Presidential Graduate Diversity Scholarship
This award supports graduate students who demonstrate scholarly promise at BGSU, and demonstrate commitment to diversity and inclusion initiatives.
The Presidential Graduate Diversity Scholarship will be offered on a competitive basis to Summer 2023 or Fall 2023 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 refundable scholarship in the amount of $5,000 for Master’s or Specialist students or $7,500 for Doctoral students, in addition to a full-time tuition scholarship for fall and spring semester.
To apply for this award, applicants must have a completed Summer 2023 or Fall 2023 Graduate College application on file. Applicants must also have participated in a TRIO program, or are underrepresented in ways specific to their academic discipline or field.
To receive this award, applicants must be a newly admitted, full-time domestic student enrolling in a master’s, specialist, or doctoral program at BGSU Main Campus (e.g., the majority of class time is face to face).
The applicant submits a cover page including name, address, email, phone, BGSU academic program, former institution(s) with programs and degrees received, and former institution GPA.
- The applicant submits an essay (max 500 words) addressing the following: Using specific examples and prior experiences, describe how you will enhance diversity and inclusion on the BGSU campus and in your future career?
The Graduate College collects academic transcripts, test scores, and other admissions materials as needed to assess applications.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, however no applications will be accepted after 5:00pm on February 15, 2023.
Notifications for award winners will be made no later than March 15, 2023.
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.
Updated: 11/16/2022 04:33PM