Students Who Are Parents

BGSU is committed to supporting the parenting student population. As part of that effort, we want to connect parenting students with services available on the BGSU campus and beyond. The information on this webpage is designed to help you balance your life as a student and parent by providing academic support, financial support, and acclimating your family to the BGSU community.

We want to highlight the experiences of all parenting students – undergraduate, graduate, biological, adoptive/foster, single, partnered, etc. We understand that all students have unique experiences and their own obstacles to overcome. BGSU has many inspiring parenting students, and hearing their stories is important to the development of support programs and other initiatives designed to create a more cohesive and supportive community for students with children.

BGSU's Office of Parent, Family and New Student Connections was established to connect, educate and advocate for the entire Falcon Family. We invite you to contact our office with any questions or concerns at families@bgsu.edu or 419-372-0438.

On-Campus Resources

Being pregnant or a parent while going to school can be a challenging experience. Finding balance between family commitments, writing papers, classes and your own wellness can be a difficult process.

Off-Campus Resources

Along with the support of BGSU, there are numerous off-campus resources available in and around Bowling Green. The State of Ohio and Wood County provides assistance and resources for eligible families. For most of these resources, additional documentation will be needed.

Student Scholarships

Elizabeth M. Boyer Fund
Educational fund available to full-time, BGSU undergraduate females maintaining a 2.5 GPA who hold primary custodial responsibility for a minor child and/or an adult child with special needs.

Non-Traditional Student Scholarships
Apply to eight scholarships geared towards adult learners and non-traditional students via BGSU's scholarship system Academic Works.

Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation
Scholarship for low-income mothers pursuing post-secondary education.

Women Empowering Women, Inc.
Scholarship for single mothers pursuing post-secondary education.

Zonta Club of Bowling Green
Annual scholarship to women age 25 or older. The award recipient must be a resident of Wood County, Ohio, show financial need, have earned a high school diploma or GED, and be eligible to enroll or already be enrolled in a post-secondary program of study.