AIMS Associated Scholarships and Program Requirements

Dear Future BGSU Student,

Thank you for your interest in the Academic Investment in Mathematics and Science (AIMS) Program. The mission of the AIMS Program is to encourage minority students and women to graduate with majors in STEM related fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). AIMS accomplishes this with a combination of scholarships and specially designed academic programs including a summer bridge experience that gives you a head start on your first year of college.

The AIMS Program has two scholarship packages with distinct requirements. The AIMS Standard scholarship is available to all AIMS students. The AIMS BOSEF scholarship targets Ohio residents majoring in physics or chemistry and with career goals related to renewable energy. Please see the scholarship table for details on each package and its requirements.

Please complete all sections of the AIMS Application. High school applicants and college transfer students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. All prospective students must complete an Undergraduate Application of Admission to Bowling Green State University (BGSU) and be admitted before your AIMS application can be processed.

All sections of the completed AIMS Application, including transcripts and letters of recommendation must be received in the AIMS office by December 1st (Priority Registration) or March 1st (Late Registration). Please indicate to your references (one of which must be a math/science teacher of yours) that letters should be sent directly to Christopher L. Mitchell.

For more information about the AIMS Program, visit our website, contact me by email at or at 419-372-5401.

We look forward to receiving your application soon.


W. Robert Midden, Ph.D.Christopher L. Mitchell, M.Ed.
Director of AIMS ProgramAssistant Director of AIMS Program

AIMS Associated Scholarships

The AIMS Program currently has two (2) undergraduate STEM-based scholarships associated with it. See Scholarship Table below. Each scholarship has its own set of requirements, participation standards and award amounts. While BGSU students, if eligible, may apply for either or both, they can only be awarded one.

Scholarship Amounts Award Per Year Award Per Year
Academic Year One $2,000 $4,750
Year Two $2,500 $4,750
Year Three $3,000 $4,750
Year Four $3,500 $4,750
Year Five - *ESO $2,500 - $3,500 $0
4-5 Year Total: Up to $11,250 $19,000
1 AIMS - Academic Investment in Math and Science *ESO: Extended Scholarship Option
2 BOSEF - Building Ohio’s Sustainable Energy Future **STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
3 Depending upon Availability of State Federal Funds
Requirements AIMS Requirements BOSEF Requirements
Residency U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident Ohio Resident
GPA Minimum GPA: 3.0
ACT: 21+
Minimum GPA: 3.0
ACT: 21+
Major Full time enrollment in a STEM or STEM related major Major in Chemistry/Physics
Interest in Renewable Energy
Math Enroll in a math course during year 1 Enroll in a math course during year 1
Race/Gender AIMS traditionally has focused on women and students of color No gender or race focus
Renewable Renewable upon academic performance and AIMS Program participation Renewable upon academic performance and AIMS Program participation

Essay Information

All students who are applying for the AIMS Standard or the BOSEF Scholarships must write a 450-500 word essay on the following topic:

How can an education in science, technology, engineering and/or math impact the economy of the future? Include in the discussion on your planned major and the difference you hope to make.

Students who are applying for the BOSEF Scholarship must also write a 450-500 word essay in response to the following prompt:

Discuss the importance of education in the development of alternative and sustainable energy fields. Include a description of how you see (hope) an alternative energy-focused education could help you achieve your career goals. Include discussion on your planned major and the difference you hope to make.

All essays should be descriptive and well-organized.

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Updated: Friday, July 1, 2016
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