Boys State comes to BGSU for 38th year

More than 1,200 of the most outstanding young scholars in Ohio will be at Bowling Green State University through June 19 for the American Legion Buckeye Boys State.

Students will learn about city, county and state government by creating a mock government. City, county and state officials, along with American Legion volunteers, typically take part.

“We’re extremely proud of this outstanding partnership,” said BGSU President Mary Ellen Mazey. “Buckeye Boys State gives us the opportunity to showcase our campus and provide prospective students and their families with a taste of the BGSU experience.”

Participants at Buckeye Boys State are eligible for the BGSU Buckeye Boys State Achievement Scholarship. The automatic $1,000 scholarship for Boys State participants is renewable yearly and may be combined with other University scholarships. This award represents BGSU’s commitment to investing in future leaders like those who attend the camp.

Buckeye Boys State was founded in 1936 and has been held at BGSU since 1978.