BGSU Scholarship Resources

At Bowling Green State University, we recognize the importance of a quality education and are dedicated to helping you find a way to achieve your higher education goals. BGSU offers a variety of scholarship opportunities. More than $30 million in scholarships are awarded annually. Scholarship awards are based on a variety of criteria, including merit, demonstrated financial need, field of study, participation in a specific program, organization or activity, or any combination of these items. Awards range from $300 to full fees and do not have to be repaid.

A number of scholarships are awarded annually by BGSU, 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 billing accounts by the University Scholarships Office.

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 Main BGSU 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 to Main or Firelands campus 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