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Signature Scholarship Competition

The Bay Path University Signature Scholarship Competition Program will provide prospective first-time, first-year Residential College students entering in the fall of 2022, the opportunity to compete for a limited number of scholarship awards, ranging from $500 to full tuition

To apply, respond to a short essay prompt question. The deadline for essay submission was Friday, January 28, 2022 at 11:50PM.

Semi-finalists will be invited to participate in a competition. Students must attend the competition to be considered for these awards. The competition will take place on Saturday, February 19, 2022 

Essay Prompt Question:

For 2021/2022, our theme is "REimagine Possibility." In no more than 750 words, tell us what this theme means to you. What is it that you imagine for your future? What are your hopes and dreams, and what do you need to do to reach your ultimate goal? Perhaps you have a vision of change that embraces a better world for all--what will that be and what is your role? REimagine Possibility has no boundaries--it is your time to explore the extraordinary!


Looking for ways to start on your signature scholarship essay?

Watch this video with Dr. Courtney Patrick-Weber, Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Composition, as she explains how to get your essay started and shares helpful suggestions?


Scholarship Competition Awards:

  1. The Presidential Scholarship Award* - You represent the very best at Bay Path University. Each year, one high school senior with exceptional academic achievements and distinctive personal accomplishments is awarded the Presidential Scholarship Award. This most prestigious of our awards covers the full cost of tuition for four years at Bay Path University.
  2. The Empowered Learner and Leader Scholar Award* 
  3. The Bold Leader Scholar Award* 
  4. The Changemaker Award* 

The President of Bay Path University personally called me to let me know I won the competition. It was an unforgettable experience. Winning the competition means my tuition will be covered for all 4 years, which makes attending college possible. It is such a great opportunity for students." - Zoe Manfredi, Accounting & Small Business Development Major (2019 Scholarship Competition Winner)

Eligibility, Instructions, and Important Dates:

  1. Indicate "Yes" to the Signature Scholarship Competition Program question within your Bay Path University Residential College application as a freshman, first-year student for the Residential College 
  2. Submit your official high school transcripts
  3. Complete and submit the Bay Path University's Signature Scholarship Competition Program Essay Submission Form

*the signature scholarship competition program awards may be inclusive of all financial aid including other merit-based scholarships and need-based financial aid.