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
$1,000 Arthur Kunkel, IV, Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student and a graduate of Greenwood High School in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Must be a full-time student and a graduate of Greenwood High School in...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline02/01/2020
$2,100 Arthur S. Fox Agriculture Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time junior or senior student majoring in Agriculture Education within the Department of Agriculture in the Ogden College of Science...
Must be a full-time junior or senior student majoring in Agriculture...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: $2,100
Deadline02/01/2020
$1,000 Athena Cage Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student and a student of Delafield Community Center or a resident of Bowling Green, Russellville, Warren County, or Logan...
Must be a full-time student and a student of Delafield Community Center...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline02/01/2020
Varies B.G. Plumbing & Heating Company Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student with financial need.
Must be a full-time student with financial need.
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2020
$2,000 Bale Family Athletic 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: 02/01/2020
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline02/01/2020
$500 Barren County Family FFA Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time freshman and a resident of Barren County, with preference to students from Barren County High School. Must have participated...
Must be a full-time freshman and a resident of Barren County, with...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: $500
Deadline02/01/2020
Varies Barren River Home School Association Scholarship Fund
Scholarship is for Barren River Home School Association high school seniors that are entering college for the first year. A separate application is...
Scholarship is for Barren River Home School Association high school...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2020
$1,000 Basil Griffin Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student majoring within the Department of Physics and Astronomy in Ogden College of Science and Engineering. Must be a...
Must be a full-time student majoring within the Department of Physics...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline02/01/2020
$500 BB&T Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student. Financial need will be considered. Preference given to students who work at BB&T bank.
Must be a full-time student. Financial need will be considered....
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: $500
Deadline02/01/2020
$450 Becky Tabor Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student majoring in Dental Hygiene within the Department of Allied Health in the College of Health and Human Services. Must be...
Must be a full-time student majoring in Dental Hygiene within the...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: $450
Deadline02/01/2020
$1,200 Beegie Adair Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student and a graduate of Caverna High School. First preference given to students majoring in Music. Financial need is to be...
Must be a full-time student and a graduate of Caverna High School. First...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: $1,200
Deadline02/01/2020
Varies Belgen Wells Endowed Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student.
Must be a full-time student.
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2020
$500 Bemis and Mildred Lawrence Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student.
Must be a full-time student.
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: $500
Deadline02/01/2020
$2,200 Ben Corbin Memorial Golf Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student and a member of the Men’s Golf team. Financial need will be considered.
Must be a full-time student and a member of the Men’s Golf team....
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: $2,200
Deadline02/01/2020
$400 Ben H. Hudnall Scholarship Fund
May be a full-time or part-time student.
May be a full-time or part-time student.
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: $400
Deadline02/01/2020
$1,300 Bennie Beach Family Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time junior or senior majoring in Music or Teacher Education. Financial need is to be considered.
Must be a full-time junior or senior majoring in Music or Teacher...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: $1,300
Deadline02/01/2020
Varies Benson G. Leichhardt Endowed Pre-Pharmacy Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student pursuing the Pre-Pharmacy concentration within the Ogden College of Science and Engineering.
Must be a full-time student pursuing the Pre-Pharmacy concentration...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2020
$4,500 Berman Endowed Basketball Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student and a point guard on the WKU Men’s Basketball team.
Must be a full-time student and a point guard on the WKU Men’s...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: $4,500
Deadline02/01/2020
Varies Bernadine and Forest Holland Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student and a resident of Allen County. Preference will be given to residents of Allen County.
Must be a full-time student and a resident of Allen County. Preference...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2020
$1,000 Bernadine Steele Scholarship
Must be a full-time beginning freshman student and a graduate of a high school in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. Must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA in...
Must be a full-time beginning freshman student and a graduate of a high...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline02/01/2020
$700 Bertha LeBus Charitable Trust Fund
Must be a full-time graduate student. Financial need will be an important consideration.
Must be a full-time graduate student. Financial need will be an...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: $700
Deadline02/01/2020
$600 Bess and Ernest Williams Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time beginning freshman student, with preference to those majoring within the School of Teacher Education in the College of...
Must be a full-time beginning freshman student, with preference to those...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: $600
Deadline02/01/2020
$500 Beta Delta Chapter, Phi Upsilon Omicron Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student majoring in the area of Family and Consumer Sciences within the Department of Applied Human Sciences within the College...
Must be a full-time student majoring in the area of Family and Consumer...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: $500
Deadline02/01/2020
$3,000 Betty Hoch Evans Merit Scholarship Fund in Political Science
Must be a full-time student majoring in Political Science within Potter College of Arts and Letters. Student must have excelled in his/her studies...
Must be a full-time student majoring in Political Science within Potter...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: $3,000
Deadline02/01/2020
$500 Betty Jean and Doug Moseley Scholarship Fund
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: 02/01/2020
  • Award: $500
Deadline02/01/2020
$3,800 Betty Lou Smith Family Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student majoring in Elementary Education, Middle Grades Education, or Secondary Education within the School of Teacher...
Must be a full-time student majoring in Elementary Education, Middle...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: $3,800
Deadline02/01/2020
$500 Betty Stewart Dennis Women's Golf Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student and a member of the Women’s Golf team. Financial need is an important consideration.
Must be a full-time student and a member of the Women’s Golf team....
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: $500
Deadline02/01/2020
$500 Betty Sue and Lawrence R. French Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student and a graduate of a high school in Hardin County. Preference to students pursuing degrees in the areas of engineering,...
Must be a full-time student and a graduate of a high school in Hardin...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: $500
Deadline02/01/2020
Varies Beulah R. Winchel Scholarship Fund for Agriculture
Must be a full-time student pursuing a major in Agriculture within the Department of Agriculture in the Odgen College of Science and Engineering. ...
Must be a full-time student pursuing a major in Agriculture within the...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2020
Varies Beulah R. Winchel Scholarship Fund for Elementary Education
Must be a full-time student pursuing a degree in Elementary Education within the School of Teacher Education in the College of Education and...
Must be a full-time student pursuing a degree in Elementary Education...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2020
Varies Beulah R. Winchel Scholarship Fund for Middle Grade Education
Must be a full-time student and pursuing a major in Middle Grades Education within the School of Teacher Education in the College of Education and...
Must be a full-time student and pursuing a major in Middle Grades...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2020
$500 Beverly Tice Scholarship
Must be a full-time junior or senior and a resident of Owensboro/Daviess County. Must have a high school GPA of 3.0 and be attending the WKU...
Must be a full-time junior or senior and a resident of Owensboro/Daviess...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: $500
Deadline02/01/2020
$700 Beverly Veenker Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student majoring in Dance within the Department of Dance in the Potter College of Arts and Letters.
Must be a full-time student majoring in Dance within the Department of...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: $700
Deadline02/01/2020
Varies Bickett Family Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student majoring in Agriculture within Ogden College of Science and Engineering. Must not be receiving any other significant...
Must be a full-time student majoring in Agriculture within Ogden College...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2020
$500 Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central KY Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time freshman and a graduate of a high school in Allen, Barren, or Warren counties with a minimum high school GPA of 2.8. Must have...
Must be a full-time freshman and a graduate of a high school in Allen,...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: $500
Deadline02/01/2020
$1,000 Bill and Jennie Edwards "Doc E" Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student. First preference to a son or daughter or present or past athletic training staff member or child of a former student...
Must be a full-time student. First preference to a son or daughter or...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline02/01/2020
Varies Bill Powell Endowed Scholarship in Swimming
Must be a full-time student and a member of the WKU Swim Team.
Must be a full-time student and a member of the WKU Swim Team.
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2020
$1,500 Bill Taylor Memorial Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student and a graduate of Daviess County High School. First preference goes to a student athlete who was a participating...
Must be a full-time student and a graduate of Daviess County High...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline02/01/2020
$2,000 Bill Thompson Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time junior or senior majoring in a field of Engineering within the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Must be...
Must be a full-time junior or senior majoring in a field of Engineering...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline02/01/2020
$400 Bill Whittaker Endowed Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Must be active with the WKU Baptist Campus Ministry and be pursuing a career in...
Must be a full-time student with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Must...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: $400
Deadline02/01/2020
Varies Billie P. Hatcher Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student majoring in Journalism or Photojournalism within the School of Media in Potter College of Arts and Letters. First...
Must be a full-time student majoring in Journalism or Photojournalism...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2020
$400 Billy Joe Gary Golf Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student and a member of the WKU Men’s or Women’s Golf Team (and must qualify under NCAA restrictions). Financial need is to be...
Must be a full-time student and a member of the WKU Men’s or Women’s...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: $400
Deadline02/01/2020
$400 Billy M. Adams Dairy Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student majoring in Agriculture with an emphasis in dairy science within Ogden College of Science and Engineering or be a...
Must be a full-time student majoring in Agriculture with an emphasis in...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: $400
Deadline02/01/2020
$500 Biology Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student majoring in Biology within the Department of Biology in the Ogden College of Science and Engineering.
Must be a full-time student majoring in Biology within the Department of...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: $500
Deadline02/01/2020
$1,500 Blake Li Scholarship Fund for Baseball
Must be a full-time student and a member of the WKU Baseball Team, with a preference given to team members majoring in Music.
Must be a full-time student and a member of the WKU Baseball Team, with...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline02/01/2020
Varies Blanche and Austin Duckett Strings Music Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student pursuing a major in the Department of Music within Potter College of Arts and Letters. Must have demonstrated talent in...
Must be a full-time student pursuing a major in the Department of Music...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2020
$1,200 Bob Adams Journalism Scholarship Fund
A separate application is required. Please contact Chuck Clark in WKU Student Publications for more information. Must be a full-time student who...
A separate application is required. Please contact Chuck Clark in WKU...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: $1,200
Deadline02/01/2020
$1,300 Bob Proctor Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time senior majoring in Broadcasting within the School of Media in Potter College of Arts and Letters.
Must be a full-time senior majoring in Broadcasting within the School of...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: $1,300
Deadline02/01/2020
$500 Bobby and Don McGuire Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student. Preference to a resident of Hazard, Kentucky or Perry County, Kentucky. Financial need is an important consideration.
Must be a full-time student. Preference to a resident of Hazard,...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: $500
Deadline02/01/2020
$1,000 Bobby and Yvonne Reynolds Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time freshman student and a graduate of Allen County-Scottsville High School. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Financial need is an...
Must be a full-time freshman student and a graduate of Allen...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline02/01/2020