BG’s Higgins wins national merit scholarship

Bowling Green High School graduate Chloe Higgins has been awarded the Hagan Scholarship, a nationwide need-based, renewable merit scholarship designed to provide recipients with the opportunity to graduate college with as little debt as possible.

Applicants must attend a traditional public high school governed by a school district, have a GPA of at least 3.5, submit two letters of recommendation, two essays and family financial records.

Higgins is a member of the Class of 2023 at BGHS.

She will attend Ohio Northern University.

For the 2023-24 school year, Higgins will receive up to $7,500 for up to eight semesters to reduce or eliminate reliance on student loans, with individual amounts determined each semester based upon other scholarships and grants received.She can also apply for an additional four semesters of graduate school scholarship support.

Required workshops, free Schwab brokerage accounts and free study abroad opportunities provide Hagan Scholarship recipients with a practical understanding of important life skills not typically covered in the school curriculum. Recipients must work a minimum of 240 hours between January and the start of fall semester each year and take at least 15 credit hours per semester.

Dan Hagan is a self-made businessman. He attended school in Missouri rural counties. Hagan also worked throughout high school and college and attended the University of Missouri without debt.

Higgins also received a $25,000 ONU Presidential Scholarship, $5,000 ONU Pharmacy Polar Award, $2,000 Pharmacy Interview Award, $3,000 Choose Ohio First STEM Scholarship, $2,500 Carolyn Ulsh Scholarship in memory of Virginia Mallory, $2,000 Wood County Hospital Medical Staff Scholarship, $1,000 Wood County Hospital Foundation Scholarship, $1,000 Lois Orr Ohio P.E.O. Scholarship, $800 Bowling Green Jaycees Memorial Scholarship and $700 Craig Barr Memorial Scholarship from the Toledo Community Foundation.