Program Terms:Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
World Topper Scholarship
The World Topper Scholarship is administered by the Office of Study Abroad & Global Learning with the goal of providing financial support to students pursuing credit-bearing education abroad opportunities.
In order to be considered for the scholarship, you must meet all of the following criteria:
Degree-seeking WKU student, SKY Dual Enrollment student, or Gatton Academy student
Approved through the SAGL application process to participate in a credit-bearing international experience
Not employed by WKU in a benefits-eligible faculty or staff position (part-time and student employees are eligible for the scholarship)
While not required, priority will be given to students who meet the following criteria:
Strong connection between the selected study abroad program and personal, academic, and career goals
First-time study abroad experience
Applying by the priority deadline (applicable to summer term only)
Deadlines are based the term of your study abroad program and are as follows:
Winter or spring term: October 1st
Priority deadline: February 15th
Final deadline: March 15th
Fall and Academic Year: March 15th
Award Amount - Scholarship award amounts vary depending on available funding, selection criteria and term of study abroad. The average award falls within the range of $200-600 but could be higher or lower depending on factors mentioned above. We cannot guarantee that all students who apply will be a awarded a World Topper Scholarship; however, we try to award as many students as possible.
Notification and Disbursement Timeline - Award notifications typically go out 4-6 weeks after the scholarship deadline. Recipients receive their scholarship through Topnet for the term of study abroad. Funds are disbursed with other financial aid on the date indicated by the Office of Student Financial Assistance for the given term.
Click the "Apply Now" button above.
Select the term of your study abroad program.
Complete the application form and agree to the scholarship terms.