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2016-2017 Scholarship News

Picture: Emma ShoafShoaf Receives Rotary Scholarship for Master's Degree Abroad

WKU alumna Emma Shoaf will use a $40,000 Rotary Foundation Global Scholarship to pursue s master’s degree in development studies at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex

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Photograph: Gilman Logo3 WKU Students Selected as Gilman Scholars

 Whitley Gregory of Nicholasville, Kelsy Leppo of Lexington, and Bradley Orr of Guston will receive scholarships of up to $8,000 to study abroad during the fall 2017 semester or academic year..

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Freeman-ASIA Logo2 WKU Students Recognized by Freeman-ASIA Program

Bradley Orr of Guston was awarded a scholarship of up to $7,000 to study abroad during the 2017-18 academic year. Rheanna Bostick of Cadiz was selected as an alternate. Both are students in the Mahurin Honors College at WKU.

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Photograph: Fulbright Grantees9 WKU Students Honored by Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Nine WKU students and recent alumni have been honored by the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Five students received grant offers: Laura Allen of Edgewood; Alexandra Hezik of Campbellsville; Melissa Smith of Guthrie; Shelley Spalding of Lebanon; and Jessica Canada Wellman of Williamsburg. Four students and recent graduates were named alternates: Deborah Flynn of Bowling Green; Sarah Haywood of Harlan; Dare Norman of Bowling Green; and Jon Sahlman of Modesto, California.

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Photograph: Ellen Linder, Brandon Pruitt, and Hannah Cheney3 WKU Students Received Boren Scholarships

Ellen Linder of Louisville and Brandon Pruitt of Bowling Green are members of the Chinese Flagship Program and will complete their Capstone Year in China. Hannah Chaney of Louisville will study in CET’s Intensive Language Summer Program in Jordan. All three are members of the Mahurin Honors College.

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Photograph: OSD Logo16 WKU Students Awarded Lifetime Experience Grants for 2016-17

The Office of Scholar Development at WKU has awarded 16 WKU students more than $23,000 in Lifetime Experience Grants during the 2016-17 academic year. The awards are designed to enhance students’ competitiveness for national scholarships by supporting research, creative activities, international study, student-designed service or other scholarly activities.

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Photograph: Madison Logo2 WKU Graduates Recognized by James Madison Fellowship Foundation

Kendrick Bryan, a WKU alumnus from Elizabethtown, was selected as a 2017 James Madison Fellow. Shelley Spalding, a WKU alumna and graduate student from Lebanon, was selected as an alternate.

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Photograph: Gilman Logo8 WKU Students Recognized by Gilman International Scholarship Program

Sierra Bailey of Lexington, Austin Barnes of Hodgenville, Kate Hart of Princeton, Jade Haywood of Charlotte, North Carolina, Monica Wallace of Princeton, and Gracen Williams of Bowling Green were awarded scholarships of up to $5,000 for summer study abroad programs. Morgan Ramey of Eddyville and Reuben Tang of Glasgow were selected as alternates.

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Photograph: Fulbright UK Winners2 WKU Students Selected to Participate in Fulbright Summer Institute

Hayden Grace of Hopkinsville and Madeline Marita of Florence are the fifth and sixth WKU students to be selected for the prestigious nationally-competitive program since 2012.

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Photograph: NSLI-Y Scholarship Recipients6 Gatton Academy Students Win Department of State Scholarships

Six students at The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky at WKU have received nationally-competitive scholarships for immersive, critical language study this summer.  They will travel to China, Estonia and Morocco.

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Photograph: Freeman-ASIA Winners

5 WKU Students Awarded Freeman-ASIA Scholarships

Nicole Andersen of Hiawatha, Iowa, Austin Barnes of Hodgenville, Heather Carpenter of Lancaster, Ashleigh Cleary of Hebron, and Reuben Tang of Glasgow were awarded scholarships of up to $3,000 to study Chinese abroad.

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Photograph: Goldwater Scholarship Winners2 WKU Students Honored by Goldwater Program

Andrew Davis of Williamstown and Ayush Prasad of Flatwords were honored by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program, the premeir award for undergraduates pursuing careers in science, mathematics or engineering.

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Photograph: CLS Logo9 Students Recognized by Critical Language Scholarship Program

Andi Dahmer of Fisherville, Olivia James of Eagle, Colorado, Logan Johnson of Russellville, and Kathryn Williams of Louisville received full funding to pariticpate in eight-week summer intensive language programs.Brian Anderson of Buffalo, Austin Barnes of Hodgenville, Ashleigh Cleary of Hebron, Kate Hart of Princeton, and Nathan Read of Belleville, Illinois were named alternates.

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Photograph: Jennifer OttersbachWKU Student selected as Jane Jacobs Fellow

Jennifer Ottersbach, a WKU graduating senior from Crestwood, will work with the Center for the Living City as the Jane Jacobs Fellow to develop civically-engaged young women who lead local and global action.

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Gilman Logo6 WKU students awarded Gilman International Scholarships for summer 2017

Bryan Anders of Bowling Green, Magen Estep of Bowling Green, Rachel Fisher of Russellville, Courtney Hurst of Louisville, Melissa Reeves of Louisville and Chanel Watkins of Louisville were awarded scholarships of up to $5,000 to take their studies overseas.

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Photograph: Fulbright LogoWKU tied for 2nd in 2016-17 list of Top Fulbright Producers

With 8 student grantees, WKU again among top master’s institutions WKU is tied for second in the list of top Fulbright-producing master’s degree-granting institutions.

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Photograph: Dominique WoodWKU student awarded Freeman-ASIA Scholarship

WKU student Dominique Wood of Nashville, Tennessee, will study abroad next spring through support from the Freeman Awards for Study in Asia scholarship program

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Photograph: State Dept. Logo3 WKU students awarded Foreign Service Internships

Margaret Sullivan of Louisville, Noah Stevens of Elizabethtown and Erick Murrer of Nancy were awarded prestigious U.S. Foreign Service Internships, funded by the U.S. Department of State.

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Photograph: Gilman Logo

2 WKU Students awarded Gilman Scholarships

Dominique Wood of Nashville, Tennessee, and Deven Richardson of Bowling Green were awarded scholarships of up to $5,000 to take their studies overseas.

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