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 awards are applied to tuition, fees and/or room and board cost only. These awards cannot be refunded.)
see the Endowed and Annual page
Bethune-Cookman University recognizes outstanding achievement in prospective students by offering a range of scholarship programs. Bethune-Cookman also recognizes our enrolled students by rewarding continued 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. Awards are made on an "as long as available" basis. Please apply for admission well before February 1 to be considered since there are a limited number of scholarships.
The Academic Scholarships that the University provides are:
- Presidential Scholarship (First-time Freshmen Student)
- Excelsior Scholarship Level 1 - First-time Freshmen
- Excelsior Scholarship Level 2 – First-time Freshmen
- Wildcat Grant Level 1 (First-time Freshmen)
- Wildcat Grant Level 2 (First-time Freshmen)
- Academic Merit (Returning Students Only)
B-CU Online Scholarship Application Process
The Bethune-Cookman University Scholarship Online Application allows you to apply for Endowed, Annual, and Academic scholarships. The application is available from November-March 24th annually. Incomplete applications are not considered.
To apply, please visit the Bethune-Cookman University Scholarship Online Application
For consideration applicants must:
1. Be accepted and/or enrolled at the University as a full-time student.
2. Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the years of applying for scholarships.
A complete FAFSA would include:
1. Apply for your Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID at (https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/
2. Apply for financial aid at (www.fafsa.gov) by March 24th. Selecting the IRS Data Retrieval Tool speeds up the completion of the FAFSA.
3. If selected, submission of all verification documents by March 24th. Forms can be completed on Dynamic Forms.
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 based on available funding and are not guaranteed.
- B-CU Scholarships are generally awarded for the fall and/or spring semesters only.
Please Note: Dual-enrolled, transient students, Presidential Scholars, Excelsior Scholars, Bethune-Cookman University employees and/or their dependents may not apply for Bethune-Cookman University Institutional Scholarships.