How Big Can You Dream?
OSD helps students on all campuses and in all majors and degree programs apply for nationally competitive scholarships and encourages research, creative activities, and engagement outside of the classroom to become independent, engaged scholars.
Office of Scholar Development
The Office of Scholar Development challenges students to dream big and assists them in making those dreams attainable.
OSD staff members help students apply for nationally competitive scholarships by assisting students in finding opportunities to be engaged in their chosen fields beyond the classroom and aiding them in the process of finding the right programs, making important contacts, developing strong proposals, and revising numerous drafts. The office works with students on all WKU campuses and in all majors and degree programs. Additionally, we offer support to faculty and staff members in their endeavors to assist individual students and promote research, creative activities, and achievement university-wide.
Fall 2008 - Spring 2018 Successes
WKU students and recent alumni earned recognition 80 times and more than $920,000 in 2017-18. Beyond the dollars and cents, national scholarships help students to study abroad, conduct research, complete undergraduate and graduate degrees, and change lives.
5 EPA Greater Research Opportunity Fellowships
WKU students recognized a record 84 times in national scholarship competitions i...
Sep 24th, 2019
In the 2018-19 academic year, a record number of WKU students and alumni applied for national scholarships. They earned more than $800,000 in funding for graduate school, language...Read More
2 WKU Students Awarded Gilman Scholarships for Fall 2019
Jul 1st, 2019
Two WKU students were awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship for study abroad programs in fall 2019. They were selected from over 3,000 applications submitted during the fall...Read More