Western Kentucky University

Office of Scholar Development

Image: How big can you dream?Photograph: Jon HendriePhotograph: Sarah SchraderPhotograph: Chad CoomerPhotograph: Bailey MackPhotograph: Top row, from left: Scholarship recipients Tyler Allen of Flushing, Mich.; Kaleiah Brown of Gary, Ind.; Valerie Farsetti of Louisville; Alexandra Hezik of Campbellsville. Bottom row, from left: Scholarship recipients Asia Larkin of Whites Creek, Tenn.;  DaMario Walker-Brown of Lexington; alternates Margaret Riney of Owensboro, Keeley Stephens of Bowling Green.Photograph: Megan LaffoonPhotograph: Chad Coomer, Jon Hendrie, Wesley Bromm, Allison Feikes, Angelika Masero, Amy Correll, and Clarice EschPhotograph: From left: Megan Laffoon, John Andrew Cliburn, Clarice Esch, Charles “Chad” Coomer, Nitin Krishna, Hillary Asberry, Gretchen Walch and Sarah Schrader.

13 WKU Students Awarded Lifetime Experience Grants for 2013-14

WKU biochemistry student Jonathan David Hendrie received two grants to continue research in Germany to develop a new expert model system for laparoscopic training.

May 2014 graduate Sarah Schrader and four other alumni were honored by the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program.

Chad Coomer, a 2014 graduate in biology and chemistry, received a U.S. Student Fulbright grant to the UK. He has also been accepted into the National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program.

New Honors College/International Center building is under construction along Normal Dr and is scheduled to open July 1, 2015.

Bailey Mack, an international affairs and Spanish major from Louisville, was one of six WKU students awarded Critical Language Scholarships. In the past three years, Mack has studied Chinese at the National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan, participated in a faculty led study abroad trip to Xi’an, China, and studied jungle conservation at Chontachaca Ecological Preserve in Peru.

Eight WKU students have been recognized by the U.S. Department of State through the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship program.

All four WKU students nominated for the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program have been honored by the premier award for undergraduates pursuing careers in science, mathematics or engineering. Pictured: Megan Laffoon, a biology major of Louisville.

7 Students, Most in WKU’s History, Honored by Fulbright Program

Eight of WKU’s current students have been recognized by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program.

Our Mission

The Office of Scholar Development (OSD) is committed to helping students on all campuses and in all majors and degree programs develop the vision, experience, and skills to be independent, engaged scholars. OSD encourages research and creative activities and helps WKU students achieve locally, nationally, and internationally. Beyond assisting students to conceptualize a research/creative agenda, OSD supports students throughout the process of finding and applying for scholarships, internships, and a variety of post-graduation opportunities. From grants to graduate school, OSD staff members will work with individual students to write strong applications and proposals.

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. We collaborate with faculty and staff to apply for grants to create opportunities for students, develop workshops related to our mission, and celebrate the successes of WKU students and their faculty advisors.

Find Us On Campus

We are located in the Honors Annex (behind the Honors College) on the corner of State St. and College Heights Blvd. Please call OSD at 270.745.5043 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

address: 1906 College Heights Blvd. #31082, Bowling Green, KY 42101-1082; phone: 270.745.5043; fax: 270.745.3568; email: osd@wku.edu

 Last Modified 6/10/14