BGSU Scholarship Resources

BGSU offers a variety of scholarship opportunities with more than $30 million awarded annually. Scholarship awards are based on a variety of criteria, including field of study, community service, financial need and diversity. Awards range from $300 to full fees and do not have to be repaid.

A number of scholarships are awarded annually, including four-year, renewable Freshman Scholarships for incoming freshmen, Transfer Scholarships for transfer students, and General Scholarships for new and current students. Departmental scholarships are also awarded each year to new and current students by the various colleges and schools on campus. In addition, external scholarships are applied directly to students’ university bill.

Eligibility Requirements

Student eligibility for BGSU scholarships is tied to the campus in which they are enrolled. Most University scholarships require students be pursuing a program at the BGSU Bowling Green campus. Scholarships for Firelands students require a student to be pursuing a program at the BGSU Firelands campus. Students are not typically eligible for University scholarships while pursuing a Distance Learning program, a Teacher Cohort program or a program through the Community College of the Air Force. Information about which scholarship programs are restricted is included in the Terms and Conditions document sent to University scholarship recipients, and online through SFA's Searchable Scholarship Guide.

University Freshman Academic Scholarship Calculator