Scholarships & Awards

Dr. Dante Thurairatanam Memorial Scholarship in International Studies

Dante Thurairatanam arrived at Bowling Green State University from Sri Lanka in 1969, earning his Master in Education. Dante returned to BGSU in 1974 where he received his Ph.D. in Educational Administration and Supervision. He was the Associate Dean for Continuing Education. 

The Dr. Dante Thurairatnam Memorial Scholarship is a fitting tribute to a distinguished career and lasting legacy to the students Dante served so well. The scholarship provides an annual award to a full-time undergraduate BGSU student with financial need who is majoring in the International Studies Program. The scholarship recipient will be an active and involved member of the community or campus organizations with a strong academic record and an overall graduate point average of 3.0 or better.

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Stuart R. Givens Memorial Fellowship

Inspired by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Burch Fellows Program, the Stuart R. Givens Memorial Fellowship was initiated by friends of Dr. Givens to honor his passion for student learning. The Fellowship recognizes resourcefulness, imagination, and significant ability among Bowling Green State University undergraduate students by supporting self-designed off-campus experiences that will enable them to pursue a passionate interest in a manner not otherwise possible through an academic program, regular summer job, enrichment program, or organized study abroad program.

To remain true to the spirit of the Givens Fellowship, students will be encouraged to think broadly in shaping their projects; that is, to look beyond activities that relate to their field of academic study. It is expected that the experience will make a demonstrable difference in their lives and help them grow both personally and intellectually. Up to two Givens Fellows will be chosen annually. Each will receive a cash grant of up to $7,500 to support the projects they have developed.

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Hoskins Global Scholar Program

BGSU graduate Mike Hoskins, class of ‘77, recognizes the importance of international engagement if students are to understand today’s diverse and connected world. In order to be marketable to employers upon graduation, students need to participate in international experiential learning to gain new skills, new perspectives, and new immersive experiences.

The Hoskins Global Scholars Program will provide $5000 for up to 3 students per year to participate in a 3-4 week international experience during Winter Session 2020 or Summer 2020, to a country that is not native to the student. One award is available in each of the three categories: Social Sciences and Humanities, Sciences, and Professions. The scholarship will cover transportation costs to and from the study abroad destination; any additional housing/board/tuition costs above that which would be paid if they were staying at BGSU, and financial support to allow the scholar to participate in an immersive academic experience. This enrichment experience is an independent study experience; however the student must be registered for at least 1 credit. Students can consider an international internship, research project, service project or creative activity. The student will identify a full-time faculty member as a mentor for the project, who will receive an additional $2000 honorarium.

Recipients must share their experiences upon return to campus by participating in the Hoskins Global Scholars presentation day and additional formal and informal presentations. This could be an exhibition, a publication, presentation or some other competitive submission.

To learn more about this scholarship or to apply for it or other scholarships, go to ScholarWorks.

Check out resources for Financial Aid & Scholarships on International Programs & Partnership's page here.