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

The Bring Bobcats Back – Crankstart Re-entry Scholars award (up to $6,000 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. The scholarship is up to $5,000 for tuition and fees exclusively and up to $1,000 as a direct refund, 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.