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Agriculture Scholarship Fund

In 1971 the WKU Agriculture Department faculty wanted to do something to help students in their department pursue their goals. Thus, in November of 1971 the faculty established the Agriculture Scholarship Fund to assist full-time WKU Agriculture majors. Since...

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Anne and Mike Hyde

Anne and Mike Hyde are members of the Glasgow community and generous supporters of Western Kentucky University. Anne Hyde graduated from WKU with her undergraduate degree in 1975, before beginning her graduate studies at WKU and graduating with her Masters in 1979....

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Arthur S. Fox

Arthur Smith Fox was born on April 19, 1920, to W. S. and Agnes (Smith) Fox in Paradise, Kentucky. He graduated from Drakesboro High School in Muhlenberg County before attending Western Kentucky State Teachers College (now WKU), where he earned a Bachelor of Science...

Beegie Adair

Beegie Adair

The Beegie Adair Scholarship Fund was made possible by generous gifts from Beegie Adair. A graduate of WKU in 1958, Mrs. Adair began taking piano lessons at age five and has become an acclaimed jazz pianist during her outstanding musical career. As Mrs. Adair was a...

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Bennie Beach Sr.

Mr. Bennie Beach, Sr. was born in 1925. A native Mississippian, Bennie earned his undergraduate degree from Delta State University in 1948, after a tour of duty in the Army Air Force from 1943-46. His first teaching position was as director of bands in Cleveland,...

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Betty J. Hinton

Ms. Betty Jean Hinton was born on February 1, 1939. She began her employment at WKU on August 2, 1976, in the Accounts Payable Department. She worked there for ten years before moving to the College Heights Foundation as an Office Associate in 1986. She was...

Billy M. Adams

Billy M. Adams

Established in 1981 by the WKU Agriculture Alumni Association and Mr. and Mrs. Billy M. Adams, this fund provides scholarship assistance to worthy students pursuing educational objectives in the field of agriculture with a particular interest in the area of dairy...

Bob Adams

Bob Adams

The Bob Adams Scholarship was established to recognize the contribution Bob has made in the lives of students who worked on the College Heights Herald and Talisman staffs. His dedication and commitment to student publications at Western Kentucky University is an...

Bowling Green Area Lodging Association

Bowling Green Area Lodging Association

This fund was established by the Bowling Green Area Lodging Association in 2009. The fund provides assistance and encouragement to students pursuing a degree in the Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Management Program concentration at WKU and who are currently employed...

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Bowling Green Rose Society

The effort to form a rose society in Bowling Green began November 28, 1960, when a group of approximately 25 men and women met at Snell Hall on WKU’s campus. These interested rose growers heard a talk on roses given by Mr. Charles Dawson of Louisville, the author of...

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Bryan Leigh Armstrong

Bryan Leigh Armstrong was born in 1959 to Donald L. and Anne B. Armstrong. A proud Hilltopper and Lexington native, Bryan attended WKU, studying Journalism and working as editor of the College Heights Herald. After graduating with his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1979,...

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Carl P. Chelf

Carl P. Chelf was born September 16, 1937 to William Ralph Chelf and Nellie Rivers Ard Chelf in Pikeview, Hart County, Kentucky. Dr. Chelf began his legacy at WKU when he recieved an undergraduate degree in English and played for the Hilltopper baseball team,...

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Carroll T. Vanhooser

Mr. Carroll T. Vanhooser was a 1959 graduate of Western Kentucky University where he majored in geography. During his time at WKU, Vanhooser played football from 1954-1957 and lettered all four seasons. After graduation, he enjoyed a successful career and became...

Chad Wayne Davis

Chad Wayne Davis

This award is made possible through a generous gift by Chad Davis and Red Rock Government Services, LLC to benefit deserving students at Western Kentucky University who are pursuing a degree in accounting or computer science. This action recognizes Red Rock and Mr....

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Charles D. and Jeanette Bennett

This fund was established in 2013 through a Will Bequest from the estates of Charles D. and Jeanette Bennett. The Bennett family has been a loyal supporter of Western Kentucky University and believes strongly in supporting students in obtaining higher...

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Charles Smith

Dr. Charles W. Smith born in 1936 in Pennsylvania, had a 44 year teaching career. He holds a B. Mus. from the University of Wyoming, a M.A. from New York University, and a D.M.A. from Peobody College. He is a member of ASCAP and since 1995 has received ASCAPlus...

Chris and Sherrie Swanberg

Chris and Sherrie Swanberg

Sherrie Shuler was born and raised in Owensboro and graduated from Owensboro High School in 1974 and attended Western Kentucky University graduating in December 1978. Chris Swanberg moved to Henderson when he started high school and graduated from Henderson County...

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Cletus and Geneve Mitchell

Cletus Mitchell is a retired associate professor from WKU’s Agriculture Department. He taught Agricultural Mechanics for 30 years. During his retirement, Cletus has been a volunteer in agricultural projects in Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Georgia, and Armenia. He...

College Heights Foundation Golf Classic

College Heights Foundation Golf Classic

The College Heights Foundation Golf Classic Scholarship Fund was initiated in 1974 by a sponsoring committee made up of Emmons O. Pearson Jr., Robert M. Pearce, Harold B. McGuffey, and Herbert J. Smith. These four founders developed the idea of having a two-day golf...

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Connie and Harry Largen

The Connie and Harry Largen Scholarship Fund was established as Christmas gifts from their children Harriet Lair, Kenneth Largen, Elizabeth Barlow, and James Largen and their families. Their children are proud graduates of W.K.U. Connie, a native of Frankfort, was...

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Corban Goble

Dr. Corban Goble was born April 21st, 1930, in Eastern Kentucky. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in 1952, at Berea College, a school very near where he grew up. Following his graduation, he married Harriet Cline in November 1953. He then went on to attain his...

Crescent Bowl

Crescent Bowl

The Crescent Youth Scholarship Fund was established in the College Heights Foundation on October 20, 1999. The fund will make scholarship awards to all participants of the youth bowling leagues sponsored by Crescent Bowling Lanes. Crescent Bowling Lanes operated for...

David Paul Gibson

David Paul Gibson

This fund was established in 2011 to honor Mr. David Paul Gibson. This action recognizes Mr. Gibson for his many contributions to the area of music and demonstrates his belief in the importance of education. Recipients of the fund must be music majors with an...

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Dennis and Sharon Smith

Mr. Dennis D. Smith and Mrs. Sharon H. Smith were both born and raised in Barren County and graduated from Park City High School. They attended Western Kentucky University, married while in college, and participated in the WKU Work-Study Program. Dennis graduated in...

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Department of Chemistry Scholarship Fund

In the late 1970s, the Department of Chemistry faculty came together in an effort to honor several WKU Chemistry professors. Through donations made by Dow Chemical and a grant from the Eastman Kodak Company through its Educational Aid Program, the Chemistry...

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Derron and Krista Steenbergen

Mr. Robert Derron Steenbergen was born September 11, 1969. He graduated from WKU, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1993. Since his days at WKU, Mr. Steenbergen has been very involved in the community and built a successful career as the Chief Revenue Officer of...

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Don Collins

Donald (Don) E. Collins was born to Mary and Cleo Collins. A graduate of Meade County High School, he launched his career as a reporter and editor at Western Kentucky University as a member of the College Heights Herald staff. Don credited the experience he received...

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Doug Humphrey

Dr. Douglas Humphrey was born on September 2, 1938. He is a Kentucky native; he attended Livermore High School before graduating from Kentucky Wesleyan College in 1959, and then Ohio University in 1965. Upon obtaining his Ph.D., Dr. Humphrey began a long career at...

Dr. Curtis Englebright

Dr. Curtis Englebright

Dr. Curtis Englebright was born on October 13, 1928, in Sangamon County, Illinois. Prior to beginning his professional career as an educator, he played professional baseball as a third baseman in the Kitty League. He taught junior high school and coached boys’...

Drs. Bharat and Bharati Mody

Drs. Bharat and Bharati Mody

Drs. Mody are well known and respected practitioners in the Glasgow area. Dr. Bharat M. Mody is a board certified general surgeon. He received his medical degree from M.P. Shah Medical College and completed residencies at St. Thomas Hospital, University of Louisville...