There are a variety of ways to support the Honors College and its students, faculty, and staff through financial gifts.
The Bashore Scholarships were started in 1983 and are given in honor of a former University professor and Director of the Honors College, J. Robert Bashore.
The Bashore Scholarships seek to reward students with outstanding academic records who have demonstrated curiosity about ideas beyond the narrow limits of one discipline. In accordance with the goals of the Honors College, the scholarships recognize students who actively pursue a liberal education by enrolling in a variety of courses and participating in a variety of extracurricular activities.
Carrie J. Dulin, an Honors alumna from 1993-1997, was a member of the Tuition Raffle Committee, served as its chair, and was very active in both the Honors College and the Honors Student Association. After graduating, Ms. Dulin joined the Peace Corps in Armenia and unexpectedly died before beginning her job with Medicines Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) as a project manager in Nigeria.
This scholarship was created to honor the memory of Ms. Dulin and provide financial support for two students who are following in the footsteps of this dedicated alumna. In addition to their demonstrated academic achievement, applicants should be civically engaged citizens who foster social change and community cohesion through their service to the community.
The Tom Klein Scholarship was started in 2006 to provide scholarships for upper class Honors students who have shown striking examples of community leadership and service within and outside the Honors College. In addition, candidates should demonstrate outstanding commitment to their community, financial need and academic excellence.
Patricia Gangwer Mayeux, a long-time employee at the University, has created an endowment, the income from which is used to fund prizes to be given annually to that year's best Honors Projects.
The Michael and Mary Lee McGranaghan Academic Excellence Scholarship was established in 2015 by Michael and Mary Lee McGranaghan. Criteria for the scholarship include:
- Incoming freshman for Fall 2019
- Be a declared Schmidthorst College of Business major declared on BGSU application for admission
- Demonstrate outstanding leadership ability
- Be in the top 10% of high school senior class
- Completed application for admission on file by December 3, 2018 including ACT or SAT test scores and official high school transcript
- Completed application submitted to the Honors College by December 3, 2018
- Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need
- Note the recipients of this scholarship are in the top 10% of BGSU's students, and so typically have an ACT of 30 or above or a 1390* SAT [Evidence-Based Reading and Writing]
HLC Engagement (302441)
The Honors Learning Community (HLC) Engagement Scholarship was established by members of the Honors College Leadership Council to provide annual awards to HLC members who demonstrate potential as leaders within the community and who wish to live in the Honors Learning Community.
The Buss Family Scholarship (302626)
The purpose of the scholarship is to provide support for a first generation, incoming first year student in Honors
General Honors College Scholarship Fund (302547)
This fund provides general scholarship dollars to individual students and to helps support other Honors scholarships, as needed.
General Programming and Support Funds
Honors College Program Fund (52300547)
Provide general support to the Honors College for Great Ideas and Desserts discussions, conference attendance, alumni events, and a variety of new initiatives.
Honors Learning Community Fund (52302441)
Provide general support to the Honors Learning Community for student field trips, books discussions, and general programming.