Award of High Distinction Scholarship Competition
The Honors College and the Office of Admissions are hosting an Award of High Distinction Scholarship Competition for incoming freshmen. The Award of High Distinction is a full fee scholarship and is renewable. To apply for this scholarship, students must meet the following criteria:
- Incoming freshman for Fall 2014
- 3.8 cumulative high school GPA on a 4.0 scale
- 30 ACT composite score or 1300 SAT score
(critical reading plus math)
- Completed application for admission on file by December 9, 2013 including ACT or SAT test scores and official high school transcript
- Completed application submitted to the Honors College by December 9, 2013
Students who do not have all completed credentials submitted by December 9, 2013 will not be eligible for the competition.
Incoming transfer students are not eligible for this competition.
Selected applicants will be required to interview on campus in late February. For Fall 2014 admission to BGSU, students may apply now. The Honors College application is available here. To view information regarding the University Honors College, click here.
There are 30 Awards of High Distinction available. Of the 30 scholarship recipients, five students who will major in a science will be honored with the Forsyth Scholarship.
The Forsyth Scholarship honors the life and contributions of Jane Forsyth, one of Ohio’s preeminent scientists. Dr. Forsyth was a pioneer in her field. She was recognized as a leading authority on the glacial geology of Ohio and co-authored the first glacial geological map of the state. She taught at Bowling Green State University for 27 years where she studied the interrelationships between geology, botany and ecology long before interdisciplinary research in the sciences was popular.
Each year, Bowling Green State University selects five outstanding science students from the Award of High Distinction Competition to receive the Forsyth Scholarship. To be eligible for the Forsyth Scholarship, students must meet the criteria for the Award of High Distinction Competition and intend to pursue a major in Biology, Chemistry, Geology or Physics. If selected, the recipients will receive a full-tuition scholarship that is renewable.
Honors Experience Scholarship
The Honors Experience Scholarship is a $4,000 award for incoming freshmen in the Honors College, payable over four years ($1,000 per year). Eligible students must apply to BGSU and the Honors College by March 1, 2014 to be considered for the award. Factors that might be taken into account are financial need, unique experiences, diverse backgrounds, in addition to the Honors Application and Essay. This scholarship can be combined with the University Freshman Academic Scholarships.