Scholarship Application Process

Who Should Apply?
All students who have taken classes at CBU for at least 1 semester should apply. Undergraduate, graduate, doctorate, and international students should apply.

When to Apply?
Scholarship applications for the 2023-2024 academic year will open Wednesday, February 15, 2023, and close at midnight on Sunday, April 16, 2023.

Donor-funded scholarships for the 2022-2023 academic year have already been awarded.

How to Apply?
While it is not required, we highly recommend that you complete your FAFSA.

If you have trouble logging into Academic Works, the awards management system, you might need to register for classes in the Fall 2023 semester before you can log in. Email if you have any login problems.

Steps to Apply:

    1. Go to CBU’s Academic Works sign-in page:
    2. Log in using these login credentials:
         Username: your student ID
         Password: your Lancermail password
    3. Complete the General Application.
      When you submit your General Application, the system will automatically determine whether you are eligible for most of our scholarships. These tend to be scholarships with simple criteria (e.g. GPA must be greater than or equal to 3.0).
    4. Complete any additional questions.
      Some scholarships’ eligibility criteria require additional information that isn’t asked on the General Application (e.g. student must have the intent to start a business after graduation). You will need to complete these scholarship questions to finish your application for them.
    5. Complete your General Application and any other scholarship questions by midnight on April 16, 2023.

What Happens Next?
Scholarships will be reviewed in May and June. UA will announce scholarship awards in July by sending an email to your Lancermail account. Once all awards have been made, all applicants will be notified via email.

How Do I Get Help?
If you have any questions, please contact:
Joy Luna
Coordinator of Donor Stewardship


I was awarded a scholarship last year. Do I need to apply again this year?
Yes. We will not be able to determine whether you are still eligible this year if you do not submit an application.

Will you still consider me for a scholarship if I start but do not finish my application?
No. Only completed applications will be considered.

Can I start my application, save it, and finish it later?
Yes, but students often forget to finish it. We recommend completing the application in one sitting so that you do not forget to finish it.