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Freshman Academic Scholarships


Incoming freshmen may be eligible for the University's Freshman Academic Scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $8,000. The amount awarded is based on cumulative high school GPA and ACT or SAT test scores. In order for full consideration for academic scholarships, students must apply for admission by January 15, 2018. Students may submit updated official credentials, including improved high school GPA or higher ACT or SAT composite scores, to the Office of Admissions for higher award consideration until March 1, 2018. No application other than BGSU's Admission Application is required. These awards are restricted to students pursuing a program at the Main BGSU campus.

BG Success Scholarship

This scholarship provides more than one-half off the non-resident fee to full-time non-Ohio residents. Eligibility is based on cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale or 20 ACT composite or 900 SAT (critical reading plus math) scores. Students must apply by January 15 in order to receive the award for the following semester. No additional application is required and scholarship is renewable if all criteria are met.

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. This scholarship is renewable if all criteria are met.

To be considered, students need to apply for admission, submit the FAFSA, complete the Falcon Achievement application in your Scholarship opportunities list, and have a complete financial aid file by January 15.

*Students admitted to Firelands Pathway or the University Program for Academic Success will not qualify for this award.

**Contact the Office of Admissions for SAT requirements for tests taken prior to March 2016.


The Robert and Ellen Thompson Scholarship Program is designed to assist students from working families who may struggle with the cost of higher education. Students receiving this scholarship are awarded a scholarship based on financial need. Students must have completed community service in high school and need to apply for fall admission, submit the FAFSA, and complete the Robert and Ellen Thompson Scholarship Program for Working Families application in your Scholarship opportunities list by January 15.