Multicultural Students





At Bowling Green State University, our commitment to diversity includes working with celebrated faculty, students and staff from around the world. BGSU is an inclusive community that believes and invests in people with diverse talents, insights and experiences. From academic to support services, BGSU makes the idea of excellence and equity a daily reality for faculty, students and staff. 

No. 1 ranked public university in Ohio for boosting graduates' earnings

— The Economist


200+Majors & Programs

20:1Student to Faculty Ratio

Average Class Size24

20%of incoming class are Multicultural Students

The following scholarships are based on ethnic or racial group membership.  Additional scholarship opportunities can be found through the Office of AdmissionsOffice of Student Financial Aid, and the Searchable Scholarship Guide.

Falcon Achievement Award

This scholarship ranges from $1,000-$3,000 and is renewable.  It is based on financial need, a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and 20 ACT or 1020 SAT* score, race/ethnicity, first generation college student, and commitment to diversity. Apply to BGSU and complete the FAFSA by January 15. No separate scholarship application is needed. 


The Robert and Ellen Thompson Scholarship Program for Working Families

This scholarship ranges from $1,000-$6,000 and is based on financial need. Apply to BGSU and complete the FAFSA by January 15. No separate scholarship application is needed. 


Sidney A. Ribeau President’s Leadership Academy (PLA)

Awardees receive a renewable scholarship up to the cost of in-state tuition and general fees. A separate PLA application must be submitted by December 4, 2017. 

Complete the PLA application


Academic Investment in Mathematics and Science (AIMS)

This scholarship ranges from $1,000-$4,000 based on academic level. To apply, students are preferred to meet the following criteria: GPA of 3.0 and 21 ACT or 1060 SAT*.

Apply to BGSU, complete the FAFSA, and submit the separate AIMS application by January 15. 

Complete the AIMS application

*Students admitted to Firelands Pathway or the University Program for Academic Success do not qualify for these awards.  Contact the Office of Admissions for SAT requirements for tests taken prior to March 2016.