Bring Bobcats Back – Crankstart Re-entry Scholars (SB0020)

The Bring Bobcats Back – Crankstart Re-entry Scholars award (up to $5,000 per academic year) is for non-traditional students who have experienced a cumulative gap in their education of five or more years and are pursuing their first baccalaureate degree at the undergraduate level. This scholarship is for tuition and fees exclusively and is intended to benefit students who anticipate workforce participation for a significant period of time subsequent to graduation, demonstrate financial need, show academic promise and a commitment to obtaining their degree.

To compete for this scholarship, a Non-Traditional student must meet the following criteria:

  • Cumulative gap in education of 5+ years
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Enrolled full-time or part-time (cannot be enrolled exclusively online)
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Undergraduate status

If you have any questions about this scholarship, please contact Financial Aid and Scholarships at

Supplemental Questions
  1. This scholarship is designated to assist non-traditional students. Please submit a statement/essay describing the reason for your 5 year cumulative education gap.