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 any graduate degree program designed to build upon their service and to meaningfully apply those skills.

Presidential Graduate Diversity Scholarship

The 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.

Winifred O. Stone Graduate Student Award

This fund was established to honor the life of Dr. Winifred O. Stone, associate professor emeritus of ethnic studies and former associate dean of the Graduate College at Bowling Green State University.  Dr. Stone’s outstanding tenure at Bowling Green State University established him as an academic visionary, humanitarian and dedicated university citizen committed to attaining excellence and equity in graduate education.  This fund recognizes Dr. Stone’s successes and all the lives he’s touched in nearly a quarter of a century.  Dr. Stone has united many people in the pursuit of intellectual growth and excellence at BGSU.

Katzner Graduate Student Research and Professional Development Award

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).

Three Minute Thesis Competition

The Three Minute Thesis competition celebrates the exciting research conducted by Master's and Doctoral students. Developed by The University of Queensland, the exercise cultivates students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills. The competition supports their capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.  Please click on the title to learn more about the competition, including eligibility, rules, and how to register.

Distinguished Thesis Award

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.

Graduate Student Teaching Award

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.

Distinguished Dissertation Award

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 2018 CGS fields of competition are Social Sciences and Mathematics, Physical Sciences, and Engineering. 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, 2016, to June 30, 2018. 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.

Hoskins Global Scholars 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 or Summer, 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.  Please click the title to see the full description, requirements, and application process.

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.