Our Thompson Family Scholars
Thompson Family Scholars (TFS) have many opportunities to get involved within our program, at BGSU and in the community. We are so proud to share their successes and achievements!
"By receiving the Thompson Scholarship, a weight was immediately lifted off my shoulders, which has allowed me to participate more, be more active and make more friends throughout my time here."
– Hayden Hildreth (A2019)
TFS Student Leadership Team
We recently established a new structure for the TFS Student Leadership Team. Sixteen scholars serve on the leadership team as scholar representatives for three initiatives: service, professional development and social initiatives.
Academic achievement is at the heart of the Thompson Family Scholarships program, and we are equally proud of our scholar's community accomplishments!
The best part of being Freddie Falcon is the ability to change someone's day for the better ten, sometimes one hundred times in a day. I enjoyed belonging to and forming a connection with so many organizations. Attending these organizations and events gave me so much perspective on what students are capable of doing at BGSU and showed me that each individual plays a unique part in making BGSU home for so many! BGSU is the home that I love!
- Brenden Dean
My experience with USG has enabled me to give back to campus and the BG community. Thank you for welcoming me into an amazingly friendly community that is determined to achieve positive change.
- Nolan McHugh
I love music and telling a story, and I feel most in my element when performing. The thrill is amazing, and it’s made even better knowing no matter what happens you are the most prepared you can be.
- Andrew Puschel
Studying abroad has created opportunities I never expected," said Fawcett. "Taking classes in another country and living in an entirely different environment brings challenges and eye opening experiences everyday. Being able to adapt and thrive in a new place where the language is different from your own is one of the most empowering decisions I’ve ever made.
- Rachel Fawcett
The Marvin Center for Student Leadership has changed my life," said Javana. "It helped me find a larger voice and taught me how to be a more effective leader. Working with a professional marketing team was a once-in-a-lifetime experience and was so fun. The people who helped me through the process were amazing to work with.
- Javana Joyce
It is truly amazing the impact Freddie and Frieda have on people. Their faces light up with excitement and most people are always happy to see us. That’s what being a mascot is all about - spreading school spirit and making people’s days better.
- Danny Howard
TFS Scholar Service Highlights
One on the most important aspects of the Thompson Working Family Scholarship program is to help our scholars cultivate hearts committed to serving others, just as Mr. and Mrs. Thompson have done for so many.
TFS Service Trip:
In March 2021, a group of 11 scholars and three staff members traveled to Detroit for our first-ever TFS service trip. While there, we worked with Cass Community Social Services. This Detroit-based agency has a person-centered philosophy and is dedicated to providing food, housing, health services and job programs for those in need.
Food and Hygiene Products Drive
In both the fall of 2021 and the Spring of 2022, Thompson Family Scholars collected and donated food and hygiene items for the BGSU Food Pantry, Dean of Students Grab N Go Bags, and Brown Bag Food Project
Fall 2021 (October-November)
3,019 food and hygiene items
Spring 2022 (March-April)
4,175 food and hygiene items
Green Game Day Cleanup
"Green Game Day" is a collaboration between BGSU Athletics and Campus Sustainability to reduce waste at every home football game. Our scholars volunteered in large groups, which served as an opportunity for them to give back to the campus community and meet other scholars while serving.
The Green Game Day cleanup was a fun experience that allowed me to meet so many new people from campus, as well as help the community of BG. It was a small gesture that helped in more ways than one, and it was super fun.
-Bailey Smith (A2021)
Dog Toy Making Group Service
In November, the TFS Student Leadership Team hosted a group service event where our scholars had the opportunity to create cat and dog toys out of old t-shirts for the local animal shelters and humane society. Over 50 scholars showed up to help create over 100 cat and dog toys.
Congratulations and best wishes to our Thompson graduates! We are so proud of you and look forward to everything you will accomplish as BGSU Alumni! Please stay in touch.
Updated: 03/03/2023 04:43PM