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College Heights Foundation

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.

More about the history of College Heights


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.

Create a Scholarship

Creating a scholarship fund is a unique and ideal way to forever change lives. By creating a scholarship fund, you are able to honor your legacy or that of a loved one in a very special way.

Apply at TOPDollar

Please visit TOPDollar, the WKU comprehensive scholarship source, to find out more about each of the scholarship funds, the donors who made them possible, and the way for current and potential students to apply for these private scholarship funds.

Contact Us!

For more information, please contact the College Heights Foundation at
(270) 745-4597 or email chf@wku.edu.

Scholarship Celebration "Thank You" Video

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 WKU News

Elementary Education major awarded first Passport to the World Scholarship

The CEBS International Education Committee has awarded the first Passport to the World Scholarship to Emily Blake Williams, an Elementary Education major from Henderson. For more WKU News click HERE.

Saying Thank You

Saying thank you: more than 550 scholarship donors and student recipients meet at annual event.

The 2019 Scholarship Celebration was held at the Knicely Conference Center on Thursday, March 28. More than 550 endowed scholarship donors and their student recipients were able to meet face-to-face.

Philanthropy News

WKU President Timothy C. Caboni and First Lady Kacy S. Caboni establish scholarship

WKU President Timothy C. Caboni and First Lady Kacy S. Caboni have established an endowed scholarship fund with a gift of $100,000 made through a combination of outright and deferred support. For more Scholarship and Philanthropy news click HERE.


CHF's Future Location:

We're Moving! The CHF at WKU will relocate its offices to 1703 Chestnut Street in the spring of 2019. Read More about our future location HERE.


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.

Memorial Funds:

Celebrate the life and legacy of those who have passed by reading about our newly created memorial funds, such as the Kathryn D. Steward Memorial Scholarship Fund

Student Stories:  

Watch Amy Bingham as she explains WKU's scholarship expansion. 

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 Last Modified 6/12/19