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Students are advised to review the complete list of Bloomsburg University Scholarships. Applications must be completed and returned by 4:30 p.m., February 5, 2016, for the 2016-2017 academic year. Students must also submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Scholarships are not available for summer study. There are various scholarships available through the PASSHE (Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education) Foundation. Information regarding these scholarships may be found at www.thepafoundation.org. Information regarding miscellaneous scholarships from various off-campus sources is also available.
Bloomsburg University Scholarships are mostly designed for undergraduate students who have been enrolled full-time at Bloomsburg University during the fall semester 2015 and who will continue full-time enrollment at Bloomsburg University in the 2016-2017 academic year. Unlike other aid programs, grades and extracurricular activities are considered foremost. Most of these scholarships range in value from $100 to $1,500 per year. Scholarships are available for students in many academic programs of study as well as in music or athletics. Awards are also offered to students who reside in certain communities or who meet other special criteria.
Bloomsburg University Alumni Association Scholarships and Grants are open to students majoring in various disciplines as well as students participating in music or athletics.
Mitrani Scholarships are awarded to new freshmen and are renewable for three additional years provided students maintain the required academic achievement level (3.2 for the freshman year and 3.5 each subsequent year). Freshmen applicants must rank in the top 20 percent of their high school class and score 1250 or above on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) with a minimum of 600 on each portion, or rank in the top 10 percent with an SAT score of 1150 or above with a minimum of 550 on each portion. Students who may be eligible for the Mitrani Scholarships will be notified by the Office of Admissions regarding application procedures.
Army ROTC Scholarships, which are available on a competitive basis for two-year, three-year, and four-year periods, pay tuition and fees, a semester stipend for materials and books (approximately $300), plus a monthly allowance for the duration of the scholarship. Recipients are obligated to serve four years on active duty as a second lieutenant and four years in the military reserves after graduation. For more information, call the Army ROTC Office on the Bloomsburg campus, (570)389-2123, or contact the Army ROTC Instructor Group at Bucknell University in nearby Lewisburg, Pa., at (570)577-1013/1246. Office hours are held from 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The Air Force ROTC program also offers financial aid opportunities. For more details, contact the Air Force ROTC Office on the Bloomsburg campus (570)389-2196 or in Wilkes-Barre (570)408-4860 or 1-800-945-5378, ext. 4860.