J. Robert Bashore Scholarship
The Bashore Scholarships were started in 1983 and are given in honor of a former University professor and Director of the Honors College, J. Robert Bashore.
The Bashore Scholarships seek to reward students with outstanding academic records who have demonstrated curiosity about ideas beyond the narrow limits of one discipline. In accordance with the goals of the Honors College, the scholarships recognize students who actively pursue a liberal education by enrolling in a variety of courses and participating in a variety of extracurricular activities.
Any student who has been admitted to the Honors College, completed at least 15 graded hours of Honors coursework, and completed at least 30 hours of BGSU coursework is eligible to apply for a scholarship. Students graduating in the Fall or following Spring are eligible. Last year's scholarship winners cannot win this year. Applications are reviewed by a selection committee composed of two Honors faculty, two Honors students, and the Dean of the Honors College.
The scholarships are awarded based on GPA, Honors GPA, diversity of coursework, amount and diversity of Honors coursework, number and variety of extracurricular activities, and the quality of a 500-word essay describing the student’s personal pursuit of a liberal education.
A minimum of four scholarships are awarded, one for at least $2,000. The amounts awarded to other scholarship winners and the total number of awards are at the discretion of the selection committee. Scholarship funds come from donations and from the proceeds of the annual Tuition Raffle sponsored by the Honors Student Association and Honors College. The total amount awarded in past years has been $10,000.
Applications will be mailed to Honors students or a hard copy application can be picked up in the Honors College office, 024 Founders Hall, after the middle of September.
The recipients of the Bashore Scholarship for the 2012-2013 academic year were (left to right) David Denison, Katie Adelblue, Samantha Kirsch, and Jacob Brown.