Scholarships Program
Scholarship FAQ's

Scholarships Program

Scholarship FAQ’s

General BHI Scholarship Questions


  • Do I have to be African American /African Descendant to apply?
  • Do I have to be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident to apply for a scholarship?
  • I am a refugee or have established asylum status. Am I eligible to apply?
  • I am older than the traditional college student. Am I still eligible to apply?
  • I am a community college student who will be transferring to a four-year institution during the next academic year. How can I find out about scholarships that I am eligible for?
  • Is there a minimum Grade Point Average requirement?
  • I’m only enrolled part-time, am I eligible?
  • I attend a technical college and/or am part of a vocational program, am I eligible?
  • I am a home-schooled student, can I apply?
  • I received a General Education Diploma (GED), can I apply?
  • I attend(ed) a high school or university in another country, am I eligible?
  • I am enrolled part time in more than one school, but altogether I am a full time student. Am I eligible to apply?

Application Materials

  • When are applications available?
  • How do I download an application?
  • Who can fill out my recommender form?
  • My transcript does not show my social security number, is that OK?
  • What if my transcript doesn’t show a cumulative GPA?
  • Can I send application items separately?
  • What is the FAFSA?
  • What is the SAR and why do I need to submit one?
  • Is there a fee to apply?
  • Can I still apply after the deadline?

Scholarship Process and Selection

  • How are students selected?
  • Are BHI scholarships based on merit or financial need?
  • Can I apply to more than one scholarship?
  • Can I receive more than one BHI scholarship per academic year?
  • I do not come from a low-income family. Do I have a chance to receive a scholarship?
  • I have a really high GPA and consider myself a strong candidate. Why didn’t I receive a scholarship?
  • I have a really low GPA and consider myself a strong candidate. Why didn’t I receive a scholarship?

What are BHI scholarships for?

  • Does BHI offer scholarships for 12 th Grader?
  • Does BHI provide scholarships for summer school?
  • Does BHI have any internship opportunities?
  • Does BHI provide scholarships for study abroad?
  • What does the scholarship pay for?

What happens after I’ve sent my application?

  • When will I know if I received an award?
  • Will I be notified if I don’t receive an award?
  • Are scholarships renewable?
  • If I change my mind about the school I plan to attend, what should I do?
  • My mailing address has changed. What should I do?
  • When will I get my check for the fall/spring term?
  • How much can I expect to receive if I get a scholarship?

What if I still have a question after reading the above frequently asked questions?

General BHI Questions

What is the mailing address of BHI?
701 Brickell Ave.
Suite 2700
Miami, Florida ,  33131
Please address your letter to the address above


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