A scholarship is a financial aid award that, like grants, does not have to be repaid. Broward College offers scholarships based on merit, financial need, degree choice, and more. Scholarship funding is limited and completion of the application does not guarantee an award.

You will not need to specify a particular scholarship on the application; we will match you to those for which you may be eligible.

You may also qualify for external scholarships. These will require separate application processes.


Scholarships Application Process

To be considered for a scholarship you must:

  1. Complete all steps on Apply for Financial Aid (International students are not required to complete the FAFSA)
  2. Be admitted to the College in a degree or eligible certificate program of study
  3. Be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits
  4. Have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
  5. Complete the online scholarship application You must log in to the application using your BC email and password

Online Scholarship Application

​Featured Scholarships

Need Help Paying for School?

If you are a Broward County resident you may be eligible to receive a scholarship for up to 12K to help cover your tuition, books, and supplies for occupational training leading to an exciting high wage, in-demand career! To learn more visit CareerSource Broward Career Training.

EEqual Scholarship Awards Program

Scholarship Opportunity for Students Experiencing Homelessness

This is an outside scholarship opportunity, designed to highlight the incredible potential of young people in the United States who are struggling with homelessness, housing instability, or extreme poverty. This scholarship covers eligible educational expenses, up to $8,000. To learn more visit EEqual Scholarship Awards Program.
The application opens on November 1, 2021, and will close on March 1, 2022

Next Steps

Scholarship 'Thank You' Letter

As a scholarship donor, receiving a well-written 'thank you' letter from a student is special. Your letter will encourage the donor to continue to support the educational endeavors of students like you.

Please Note: The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program, Broward Futures, and TheDream.US are excluded from the Scholarship 'Thank You' Letter requirement.

Sample Scholarship Award 'Thank You' Letter (PDF)

You may send your letter as an attachment to

Outside Scholarship Checks

If you receive a scholarship that is not awarded by Broward College, please take your scholarship check to the Cashier's Office. This applies to ALL checks, including those you may receive as a result of a scholarship award posted to your account. Do not send any checks to the Financial Aid Office, as the Financial Aid Office does not process checks. Doing so will cause a delay in posting your scholarship award. You must be currently enrolled at Broward College or the Cashier's Office will not accept the check. Please refer to the 'How to Pay' tab on the Cashier page for more information on this process.

Important Things to Consider

  • All communication regarding scholarship awards will be through your BC email. If you have a question, please review the Broward College Scholarship FAQ. If your question is not answered in this document, you may email us at
  • You may also be eligible for external scholarships.
  • Broward College is required by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to determine the tax status of all students receiving payments from the college. Student payments may include financial aid grants, scholarships, prize monies, and/or rent. Upon determination of tax status, the college may be required to report and/or withhold federal income tax from a payment.
  • Refer to IRS Publication 970 for Scholarships, Fellowship Grants, Grants, and Tuition Reductions regulations.
  • You may use this tool, provided by the IRS, to determine if the educational assistance you receive is taxable.