Basic Requirements | Important Dates and Deadlines | Types of Scholarships | Credit Hour Requirements | Concurrent Enrollment | Appeals and Special Circumstances | Award and Status Information | Other Questions
What are the requirements to receive a scholarship?
The requirements vary for all scholarships. Most are academic and/or need-based.
Visit our website at http://www.bhsu.edu/scholarships and use the searchable database for descriptions.
Do I need to be admitted to apply for scholarships?
No. However, for priority consideration we strongly encourage you to have completed the application process.
How do I apply for scholarships?
To access the application go to http://www.bhsu.edu/scholarships and choose the New Student Scholarship Application or the Current BHSU Student Scholarship Application.
When are the deadlines to apply for BHSU scholarships?
December 21st is the priority deadline for new and transfer students.
February 1st is the priority deadline for continuing students.
Any application submitted after these dates may be placed on a waiting list. Please note that scholarships are awarded a year in advance, so be sure to apply early.
What types of scholarships do you offer?
There are several types of scholarships offered at BHSU. Click here to view BHSU scholarships and use the searchable database for names and descriptions.
Can I receive outside scholarships along with a scholarship from BHSU?
Yes, you may receive outside scholarships. However, if you are applying for Federal Aid, scholarships will be counted as a resource.
What scholarships do you have available for Non-Residents?
Buzz Bonus scholarships are available for new students only. Other scholarships available are outside scholarships, and Privately Funded. For more information on tuition and fees, click here.
What outside scholarships are available?
Please visit our Outside Scholarships page for more information. DISCLAIMER: BHSU does not affiliate with or endorse any third-party scholarship website. Please exercise caution when pursuing any outside scholarships. Be careful what information you supply to websites. When in doubt, don't supply any personal information.
Are there scholarships available for graduate students?
Generally, graduate students who have previously earned a bachelor's degree are NOT eligible to apply for BHSU scholarships, however there may be some outside scholarship resources available. http://www.studentaid.ed.gov/ is also a resource available for outside scholarship searches (go to 'More Info & Resources' -> 'Scholarship Search'). DISCLAIMER: BHSU does not affiliate with or endorse any third-party scholarship website. Please exercise caution when pursuing any outside scholarships. Be careful what information you supply to websites. When in doubt, don't supply any personal information.
Do you have scholarships available for students with disabilities?
You will need to contact the Disabilities Services Center on campus for more information. The Disabilities Services Center may have private money or information on applying for off-campus scholarships.
Do I have to be attending full-time to apply for scholarships?
No, you can apply without being full-time. However, if you are awarded a scholarship, you will need to attend full-time (minimum 12 credit hours).
Do you have any scholarships for part-time students?
No, but there may be a few Privately Funded Scholarships.
How many credit hours am I required to take?
12 BHSU credit hours is the minimum. Some scholarships require more.
It is my last semester and I don’t have 12 credit hours to take. Can I still receive my scholarship?
All special circumstances should be directed in writing to the BHSU Foundation Scholarship Coordinator, Kanda Guthmiller at Kanda.Guthmiller@bhsu.edu
If I have taken concurrent (dual) enrollment classes in high school, will I be considered a continuing student?
If you have not graduated from high school, you will be considered a new student for scholarship purposes.
If I am taking concurrent (dual) enrollment through BHSU, do I still need to be admitted?
Yes, you will need to apply as a degree-seeking student by using the application found at: www.BHSU.edu/Apply. Please provide all necessary supporting documents.
Is there a probation period for scholarships?
No, if you fail to complete the requirements at the end of the semester, your scholarship will be canceled.
If I withdraw from my classes will I have to pay back the scholarship?
If you withdraw during the 100% refund period, the scholarship will be taken back and you will not have to repay it. If you withdraw after the 100% refund period, you may have to pay a portion of the scholarship back or any refund you may get would go back to the scholarship account.
Did you receive my scholarship application?
You should receive an email confirmation if your application was successfully submitted.
How can I tell if I have been awarded a scholarship?
You should receive an email or a letter if you are awarded.
Can I accept my scholarship online?
Yes. New students can accept their scholarships online by clicking here and filling out the form.
Returning students need to follow the directions from their college.
How much can I receive from a scholarship?
The amount can vary anywhere from partial to full tuition, unless otherwise indicated. If a student is offered more than one award, it may be necessary to indicate a preference. Combined award amounts may not exceed actual cost of attendance.
Contact Kanda Guthmiller, BHSU Foundation Scholarship Coordinator at 605-642-6335 The Joy Center 1351 St. Joe. Kanda.Guthmiller@bhsu.edu