2024 Application Guide for Western Kentucky University Cherry Presidential Scholarship


Scholarship Awarding University: 

Type of degree: 

Scholarship Deadline: 
Applications for this scholarship will end on the 1st of December, 2023

Scholarship Summary: 
Western Kentucky University is offering the prestigious Cherry Presidential Scholarship to exceptional first-time domestic freshmen students based on their high school GPA and ACT/SAT score.

Scholarship Applicant Criteria:
To be eligible for consideration, applicants must;
i. Be US citizens or residents
ii. Obtain a minimum high school GPA of 3.8 (unweighted)
iii. Have a minimum ACT score of 30 (1360 SAT) 

Value of Scholarship: 
The Cherry Presidential Scholarship is valued as follows;
i. Recipients of the Cherry Presidential Scholarship: will receive an annual award up to $16,000 ($64,000 over a four year period). 
ii. Cherry Fellows Scholarship: Presidential Finalists not selected, may receive an annual award of $1,000 - $4,000/year in total. This scholarship will be stackable with other Academic Merit and Supplemental Scholarships

Scholarship Application Guide: 
To be considered for the Cherry Presidential Scholarship, 
i. Students must have a complete application package on file by December 1, 2023.  
A complete application package includes the following:
    • Applied AND admitted to WKU by December 1
    • Official high school transcript received by December 1
    • ACT or SAT scores received by December 1
ii. All eligible candidates will be invited to attend a Cherry Presidential Interview Day. Selected applicants will be informed of the Interview date
    - Candidates will participate in interviews, complete a writing prompt, and optional campus tours as part of the Cherry Presidential Interview Day.
iii. Winners of the Cherry Presidential Scholarship will be notified no later than January 30th.

Scholarship Website: 
Find further information on this scholarship opportunity at the Western Kentucky University Freshman Scholarship Page.