Submission date approaches for Cameron University priority scholarship consideration

The priority date for scholarship consideration at Cameron University is fast approaching. All undergraduate students are encouraged to complete the General Scholarship Application found online at by Wednesday, February 1. Cameron University awards millions of dollars in scholarships and tuition waivers annually to qualified students. In some cases more than one type of scholarship may be awarded to a single student contingent upon meeting scholarship requirements. By completing the General Scholarship Application students can be considered for multiple scholarships for which they may be eligible. Students who have not previously attended Cameron and those students who have previously attended but have not been enrolled for the two previous semesters must complete the Application for Admission prior to being considered for scholarship assistance. The CU Application for Admission is also on the web at   

“We encourage all students to apply for scholarships before February 1,” says Gary Garoffolo, Director of Financial Assistance. “Scholarships play a significant role in Cameron’s commitment to making a quality college degree affordable for our students.”

The General Scholarship Application is reviewed by university departments and scholarship committees. Students are notified if they are selected to receive a scholarship. Some general university and departmental scholarships require additional steps in the application process. The Presidential Leaders & University Scholars (PLUS) is one such award. The PLUS application requires a resume and essay.

A complete listing of institutional scholarships, as well as eligibility criteria and application requirements for scholarships, can be found on the website.

In addition to the General Scholarship Application, students have been able to complete the 17-18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) since October 1, 2016.  The FAFSA  is used to apply for most federal and state financial assistance programs. The FAFSA results provide the Office of Financial Assistance the information needed to determine eligibility. The FAFSA is on-line at

For more information on Cameron University financial assistance, visit the Office of Financial Assistance website at



January 11, 2017