The Thompson Scholar Experience

About the

Types of Scholarships:

Eight-semester award for incoming freshmen ​

Six-semester award for current first-year BGSU students who have demonstrated academic success in their first semester at BGSU. Must have at least a 3.0 GPA and 30 earned credit hours by the end of your first year at BGSU!

Four-semester award for incoming transfer students who have only two years remaining in their degree program.​



  • 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • 30 earned hours a year (and maintain full-time status)
  • Must complete 10 hours of service each semester
Financial Aid
  • Must file FASFA each academic year and demonstrate financial need.
  • Two letters to Mr. and Mrs. Thompson
Scholarship Meetings
  • One-on-ones with scholarship advisor (2 per semester for first year)


Thompson Scholarship: $5,000​+​ Up to $5,000 BGSU Match

(in the form of the University Freshman Academic Scholarship or other BGSU Foundation Scholarships)​ =  $10,000 value/year

How to Apply

Thompson Scholarship Program Summer 2021

Service/Academic Support

  • Ongoing support/communication from the Thompson Scholarship Team​
  • Regular one-on-one meetings with Thompson Advisor​
    • Individualized Action Plan ​
  • Group/Pod Meetings(Personal/Professional Development Opportunities)​
  • Group Service Opportunities​
  • Social Interaction/Engagement Opportunities​

Updated: 01/10/2022 09:58AM