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
$1,200.00 Bob Proctor Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time senior majoring in Broadcasting within the School of Journalism and Broadcasting in Potter College of Arts and Letters.
Must be a full-time senior majoring in Broadcasting within the School of...
  • Deadline: 02/21/2018
  • Award: $1,200.00
Deadline02/21/2018
$1,000.00 Charles M. Anderson Scholarship Fund in Communication and Technology
Must be a full-time sophomore, junior,or senior majoring in Television Production or Broadcast Journalism within the School of Journalism and...
Must be a full-time sophomore, junior,or senior majoring in Television...
  • Deadline: 02/21/2018
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/21/2018
$1,500.00 Julian and Betty Goodman Scholarship Fund in Broadcast Journalism
Must be a full-time student majoring in Broadcast Journalism within the Department of Journalism and Broadcasting in the Potter College of Arts and...
Must be a full-time student majoring in Broadcast Journalism within the...
  • Deadline: 02/21/2018
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline02/21/2018
$3,000.00 Ken and Helen Given Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time freshman majoring in Broadcasting within the School of Journalism and Broadcasting in the Potter College of Arts and Letters.
Must be a full-time freshman majoring in Broadcasting within the School...
  • Deadline: 02/21/2018
  • Award: $3,000.00
Deadline02/21/2018
$1,500.00 Terry Climer Scholarship Fund in Broadcasting
Must be a full-time student and pursuing a degree within the Broadcasting sequence within the School of Journalism and Broadcasting in Potter...
Must be a full-time student and pursuing a degree within the...
  • Deadline: 02/21/2018
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline02/21/2018
$500.00 Wilma Howard Klein Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time female student majoring in Broadcasting with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
Must be a full-time female student majoring in Broadcasting with a...
  • Deadline: 02/21/2018
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/21/2018
Varies Armbrust/McGee German Culture and Work Experience Scholarship Fund
Must be a student participating in activities that must involve a deep engagement with the German culture and/or language. Must show how the...
Must be a student participating in activities that must involve a deep...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2018
Varies Carrel K. Sumner Family Memorial Scholarship Fund
A separate application is required. Please contact Beverly Neves, Marketing and Development Coordinator at Commonwealth Health Corporation, at...
A separate application is required. Please contact Beverly Neves,...
  • Deadline: 03/16/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/16/2018
Varies Charles M. Stewart Scholarship Fund
A separate application is required. Please contact Beverly Neves, Marketing and Development Coordinator at Commonwealth Health Corporation, at...
A separate application is required. Please contact Beverly Neves,...
  • Deadline: 03/16/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/16/2018
Varies Floyd Ellis Scholarship Fund
A separate application is required. Please contact Beverly Neves, Marketing and Development Coordinator at Commonwealth Health Corporation, at...
A separate application is required. Please contact Beverly Neves,...
  • Deadline: 03/16/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/16/2018
$4,000.00 Helen Dinning/Medical Center Scholarship Fund
A separate application is required. Please contact Beverly Neves, Marketing and Development Coordinator at Commonwealth Health Corporation, at...
A separate application is required. Please contact Beverly Neves,...
  • Deadline: 03/16/2018
  • Award: $4,000.00
Deadline03/16/2018
Varies Herbert Oldham Scholarship Fund
A separate application is required. Please contact Beverly Neves, Marketing and Development Coordinator at Commonwealth Health Corporation at...
A separate application is required. Please contact Beverly Neves,...
  • Deadline: 03/16/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/16/2018
Varies Medical Center at Scottsville Scholarship Fund
A separate application is required. Please contact Beverly Neves, Marketing and Development Coordinator at Commonwealth Health Corporation, at...
A separate application is required. Please contact Beverly Neves,...
  • Deadline: 03/16/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/16/2018
$1,300.00 Catherine C. Ward Endowed Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student minoring in Women’s Studies with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
Must be a full-time student minoring in Women’s Studies with a minimum...
  • Deadline: 03/23/2018
  • Award: $1,300.00
Deadline03/23/2018
$750.00 Esther Gender and Women's Studies Graduate Scholarship Fund
Must be a graduate student and officially enrolled in the Women’s Studies Graduate Certificate. Must have completed or be in the process of...
Must be a graduate student and officially enrolled in the Women’s...
  • Deadline: 03/23/2018
  • Award: $750.00
Deadline03/23/2018
$1,000.00 Valere Scott Endowed Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time sophomore, junior, or senior in the Department of Women’s Studies who has at least 6 hours and a minimum GPA of 3.0 in Women’s...
Must be a full-time sophomore, junior, or senior in the Department of...
  • Deadline: 03/23/2018
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/23/2018
Varies Garnet Pennington Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student who has been accepted into the Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program. Must be a graduate or resident of Western...
Must be a full-time student who has been accepted into the Doctorate of...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/01/2018
$500.00 Julie Harris Hinson Endowed Scholarship Fund for Students in the Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program
Must be full-time students and pursuing a Doctorate of Physical Therapy within the Department of Allied Health in the College of Health and Human...
Must be full-time students and pursuing a Doctorate of Physical Therapy...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2018
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline04/01/2018
Varies N.O. Kimbler Memorial Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time nontraditional student pursuing a major with the School of Teacher Education within the College of Education and Behavioral...
Must be a full-time nontraditional student pursuing a major with the...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
$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
$0.00 Jim Veazey Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student.
Must be a full-time student.
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
Varies Consolidated Electrical Distributors Learn and Earn Scholarship Fund
Must be part of the WKU Learn and Earn Program. The Learn and Earn program at WKU partners with area companies and businesses to employ both...
Must be part of the WKU Learn and Earn Program. The Learn and Earn...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies KY Grand Learn and Earn Scholarship Fund
Must be part of the WKU Learn and Earn Program. The Learn and Earn program at WKU partners with area companies and businesses to employ both...
Must be part of the WKU Learn and Earn Program. The Learn and Earn...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$1,000 Bowling Green Country Club Women's Golf Association Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time female student and a graduate of a Bowling Green or Warren County high school. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and have been on...
Must be a full-time female student and a graduate of a Bowling Green or...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
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
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
$2,500.00 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: $2,500.00
Ended
$400.00 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: $400.00
Ended
$150.00 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: $150.00
Ended
$950.00 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: $950.00
Ended
$250.00 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: $250.00
Ended
$500.00 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: $500.00
Ended
$3,200.00 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: $3,200.00
Ended
$1,000.00 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: $1,000.00
Ended
$600.00 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: $600.00
Ended
Varies Agriculture Incentive Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student who is majoring in Agriculture within Ogden College of Science and Engineering and is a resident of Kentucky.
Must be a full-time student who is majoring in Agriculture within Ogden...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Agriculture Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student majoring in Agriculture within Ogden College of Science and Engineering.
Must be a full-time student majoring in Agriculture within Ogden College...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$1,000.00 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: $1,000.00
Ended
Varies Akebono Learn and Earn Scholarship Fund
Must be part of the WKU Learn and Earn Program. The Learn and Earn program at WKU partners with area companies and businesses to employ both...
Must be part of the WKU Learn and Earn Program. The Learn and Earn...
  • 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
$500.00 Albany-Florence Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student and a graduate of Barren County High School. Must be a Christian. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Must be a...
Must be a full-time student and a graduate of Barren County High School....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$2,500.00 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: $2,500.00
Ended
$1,200.00 Aldridge & 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: $1,200.00
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
$1,000.00 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: $1,000.00
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
$2,000.00 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: $2,000.00
Ended