University Freshmen Academic Scholarships

Freshman Academic Scholarships


Incoming freshmen may be eligible for the University's Freshman Academic Scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $8,000. The amount awarded is based on cumulative high school GPA and ACT or SAT test scores. In order for full consideration for academic scholarships, students must apply for admission by January 15, 2016. Students may submit updated official credentials, including improved high school GPA or higher ACT or SAT composite scores, to the Office of Admissions for higher award consideration until March 15, 2016. No application other than BGSU's Admission Application is required. These awards are restricted to students pursuing a program at the Main BGSU campus.

BG Success Scholarship


This scholarship provides one-half off the non-resident fee to full-time non-Ohio residents.  Eligibility is based on cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale or 20 ACT composite or 900 SAT (critical reading plus math) scores. Students must apply by January 15th in order to receive the award for the following semester. No additional application is required and scholarship is renewable if all criteria are met.

University Tuition Scholarship for Underrepresented Students


To qualify:

  • Be an incoming freshman pursuing a program at main campus
  • Complete and submit an application, the required essay by January 15, 2016
  • Demonstrate financial need as established by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). File by February 15, 2016.
  • Other factors in determining eligibility include academic achievement (minimum 3.0 GPA, 20 or higher ACT, or 900 or higher SAT (critical reading plus math), race/ethnicity, commitment and contribution to diversity, and/or alternative measures of academic achievement

More information, including the online application is available.