On Friday morning, Bowling Green State University Firelands College honored some of their best and brightest during the 16th Annual Scholarship Breakfast.

Held in the Cedar Point Center on the Firelands campus, the event brings together the recipients of scholarships offered through the College and the donor organization and individuals who support those scholarships.

“It’s really a special event,” said BGSU Firelands Director of Enrollment Management & Student Retention Services Debralee Divers.  “The donors are delighted to see the tangible results of their generous contributions and for the opportunity to meet our students.  Equally important, the scholarship recipients appreciate the opportunity to thank those who have helped them achieve their dreams,” added Divers who organized the event.

A capacity crowd of more than 200 people including donors, students and their families, and representatives from the Bowling Green Campus attended the event.

Throughout the morning, 123 students were recognized and they collectively were awarded nearly $150,000 in scholarships.

“Scholarships take a tremendous financial weight off a student’s shoulders.  Because of the scholarship I was awarded I am able to focus time and energy on my studies and less time worrying about financial pressures,” said second-year BGSU Firelands student Kierston Rospert.

Students can receive scholarships based on their achievements inside or outside of the classroom or for financial need.  For some students, financial need is the only thing that stands between them and their dreams of a college education.

“I believe I speak for all scholarship recipients when I say thank you to the donors for their generosity,” said Rospert.

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