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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 2023, the opportunity to compete for a limited number of scholarship awards, ranging from $500 to full tuition

Eligibility, Instructions, and Important Dates:

To apply, respond to a short essay prompt question. The deadline for essay submission is Friday, January 6, 2023 at 11:59PM.

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 18, 2023 

Essay Prompt Question, 2022/2023:

Our University theme is “Ignite.” In no more than 750 words, tells us what this theme means to you. Maya Angelou, the author, poet, and civil rights activist, once said: “Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” How will you take your inner light and ignite your passion, creativity, and future? How will learning ignite that flame of knowledge, and what will you do with it? Now is the time to take your dreams and ideas and turn them into positive action steps that can change the direction of your life, uplift your community, and change the world!

  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

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)


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