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There are other sources of financial aid, independent of Beacon College, that may help pay for your undergraduate degree. The scholarships and search engines listed below will provide you with a starting point but are not exhaustive of the opportunities available to you.

Please be aware that by completing the FAFSA, you are automatically considered for Beacon’s need-based scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $45,000 per year. In addition to these funds, you are encouraged to explore the scholarship opportunities below.

If you are awarded any outside scholarships, you are required to inform the Office of Financial Aid.

Scholarship Participation Agreement

Students applying for any scholarship through the Beacon College Office of Financial Aid must complete the Scholarship Participation Agreement.

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Beacon Scholarships

Beacon-Funded Programs

Need-Based Financial Aid

By completing the FAFSA, you are automatically considered for Beacon’s need-based scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $45,000 per year. These scholarships are awarded to supplement federal aid opportunities and intended make a Beacon education as affordable as possible. For more information on applying for financial aid or completing the FAFSA, visit our financial aid page.

Professional Educator Referral Scholarship

By attaching a completed referral scholarship form from a professional educator at your high school with your application, you can receive a renewable $1,000 scholarship (up to four years of enrollment). Your counselor can learn more about completing this form on our “for educators” page.

Pathway School Scholarships

Beacon has established Pathway School partnerships with leading high schools nationwide that serve students who learn differently. Students enrolling in Beacon from a Pathway School receive an automatic $10,000 renewable scholarship (up to four years of enrollment). Pathway Scholarships cannot be used in conjunction with RaiseMe or Professional Educator Scholarships. Interested schools can contact Beacon’s Office of Admissions, or call 855-220-5376.

Current Pathway Schools (as of Fall 2022):

  • Vanguard School: Lake Wales, FL
  • Pace Brantley School: Longwood, FL
  • Compass High School: San Mateo, CA
  • Winston School: San Diego, CA
  • Fletcher School: Charlotte, NC
  • Hill Center: Raleigh, NC
  • Denver Academy: Denver, CO
  • Churchill School: New York, NY
  • Learning Prep: Newton, MA
  • Baltimore Lab School: Baltimore, MD
  • Cumberland Academy: Atlanta, GA
  • Sterne School: San Francisco, CA
  • Hilltop Prep: Bryn Mawr, PA
  • Bayhill: Berkeley, CA

Named Beacon College Scholarships

Edward C. Fogg, III & Lisbeth A. Fogg Scholarship

This scholarship was founded by The Edward C. Fogg, III & Lisbeth A. Fogg Charitable Trust to provide scholarship aid to undergraduate students with learning and attention issues at Beacon College, selected on the basis of merit and financial need.

The deadline for 2023–24 has passed; four $2,500 awards were made for the 2023–2024 academic year.

Renee Keller Scholarship

The Renee Keller Scholarship was created to provide scholarship assistance for eligible students attending Beacon College.

The deadline for 2023–24 has passed; 1–10 non-renewable scholarships were awarded for the 2023–2024 Academic Year (beginning at $1,000 per award).

Mitchell Pospyhalla Memorial Scholarship

Mitchell Pospyhalla Memorial Scholarship was instituted to provide scholarship assistance for rising juniors and seniors.

The deadline for 2023–24 has passed; two $2,000 non-renewable scholarships were awarded for the 2023–2024 Academic Year.

Philip A. Harris Scholarship

The Philip A. Harris Scholarship was created to provide scholarship assistance for eligible students attending Beacon College.

The deadline for 2023–24 has passed; two $1,000 non-renewable scholarships were awarded for the 2023–2024 Academic Year.

Jack Brett Scholarship

Jack Brett Scholarship Fund was created to provide scholarship aid to undergraduate students with learning and attention issues who are entering their sophomore or junior year at Beacon College. This scholarship was founded by James T. and Patricia Brett to establish a memorial to Jack and the Brett Family of Boston.

The deadline for 2023–24 has passed; two $1,000 awards were made for the 2023–2024 academic year.

General Scholarship

This general scholarship fund was created to provide scholarship assistance for eligible students attending Beacon College.

The deadline for 2023–24 has passed; 4–10 non-renewable scholarships, starting at $1,000, were awarded for the 2023–2024 academic year.

Beacon Scholars

This scholarship is funded by an anonymous donor to provide scholarship assistance for eligible students attending Beacon College. The deadline for 2023–24 has passed:

One $5,000 award was issued to an incoming 2023–24 freshman; this scholarship is renewable for up to four years of enrollment at Beacon College.

One $5,000 award was issued to a deserving junior student with an anticipated graduation date of Spring 2025 at Beacon College; this scholarship is renewable for their senior year of enrollment at Beacon College if they remain in good standing, maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher, and are enrolled full-time (12 credits or more each term).

One $5,000 award was issued to a deserving senior student with an anticipated graduation date of Spring 2024 at Beacon College.

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The scholarship assistance helped make a difference for me because I probably wouldn't have been able to afford school without the financial assistance and financial aid that I'm getting. This support has helped me so much.

— Calinda Strayhorn, Sophomore in Humanities

The scholarship enabled me to focus on my studies, to have time to get involved in campus activities, and allowed me to search for my dream internship and now job at Estee Lauder in New York City.

— Alie Sow, Computer Information Systems Graduate

This scholarship helps ease some of the financial burdens that college brings all college students and their families. If I didn’t have the scholarship, I don’t think I would be able to attend Beacon because my financial aid would not have covered all the expenses of being an out-of-state student.

— Zanjay Perkins Anderson, Sophomore in Studio Arts

Other Opportunities

Scholarships for High School Students

BLM² Scholarship

The BLM² Scholarship was founded on the belief that any motivated individual in need should have the opportunity to further their education. Removing some of the financial burdens associated with college, BLM² plays a vital role in increasing college access to minorities. All BLM² Scholars are asked to “give back“ in some capacity by community service, mentoring others, or donations.

Applicants must be permanent Illinois residents.

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Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities.

150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship.

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Microsoft Disability Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to promising high school seniors with disabilities who plan to attend a vocational or academic college and target a career in the technology industry.

The scholarships are renewable — each winner who continues to meet the criteria is eligible to receive an annual award of $5,000 for up to four (4) consecutive years for a potential total $20,000 scholarship.

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Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

Honoring the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education.

Each year, the Program selects numerous recipients to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to an additional three years — up to $40,000 total per recipient.

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Scholarships for Undergraduate Students

Bachelor's Degree Scholarship in Business

The Bachelor’s Degree Scholarship in Business provides financial assistance to undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing bachelor-level degrees related to business management, information systems management, marketing, finance, accounting, human resource management, and entrepreneurship. The Bachelor’s Degree Scholarship in Business awards at least one $1,000 annual scholarship per year. Students may apply for one additional year.

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Gilman-McCain Scholarship

The U.S. Department of State’s Gilman-McCain Scholarship provides awards of $5,000 for undergraduate child dependents of active duty service members to study or intern abroad in credit-bearing programs. Developed under the framework of the State Department’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program, the Gilman-McCain Scholarship is open to eligible students enrolled at accredited U.S. colleges and universities who receive any type of Title IV federal financial aid.

The Gilman-McCain Scholarship recipients are awarded $5,000 to be used toward the cost of study abroad or international internship programs.

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Graphic Design Scholarship Program USA and Canada

Logo design company Sprak Design awards one scholarship per year to the designer whose application package most impresses them.

The amount per scholarship is $5,000 USD. This scholarship is available to anyone who is currently attending college or wants to attend college in the future.

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Visual Art Scholarship Program USA and Canada

Lots of talented students who are good in arts and related fields are unable to pursue a career in visual arts due to the high cost of college education. Team Sprak Design wants to motivate all such students, who want to pursue their career in visual arts, to complete their studies without facing any financial problems. They provide merit scholarships to talented students to help them realize their dreams of becoming professional artists.

The amount per scholarship is $5,000 USD. This scholarship is available to anyone who is currently attending college or wants to attend college in the future. There is one scholarship awarded annually.

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Scholarships for High School and Undergraduate Students

Community Superhero Scholarship

The basis of the Community Superhero Scholarship is a record of volunteerism and community service. Applicants must demonstrate a history of making a difference in the lives of others in their community.

The Community Superhero Scholarship from D. Miller & Associates, PLLC awards a $1,500 scholarship to one deserving student who exemplifies what it means to be a hero to their community.

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Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship

You may be eligible for this scholarship if you’re currently enrolled in an undergraduate STEM degree program or if you have a STEM degree and are working toward a teaching certification. To be eligible, you need to meet all of the requirements listed below for your situation.

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Hispanic Scholarship Fund

As an HSF Scholar, you will have access to HSF’s invaluable Scholar Support Services and be eligible to receive a scholarship, depending on available funds.

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Students Affected by Cancer Scholarship

Ambient Edge is an air conditioning, heating, & plumbing company serving Las Vegas and the surrounding communities in Nevada and Arizona. A large part of their work involves removing contaminants from a home’s air or water supply — including many contaminants that are known to cause cancer. The Ambient Edge Scholarship for Students Affected by Cancer is focused on helping high-achieving students who have dealt with — or are still dealing with — cancer in any form.

The scholarship will grant $1,000 to one talented, hard-working student to help them reach their dreams.

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Need More Information?

We are here to assist you every step of the way. Together, our financial aid staff can support you not just in preparation for your college choice, but throughout your time at Beacon. Contact the Office of Financial Aid at 352-638-9792 or financialaid@beaconcollege.edu.