Scholarships


Scholarship Application

Students submit an online application to apply for all scholarships at Bloomsburg University, which are awarded by various departments based on specific criteria determined by the donors. Our online scholarship application is available for incoming, as well as current students. The application will match the applicant to as many Bloomsburg University scholarships as they're eligible for.

Examples of items students are evaluated on include GPA, SAT/ACT score, major, extracurricular activities, and hometown. Some scholarships have financial need criteria, and we recommend that you submit your completed FAFSA as early as possible each year.

Scholarship Opportunities

>> Incoming Students: Should apply by January 15th for priority consideration.  The application deadline is April 1st. Contact Sean Stout, assistant director of admissions, at sstout@bloomu.edu or 570-389-5116 for more information.

>> Current BU Students: The scholarship application period for the 2019-20 academic year opens Jan. 1, 2019. Deadline for currently enrolled students is March 1, 2019. Contact Amanda Kern, administrative assistant, at akern@bloomu.edu or 570-389-4297 for more information.

>> ROTC Students: Both the Army and Air Force ROTC programs offer financial aid opportunities. For more information, please contact either the Army ROTC Instructor Group at 570-577-1013/1246 or the Air Force ROTC Office 570-389-2196.

>> Miscellaneous Scholarships There are many outside or off campus scholarship opportunities available to students. We encourage you to search each year you are attending school for potential free money! Places to search include:

  • You and/or your parents employers
  • High school guidance/counseling offices
  • Religious, civic or community organizations you may belong to
  • Online scholarship websites (fastweb.com)

Already received an outside scholarship or award? Don’t forget to report it to us in the financial aid office.

Students who are awarded a scholarship will receive an award notification and the scholarship will be posted to the student's financial aid record. Scholarship recipients are encouraged to review the renewal criteria for the award.

Be sure to avoid scholarship scams! Never pay for a scholarship! Learn more about ways to protect yourself and identity.

 

Professional Experience Grants

Tools for the future

Hakeem Thomas took advantage of the biggest opportunity of his life — one he hopes leads to a career in cyber security — last summer. Thomas put his resume and networking skills to the test at the Student Veterans of America National Conference in Orlando, Fla. More than 200 companies were interviewing veterans.

He met with recruiters from Northrop Grumman, a leading global security company, and was offered an internship. Through the Professional U initiative, Thomas learned of Professional Experience Grants, created through donor support to help students obtain the funds they need for internships, study abroad, undergraduate research and other professional experiences.

“If this support wasn’t available, I would've missed out on this life-changing opportunity,” Thomas says.