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Partner Institutions

bgsu Bowling Green State University

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Are you 60+?

BGSU, with the Ohio Department of Higher Education, has launched “Give Back. GO Forward.” to support BGSU’s Vital Communities Initiatives in the Bowling Green/Wood County and Firelands region.

This program provides community members age 60+ the opportunity to volunteer at least 100 hours and receive a three-hour tuition voucher, for personal use or to give as a gift to an individual enrolled or planning to enroll at BGSU.  

The Bowling Green State University initiative encourages community members to link their volunteer service to areas of passion and expertise that impact critical issues in our community and region. In addition, we will provide opportunities for BGSU GBGF participants to serve alongside BGSU students, or in programs that are affiliated with BGSU community and civic engagement initiatives.

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egcc Eastern Gateway Community College

 

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Youngstown area community members 60 and older  who volunteer 100+ hours at one or more of the following volunteer organizations will earn one (1) tuition waiver to Youngstown State University or Eastern Gateway Community College. 

In addition to receiving a tuition waiver, research shows volunteering is a win-win activity with numerous benefits including:

  • More engagement with your community
  • Increased physical activity
  • Lower risk of depression
  • Improvements in memory
  • Less overall decline in health due to aging
  • New and reinvigorated friendships

The volunteer can choose to use the tuition waiver toward his or her own education, or gift the tuition waiver to a currently enrolled college or high school student. Students must be enrolled or plan to enroll in the college or university within five years of the waiver being earned. A student would be permitted to receive a waiver from more than one volunteer. However, the student cannot utilize more than two waivers per academic year.

The tuition waivers will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis by Youngstown State University and Eastern Gateway Community College. 

 

Learn more

For more information about Eastern Gateway Community College's GBGF involvement, please contact Kelly Wilson at (740) 264-5591, ext. 1635.

 

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osu

 The Ohio State University

 

GIVE Back. GO Forward. (GBGF) is a pilot program coordinated through partnership between the Ohio Department of Higher Education and The Ohio State University that incentivizes community service among Franklin Country residents 60 years and older.

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      Program participation is on a space available basis. By participating in the program, participants will:

      • Complete 100 volunteer hours at one of the three community partners
      • Receive a free three undergraduate credit hour voucher upon completion of 100 hours
      • Use the three undergraduate credit hour voucher within five years, or gift it to another Ohio resident to be used within five years

       

      Learn More

      If you have questions regarding the GIVE Back. GO Forward. program at Ohio State, please contact us:

      GBGF@osu.edu | 614-292-8860 | go.osu.edu/GBGF

       

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      ysu Youngstown State University

       

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      Youngstown area community members 60 and older  who volunteer 100+ hours at one or more of the following volunteer organizations will earn one (1) tuition waiver to Youngstown State University or Eastern Gateway Community College. 

      In addition to receiving a tuition waiver, research shows volunteering is a win-win activity with numerous benefits including:

      • More engagement with your community
      • Increased physical activity
      • Lower risk of depression
      • Improvements in memory
      • Less overall decline in health due to aging
      • New and reinvigorated friendships

      The volunteer can choose to use the tuition waiver toward his or her own education, or gift the tuition waiver to a currently enrolled college or high school student. Students must be enrolled or plan to enroll in the college or university within five years of the waiver being earned. A student would be permitted to receive a waiver from more than one volunteer. However, the student cannot utilize more than two waivers per academic year.

      The tuition waivers will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis by Youngstown State University and Eastern Gateway Community College. 

       

      Learn more

      For more information about Youngstown State University's GBGF involvement, please contact Barb Greene at (330) 941-3504.

       

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