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Scholarships

ACTION Scholarship Amounts 

Year 1 - Summer Bridge program plus $4,000
Year 2 - $4,400
Year 3 - $4,800
Year 4 - $5,200

This Choose Ohio First scholarship is automatically renewed each year at the higher amount as long as state funding continues and the student meets program requirements.*

An additional scholarship of up to $10,000 per year for four years will be awarded to an incoming ACTION student with significant financial need. For more information about this scholarship, review the details of the Jadel Scholarship Fund.   

Included in the ACTION Program:

Summer Bridge
Participate in the month-long Summer Bridge program (July 5 - July 31, 2015) prior to the student's first year in college:  live on campus, take college courses, and participate in a variety of activities. Students receive 3 hours of college credit and all expenses (e.g., tuition, housing, food) of the Summer Bridge are covered by grant funds.

Year 1
Participate in a science or mathematics research team. Assist in a regional classroom. Take science or math courses corresponding to the student's major including EDTL 2010: Introduction to Education and EDTL 2300: Introduction to Educational Technology. Living in Offenhauer West residence hall as part of the Natural and Health Sciences Residential Learning Community (NHSRC) is recommended and enables students to continue the close ACTION community built during Summer Bridge while also providing friends right next door with whom to form study groups. 

Year 2
Participate in a real-world practicum work experience related to science or mathematics in a business or industrial setting. Take courses introducing teaching of science (EDTL 2750) or mathematics (EDTL 2740) in addition to other education courses that correspond to your major.

Year 3
Take science or mathematics teaching methods course that includes teaching experiences in regional schools. Begin a capstone education research project. Qualify for candidacy for an Adolescent/Young Adult (AYA) or Middle Childhood Education (MCE) degree program.

Year 4
Complete student teaching experiences. Complete the capstone education research project. This project enables ACTION students to discover best approaches to teaching future students.

*Program requirements include being a full-time BGSU student, declaring one of the approved ACTION majors, participating in all required programs and events (including Summer Bridge), and maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 after the first year, 2.85 after the second year and 3.0 after the third year.