Western Kentucky University Graduate Assistantships

Western Kentucky University Graduate Assistantships

Western Kentucky University is pleased to announce that it is awarding assistantships to select graduate students. Programs of graduate study are designed to transform students into knowledgeable practitioners and/or professional scholars. The primary goal of the assistantship program is to facilitate the progress of the student toward the prompt and successful completion of the degree program. In no way should the graduate assistantship interfere or conflict with the educational objectives of the student. While the student makes progress toward an advanced degree, he/she also receive work experience in a chosen profession under the supervision of faculty.

Graduate assistantship stipends serve as the primary means of support for many graduate students enabling them to pursue higher degrees and grow professionally through the development and application of discipline-based knowledge.


The following minimum requirements must be met for consideration as a graduate assistant:

  • Admission to a degree seeking graduate program.  Students in a Certification or Certificate program only are not eligible for assistantships.
  • Be a full-time student in your academic department.
  • A Graduate Assistantship Agreement form with approval from the hiring department head, the academic department head (if different from hiring department), and the college dean granting the assistantship.

Financial Aid:

If you have applied for federal financial aid assistance, federal law requires these additional awards be considered as part of your total financial aid package. Any tuition scholarship may reduce the total amount of financial aid

Supported By:

Western Kentucky University is a public university in Bowling Green, Kentucky, United States. It was founded by the Commonwealth of Kentucky in 1906, though its roots reach back a quarter-century earlier. In the fall 2011 semester, enrollment was approximately 21,000.


  • Graduate assistantship stipends are funded from the instructional budget of the University or from grants and are awarded as remuneration for services rendered.
  • Assistantship stipends are considered taxable income.
  • The half-time assistantship generates a full stipend and the quarter-time assistantship generates a half stipend.
  • Checks are issued monthly with students normally receiving four checks each semester.

How to Apply:

Applicants can download the Graduate Assistantship Agreement form by the given link:


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