College Heights Foundation
The College Heights Foundation (CHF) provides assistance and encouragement to deserving students enrolled at Western Kentucky University.
CHF has been a Guardian of Trusts since founding in 1923 when a faculty member gave $100 to Dr. Henry Hardin Cherry to assist worthy and deserving students. With support from alumni, corporations, organizations, and other friends our scholarship fund has grown to over $75 million in assets.
The CHF is governed by a Board of Directors made up of twelve prominent business and professional leaders who serve without remuneration. The CHF is a fully-qualified, tax-exempt organization under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
The College Heights Foundation is proud to provide scholarship assistance to worthy and deserving students attending Western Kentucky University. The CHF serves as the “Guardian of Trusts” to more than 1,200 different scholarship funds that each tell their own unique story.
Scholarship Celebration "Thank You" Video
A new scholarship to support students who work with individuals in the special needs community was presented during the WKU Football game on Saturday, Sept. 28 during Parent & Family Weekend. Taylor Boulier of Vine Grove, Ky., is the inaugural recipient of the award.
Carlee Mitchell of Morgantown, Ky., was named the first recipient of the James Christopher Holman Scholarship Fund on May 23, 2019, at the Morgantown Chamber of Commerce.
2018 Annual Report
Click here to view our 2018 Annual Report and learn more about our accomplishments over the past year, WKU student body demographics, the WKU Opportunity Fund, our new office location in the Cliff Todd Center, and the many ways you can support the College Heights Foundation.
Proceeds from 2019 Kentucky Derby Mint Julep Cup support John Asher Memorial Scholarship
Woodford Reserve has unveiled the limited-edition 2019 Kentucky Derby $1,000 Mint Julep Cup, and proceeds from this year’s sales will support the John Asher Memorial Scholarship Fund at Western Kentucky University.