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We are pleased you are considering BGSU's College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering to begin your professional journey. The College equips students with the knowledge and skills to turn your career goal into a reality.

  • Apply what you learn to real world situations
  • Exciting and evolving careers
  • Cutting-edge professions
  • Managers, problem solvers, entrepreneurs

Below are just a few of the dream careers you can have by attending the College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering:

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CHOOSE OHIO FIRST – TECHNOLOGY WORKS

Get an early start on “Putting Your Degree to Work” through Co-op and a Scholarship.

The College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering is recruiting Ohio students through a scholarship offering called Choose Ohio First - Technology Works.  As a Choose Ohio First - Technology Works Scholar, students have the opportunity to enhance their growth, development and success in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Recipients who receive the award can pair the money with other BGSU funds as long as it doesn’t exceed the cost of instructional and general fees. The state of Ohio strives to produce more graduates who excel in the STEMM fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine.

The Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program is designed to strengthen Ohio's position in the aerospace, computer technology and alternative energy industries, as described on the Choose Ohio First website. "Choose Ohio First is part of a strategic effort to bolster Ohio's economic strength by ensuring a ready workforce for STEMM-Related industries," stated the Choose Ohio First website. The scholarship program attributes its success to the "rigor, dedication, and enthusiasm" demonstrated by the students for their chosen STEMM fields. College is an investment, and the Choose Ohio First program is proud to assist in offsetting some of that cost for  qualified Ohio students. 

Scholarship Amounts

Technology Works Scholarships will be awarded in a range of $3,000 - $5,000.

Scholarship Eligibility and Requirements
 
For students entering BGSU directly from high school, requirements are as follows:

o    Minimum high school GPA: 3.4
o    Minimum ACT 20 OR SAT 1040
o    Ohio resident
o    Declare a major within the College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering (full list of eligible majors included below)
         Students must meet all listed requirements

For students transferring from another college or university, requirements are as follows:

o   Transferring students must have a fall semester start date at BGSU
o   Ohio resident
o   Declare a major within the College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering (full list of eligible majors included below)
o   The academic requirements for transferring students are dependent on the number of credits completed at transfer.

•       Students transferring in with more than 24 hours
             Minimum college GPA: 3.0

•       Students transferring in with 12-24 hours
             Minimum college GPA: 3.0
             AND
            Minimum ACT 20 OR SAT 1040

•       Students transferring in with less than 12 hours
            Minimum high school GPA: 3.4
            AND
            Minimum ACT 20 OR SAT 1040
        
        Students must meet all listed applicable requirements

In addition to meeting the academic requirements for a Choose Ohio First - Technology Works Scholarship, students need to enroll as a full-time student in any one of the following approved academic programs:

  • Architecture
  • Aviation
  • Construction Management
  • Engineering Technology
  • Mechatronics Engineering Technology
  • Visual Communication Technology

Maintaining Scholarship Eligibility

  • Regularly meet with an adviser
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA 
  • Pursue a co-op in the state of Ohio as part of the work force development portion of the grant. The College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering at BGSU requires two or three paid co-ops in the Choose Ohio First – Technology Works approved programs.

Students can access the scholarship and ensure their eligibility at the searchable scholarship guide, Academic Works.
For more information, contact Undergraduate Student Services at cotservices@bgsu.edu.