Scholarships & Awards

CWGE offers a variety of awards, grants, and scholarships. We encourage you to apply and to nominate others to be recognized.

Celebrating Mentors
Every spring, the CWGE recognizes exceptional mentors at BGSU through student nominations. Nominated mentors are publicly recognized and receive framed certificates for display.

Women of Distinction
Hosted by the Center for Women and Gender Equity and the Center for Leadership the Women of Distinction awards an undergraduate student, graduate student, staff member, faculty member, and alum or community member who with excellence, ingenuity and ability have overcome barriers that still exist for women. At the ceremony, a panel discussion will be held, allowing the five winners to share their advice, inspiration, and experience as leaders.

The Elizabeth “Betty” Boyer Award for Student Parents
Elizabeth “Betty” Boyer (1913- 2002), a 1937 graduate of Bowling Green State University, was a champion for gender equality in education and advocate in the passage of Title IX legislation. In honor of Betty’s continued efforts to promote gender equity in education, The Elizabeth M. Boyer Award for Student Parents was established to support the academic achievement of student mothers at Bowling Green State University, and has since been expanded to provide support and honor the work of any full- or part-time student parent, regardless of sex or gender identity. The Boyer Award aims to assist in meeting some of the financial demands of being a parenting student.

The Elizabeth M. Boyer Award for Student Parents is available to full- and part-time undergraduate students maintaining a 2.5 GPA who hold primary custodial responsibility for a minor child and/or an adult child with special needs. Parenting students who meet the above-mentioned application criteria are encouraged to apply for the Elizabeth M. Boyer Award for Student Parents. Application materials are available within the Center for Women and Gender Equity at Bowling Green State University and comprise of an application and a narrative essay. An initial award of $1,000 will be granted based on a combination of need and application strength. Spring applications are closed.

Research and Professional Development Grants
In the spring of each year the Center for Women and Gender Equity provides small research and professional development grants to students, staff, and faculty to be used in the following academic year. Check back for applications in spring 2020.

Community Building Grants
In the spring of each year the Center for Women and Gender Equity provides small community building grants to students, staff, faculty, and community partners to be used in the following academic year. Check back for applications in spring 2020.