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Transfer Scholarships

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BGSU works hard to provide students with a variety of financial resources and payment options to meet their educational costs.

Transfer students may qualify for the Transfer Opportunity Scholarship and non-Ohio residents may also qualify for the BG Success Scholarship which provides one-half off the nonresident fee.

Transfer Opportunity Scholarship

A $2,000 renewable scholarship for incoming transfer students ($1,000 Fall semester/$1,000 Spring semester)

To qualify

  • Transfer applicants must have a cumulative college GPA (all college course work will be included) of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Demonstrate financial need based on a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Student must be transferring from an accredited two or four year institution.
  • Student must enroll full time on main campus.  (eCampus and distance students do not qualify).
  • Scholarship may be available for incoming new spring semester transfer students if funds are available and other terms and conditions are met.
  • Scholarship is renewable for one additional academic year if terms and conditions are met. See below for details.
  • Deadlines: Fall applicants must apply by July 15 and spring applicants must apply by December 15 to be considered.

To renew

  • Complete a total of 30 semester hours in one academic year (fall, spring and summer terms included).
  • Earn a cumulative BGSU GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • Must continue full time enrollment at BGSU.  Scholarship may not be maintained if leave from school is taken.
  • Continue to demonstrate financial need.

BG Success Scholarship

This renewable scholarship provides one-half off the nonresident fee and is currently valued at $3,768 per year ($1,884 fall semester / $1,884 spring semester). This scholarship is awarded automatically to qualifying students.

To qualify

  • A non-Ohio resident.
  • A transfer student must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Student must enroll full time on main campus. (eCampus and distance students do not qualify.)
  • Deadlines: Fall applicants must apply by July 15 and spring applicants must apply by December 15 to be considered.

To renew

  • Complete a total of 30 semester hours in one academic year (fall, spring and summer terms included).
  • Earn a cumulative BGSU GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • Must continue full time enrollment at BGSU.  Scholarship may not be maintained if leave from school is taken.
  • Must remain a non-Ohio resident.

The Robert and Ellen Thompson Scholarship Program for Working Families

The Robert and Ellen Thompson Scholarship Program is designed to assist students from working families who may struggle with the cost of higher education. Students receiving this scholarship are awarded a scholarship based up on financial need. Transfer students with at least one year of full-time U.S. or National Guard military service will be considered and need to apply for fall admission and submit the FAFSA by January 15th