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.
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.
Academic Merit Award (Returning Students) - Click here to download the application.
Presidential Scholarship and Academic Merit Scholarships – Click here to download the Scholarship Program Sheet.
New Students should contact the Office of Admissions at (800) 448-0228.
Returning Students should contact the Office of Academic Affairs at (386) 481-2061.
Endowed Scholarships are awarded to students based on the enrollment hours, academic status, financial need, and donor criteria once a student has been fully packaged. BCU Endowed Scholarships do require a prior application (which is the FAFSA). In order to be considered for an endowed scholarship, the student must complete the FAFSA application and have all required documents submitted to the Financial Aid office. Based on the funds available, these awards will be included in packaging if the student meets the established donor criteria.
For information regarding Band Scholarships, please call (386) 481-2740 or email email@example.com. For information regarding Concert Chorale Scholarships, please call (386) 481-2770 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For those interested in Athletic Scholarships, please contact the Athletic Compliance Department at (386) 481-2201 or email email@example.com.
The Keeper of Light Scholarship
- One award in the amount of $200 for books only
- Financial need, 2.00 or better, good standing with university, no disciplinary actions, and involved in university-sponsored organizations.
- Click here to download a copy of the application.
United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Scholarship
United Methodist Scholarships
- United Methodist Foundation Merit Scholars Program
- United Methodist Leadership Scholars
- United Methodist Dollars for Scholars
- Hoover-Lee Scholarship
- September 11th Memorial Scholarship
- The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry
- The Office of Loans and Scholarships
- The United Methodist Student Movement
State of Florida Scholarships
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.
- Brock Black Student Entrepreneur of the Year Scholarship
- CEO of Tomorrow Scholarship
- Health, Nutrition and Fitness Scholarship
- The Hayes Barnard Paramount Equity Young Entrepreneur Scholarship
- Vacation Roost - Interactive Marketing Scholarship