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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.


Scholar Development Planning Workshop

  • Location: HCIC 1011
  • Time: 4:00pm
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Celebrating Ten Years of Big Dreams

  • Location: South Lawn
  • Time: 2:00pm
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Campus Deadline: Truman Scholarship

  • Location: HCIC 2039
  • Time: All Day
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Honors College-International Center

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Honors College-International Center

OSD is located on the second floor of the Honors College-International Center in room 2039. Please call or email for more information or to schedule an appointment.

1906 College Heights Blvd. #31082
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1082




Office of Scholar Development

Our Mission

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. 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.

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Fall 2008 - Spring 2017 Successes

WKU students and recent alumni earned recognition 74 times and more than $470,000 in 2016-17 alone. Beyond the dollars and cents, national scholarships help students to study abroad, conduct research, complete undergraduate and graduate degrees, and change lives.

The Office of Scholar Development Celebrates Ten Years of Big Dreams

Oct 15th, 2018

The 2018-19 academic year marks the tenth year since the Office of Scholar Development at Western Kentucky University was created. Since 2008, OSD has helped WKU students and...

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Record 80 WKU students recognized in national scholarship competitions in 2017-1...

Aug 1st, 2018

In the 2017-18 academic year, a record number of WKU students and alumni applied for national scholarships. They earned more than $926,261 in funding for graduate school, language...

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3 WKU students awarded Gilman International Scholarships

Jun 26th, 2018

WKU students Katie Daniels of Glasgow, Kate Hart of Princeton and Tristan Shaw of Louisville were selected as Gilman Scholars and will receive up to $8,000 to fund their study...

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