Scholarship Application

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

A student's major, extracurricular activities, grade point average, and city are examples of items evaluated. Some scholarships have financial need criteria, and we recommend that you submit your completed FAFSA as early as possible each year.

Additional Scholarship Information

  • New applicants to BU (incoming new students for Fall 2019) should apply by April 1st for priority consideration.  Contact Sean Stout, assistant director of admissions, at or 570-389-5116 for more information.
  • For 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 or 570-389-4297 for more information.
  • 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 from various off-campus sources are available. Questions regarding miscellaneous scholarships should be directed to the particular organization. Students are reminded that any monies received must be reported to the Office of Financial Aid.

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.


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.