SGA allocates $17,000 to fund scholarships

Student body president Stephen Mayer addresses the Student Government Association during a meeting in Downing Student Union on April 16, 2019.

Jack Dobbs

In a unanimous 25-to-0 vote, WKU’s Student Government Organization approved Bill 29-19-S, which allocates funding towards various scholarships that are awarded by SGA.

The scholarships were presented by Director of Academic and Student Affairs Aubrey Kelley. The largest number of scholarships awarded are available for summer term classes. In all, 27 summer term scholarships were awarded, with $8,100 awarded in total.

Moreover, 18 scholarships were given for study abroad/student teach abroad. Each scholarship was valued at $300 each, for a total of $5,400 in available scholarships.

Finally, eight first generation student scholarships were awarded. These scholarships were valued at $250 each, with a total of $2,000 being awarded.

SGA meets every Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. in the Senate Chambers in Downing Student Union. Tonight, SGA will host an election party in the Senate Chambers to watch the results from the Spring 2019 elections.

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