full-time junior or senior and a resident of Kentucky. Must...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,800
Ended
$1,300 Aldridge and Burton Goodman Downing Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student majoring within the School of Teacher Education in the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences. First preference...
Must be a full-time student majoring within the School of Teacher...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,300
Ended
Varies Alexander Downing Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student. Financial need is a major consideration.
Must be a full-time student. Financial need is a major consideration.
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$1,300 Alexander Xavier Harkins Memorial Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time freshman and a graduate of Greenwood High School. Must have a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 2.8 and be a dependent of...
Must be a full-time freshman and a graduate of Greenwood High School. ...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,300
Ended
$400 Alexandra and Gemonee Brown Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time rising senior with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Must be majoring within the Gordon Ford College of Business.
Must be a full-time rising senior with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. ...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $400
Ended
$1,000 Alexis Swift Top Dog Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75. One award will be given to a student majoring in Nursing who shows financial...
Must be a full-time student with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75. One...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
Varies Alfreda Thompson Memorial Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student and a graduate of either Christian County High School of Hopkinsville High School in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. ...
Must be a full-time student and a graduate of either Christian County...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Alice Marie Woodward and John Crittenden Dorsey Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student with a minimum high school and college GPA of 2.0. Preference given to students from Allen County, Kentucky, who are...
Must be a full-time student with a minimum high school and college GPA...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$2,500 Alicia McFarland Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student in good standing and be accepted into the Nursing Program within the School of Nursing and Allied Health in the College...
Must be a full-time student in good standing and be accepted into the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500
Ended
$400 Allen Motor Company, Inc., Student Aid Fund
Must be a full-time student.
Must be a full-time student.
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $400
Ended
$1,500 Alliance Corporation Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time beginning freshman. The President of Alliance Corporation will specify the geographical area the recipient must be from to...
Must be a full-time beginning freshman. The President of Alliance...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500
Ended
$450 Altrusa's Olive Gillespie Scholarship Fund
Must be a female sophomore, junior, or senior and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. First preference given to women over 30 years old who are widowed or...
Must be a female sophomore, junior, or senior and have a minimum GPA of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $450
Ended