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Scholarships

Here are the basics that you need to know about Scholarships before deciding whether this is a Financial Assistance option you would like to pursue:

This page provides information about CBU Scholarships and State Scholarships.

CBU MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS

CBU offers academic scholarships ranging from $7,000 to $15,000 based on a student’s academic success in his or her high school and college (if applicable).  There is no separate application necessary for the CBU Merit Based Scholarships.  Students are considered for scholarship upon completing an application—this includes submitting all transcripts, scores, an essay and a letter of recommendation. 

Scholarship Amount Renewable Criteria
Trustee Scholarship Full Tuition & Fees 2.75 GPA
Leadership Scholarship  Full Tuition & Fees 2.75 GPA
Maurelian Scholarship $14,000-$15,000 2.75 GPA
Presidential Scholarship $13,000-$14,000 2.75 GPA
Dean's Scholarship $12,000-$13,000 2.75 GPA
University Scholarship $11,000-$12,000 2.0 GPA
Lasallian Scholarship $9,000-$10,000 2.0 GPA

Find out what you qualify for with our net price calculator.

Eligibility

All full-time traditional undergraduate freshmen

Criteria
Scholarships and awards vary depending on cumulative high school GPA and admission test score of the ACT or SAT. 

ACT HS GPA
2.75-3.74
HS GPA 3.75
and Above
28 & Above $14,000.00 $15,000.00
26-27  $13,000.00 $14,000.00
25 $12,000.00 $13,000.00
22-24 $11,000.00 $12,000.00
21 $9,000.00 $10,000.00

*Admitted students who do not meet the above criteria may still be considered for other merit scholarships. 

Application Process

These scholarships are awarded once a student is accepted for admission.

Renewable Criteria
Remain a full-time student residing on campus with the required grade point average listed above for the specific scholarship 

ENGINEERING AWARD

CBU awards academic awards to high achieving engineering majors.

Amount
$2,000

Eligibility
All full-time traditional undergraduate freshmen

Criteria

Application Process
Apply for admission

Renewable Criteria
Remain a full-time student in good standing

ALUMNI LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP

CBU automatically awards the Alumni Legacy Scholarship to children of CBU alumni.

Amount
$1,000

Eligibility
All full-time traditional undergraduate freshmen

Criteria
Children of all Bachelor's and Master's degree graduates of CBU

Application Process
Apply for admission

Renewable Criteria:
Remain a full-time student in good standing.

TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP

The Trustee Scholarship is the most prestigious academic scholarship available at CBU. This merit-based scholarship benefits outstanding students for academic performance.

Amount

Eligibility
All full-time undergraduate freshmen living in campus housing

Criteria
A minimum high school cumulative GPA of 3.6 and ACT of 27 or SAT of 1210 (CR+M)

Application Process 

Renewable Criteria
Remain a full-time student residing on campus in good standing with a 2.75 college cumulative GPA   

THE LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM (LSP)

The Leadership Scholarship Program is a leadership based scholarship awarded to two students each year for outstanding leadership and service in his or her community.  Recipients of this scholarship will receive support from Student Life in developing a New Student Organization that can have a lasting impact on the university.

Amount

Eligibility
All full-time undergraduate freshmen living in campus housing

Criteria
A minimum high school cumulative GPA of 3.0 and ACT of 21 or SAT of 980 (CR+M)

Application Process

Renewable Criteria
Remain a full-time student residing on campus in good standing with a 2.75 college cumulative GPA.
Develop a new student group with the support of Student Life. 


CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP

CBU automatically awards this scholarship to graduates of a Catholic high school.

Amount
$1000

Eligibility
All full-time traditional undergraduate freshmen

Criteria
Graduates of U.S. Catholic high schools

Application Process
Apply for admission

Renewable Criteria
Remain a full-time student residing on campus in good standing


MISSISSIPPI RESIDENT SCHOLARSHIP

CBU automatically awards this scholarship to incoming freshmen who reside in the State of Mississippi.

Amount
$2,000

Eligibility
All full-time traditional undergraduate freshmen whose permanent residence is in the State of Mississippi.

Application Process
Apply for admission

Renewable Criteria
Remain a full-time student in good standing

ARKANSAS RESIDENT SCHOLARSHIP

CBU automatically awards this scholarship to incoming freshmen who reside in the State of Arkansas.
 
Amount
We match the Arkansas Lottery Scholarship for Arkansas Residents.
 
Eligibility
All full-time traditional undergraduate freshmen whose permanent residence is in the State of Arkansas.
 
Application Process
Apply for admission
 
Renewable Criteria
Remain a full-time student in good standing

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GADOMSKI TRIANGLE SCHOLARSHIP

Annually, CBU and Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity provide a number of Triangle Scholarship Awards for high school seniors who have applied and been accepted to CBU. The awards are designed to encourage academic excellence, foster leadership skills, and enhance the personal development of deserving students in pursuit of their college degrees. Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity invites your application for consideration.

Established by his father, Richard T. Gadomski, this award remembers Gregory Raymond Gadomski, who was initiated as the 70th member of the Pi-Epsilon chapter of TKE on November 20, 1982. As an undergraduate, Greg was an active member of his chapter, serving as a Big Brother to another member, serving on Chapter committees, and planning the Chapter’s annual formal. Greg is remembered by those who knew him as "a kind soul and a good friend" and as being the type of person who was "never ever boring." Greg was recognized by CBU as the recipient of the Distinguished Young Alumnus Award in 1995. This scholarship is given in memory of Greg's love for TKE and CBU. It will recognize one or more incoming students who have demonstrated outstanding achievements in all areas of involvement.

Amount
Awards vary from year to year depending on the applicant pool and availability of funds. Awards can range from $500 to $1000. All awards are made possible through contributions to the Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity-Gregory Raymond Gadomski Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund.

Application Process

Deadline
The application needs to be received or postmarked by March 15, 2014.

Renewable Criteria
Triangle scholarships are one time awards applied toward CBU tuition and fees.

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STATE SCHOLARSHIPS

TENNESSEE HOPE SCHOLARSHIP (TELS)
TELS recipients may transfer without a break in enrollment from an eligible postsecondary institution to CBU and remain eligible.  Students must transfer the TELS award through the Student Financial Aid Portal prior to the transfer dates indicated below by institution type.  A transfer request will not be accepted by a phone call from the student. For complete transfer information please visit www.tn.gov/CollegePays/mon_college/lottery_scholars.htm.  

Transfer dates for two-year and four-year institutions are as follows:

Please complete and submit the Verification Opt-Out Form if you wish to only receive the Hope Scholarship. Submitting this form waives the Verification requirement for financial aid. By signing and submitting this form students will not receive any Federal or State Financial Aid except for the Hope Scholarship and/or Hope Merit Supplement.

• HOPE Scholarship Award Information and Information on maintaining HOPE

• Information on appealing, or regaining your Tennessee HOPE Scholarship 

• Change of Enrollment Status
If a student drops from full-time to part-time within a semester without prior approval they may lose TELS eligibility. A student should submit a TELS Request for Change of Enrollment Status to the Financial Assistance Office for approval before dropping to part-time. If a student fails to obtain prior approval, or if request for prior approval is denied and the student drops to part-time anyway, the TELS award for that semester will be prorated and the student will not be eligible for TELS in any subsequent semester.

• Request for Leave of Absence
If a student does not maintain continuous enrollment, defined as enrollment in both fall and spring semesters of an academic year, they may lose TELS eligibility. Exceptions may be made if the student is granted a Leave of Absence for certain documented medical or personal reasons. A student must submit the TELS Leave of Absence Request to the Financial Aid Office to obtain approval.

Tennessee HOPE Scholarship: Non-traditional Component
The non-traditional student must be a Tennessee resident, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and be enrolled at an eligible postsecondary institution. In addition, the student must:

If you believe you meet these requirements, please submit the Non-Traditional HOPE Scholarship Request Form to the CBU Financial Assistance Office.

Are you a Hope Scholarship recipient and thinking about taking Summer classes at another institution?
Students may choose to take classes at another institution and still receive their HOPE Scholarship from CBU, if otherwise eligible.

Visit the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation's website for information on HOPE scholarship programs, application procedures, and deadlines.

TENNESSEE HOPE GENERAL ASSEMBLY MERIT SCHOLARSHIP
The Tennesse HOPE General Assemply Scholarship is available to students who have at least a 3.75 high school GPA AND a 29 ACT (1280 SAT).

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