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 Connie Foster Student Scholarship Endowment
Preference will be given to candidates with experience as a WKU...
Deadline02/26/2024
Varies Irene Olson Scholarship Fund
Must be enrolled as a student in any graduate or undergraduate degree...
Deadline04/01/2024
$850 Sara Elizabeth Tyler Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time junior, senior, or graduate student majoring or...
Deadline04/01/2024
Varies Sarah Gilbert Garris Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student majoring or minoring in Library Sciences...
Deadline04/01/2024
$1,200 Joseph Bilotta Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student majoring in a program associated with the...
Deadline05/01/2024
Varies Potter College of Arts & Letters Opportunity Fund
The Potter College Opportunity Scholarship Fund is a needs-based fund...
Deadline05/02/2024
$400 Benjamin Hopper Balanced Man Scholarship Fund
A separate application is required. Please contact Sigma Phi Epsilon...
Deadline08/01/2024
$400 Jeffrey C. Williams, Jr. Balanced Man Scholarship Fund
A separate application is required. Please contact Sigma Phi Epsilon for...
Deadline08/01/2024
Varies Owensboro Grain-Cargill Cares Scholarship Fund
A separate application is required. Contact WKU Owensboro for the...
Deadline08/01/2024
Varies Armbrust/McGee German Culture and Work Experience Scholarship Fund
Must be a student participating in activities that must involve a deep...
Deadline11/01/2024
$500 GO Global Scholarship Fund
May be a full-time or part-time student majoring in any level of Social...
$3,000 First Command Educational Foundation Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time junior or senior majoring in Sales within the Gordon...
Ended
$250 Henry M. and Zula G.Yarbrough Mathematics Award
Must be a full-time student majoring in Mathematics within the...
Ended
$0.00 Jim Veazey Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student.
Ended
$600 D. Gordon Kingsley Honors Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student and a student in the Mahurin Honors College....
Ended
$400 Earl Baskerville Memorial Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student.
Ended
$0.00 robert adams
Ended
$0.00 Test Scholarship Fund
Ended
$0 Cameron Murphy Scholarship
Must be a full-time student and a member of the WKU Football Team.
Ended
$400 Kathryn D. Steward Memorial Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time graduate student or full-time junior/senior level...
Ended
Varies Rick Medlin / Fruit of the Loom Memorial Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student in good academic standing at WKU. Must...
Ended
$500 Ted M. Cudnick Chinese Flagship Travel Scholarship Fund
Must be majoring or minoring in Chinese within the Department of Modern...
Ended
Varies Zuheir and Susan Sofia Scholarship Fund for International Students
Must be a full-time F1 or J1 international student for at least one year...
Ended
Varies Dr. Dorothy E. Reeves Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student pursuing a doctoral degree in the Education...
Ended
$400 Dr. Victor J. Christenson Scholarship Fund
Must be a graduate student and be employed full-time in an educational...
Ended
$900 Esther Graduate Scholarship Fund for Women
Must be officially enrolled as a graduate student and completed at least...
Ended
Varies "FirstNet, Built With AT&T" Disaster Science Operations Center Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time undergraduate student and actively participating in...
Ended
Varies "The Directors" P-MBA Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time graduate student in the Professional-MBA program...
Ended
$3,650 1LT Eric D. Yates Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time sophomore, junior, or senior and an active member of...
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.
Ended
$250 A.M. Stickles Award
Must be a full-time student pursuing a major within the Department of...
Ended
$950 A.M. Stickles Memorial Scholarship Endowment
Must be a full-time student majoring in History within the Department of...
Ended
$300 A.W.A.R.E. Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student and a resident of Warren, Simpson, or Logan...
Ended
$400 Aaron P. Turner Memorial Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time freshman and a graduate of Warren East High School...
Ended
$3,900 Abby Cummings 6th Man Lady Toppers Endowed Basketball Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student and a member of the WKU Lady Topper...
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...
Ended
$600 Agnes Duskey McCrory Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time incoming freshman pursuing a major within the School...
Ended
Varies Agriculture Incentive Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student who is majoring in Agriculture within the...
Ended
Varies Agriculture Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student majoring in Agriculture within the...
Ended
$1,000 Ahrman Family WKU Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time beginning freshman with a minimum high school GPA of...
Ended
Varies Al Young Memorial Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student and pursuing the Pre-Medicine concentration....
Ended
Varies Alan Miller Memorial Award in English
A separate application is required. Please contact the WKU Department...
Ended
Varies Alan Miller Memorial Scholarship Fund
A separate application is required. Please contact the WKU Department...
Ended
$550 Albany-Florence Scholarship Fund
A separate application is required. Please see the Guidance Counselor...
Ended
$2,950 Albin L. Lee Scholarship
Must be a full-time junior or senior and a resident of Kentucky. Must...
Ended
$1,500 Aldridge and Burton Goodman Downing Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student majoring within the School of Teacher...
Ended
Varies Alexander Downing Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student. Financial need is a major consideration.
Ended
$1,300 Alexander Xavier Harkins Memorial Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time freshman and a graduate of Greenwood High School. ...
Ended
$400 Alexandra and Gemonee Brown Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time rising senior with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. ...
Ended
Varies Alfreda Thompson Memorial Scholarship Fund
Must be a full-time student and a graduate of either Christian County...
Ended