The Office of Residence Life gives out several prestigious awards each year during the spring semester. These awards are given to deserving students who meet the outlined criteria. The awards are given annually at year end student banquets sponsored by the office. Each of these awards comes with a monetary scholarship.
Alice Prout Memorial Scholarship
The Alice Prout Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a woman of junior rank by the Office of Residence Life. This woman must possess worthy character and high scholastic achievement. In order to be eligible for this award this woman must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or greater and experience some financial need.
Raymond C. Whittaker Award for Outstanding Resident Advisor of the Year
The Raymond C. Whittaker Residence Hall Achievement Award is presented annually by the Office of Residence Life to an undergraduate Resident Advisor who has excelled academically and provided outstanding service to the residence halls and the Bowling Green community. In addition, Resident Advisors must complete level three programming, the highest level both in quality and quantity for holistic student development. Resident Advisors who meet this criteria are nominated by their Hall Directors for this award and anonymous judging is done based on a completed application and recommendations. All of the nominees are worthy of this award, and have provided exemplary service to the Office of Residence Life throughout the academic year.
SMART Book Award
This book award is designed to recognize first year students of color active in the Students of Color Mentoring, Aiding, Retaining, and Teaching (SMART) Program within the Office of Residence Life. Two book awards of variable amounts will be given annually in the Spring to two deserving mentees of the SMART Program to recognize successful completion of and outstanding achievement during their first year at BGSU.
The SMART Program at Bowling Green State University exists to assist first year students of color with their transition to BGSU, to increase the number of students who return to the University for their second year, and to provide a forum for discussion of the residential experience in order to make it as positive and rewarding as possible. Expanding upon its mission, this book award is a staff initiative to encourage the continued success of two SMART mentees who have gone above-and-beyond in their engagement with the university community and who demonstrate scholastic achievement, leadership potential, and active SMART Program participation.
To apply for the Book Award, each applicant is required to complete an application that outlines their co-curricular involvement, have a minimum GPA of 2.5, be in good standing with the University, and submit a minimum 500-word essay responding to a predetermined question related to the four support functions of the SMART Program. The book awards are intended to help assist with expenses for textbooks and other required course materials during the following Fall semester to both encourage and promote continued academic success at BGSU.