BGSU Firelands Scholarships
In the 2017-18 academic year, BGSU Firelands awarded more than $150,000 in scholarships. Scholarships are based upon outstanding academic achievement, service and talent, as well as financial need in some cases.
BGSU Firelands Foundation Scholarships
There are foundation scholarships available just for BGSU Firelands students. Applications for these foundation scholarships are available in the fall. Foundation application deadlines vary. Students can submit one application to be considered for many different foundation scholarships. Click here to access the online application for foundation scholarships.
BGSU Firelands Freshman Academic Scholarships
Incoming fall freshmen may be eligible for the Firelands Freshman Academic Scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,500. The level of award is based on cumulative GPA and ACT or SAT results. No additional application is required.
BGSU Firelands Freshman Academic Scholarships may only be used to cover instructional and general fees.
• student must be a 2018 high school graduate
• 3.2 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 system) at the end of the senior year and
• 22 or greater ACT Composite or
• 1030 or greater SAT (verbal + math)
Incoming freshmen students meeting the above criteria and having a complete application on file (application, test scores, transcripts) with the BGSU Firelands Office of Admissions by July 31, 2018 will be awarded a scholarship based on the chart below. Recipients must be enrolled full-time (12 hours or more) at BGSU Firelands for each semester in which the award is given.
All awards are renewable for a second year, provided the student maintains a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and completes a total of 30 semester hours in the fall and spring semester at BGSU Firelands. (These scholarships are only applicable during the fall and spring semesters.)
Questions and Answers about BGSU Firelands Freshman Scholarships
Do you round up or recalculate GPA?
No, we do not round up or recalculate a grade point average. We accept the cumulative GPA as presented on the official high school transcript.
Do you use weighted or unweighted GPA?
We use the grade point average presented by the high school. If both weighted and unweighted GPA is presented, we will use the GPA that most benefits the student.
Do you use the ACT writing test in scholarship
Since this test is not a required portion of the ACT, we do not consider the score for scholarships.
Why do you only use the Critical Reading and Math score of the
In order to be consistent, we do not use the new writing portion of the SAT in the awarding process for scholarships. The majority of our applicants submit the ACT score and the writing portion of the ACT is not a required section of this test. In order to be fair to all applicants we do not use the writing sub-score of the SAT .
What if I meet the GPA requirement, but not the test score
To be awarded a freshman academic scholarship, a student must meet both the GPA and test score requirement by the July 31 deadline.
If I receive one of the scholarships, but my test score or GPA
increases and I qualify for a larger award, will I receive that
If you submit a new test score or higher GPA by the July 31 deadline, this information will be reconsidered. Budgetary restrictions do not allow for increasing awards after the scholarship deadline has passed.
Will my BGSU Firelands Freshman Academic Scholarship be renewed
for a second year?
The BGSU Freshman Academic Scholarships are renewable for a second year, provided the student maintains a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and full-time enrollment (12 semester hours or more) at BGSU Firelands. BGSU Firelands Freshman Academic Scholarships are only applicable during the fall and spring semesters. They are not available during the summer semester.
Scholarships External to BGSU
Scholarships external to BGSU are scholarships that are NOT offered by BGSU. Be sure to check with your local library, churches, employers, civic organizations, and high school guidance counselor for more scholarship opportunities. Most external scholarships are competitive, and require the student to write a compelling personal statement about why they should receive the award. For more information about scholarships external to BGSU, please click here.
If you receive a scholarship external to BGSU, please provide a copy of the award letter to the Financial Aid Office at BGSU Firelands in Foundation Hall, Office 103D.