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Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

Applicants are eligible if they:

• Submit a completed application for their scholarship by the July 1, 2020 deadline.

• Will be newly admitted, full-time students in their first quarter/semester of a new degree program (for the New Student Scholarship), or readmitted students or students continuing into their second or later quarter/semester of study (for the Returning Student Scholarship).

• Are degree-seeking and officially admitted to a program at a regionally-accredited, degree-granting institution by an official admissions offer from the Admissions Office. (Students may apply for the Scholarship prior to knowing of their admissions status but will only be eligible if they are admitted to a qualifying degree programs.)

• Are fully or conditionally admitted. Students who are provisionally admitted are eligible for consideration, but the scholarship will not be awarded or released to provisionally admitted students until they become fully admitted students.

Scholarship Selection Criteria

 • Prerequisites for consideration requires meeting all eligibility criteria and submitting all application materials by the deadline of July 1, 2020.

• This mix of merit and need-based scholarship is reviewed by the Scholarship Committee, comprised of the USABP Board and Committee Members.

• Priority consideration is given to students who:

  1. Are historically underrepresented in higher education, as indicated on the application form.
  2. Demonstrate a commitment to advocating for diversity and inclusion among the campus and larger community, as articulated in the essay questions.

Award Notification

The USABP Scholarship Committee will notify applicants of the outcome of their application via email by August 1, 2020 for Fall 2020 consideration, and by November 15, 2020 for Spring 2021 consideration.

Award Distribution

 The New Student award is a one-time tuition-remission credit, awarded in a student’s first year and is not renewable.

• The $5,000 award will be distributed over two quarters/semesters with $2,500 awarded in Fall, and $2,500 in Spring if student is a Fall start. Similarly, the award will be distributed over two quarters/semesters if the student starts in Spring and takes classes in the Summer semester.

• The Returning Student award is a one-time tuition-remission credit, awarded in a student’s first year and is not renewable.

• The $3,000 award will be distributed over two quarters/semesters with $1,500 awarded in Fall, and $1,500 in Spring if student is a Fall start. Similarly, the award will be distributed over two quarters/semesters if the student starts in Spring and takes classes in the Summer semester.

• The President’s Award for $2000 award will be distributed in one lump sum in the Fall or Spring start quarter/semester.

Application Submission

Please review all eligibility rules and then fill out the application in its entirety by the posted deadlines to be considered. Email questions about your application to usabp@usabp.org



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