Boyd Scholars and Faculty discuss and laugh during a MBSP Book Club Meeting
Margaret Boyd Scholars Program

Margaret Boyd Scholars Program

The Margaret Boyd Scholars Program provides diverse undergraduate students with intentional experiences which build skills and encourage self-reflection. The MBSP cultivates curious scholars who pursue knowledge, delight in discovery, champion equity and engage in community to advance female scholarship. 

The program provides mentorship and a space for faculty, staff, students, and graduates to interact in mutual support that empowers students to engage with women and other marginalized genders to become leaders and citizens at OHIO and beyond.

The Margaret Boyd Scholars Program is open to students from all colleges and majors. Scholars are encouraged to pursue other interests, including study abroad, athletics, and involvement in campus and community organizations.

Named in honor of Margaret Boyd, Ohio University's first female graduate [of the class of 1873], the program is a collaboration between the Division of Student Affairs, the Office for Diversity and Inclusion and University College. The Margaret Boyd Scholars Program is a 2012 grant recipient of the prestigious 1804 Fund.

  • Meet the Scholars

    Meet all the Boyd Scholars in our current cohort, and browse through past scholars!

  • Advisory Board

    Meet the Margaret Boyd Scholars advisory board members!

Program Staff

  • Chris Fowler, Ph.D.

    Director of the Women's Center and Margaret Boyd Scholars Program
    Baker University Center 403
    Athens, OH 45701
    T: 740.593.9625