Military Affiliated Students

Nontraditional and Military Student Services is here to aid military affiliated students in their transition to becoming BGSU students and to continue assisting throughout their college career. Our goal is to provide one place where you can find answers to all your questions about returning to college or attending college for the first time.

STUDENT SUCCESS STORIES

Mission to Mars

Matt Burmeister, an electronics and computer engineering technology major, interned at NASA and is in line for a career there.

Lakeisha Davis recounts her career path

Lakeisha Davis is graduating with a bachelor's degree in inclusive early childhood education. 

Class of 2019 Success Stories: Active-duty airman completes BGSU online bachelor program

Ian Aspen is an active-duty technical sergeant serving in the U.S. Air Force and just finished his degree at BGSU completely online.

BGSU tops in Ohio for vets

Bowling Green State University named best Ohio university for veterans by Military Times

Active Military

Our goal at BGSU is to be Veteran friendly as well as Veteran ready. We pride ourselves in our ability to meet the unique challenges the veteran and active duty military faces. We have various programs that can assist you in making a successful service-to-student transition and our office is here to see you through to graduation and beyond! Don’t hesitate to reach out by phone, email, or stopping in and speaking with our veteran staff about the different resources and benefits available to you. You served our country, now let us serve you!

General Education Mobile (GEM)
Air University Associate to Baccalaureate Cooperative (AU-ABC)

Veteran

Our goal at BGSU is not to be veteran friendly, but rather to be veteran ready. We pride ourselves in our ability to meet the unique challenges the veteran and active duty military faces. We have various programs that can assist you in making a successful service-to-student transition and our office is here to see you through to graduation and beyond! Don’t hesitate to reach out by phone, email, or stopping in and speaking with our veteran staff about the different resources and benefits available to you. You served our country, now let us serve you!

National Guard & Reserves

With currently serving National Guard students from units across Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania, and elsewhere, BGSU is familiar with the unique challenges National Guard students face. Emergency Call-Ups, Annual Training, deployments, and drill weekends are all recognized by BGSU as mandatory service requirements and we are here to assist you when needed to maximize your student and service success. From the Ohio National Guard Scholarship to VA educational benefits, we are focused on helping you get the most out of your benefits and education. Don’t hesitate to reach out by phone, email, or stopping in and speaking with our veteran staff about the different resources and benefits available!

Dependent

BGSU recognizes that dependent students have also made sacrifices for this country and your future matters every bit as much as the service member in your family. We recognize that service members don’t necessarily serve alone and we are here to help navigate the complicated world of dependent and survivor benefits and connect dependent students with the scholarships, benefits, and resources available. Don’t hesitate to reach out by phone, email, or stopping in and speaking with our veteran staff about the different resources and benefits available!

WEB CHECKLIST

  • Apply for BGSU Admission
  • Apply for Veteran Affairs educational benefits at va.gov
  • Submit military transcripts

CCAF

JST

  • Submit VA intent from
  • Submit FAFSA at fafsa.gov
  • Attend SOAR
  • Connect with VA Certifying Officials

The VA at BGSU

  • Submit approval for Military Payment Plan

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Scholarships

Making college affordable is a top goal for BGSU. In order to provide scholarships to our students, we rely on the generosity of individuals who believe in the mission of the university and are committed to student success. Students, please review this list of scholarships to discover scholarships specifically designed for Nontraditional & Military students. If you find a scholarship that you are interested and eligible for, proceed to BGSU AcademicWorks to apply.

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Prior Learning Assessment

Bowling Green State University recognizes learning acquired from experiences outside a formal classroom setting by offering students the opportunity to earn academic credit through Prior Learning Assessment.

CONTACT US

Dr. Barbara Henry, Assistant Vice President Nontraditional and Military Student Services
David Rice, Assistant Director
Jason Graven, Military Program Coordinator
Tina Borders, Senior Secretary
Adriana Italiano, Graduate Assistant