The Margaret Boyd Scholars Program provides diverse undergraduate students intentional experiences that 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 OU 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.