Fellowships, Scholarships and Awards

Peace Corps coverdell Fellows Program

The Coverdell Peace Corps Programs at BGSU provide returned Peace Corps Volunteers with the opportunity to enhance the skills and knowledge acquired during service while continuing to help underprivileged communities right here in the United States. We welcome returned Peace Corps Volunteers to our campus to bring their service home through 16 graduate degree programs and 3 graduate certificates designed to build upon their service and to meaningfully apply those skills.

Winifred O. Stone and Presidential Graduate Diversity SCholarship

The Winifred O. Stone and Presidential Graduate Diversity Scholarship will be offered on a competitive basis to Summer 2018 and Fall 2018 applicants with strong academic qualifications as defined by the admission criteria of the Graduate College and the respective graduate program. This award will consist of a scholarship in the amount of $5,000 per year (Master’s or Specialist) or $7,500 per year (Doctoral), in addition to any financial support that might be offered by the student’s program.


In early 1998, after 13 years as Vice Provost for Research and Dean of the Graduate College, Dr. Louis Katzner decided to return to what attracted him to higher education in the first place – the study and teaching of philosophy. One of his top priorities during his tenure as the Graduate Dean was to increase the support available to graduate students for conducting research and for professional development.  We are most grateful to Dr. Louis Katzner, Trustee Professor of Philosophy, for creating this opportunity to invest in the education of our graduate students.

The Katzner Award can be used to supplement the cost of graduate student research and professional development activities for graduate students at Bowling Green State University.  Each semester, three awards will be granted ($1000, $750, and $500).

2017 Graduate Student Teaching Award - Deadline Extended to JANUARY 31, 2018

Each Spring, the Graduate College gives out an award that recognizes the best Teaching Assistants (TAs) and Teaching Associates (TIs).  The awards, sponsored by the Graduate College, are designed to encourage and reward excellence in undergraduate instruction.  Recognizing the role of Graduate Assistants (GAs) as valued teaching colleagues is an important part of building our university community.

2017 Distinguished Thesis Award - Deadline October 11, 2017

The Distinguished Thesis Award is granted annually as a way of recognizing and promoting excellence in research and thesis advising.  Since the intent of the competition is to recognize distinguished scholarship by students who are pursuing their first graduate research degree, individuals who have received a Ph.D. (or comparable research degree) in any discipline prior to the writing of the master's thesis are not eligible.  However, recipients of a first professional degree awarded prior to the writing of the thesis may be nominated. Note that original works accepted "in lieu of thesis" (such as musical compositions, published books, works of art, computer software, etc.) may not be nominated for this particular award. Please click on the title to see the description, nomination process and selection criteria of the award.

2018 Distinguished Dissertation Award - Deadline To Be Announced Soon

The Distinguished Dissertation Award is granted annually as a way of recognizing and promoting excellence in research and dissertation advising. The Graduate College Distinguished Dissertation Award consists of a student honorarium of $500, a certificate of citation, and a $200 award of recognition for the dissertation advisor. In addition, the recipient of the Graduate College Distinguished Dissertation Award automatically becomes the subsequent Graduate College nominee for the Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Award sponsored annually by the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) when the awardee’s disciplinary field corresponds to the field of competition for the CGS Dissertation Award. The 2017 CGS fields of competition are Biological Sciences and Humanities and Fine Arts. In keeping with the competition requirements set by the Council of Graduate Schools the effective date of degree award, or the completion of doctoral degree requirements and dissertation, must lie in the period of July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017. The nomination must be made by the Graduate Coordinator. Please click on the title to see the full description, nomination process and selection criteria of the award.

BGSU Northern Ohio AGEP Alliance (NOA-AGEP) Scholar Program

The BGSU NOA-AGEP Scholar program, with financial support provided by the National Science Foundation through the Northern Ohio AGEP Alliance, was created to increase underrepresented, minority students admitted into PhD programs in the fields of Biological Sciences and Photochemical Sciences and to prepare them for entry into the professoriate. Each year, NOA-AGEP Scholars receive a stipend enhancement, travel allowance to attend research conferences, and opportunities to participate in professional development activities. Please click the title to see how you can become a member of the NOA-AGEP Scholar program at BGSU.