Science & Math Education in ACTION


The application deadline for incoming freshmen for Fall 2018 has passed. All applications received by the deadline will be reviewed first.  Any applications received after the deadline will be processed and considered for the wait list or any remaining slots. 

Transfer applications are now available for those attending another institution who plan to transfer to BGSU as rising sophomores (see "Online Transfer Student Application" at the left for more information).  Preferred deadline for transfer applications is March 1, 2018. 
Science and Math Education in ACTION at BGSU is a 4-year scholarship program funded by a Choose Ohio First grant from the Ohio Department of Higher Education that provides innovative opportunities to prepare the best science and mathematics teachers in the state.

If you are a high school senior considering teaching either (a) middle school science and math (grades 4-9), (b) high school science, or (c) high school mathematics, then the ACTION Program may be for you!  

Our goal is to increase the number of science and mathematics education graduates and to improve their effectiveness at teaching these subjects by: 

  • Providing exposure to hands-on science, mathematics, and education topics through research experiences at the undergraduate level
  • Building a small "family" atmosphere through opportunities such as the option of living in a residential hall community with other ACTION students
  • Fostering collaboration with others through community involvement
  • Creating relationships with faculty and other scholars that promote professional and personal growth
  • Increasing marketability to future employers 

ACTION Theme Community

Learn more about the ACTION Theme Community for scholarship recipients planning to be science and/or math teachers. Live and learn with classmates in large air-conditioned rooms close to your classes.

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Other benefits of the program include:

  • Four-year academic scholarships that increase each year
  • All-expense paid residential Summer Bridge experience prior to freshman year
  • Freshman year science or mathematics group research project
  • Sophomore year science or mathematics practicum (short-term internship) experience
  • Junior and Senior year pedagogical (classroom) research project

Requirements to apply for the program:

  • Admitted to Bowling Green State University
  • Minimum cumulative 3.0 High School GPA*
  • Recommended minimum composite score of 23 on the ACT*
  • Interest in teaching science and/or mathematics in any of the grades 4 through 12
  • Ohio resident**

*Most ACTION scholars are well above these minimum requirements.

**As a Choose Ohio First grant program funded by the Ohio Department of Higher Education, this program is open only to students who live in Ohio and is dependent upon the continuation of state funding.

The ACTION Program enhances BGSU’s nationally recognized teacher education program. Contact the ACTION office for more information at or by phone at 419.372.6562.

For more information about the Ohio Department of Higher Education and their Choose Ohio First programs, visit their website.

Science & Math Education in ACTION