Presidential Graduate Diversity Scholarship

Goal:

  • The goal of this merit-based award is to promote diversity within the graduate student population at Bowling Green State University.  To meet this goal, we encourage applicants from underrepresented populations to apply.

Description:                                                

  • The Presidential Graduate Diversity Scholarship will be offered on a competitive basis to Summer 2022 or Fall 2022 applicants with strong academic qualifications as defined by the admission criteria of the Graduate College and the respective graduate program.

  • This one-time award will consist of a scholarship in the amount of $5,000 for Master’s or Specialist students or $7,500 for Doctoral students, in addition to any financial support that might be offered by the student’s program.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • To apply for this award, applicants must have a completed Summer 2022 or Fall 2022 Graduate College application on file.

  • To receive this award, applicants must be domestic students newly admitted to a master’s, specialist, or doctoral program at BGSU (i.e., first semester graduate students).

Application Process:

  • The applicant submits a cover page including name, address, email, phone, BGSU academic program, former institution(s) with programs and degrees received, former institution GPA, and standardized test scores (if applicable).

  • The applicant submits an essay (max 500 words).  The applicant should answer the following two questions:    
    1. Given your own diversity, describe how receipt of this award will promote diversity within the graduate student community.  
    2. Describe the importance of diversity to your academic discipline.
  • The Graduate College collects academic transcripts, test scores, and other admissions materials as needed to assess applications.

Dates:

  • All materials should be emailed to gradscholarships@bgsu.edu.  Please use the subject line “Graduate Diversity Scholarship Application."

  • Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, however no applications will be accepted after 5:00pm on March 1, 2022.

  • Notifications for award winners will be made no later than April 1, 2022.

Evaluation Process:

  • Applications will be reviewed based on: (a) academic qualifications; (b) writing content; and (c) writing quality. Preference will be given to applicants from underrepresented populations and those entering doctoral programs.

Questions:

Presidential Graduate Diversity Scholarship PDF

Presidential Graduate Diversity Student Refundable Scholarship Terms and Conditions