Falcon Strong: Support our Students

More than $200,000 has been raised since March 19 to help BGSU students.

Falcon Strong: Support our Students

Impact the future of our Falcon community

During these uncertain times, both the COVID-19 crisis and nation-wide racial inequities are impacting the future of BGSU and our students. We are grateful for the support from our engaged alumni and friends as we address the complexities of these issues. 

BGSU has implemented unprecedented measures in response to COVID-19 for a successful fall semester. These measures focus on the safety of our students, faculty and staff and reduce the risks of COVID-19, while also recognizing the need for student financial support and our commitment to cultivate an inclusive environment for all Falcons to belong.

At this time, the areas of greatest philanthropic need are listed below. BGSU students are counting on individuals like you for support!

The impact of your gift

The Diversity & Belonging Initiative Fund provides general support to the BGSU Division of Diversity & Belonging, established in 2019. Gifts to this fund help the division continue to provide programming and trainings that promote an environment of equity and inclusion for all identities, especially the most marginalized. 

The Bridge to BG Fund provides scholarships to students in need of financial gap support, who may not otherwise be able to attend or remain at BGSU. During this difficult time, our students need our help to achieve the dream of a college education.   

The Student Emergency Fund can help provide resources for students facing difficult situations. The fund is entirely supported by charitable donations like yours, and any amount helps meet a student’s time-sensitive need.

The Firelands Emergency Aid for Students Fund assists BGSU Firelands students who face sudden, urgent financial needs.

Applying for emergency funding

If you are a BGSU student experiencing a crisis and you need financial help, apply for assistance here.

If you are a Firelands student experiencing a crisis and you need financial help, please contact Associate Dean Dr. Kate Dailey by email kdailey@bgsu.edu or phone 419.372.0623.

Additional giving opportunities

If you would like to make a gift to a different fund you can do so here.

If you would like to mail in your contribution, please print and fill out this donation form and send it to: BGSU Foundation Office 1851 N. Research Drive Bowling Green, OH 43403

Questions? Reach out to University Advancement at 419.372.2424.

Send positivity to our students

BGSU has asked our alumni around the globe to share notes of encouragement on social media with the hashtag #FalconFamily. As BGSU students transitioned to remote learning, in an environment safely distanced from their classmates, friends, and professors, and away from the campus they call home, they need us now more than ever.

Thank you to all our alumni and friends who have already posted uplifting messaging in support of our students during these challenging times. The messages demonstrate how the Falcon Family will always come together for those in need, and how no matter where our students are, they will always be home.