Apply Francisco Bay University Scholarship 2024

Welcome to the San Francisco Bay University’s Scholarship Series, where we dive deep into the hows and whys of scholarships and the opportunities they present. For instance, one question a student will be able to answer by the end of our series is how to get a computer science scholarship at a university in the USA! But more than telling you how to apply for it, we are going to advise you on the best ways to prepare. How will you stand out amongst your peers?

Did you know that over 1.7 million scholarships are awarded each year? At SFBU, we are proud to be among the number of colleges and universities that help students get the funds they need to get a higher education. Scholarships come in all shapes and sizes. But before we get into the nuts and bolts of applying for a scholarship, let’s talk about how you should prepare.

1. Get that University Scholarship by Staying Organized

You are getting ready to make one of the biggest decisions in your life: going to college or university. You may be asking yourself, “If I want to get a computer science scholarship, how do I do it?” We use computer science as our example in this article, but you can apply for an SFBU scholarship in many of our programs. Still, before you do, it is important to always stay organized and don’t let your nerves get the best of you.

Yes, when you apply for a scholarship, you are doing so in conjunction with many other applicants. But don’t worry. Stay calm and focused and properly organize and prepare your materials. Staying organized is the key to putting your scholarship application together. You will be asked to prepare multiple documents for submission and verification. And since you are competing with other applicants, staying organized keeps you ahead of the game.

Whether it be your transcripts, or personal statements, everything must be well organized and ready for submission. Remember to have a comprehensive list at the ready with your volunteer involvement, extracurricular activities, and transcripts included. Consider creating a calendar with all your scholarship deadlines. Or you can rely on an app like Microsoft To Do, which will help you stay organized and on top of your required tasks.

2. What Should You Put in Your Scholarship Statement?

Your personal scholarship statement represents one of the most important aspects of your application process. It’s vital that you spend some time thinking about how to write your personal statement. You’ve got to do it in such a way that it properly expresses who you are and why you deserve the scholarship for which you apply.

A personal statement should also be well structured and written in a way that will make you stand out. It should paint a positive picture of you as a person, student, and potential scholarship recipient. Approach how you share this information from a storytelling perspective. Here are just a few questions to consider as you assess your personal statement:

  • What are your strongest personality traits?
  • Do you have attributes, qualities, skills, or talents that set you apart from other applicants?
  • Can you provide a list of what you consider major life accomplishments?
  • Why did you choose your area of study and what are your career goals?
  • How will the scholarship help you achieve your goals?

Also, consider breaking your personal statement into several manageable segments. Start with an introduction that grabs your reader’s attention. You can include family background or circumstances that impact your need for financial assistance here. Then construct the body of your statement out of a paragraph or two, discussing the bullet points above. Finally, create a conclusion and consider it your last chance to impress and persuade those on the Scholarship Committee.

3. When Should You Apply for a University Scholarship for Computer Science or Other Programs?

You’ve heard the saying: The early bird gets the worm. Only in this case, the worm happens to be a significant chunk of free money to help get you through your studies. Many scholarship winners will attest to the fact that an early application was critical to their success.

It is important to be aware of the timelines involved in a scholarship application process. At SFBU, we operate on a trimester system, thus, an early application is as soon as the application window is open. For example, SFBU opened our spring applications on April 5th, and the deadline to submit the application is Oct 15th. As such, students who want to make the best impression first should have their scholarship applications ready on or shortly after April 5th. So, if yours isn’t already in, get it in now!

Scholarships of all varieties are not infinite. Universities in California – and elsewhere – have a specific amount of scholarship funding available. That way, the earlier you apply, the more likely you’ll be to receive the scholarship award you want.

4. Specific Steps Involved with Applying for an SFBU Scholarship

At SFBU, we offer several scholarships. They include:

  • President’s Scholarship for California Community College (CCC) Transfer Students (Bachelors)
  • President’s Scholarship – Bachelor’s Degree (100% Tuition)
  • President’s Scholarship – Master’s Degree (100% Tuition)
  • Housing Scholarship (100% Tuition + Free University Housing)

To learn more about each of these scholarships, simply visit the scholarships and grants section of our website. Applying for a scholarship has three steps since the application is integrated with the application for admission. Applicants don’t need to apply separately or after they have been admitted. We combine the process.

The steps are easy:

  • Select the scholarship option you want to apply for when you complete your online application.
  • Then you will need to upload your scholarship personal statement.
  • The Scholarship Committee will review your application and you will be notified.

It really is as simple as that. There are no complicated steps or tough hoops to jump through. San Francisco Bay University is proud to provide 100% tuition assistance scholarships for students in the United States and around the world.

Applying for a scholarship is as easy as

Select the Scholarship Option in your online application

  • Upload your
  • Scholarship Statement

Receive a decision after the Scholarship Committee reviews your eligibility

Housing Scholarship

San Francisco Bay University grants a scholarship awarding free SFBU-owned housing (two consecutive trimesters) to approved qualified Presidential Scholarship recipients in the bachelor’s degree programs.

Minimum Eligibility for Consideration:
  • Standard admission requirements and satisfaction of minimum requirements of the Presidential Scholarship applicable to the program for which the applicant is applying; PLUS satisfaction of the following criteria:
    • Minimum cumulative grade point average 3.50 on a 4.00 scale.
      • Freshmen applicants (Bachelor’s): High school CGPA
      • Transfer applicants (Bachelor’s) (30 or more transferable units): College level CGPA
    • Minimum English proficiency score (for non-native English speakers) on any of the following:
      • TOEFL – 80 (iBT)
      • TOEFL Essentials – 8.5 band
      • IELTS (Academic) – 6.5 band
      • PTE Academic – 64
      • iTEP Academic – 4.2
      • English proficiency requirement met based on the standard admissions requirements.
  • The housing scholarship may be limited in number, available on a first-come-first-serve basis, and is subject to continued availability of housing. Minimum eligibility does not guarantee a scholarship. The university reserves the right to deny an application for any reason.
Terms:
  • All terms applicable to the relevant Presidential Scholarship (Bachelor’s) apply. If a student with a Presidential Scholarship fails to adhere to its terms, the student’s Housing Scholarship will be rescinded.
  • Housing is limited and thus, the housing scholarship is contingent on the housing availability and a spot is not guaranteed until it is confirmed by the Housing department.
  • Once granted, the Housing Scholarship is only available for a period of two consecutive trimesters, beginning in the trimester during which a student commences the student’s course of study. In the event the student does not enroll in classes in any of the subsequent consecutive trimesters or takes a trimester break, the university shall have the right, but not the obligation, to extend the Housing Scholarship such that the student receives the scholarship for two full non-consecutive trimesters. The university’s right may be exercised in the university’s sole discretion.
  • A student granted a Housing Scholarship will be expected to share living facilities with other students and shall have no discretion as to who is housed with them. A student is not guaranteed his or her own room and, depending on the demand for housing, may be required to share a room with another student. The university reserves the right to assign roommates.
  • At the university’s sole discretion, a student who has been granted a Housing Scholarship may be moved and relocated to a different residence at any time, which may be of a different size, location, and arrangement from the student’s prior residence.
  • The scholarship is valid for housing payments only. The scholarship has no cash value. Any unused portion of housing payments will be forfeited.
  • While living in university housing, students must abide by all SFBU Housing Regulations, Rules and Policies. Failure in this regard may result in a loss of the Housing Scholarship and a forfeiture of housing eligibility.
  • The United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) generally treats scholarships in excess of the cost of tuition, such as scholarships for housing, as taxable income. Students receiving the Housing Scholarship are advised to discuss any potential tax implications with their tax professional. SFBU will comply with all IRS rules and regulations, including with respect to tax withholding and end-of-year tax reporting.

President’s Scholarship for California Community College (CCC) Transfer Students (Bachelors)

San Francisco Bay University grants a full tuition scholarship to approved qualified transfer applicants who have completed their Associate degree or have up to 60 transferable credits from a California Community College (CCC).

Note: Qualified CCC transfer students with less than 60 transferable credits can apply for other scholarships and grants available for bachelor students.

Minimum Eligibility for Consideration:
  • Applicants must be applying for a bachelor’s degree in computer science (BSCS) or business administration (BSBA).
  • Standard admission requirements; PLUS
    • Earned an associate degree or a minimum of 60 transferable credits at a California community college. Transferable credits must be counted towards bachelor’s degree requirement.
    • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale (college level CGPA).
    • Personal Statement
  • The scholarship may be limited in number and early applications are highly encouraged. Minimum eligibility does not guarantee a scholarship. The university reserves the right to deny an application for any reason.
Terms:
  • 100% tuition scholarship, awarded as a discount on the applicable tuition price prior to the beginning of each trimester in which the student is eligible for the scholarship.
  • The continued distribution of the full tuition scholarship is contingent on ongoing progress toward the completion of the program entered and degree earned.
  • The student is required to pay fees (approximately $400 per trimester).
  • The student is required to pay for health insurance (approximately $450 per trimester) unless waived.
  • The scholarship is valid for tuition payments only. The scholarship has no cash value. Any unused tuition scholarship will be forfeited.
  • The tuition scholarship payments shall not exceed the program’s minimum total credits required for completion. Credits taken in excess of the amount required for completion will be charged at the applicable tuition rate.
  • The student is required to enroll in a minimum of 12 credits per trimester (unless eligible for a trimester break) and maintain a minimum trimester GPA of 3.0 each trimester. In addition, a minimum grade of “C” is required in all courses. Exception: if the student is a working professional and is unable to enroll in a full-time course load, a part-time course load may be approved at the discretion of the Academic Team.
  • The student’s program must be completed within 6 trimesters, excluding breaks, by students enrolled in a full-time course load. Part-time students must complete the program within 10 consecutive trimesters.
  • The student must maintain good standing with the university by upholding the university’s academic standards and integrity
  • The student is eligible to receive this scholarship only once (per degree level).
  • The student receiving this scholarship is not eligible for any other SFBU scholarships, with the exception that the student may qualify for the Outstanding Student Scholarship.
  • If the student is unable to meet any of the terms, the tuition scholarship will be rescinded.
  • The university reserves the right to rescind a scholarship if it deems the decision to be in the best interest of the university.

President’s Scholarship – Bachelor’s Degree (100% Tuition)

San Francisco Bay University grants a full tuition scholarship to approved qualified applicants in the bachelors programs.

Minimum Eligibility for Consideration:
  • Applicants must be applying for a bachelor’s degree in computer science (BSCS) or business administration (BSBA).
  • Standard admission requirements; PLUS
    • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.30 on a 4.00 scale.
      • Freshmen applicants: High School CGPA
      • Transfer applicants (30 or more transferable units): College level CGPA
    • Personal Statement.
    • Minimum English proficiency score (for non-native English speakers) on any of the following:
      • TOEFL – 78 (iBT)
      • TOEFL – Essentials – 8.0 band
      • IELTS (Academic) – 6.0 band
      • PTE Academic – 58
      • iTEP Academic – 4.0
      • English proficiency requirement met based on the standard admissions requirements
  • The scholarship may be limited in number and early applications are highly encouraged. Minimum eligibility does not guarantee a scholarship. The university reserves the right to deny an application for any reason.
Terms:
  • 100% tuition scholarship, awarded as a discount on the applicable tuition price prior to the beginning of each trimester in which the student is eligible for the scholarship.
  • The continued distribution of the full tuition scholarship is contingent on the completion of the program entered and degree earned.
  • The student is required to pay fees (approximately $400 per trimester).
  • The student is required to pay for health insurance (approximately $450 per trimester) unless waived.
  • The scholarship is valid for tuition payments only. The scholarship has no cash value. Any unused tuition scholarship will be forfeited.
  • The tuition scholarship payments shall not exceed the program’s minimum total credits required for completion. Credits taken in excess of the amount required for completion will be charged at the applicable tuition rate.
  • The student is required to enroll in a minimum of 12 credits per trimester (unless eligible for a trimester break) and maintain a minimum trimester GPA of 3.0. In addition, a minimum grade of “C” is required in all courses.
  • The student’s program must be completed within 10 trimesters, excluding breaks
  • The student must maintain good standing with the university by upholding the university’s academic standards and integrity
  • The student is eligible to receive this scholarship only once (per degree level).
  • The student receiving this scholarship is not eligible for any other SFBU scholarships, with the exception that the student may qualify for the Housing Scholarship and Outstanding Student Scholarship.
  • If the student is unable to meet any of the terms, the tuition scholarship will be rescinded.
  • The university reserves the right to rescind a scholarship if it deems the decision to be in the best interest of the university.

SFBU Grant for Domestic Students

San Francisco Bay University Grants are awarded to approved qualified domestic applicants in the bachelor’s degree programs.

Minimum Eligibility for Consideration:
  • Applicants must be applying for a bachelor’s degree in computer science (BSCS) or business administration (BSBA).
  • Standard admissions requirements for the relevant bachelor’s degree program.
  • The grant is limited to a cumulative total of 100 students per calendar year across all bachelor’s degree programs.
Terms:
  • 75% tuition grant, awarded as a discount on the applicable tuition price prior to the beginning of each trimester in which the student is eligible for the grant.
  • The continued distribution of the 75% tuition grant is contingent on ongoing progress toward the completion of the program entered and the degree earned.
  • The student is required to pay fees (approximately $400 per trimester).
  • The student is required to pay for health insurance (approximately $450 per trimester) unless waived.
  • The grant is valid for tuition payments only. The grant has no cash value. Any unused grant will be forfeited.
  • The grant shall not exceed the program’s minimum total credits required for completion. Credits taken in excess of the amount required for completion will be charged at the applicable tuition rate.
  • The student is required to enroll in a minimum of 12 credits per trimester (unless eligible for a trimester break) and maintain a minimum trimester GPA of 2.0. In addition, a passing grade is required in all courses.
  • The student’s program must be completed within 10 trimesters, excluding breaks. The student must maintain good standing with the university by upholding the university’s academic standards and integrity.
  • The student is eligible to receive this grant only once (per degree level). Exception: this requirement does not apply to U.S. domestic students.
  • The student receiving this grant is not eligible for any other SFBU scholarships, with the exception that the student may qualify for the Outstanding Student Scholarship.
  • If the student is unable to meet any of these requirements, the grant will be rescinded.
  • The university reserves the right to rescind a grant if it deems the decision to be in the best interest of the university.

SFBU Grant for International Students

San Francisco Bay University Grants are awarded to approved qualified international (F-1 and other non-F1) applicants in the bachelor’s degree programs.

Minimum Eligibility for Consideration:
  • Applicants must be applying for a bachelor’s degree in computer science (BSCS) or business administration (BSBA)
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 – 3.29 on a 4.00 scale.
  • Other standard admissions requirements for the relevant bachelor’s degree program.
  • The grant is limited to a cumulative total of 100 students per calendar year across all bachelor’s degree programs.
Terms:
  • 75% tuition grant, awarded as a discount on the applicable tuition price prior to the beginning of each trimester in which the student is eligible for the grant.
  • The continued distribution of the 75% tuition grant is contingent on ongoing progress toward the completion of the program entered and the degree earned.
  • The student is required to pay fees (approximately $400 per trimester).
  • The student is required to pay for health insurance (approximately $450 per trimester) unless waived.
  • The grant is valid for tuition payments only. The grant has no cash value. Any unused grant will be forfeited.
  • The grant shall not exceed the program’s minimum total credits required for completion. Credits taken in excess of the amount required for completion will be charged at the applicable tuition rate.
  • The student is required to enroll in a minimum of 12 credits per trimester (unless eligible for a trimester break) and maintain a minimum trimester GPA of 2.5. In addition, a passing grade is required in all courses.
  • The student’s program must be completed within 10 trimesters, excluding breaks, The student must maintain good standing with the university by upholding the university’s academic standards and integrity.
  • The student is eligible to receive this grant only once (per degree level).
  • The student receiving this grant is not eligible for any other SFBU scholarships, with the exception that the student may qualify for the Outstanding Student Scholarship.
  • If the student is unable to meet any of these requirements, the grant will be rescinded.
  • The university reserves the right to rescind a grant if it deems the decision to be in the best interest of the university.

Check Also

Win iPhone 14 Pro Max: Unveiling the Ultimate Giveaway!

Are you itching to get your hands on the latest and most sophisticated iPhone 14 …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *