Ireland is a Great Place to Live and Intern

By Michaela Miller (English '18).  Michaela studied abroad in Ireland and worked with the Office of Scholar Development in preparing her scholarship applications. My internship abroad experience in Dublin, Ireland exceeded any expectation that I had beforehand. Prior to leaving, I was second guessing myself, but I’m so happy that I took a leap of … Continue reading Ireland is a Great Place to Live and Intern

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Gilman Scholar: Study in Japan Critical to My Undergraduate Development

By Deven Richardson, political science and international affairs major and Gilman Scholar to Japan.  Deven worked with the Office of Scholar Development in preparing his Gilman Scholarship application. Going to Japan was honestly one of the best experiences I have ever had in my life. I was finally able to achieve my dream and visit … Continue reading Gilman Scholar: Study in Japan Critical to My Undergraduate Development

Gilman Scholar: Tanzania Provides Rewarding Environment for Service Learning in Social Work

By Gracen Williams, a Gilman Scholar to Tanzania and social work major.  Gracen worked with the Office of Scholar Development in preparing her Gilman Scholarship application. They say that traveling the world and experiencing new cultures and its people is eye opening and life changing. Let me just say, that is one hundred percent the … Continue reading Gilman Scholar: Tanzania Provides Rewarding Environment for Service Learning in Social Work

3 WKU students selected as Gilman Scholars

Three Western Kentucky University students were awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to study abroad during the fall 2017 semester or academic year.  Whitley Gregory of Nicholasville, Kelsy Leppo of Lexington, and Bradley Orr of Guston will receive scholarships of up to $8,000. Gregory, a senior elementary education major, is the daughter of Julie Gregory.  … Continue reading 3 WKU students selected as Gilman Scholars

Shoaf receives Rotary Scholarship for master’s degree abroad

WKU alumna Emma Shoaf will use a $40,000 Rotary Foundation Global Scholarship to pursue a master’s degree in the United Kingdom. Shoaf, a native of Lexington and the daughter of Cameron and Frank Shoaf, is a 2016 graduate in international affairs and Spanish and an alumna of the Mahurin Honors College at WKU.  While at … Continue reading Shoaf receives Rotary Scholarship for master’s degree abroad

2 WKU students recognized by Freeman-ASIA scholarship program

Two WKU students were recognized by the Freeman Awards for Study in Asia scholarship 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. Orr, … Continue reading 2 WKU students recognized by Freeman-ASIA scholarship program

9 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; … Continue reading 9 WKU students honored by Fulbright U.S. Student Program

16 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. As a condition of their awards, recipients … Continue reading 16 WKU students awarded Lifetime Experience Grants for 2016-17

3 WKU Students Receive Boren Scholarships

Three WKU students have received David L. Boren Scholarships sponsored by the National Security Education Program (NSEP) to fund study abroad in China and Jordan. 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 … Continue reading 3 WKU Students Receive Boren Scholarships