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Scholarship Information

The Bethune-Cookman University scholarships recognize academic excellence. Their major purpose is to encourage outstanding students and assist them along the path to leadership and service to humanity.


Academic Scholarships

Bethune-Cookman University recognizes outstanding achievement in prospective students by offering a range of scholarship programs and in our enrolled students by recognizing and rewarding continuing academic achievement.  For incoming students, scholarship consideration is based on credentials submitted with the student’s application for admissions.  Students who meet criteria specified for a scholarship and have been accepted for admission to the University will be recommended to the scholarship committee for consideration.    To be considered, the student’s high school transcript must include the seventh (7th) semester grades; therefore, an official award of the scholarship will be made only after the 7th semester grades are received.  Awards are made on an “as long as available” basis, and are prioritized by the date of receipt of the 7th semester official transcript.  Please apply for admissions well before February 1 to be considered since there are a limited number of scholarships.

B-CU Online Scholarship Application Process 

The scholarship application for the 2014-15 academic year is NOW open through May 1, 2014. This application allows you to apply for Institutional Scholarships and for the Academic Merit(Returning Students). 

1. If eligible, you must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid(FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov; to be considered for B-CU Institutional scholarships. Students who apply for financial aid will be pre-screened for scholarship eligibility. See instructions on how to apply for financial aid at B-CU. 

2. Students who have met B-CU's established scholarship criteria will be notified of their eligibility via email. 

To apply, please visit the Bethune-Cookman University Scholarship Online Application

Additional Scholarship Application and Eligibility Information 

  • Meeting the minimum scholarship requirements does not guarantee that you will be awarded a scholarship. 
  • Scholarship funding is limited. We recommend you apply early for maximum consideration. To be considered for renewal, you must reapply each year. Renewal awards are not guaranteed. 
  • B-CU Scholarships are generally awarded for the fall and/or spring semesters only. 

Please Note: Dual-enrolled or transient students, Bethune-Cookman University employees and/or their dependents may not apply for Bethune-Cookman University Institutional Scholarships. 

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Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Scholarship

United Methodist Scholarships

State of Florida Scholarships

Programs Offered

Below is a list of State of Florida Grant and Scholarship Programs administered by the Office of Student Financial Assistance. Each program name will link you to a program description that includes eligibility requirements, application procedures, award amounts, and renewal requirements. All programs may not be available at private universities.

Access to Better Learning and Education Grant Program

Cost of Attendance and Adult Norm-Referenced Disability Testing

Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program

Florida Fund for Minority Teachers Program

Jose Marti Scholarship Challenge Grant Fund

Mary McLeod Bethune Scholarship Program

Scholarships for Children and Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Veterans and Servicemembers

Other External Scholarship Programs

External Scholarships are recognized on the student's awards upon receipt of an Award Letter from the Outside Scholarship agency. It is the responsibility of the student to provide enrollment information to the organization granting the scholarship. Here is an examples of some outside agencies are sororities, fraternities, churches, community organizations, business, and schools. The outside agency check must be received by the end of the term to prevent problems with the student's accounts.

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