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How to Apply for BeyGOOD Foundation Homecoming Scholars Award


TheBeyGOOD Foundation Homecoming Scholars Award is a merit-based scholarship open to all incoming, accepted and returningundergraduate and graduate students at Bethune-Cookman University pursuing a degree in one of the Disciplines of Study described below. 

In order to be eligible for the $25,000 scholarship award, students must have a 3.5 GPA or above and present proof of work in their field of study such as essays, past assignments or portfolios.

Incoming students must provide school assignments that demonstrate interest in their desired field. Writing samples need not be published works.

Each student must submit a 1,000-word essay about an African or African-American thought leader in their field who has inspired them to achieve their goals (educational, professional and/or community driven). The essay must also include how they plan to contribute to history through their own life’s work.

In addition, applicants must include a one-page bio and a color head shot photograph.

Applications are accepted between May 1–May 31, 2018.

A University committee will select the final five applicants of all qualified applicants by June 30, 2018and notify the BeyGOOD Foundation of the final scholars.

The BeyGOOD Foundation will announce winning scholars via press release and social posting at the end of July. 

Bethune-Cookman University will receive the $25,000 Homecoming Scholarship Award by August 1, 2018.

Click here to apply at the Bethune-Cookman University Scholarship Site.

For more information, contact Warren Heusner, Associate Vice President, Enrollment Management, at 



Including but not limited to: African Studies, African-American Studies, Women’s Studies, Philanthropy, Social Responsibility


Including but not limited to: Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Healthcare Management, Human Resources Management, Information Systems Management, International Business, Marketing, Public Administration


Including but not limited to: Advertising, Global, Health, Intercultural, Interpersonal, Journalism, Marketing, Media and Digital Media, Public Relations


Including but not limited to: Artificial Intelligence, Bio-computation, Computer Engineering, Graphics, Human-Computer Interaction, Information, Systems, Theory, or Unspecialized.


Including but not limited to: Theater Arts, Film, Fashion Design, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Electronic Studio, Ceramics, Videography, Acting, Dancing, Video Production, Theatre Arts Administration, Theater Technology


Including but not limited to: Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Secondary Education, Educational Leadership, Masters in Education, Social Work, Special Education, Music Education


Including but not limited to all engineering subdisciplines and interdisciplinary subjects that are derived from concentrations, combinations, or extensions of the major engineering branches.


Including but not limited to: Poetry, Creative Writing, English, African American Literature, Linguistics


Including but not limited to: Composition, Music + Business, Music History, Music Education, Musical Theater, Music Therapy, Performance, Arranging, Conduction, Film Scoring, Songwriting


Including but not limited to: Astronomy, Bio-Chemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Environment Science, Human Development & Family Sciences, Human Ecology, Mathematics, Medical Laboratory Science, Neuroscience, Nutritional Sciences, Physics, Public Health, Textiles & Apparel, Pre-Med


Including but not limited to: Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, International Relations/Affairs, Ethnic Studies, Philosophy, Pre-Law, Psychology, Sociology

*If your major is not listed here, you may still be eligible to apply.

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Founded in 1904 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) today sustains her legacy of faith, scholarship and service through its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement.  B-CU offers 38 degrees on its main campus and online college. Located in Daytona Beach, B-CU is one of three private, historically black colleges in the state of Florida. The institution boasts a diverse and international faculty and student body of nearly 4,000.  For more information, visit

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