Fellowships, Scholarships and Awards

Peace Corps coverdell Fellows Program

The Coverdell Peace Corps Programs at BGSU provide returned Peace Corps Volunteers with the opportunity to enhance the skills and knowledge acquired during service while continuing to help underprivileged communities right here in the United States. We welcome returned Peace Corps Volunteers to our campus to bring their service home through 16 graduate degree programs and 3 graduate certificates designed to build upon their service and to meaningfully apply those skills.

Project Search Program

The Project Search Program helps to identify, recruit, orient, matriculate, mentor, monitor, retain, graduate, and place multi- ethnic graduate students throughout their BGSU tenure. This program purposefully celebrates diversity, promotes civility, encourages inclusion, and embraces healthy interdependence among multi-ethnic graduate students, faculty, and administrators on-campus.

Katzner Graduate Student Research and Professional Development

The Katzner Award is designed to supplement the costs for graduate student research (project, thesis, or dissertation) and professional development activities. Proposals will be evaluated based upon their ability to promote high quality independent research.  NOTE:  No awards will be given in Spring 2015.

Winifred O. Stone Graduate Student Development Fund

The Winifred O. Stone Graduate Student Development Fund helps to support outstanding Project Search, accomplished College of Musical Arts, and industrious international graduate students. Full-time graduate students with good standing, who have made notable academic and cultural contributions both within the University and the Bowling Green community (and beyond) may be nominated by the graduate coordinator within their academic department

Winifred O. Stone and Presidential Graduate Scholarship for Diversity Enhancement

The Winifred O. Stone and Presidential Diversity Enhancement Fellowship is a non-service fellowship for incoming multi-ethnic graduate students. This fellowship is to be used during the first year of graduate studies at BGSU. The award will cover the cost of tuition and the stipend amount based upon respective departmental award designations. These graduate students are assigned an assistantship during the second year. Doctoral student funding ends by the conclusion of the third year. Eligible students have maintained good academic standing, have been admitted to an academic program (enrolled full-time) at BGSU, and have strong letters of recommendation.

Graduate Student Teaching Award

Each Spring, the Graduate College gives out an award that recognizes the best Teaching Assistants (TAs) and Teaching Associates (TIs).  The awards, sponsored by the Graduate College, are designed to encourage and reward excellence in undergraduate instruction.  Recognizing the role of Graduate Assistants (GAs) as valued teaching colleagues is an important part of building our university community. The deadline for application is February 20, 2015 at 5:00 pm.

Distinguished Thesis Award - Deadline September 28, 2014

The Distinguished Thesis Award is granted annually as a way of recognizing and promoting excellence in research and thesis advising.  Since the intent of the competition is to recognize distinguished scholarship by students who are pursuing their first graduate research degree, individuals who have received a Ph.D. (or comparable research degree) in any discipline prior to the writing of the master's thesis are not eligible.  However, recipients of a first professional degree awarded prior to the writing of the thesis may be nominated. Note that original works accepted "in lieu of thesis" (such as musical compositions, published books, works of art, computer software, etc.) may not be nominated for this particular award. Please click on the title to see the description, nomination process and selection criteria of the award.

Distinguished Dissertation Award

The Distinguished Dissertation Award is granted annually as a way of recognizing and promoting excellence in research and dissertation advising.  2015 award due date, topics, and procedures have not yet been announced.
Previous award info: The Graduate College Distinguished Dissertation Award consists of a student honorarium of $500, a certificate of citation, and a $200 award of recognition for the dissertation advisor. In addition, the recipient of the Graduate College Distinguished Dissertation Award automatically becomes the subsequent Graduate College nominee for the Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Award sponsored annually by the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) when the awardees disciplinary field corresponds to the field of competition for the CGS Dissertation Award. The 2014 CGS fields of competition were Mathematics, Physical Sciences & Engineering and Social Sciences. (For purposes of this competition, engineering technologies and history are not included). In keeping with the competition requirements set by the Council of Graduate Schools the effective date of degree award, or the completion of doctoral degree requirements and dissertation, must lie in the period of July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014. The nomination must be made by the Graduate Coordinator. Please click on the title to see the full description, nomination process and selection criteria of the award.