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BSU Scholarships


Bowie State University offers an array of scholarships – each with its own set criteria for consideration. Please note that all students must complete the FAFSA to be considered for any type of financial aid.

Merit-based Scholarships

New students are automatically considered for merit-based and BSU Assist awards based on the SAT/ACT scores and GPA provided on admissions applications.


  • Available to new and returning full-time undergraduate students
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Amount: up to $3,000

Transfer Students

  • Available to full-time transfer students pursuing their first bachelor's degree
  • Minimum 2.8 GPA
  • Minimum 24 transferable credits
  • Must complete FAFSA by March 1 for the award year
  • Amount: up to $4,000

Honors Program

  • Eligible to full-time, first-time, first semester freshmen
  • Minimum GPA of 3.5, SAT reading and math score of 1200 or ACT score of 25
  • Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses increase chances of receiving scholarship
  • Full and partial scholarships available

Other Awards

BSU National Alumni Association, Incorporated

BSU National Alumni Association, Prince George's County Chapter

BSU Institutional

BSU Assist

  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Award amounts based on classification:
    • Senior - Up to $1,500
    • Junior - Up to $1,200
    • Sophomore - Up to $1,100

BSU Associate of Arts in Teaching

  • Available to full-time transfer students from a community college with an Associate of Arts in Teaching degree
  • For all U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens
  • Amount: up to $2,000

Conroy Scholarship

  • Available to new and returning students who are either the children, stepchildren, or the surviving spouse of a US Armed Forces member who has suffered a service connected 100% disability;
  • Or, a student veteran who has suffered a service connected 25% (or more) disability as a result of military service and has exhausted all education benefits;
  • Or, the son, daughter, stepchild or surviving spouse of a family member killed as a result of military service in the United States armed forces;
  • Or, a victim of the September 11, 2001 attacks;
  • Or, the children, stepchildren or surviving spouse of a state or local public safety employee or volunteer who was killed or 100 percent disabled in the line of duty.
  • Award amount can be up to tuition and fee costs.
  • Apply for the Conroy Scholarship (pdf)

Golden Flame Scholarship

  • Available to full time graduate students who are US citizens
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Award $1000-$2000, based on GPA and availability of funds

Note: Scholarships are not available for the summer semesters and all awards are contingent upon fund availability.