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 2021-2022 academic year will open towards in the early Spring semester, 2021. Once open, the application deadline will be midnight on April 30, 2021.

Donor-funded scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year have already been awarded.


How to Apply?

While it is not required, we highly recommend that you complete your FAFSA.

Once the applications are open, you will need to register for classes in the Fall 2021 semester. Otherwise, you will not be able to login to Academic Works, the awards management system.

Steps to Apply:

  1. Go to CBU’s Academic Works sign-in page:
  2. Login using with 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 scholarships’ questions to finish your application for them.
  5. Complete your General Application and any other scholarship questions by midnight on April 30, 2021.

What Happens Next?
Scholarships will be reviewed in May. UA will announce scholarship awards in June by sending an email to your Lancermail account. We try to notify all students when all awards have been given by mid-July.

How Do I Get Help?
If you have any questions, please contact:
Jordan Martinez
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.