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Scholarships

In addition to the many scholarships offered by various departments throughout the University, the College of Health and Human Services has the following scholarships available for students in our college.   Applications are available in our office  - 102 Health Center or via the downloadable form on this page.  To receive a copy of the BGSU Scholarship Guide, contact the Student Financial Aid Office at (419) 372-2651 or utilize their scholarship search page on the web.


Click here to download the general APPLICATION FORM for scholarships listed below that are awarded by the college.

This scholarship is made available by the College's Advocates Board.  The scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior based on GPA, coursework completed, academic honors, leadership, community service, work experience and a written essay.

Established in 1983 by Dr. and Mrs. Joseph K. Balogh.  This scholarship is awarded to rising juniors or seniors in the College of Health and Human Services, based on a minimum GPA of 3.2 and financial need.

Established in 2011 by Dr. Laurence Benz, this scholarship is awarded to a rising junior or senior with a declared major in the College of Health and Human Services with a 3.0 GPA or better. Recommendation from a faculty member is required and you must demonstrate leadership outside the classroom through participation in a student organization or part-time job. ESSAY REQUIRED: Up to 500 words describing how the college experience has affected your career aspirations, your outlook on life, and how you foresee giving back to the community.

Established in 1995 by Albert E. Dyckes.  This scholarship is awarded to rising senior students majoring in a health-related profession.  The scholarship is based on a minimum GPA of 3.0, academic honors, leadership positions, community service and work experience during college.

Established in 2007 by Dr. Marjorie Conrad, who was the first female physician and hospital chief-of-staff in Bowling Green, Ohio. This scholarship supports a rising junior or senior majoring in an allied health professions major (e.g., applied health science, pre-PT, pre-OT, medical technology, communication disorders, gerontology, social work, etc.).

Established in 2006 to support students in the Applied Health Science major within the college. The scholarship is awarded to a rising junior or senior majoring in applied health science with the intent to pursue graduate studies in physical therapy.  Financial need is a consideration.

This scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior majoring in applied health science who is enrolled at Firelands College or who is transferring from Firelands to the College of Health and Human Services on the BGSU main campus.

This scholarship was established as an annual award for a Wood County, Ohio resident pursuing a career in allied health care. Rising juniors and seniors; 3.0 GPA; intend to be an intern at a Wood County facility. Preference given to a Wood County resident.

By submitting the single nursing scholarship application, you will be considered for each of the following scholarships:

Dr. Ruth L. Kelly Alumni Nursing Scholarship
Established in 1981 by Ruth L. Kelley.  This scholarship is awarded to rising juniors and seniors in the Nursing Program. The scholarship is based on a minimum GPA of 2.8, financial need and excellence in the Nursing Program.
Nursing Foundation Scholarship
Established in 1973 by nursing alumni.  This scholarship is awarded to students in the Nursing Program.
Olive H. Schlink Nursing Scholarship
Established in 1986 by the Albert G. and Olive H. Schlink Foundation.  This scholarship is awarded to students in the Nursing Program.  The scholarship is based on academic excellence and financial need.

Established in 2001 by the Harold and Ivalou Bordner Private Charitable Foundation.  This scholarship is designated to full-time undergraduate students who are ready to fulfill a practicum experience through the Gerontology program.  To be eligible, the applicant must have an approved contractual agreement with a facility located in Wood County, Ohio.  Preference will be given to students who were residents of Wood County, Ohio at the time of their initial enrollment at BGSU and/or demonstrate financial need.

Harold and Ivalou Bordner Scholarship in Gerontology application form.

Established in 1998 by Joseph and Lynn Catalano.  This annual scholarship is awarded to a full-time junior and full-time senior majoring in social work with a minimum GPA of 3.0.  The scholarship is based on financial need and involvement in social work outreach in the community and on campus.

Children & Youth Social Work Scholarship application form.

This scholarship is awarded to a full-time rising junior or senior in the College of Health & Human Services who is enrolled in the Criminal Justice program with a minimum GPA of 3.25.

Download the Andrew Lawrence Rowe Memorial Scholarship form.

This scholarship is designed to assist with the surcharge for participation in the Health Science Residential Community. It is based on financial need, based on results of the FAFSA form.

Download the Schlink Foundation Scholarship Fund for the Health Science Residential Community form.

This scholarship was established in 1987and is awarded to a rising junior or senior majoring in either biology or Medical Laboratory Science.  3.3 GPA required.  Applications are available from the Biology Department.

The Elizabeth Neidecker Communication Disorders Undergraduate Scholarship was established by Professor Emeritus Neidecker to support students in Communication Sciences and Disorders who are planning to practice in the school setting.  Dr. Neidecker was a BGSU faculty member from 1962 until she retired in 1982.  She also taught methods courses and supervised student teachers.  Preference will be given to students who plan to work in the school setting.

More information on the Elizabeth Neidecker Communication Disorders Undergraduate Scholarship.

The Lima Noon Sertoma Club was established in 1937, under its original name of the Cooperative Club.  The national organization changed its name officially to Sertoma in 1950, reflecting its core mission of Service To Mankind.  The Lima Noon Sertoma Speech-Language Pathology Scholarship was established in 2010 by the Lima Noon Sertoma Club as part of their mission as a speech and hearing service organization, in order to provide support to graduate students in speech-language pathology.  The club established this scholarship to support students who wish to pursue careers as speech-language pathologists.  The recipient shall be a 2nd year Graduate Student and a resident of Northwest or West Central Ohio.

More information on the The Lima Noon Sertoma Speech-Language Pathology Scholarship

The Elizabeth Neidecker Communication Disorders Graduate Scholarships were established by Professor Emeritus Neidecker to support students in Communication Sciences and Disorders who are planning to practice in the school setting.  Dr. Neidecker was a BGSU faculty member from 1962 until she retired in 1982.  She also taught methods courses and supervised student teachers.  Preference will be given to students who plan to work in the school setting.

More information on the Elizabeth Neidecker Communication Disorders Graduate Scholarship

Established in 2006 by Dr. Harold J. McGrady. Recipients must be a rising 2nd-year master's student in Communication Sciences and Disorders who is in the school-based track and who has expressed an interest in working in the school setting after graduation.  Preference is given to students who show financial need and who have demonstrated leadership and involvement in student life activities.

More information on the Harold J. (Hal) McGrady Speech/Language Pathology Scholarship

Students are automatically considered for the following scholarships/awards. No application is necessary.

Established in 1996 in honor of Mary McKinney Edmonds.  This scholarship is awarded to rising seniors in the Applied Health Science (Pre-Physical Therapy cognate) major who are of African-American or Chicano-American descent.  The scholarship recipient must be admitted to the Physical Therapy program at the Medical College of Ohio.

Established in 1993 by Dr. John Hiltner.  This scholarship is awarded to full-time students majoring in a gerontology/long-term care program.  The scholarship is based on a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Preference is given to rising juniors and seniors who demonstrate commitment to the field outside the classroom.

This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior in Communication Disorders with a minimum GPA of 3.75 who will be attending graduate school at BGSU.

Established in 1989 by various donors in honor of Gerald Rigby.  This award is given to outstanding students in the criminal justice program who have completed at least 60 semester hours.  The award is based on a minimum GPA of 3.2 overall and 3.5 in the program, commitment to the field and demonstration of excellence in academic pursuits.

his scholarship is given to an incoming first year student from an historically underrepresented population who has indicated the intention to pursue a degree in the College. The recipient is selected after students have attended the Orientation Program in the summer.

The Cleveland Clinic offers a scholarship/tuition assistance program for students in a variety of allied health programs.  In return for their assistance with tuition bills now, students will agree to work at the Clinic for a period of time after graduation.  More information is available at http://my.clevelandclinic.org/allied_health/tuition_assistance.aspx

Are you a sophomore, junior, or senior? Are you a leader? If so, the BGSU Board of Trustees invites you to apply for a $1,000 scholarship for Fall. Applications are now available at http://www.bgsu.edu/offices/president/page60794.html and are due Feb. 27.Why not apply today? For questions and/or assistance in downloading the application, call 2-9233.

Awards ▲$500 Undergraduate award  ▲$1,000 Graduate award
Qualifications (must meet all): ▲Full or part time student. ▲Enrolled in community health education/promotion program ▲Plans to work in community or public health setting ▲Resident of Ohio
▲Minimum 3.0 overall GPA
Process ▲Complete an application –  visit www.ohiosophe.org ▲Submit a letter of recommendation
▲Submit an official transcript
Deadline:▲Applications must be postmarked by April 1.
Questions Call: Kathy Luhn at 419-228-4457  email: kluhn@allenhealthdept.org
Scholarships will be announced in June. Society for Public Health Education, Ohio Chapter, Inc

The Thomas Seefred Trust announces that their applications are now available. Eligible students must be between ages 18-25, have been diagnosed with juvenile diabetes, and are a resident of Trumbull, Mahoning, or Columbiana counties in Ohio Applications can be obtained at http://www.seefredtrust.org, and are due April 1.

The Bowling Green Branch of the American Association of University Women is pleased to announce its annual Book Scholarship that is awarded to women enrolled in a higher education program, who demonstrate financial need, and who are permanent residents of Wood County.  Two $600 scholarships are available. Applicants must have completed at least one year of study in a degree program.  Non-traditional female applicants who have returned to school to retrain or to begin or finish a degree, and who use Wood County as their permanent address, will be given preference.  The application form for the AAUW Book Scholarship is available at: http://www.bgsu.edu/organizations/aauw/page49034.html  Applications must be received by March 18.

The Sallie Mae fund announces the launch of its scholarship program.The various scholarships available, intended to benefit underserved and minority students, can be found online at http://www.salliemaefund.org and are due April 15.

The Higgins Nursing Scholarship is now available through the Blanchard Valley Health Foundation. Eligible students are enrolled in courses for nursing, nursing certification, nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, etc., have at least a 3.0 GPA, have a permanent address in the Blanchard Valley Health System (Findlay area), and demonstrate financial need. Applications are available at http://www.bvhealthsystem.org/?id=243&sid=1, and are due April 1.

The Tylenol Scholarship is now available. $250,000 will be awarded to students who are pursuing health care-related education. Access code TYLN is to be used at the site https://www.applyists.net, and applications are due May 15.

The Upper Valley Medical Center Foundation announces its scholarship applications are now available. Students who are from the Troy, Ohio area have the opportunity to apply for many different scholarships, which are primarily related to health majors.  Applications can be found at http://www.uvmc.com/body.cfm?id=60 under 2009 UVMC Foundation Scholarship Application, and are due March 27.

The Phyllis Zimber Endowed Scholarship is now available through the Blanchard Valley Health Foundation. Those eligible are nursing students with a special interest in obstetrics, have a permanent address in an area served by Blanchard Valley Health System (Findlay area), and have a GPA of at least a 3.0. Applications are available at http://www.bvhealthsystem.org/?id=243&sid=1, and are due April 1.

The Sandusky County Communities Foundation is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for the St. Francis Care Centre Foundation of Green Springs Scholarship.  This scholarship is available as a result of a gift to the Sandusky County Communities Foundation.

This St. Francis Care Centre Foundation of Green Springs Scholarship will be awarded to a student who is:
• Currently enrolled and has completed one year in a health care associate program or two years in a health care bachelor’s or higher degree program
• A graduate of a Sandusky County high school
• 3.00 or higher GPA preference
• Participated in one or more extracurricular activities during the past year

This scholarship can be used for tuition, books, and fees.  The deadline for application is March 31.

The Sandusky County Communities Foundation was established in 1998 by the citizens of our community.  Its mission is to improve the quality of life for those who live and work in Sandusky County.  The Foundation works to build a permanent endowment used to support a variety of charitable programs to address the current and emerging needs of local residents.  

Donors can designate gifts through The Foundation that benefit the community in areas such as education, social services, physical and mental health, natural resources, neighborhood and urban affairs, and the arts.  They provide an efficient, effective structure for linking charitable interest with important programs and services and offer several options through which gifts can be made to benefit Sandusky County communities.

For more information regarding the Sandusky County Communities Foundation, or to access the scholarship application, please visit our website at www.sanduskyccf.org, call Cate Knipp at 419-355-8911 or email director@sanduskyccf.org