Berkeley College Foundation Scholarship Guidelines

Scholarship recipients are chosen based on academic achievement, demonstration of financial need, and the applicant’s future goals and plans to achieve them. Each award is intended to cover a portion of tuition costs. Scholarships are open to incoming high school students and adult/transfer students.

Scholarship Amounts

Associate’s degree students: $3,000 ($750/semester, not to exceed four semesters)

Bachelor’s degree students: $6,000 ($750/semester, not to exceed eight semesters)

Selection Process

The Berkeley College Foundation Awards Committee will review all applications and select the scholarship recipients. Berkeley College Foundation (BCF) scholarships will be awarded to a total of eight students: four high school applicants and four adult/transfer applicants. Of those eight students, five bachelor’s degree scholarships and three associate’s degree scholarships will be awarded. (In the event a recipient declines the scholarship, an alternate will be chosen.) Scholarship recipients will be notified via email and phone.

Application Deadline for Fall 2018 Semester

Monday, July 30, 2018

How to Apply

• Review the eligibility criteria below

Complete the Scholarship Application

• Attach your essay. The essay should focus on your goals and how the BCF Scholarship will assist you in meeting those goals. The essay should be approximately two to three paragraphs in length.

Eligibility Criteria – High School Applicants

Applicants must:

• Apply and be accepted to Berkeley College (any campus) beginning in the fall 2018 semester

• Enroll in a Berkeley College undergraduate Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree program

• Have a high school cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

• Demonstrate financial need by submitting a FAFSA

Note: Berkeley College and Berkeley College Foundation employees and family members are not eligible to apply for the BCF scholarship. Applicants who selected to receive full-tuition scholarships from Berkeley College are not eligible to apply.

Eligibility Criteria – Adult/Transfer Applicants

Applicants must:

• Apply and be accepted to Berkeley College (any campus) beginning in the fall 2018 semester

• Enroll in a Berkeley College undergraduate Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree program

• Demonstrate financial need by submitting a FAFSA (must have “independent” status)

Note: Berkeley College and Berkeley College Foundation employees and family members are not eligible to apply for the BCF scholarship. Applicants who selected to receive full-tuition scholarships from Berkeley College are not eligible to apply.

Maintaining the BCF Scholarship

In order to retain and continue receiving the BCF Scholarship, scholarship recipients must:

• Maintain a Berkeley College cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher each award year

• Maintain full-time, continuous enrollment

Berkeley College Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.