The Office of Scholar Development at Western Kentucky University 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. In the 2015-2016 academic year, OSD helped WKU students to win over $450,000 in external scholarship funding. Beyond the dollars and cents, national scholarships help students to study abroad, conduct research, complete undergraduate and graduate degrees, and change lives.