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Whitlock Scholar Candidates

The Whitlock Scholars Program is named after EKU's 11th president, Dr. Doug Whitlock, and recognizes high achieving EKU Dual Credit students who enroll at EKU immediately upon high school graduation. These students participated in the EKU Dual Credit program and:

  • Accumulated 9 EKU credit hours or greater
  • Attained an ACT composite score of 23 or higher
  • Graduated from high school with  a 3.5 unweighted high school GPA and a 3.0 EKU GPA.
  • Received no D’s or F’s and repeated no courses.

Students who qualify for the Whitlock Scholar Program who apply to EKU before February 1 of their senior year, will receive an undergraduate scholarship. These students are also assigned a mentor with whom they meet and attend functions as a group at various times throughout the academic year. Some of these functions include the "Opening Picnic" with the President and "Pizza with the President".  As well, these students are recruited to travel to the surrounding high schools to speak to the students about EKU Dual Credit and the Whitlock Scholars Program. 

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