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
$750 Ann Waggener Richards Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student who demonstrates the personal qualities and academic potential that are deserving of such recognition and honor.
Must be a full-time student who demonstrates the personal qualities and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $750
Ended
Varies Anna and James Highland Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student.
Must be a full-time student.
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$600 Anna Fisher and Cecil C. Brown Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student.
Must be a full-time student.
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $600
Ended
Varies Anna Mae Thurston Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time junior or senior student majoring in Elementary Education within the School of Teacher Education in the College of Education...
Must be a full-time junior or senior student majoring in Elementary...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$7,000 Anne and Mike Hyde Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student and a graduate of a high school in Barren County. Preference given to dependents of employees of the Gillie Hyde...
Must be a full-time student and a graduate of a high school in Barren...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $7,000
Ended
$500 Anne Grubbs Community Education Scholarship Fund
May be a full-time or part-time student who has worked with Community Education for two semesters. Must participate in volunteer service.
May be a full-time or part-time student who has worked with Community...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
$500 Appling and Mosley Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student and a current member of the WKU Hilltopper Men’s Basketball Team or the WKU Lady Topper Women’s Basketball Team.
Must be a full-time student and a current member of the WKU Hilltopper...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
$800 Arlo Richardson Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time female student with a minimum high school GPA of 2.8 and an ACT score of 21. Must be a member of the Builders Association of...
Must be a full-time female student with a minimum high school GPA of 2.8...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $800
Ended
$2,200 Arndt M. Stickles Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time studen majoring in History within Potter College of Arts and Letters.
Must be a full-time studen majoring in History within Potter College of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,200
Ended
$5,000 Arnold Family Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student with a minimum GPA of 2.75 and majoring in a discipline within the Gordon Ford College of Business. Award is renewable...
Must be a full-time student with a minimum GPA of 2.75 and majoring in a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $5,000
Ended
$400 Arnold G. Taylor Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student majoring in Agriculture within Ogden College of Science and Engineering. Preference will be given to a student...
Must be a full-time student majoring in Agriculture within Ogden College...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $400
Ended
$550 Arnold Robinson Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student participating in WKU football. Financial need is an important consideration.
Must be a full-time student participating in WKU football. Financial...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $550
Ended
$900 Arthur Andersen & Co.-Western Alumni Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time junior or senior student majoring in Accounting within the Department of Accounting in the Gordon Ford College of Business.
Must be a full-time junior or senior student majoring in Accounting...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $900
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$2,000 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: Ended
  • Award: $2,000
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$1,900 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: Ended
  • Award: $1,900
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
$400 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: Ended
  • Award: $400
Ended
$1,000 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: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
Varies Belgen Wells Endowed Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student.
Must be a full-time student.
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$400 Bemis and Mildred Lawrence Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student.
Must be a full-time student.
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $400
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $2,200
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $400
Ended
$1,000 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: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$4,400 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: Ended
  • Award: $4,400
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $700
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $600
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $3,000
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
$3,700 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: Ended
  • Award: $3,700
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $700
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$1,700 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: Ended
  • Award: $1,700
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1,500
Ended