A scholarship is a type of financial assistance that does not have to be repaid. Funds are provided through the institution, civic and religious organizations, professional groups, foundations, corporations, and cultural groups. Scholarships are based on academic excellence, personal skills, family affiliations, athletic ability, financial need, or other factors.
- Institutional Scholarships - Students who wish to be considered for all institutional scholarships for which they are eligible may simply complete the General Scholarship Application. This application is reviewed by departments and committees, and students are notified if they are selected. Please note that unweighted GPAs are used in determining eligibility for freshman applicants. Deadline for priority consideration is February 1st. To view a complete listing of institutional scholarships, please see Cameron University Scholarships.
- Non-institutional Scholarships - In addition to the General Scholarship Application, we encourage you to apply for as many non-institutional scholarships as you can find. It's free money! Consider the following sources as you begin your search:
- Foundations, religious or community organizations, local businesses, or civic groups
- Organizations and professional associations related to your field of interest
- Your/your parents' employers
- Ethnicity-based organizations
- A high school or TRIO counselor
Search online, but be careful; make sure scholarship information or offers are legitimate. Remember, you should never have to pay to find scholarships or other financial aid.
Be sure to check out the list of available local scholarships and scholarship search engines.