The Office of Scholar Development at WKU is helping students compete for some major, national scholarships. Its a highly competitive field, but University officials say WKU students were awarded more than 500 thousand dollars from such scholarships last year.

WKU is making changes to its scholarship program to help recruit more high-achieving students. The school will offer two additional scholarships starting next fall for students with GPAs as low as 3.3 and ACT scores of 26.

The Administrative Council at Western Kentucky University has approved a scholarship program that is expected to help more than seven hundred students reduce their costs for summer school this year. The program applies to undergraduate students with a 3.0 GPA or higher, who take at least six hours during Summer Sessions 2012.