Scholarships


Scholarship Application

Bloomsburg University students no longer need to scroll through a long list of scholarships and complete multiple paper applications that need to be turned into each department.

Instead complete ONE application to automatically apply to multiple scholarships. Students can find the application instructions on the scholarship website’s main page before logging in.

Each scholarship displays a spreadsheet of eligible applicants including their answers from the scholarship application and data imported from MyHusky. Committee members sort and rank applicants and select recipients online.

The financial aid office and BU Foundation, Inc., will view the selected recipients online. The scholarship awards are posted to student’s financial aid records, and the students receive an email notification of the award.

Scholarship Application Deadlines

  • New applicants to BU (incoming freshmen or transfers for Fall 2018) should apply before Jan. 15, 2018, for priority consideration.  Contact Jose Mojica, assistant director of admissions, at jmojica@bloomu.edu or 570-389-4316 for more information.
  • For current BU students, the scholarship application period for the 2018-19 academic year opens Dec. 1, 2017. Deadline for currently enrolled students is March 1, 2018.  Contact Amanda Kern, administrative assistant, at akern@bloomu.edu or 570-389-4297 for more information.

BU scholarships primarily target incoming and current full-time students. Unlike other aid programs, academic credentials and extracurricular are also considered. 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.

 

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.