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CBT College Exclusive Scholarships

Scholarships are usually merit-based. Scholarships can come from the federal government, your state government, your college or career school, or a private or nonprofit organization. Apply for any scholarships you might be eligible for, and be sure to meet application deadlines!

Success Scholarship Match Program

All students enrolled in any of the College’s Programs are eligible for this College of Business and Technology scholarship. This scholarship does not apply for the non-credit short programs, ESOL and vocational programs. Award Conditions:

  • Will be awarded by the Director of Education, College of Business & Technology Inc
  • CBT will match up to $500 of the payments made by the student per Academic Year.
  • To be able to receive the award, the student must maintain an attendance record of 70% or higher per semester
  • The scholarship will be awarded beginning academic year 2010-2011 at the end of each semester.
  • The scholarships will be awarded and matched to the same amount of the student payments in the ledger card at the end of the last disbursement on each academic year.
  • The decision of the Director of Education will be final.

Yellow Ribbon Scholarship

The requirements for the scholarship are as follows:

  • Tuition cost exceeding $18,077 for the award year (July 2012 through June 2013).
  • Must have 100% Chapter 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefit (meaning 36 months or more in active duty after 9/10/2001)
  • If student qualifies for any additional grants (such as Pell) or scholarships that covers balance in difference of credit cost, student does not need Yellow Ribbon added to account
  • The Yellow Ribbon is to avoid veterans receiving loans or having high monthly payments to schools that cost above $18,077.00. for the award year 2012/2013.

Workforce Scholarship – Diploma Programs

All South Florida Workforce referred and enrolled students in a Diploma program with more than 20 Credits, but less than 36 credits (excluding ESL) that are approved by South Florida Workforce are eligible for this College of Business and Technology (CBT) scholarship up to a $1,500 maximum award amount, in combination with other CBT scholarships. Award Conditions:

  • Scholarship awarded by the Director of Education, College of Business and Technology, Inc.
  • Scholarship granted to help cover final balance in the student ledger per ACADEMIC YEAR after receiving funds from Workforce and Pell Grant, if qualified. This scholarship will be the last of the scholarships awarded if the student qualifies for other scholarships offered by CBT and/or other scholarships.
  • Students must meet the following criteria for award of the scholarship:
  • enrolled in a program with more than 20 Credits, buy less than 36 credits
  • must maintain an attendance record of 75% or higher per semester
  • The student must qualify for a full or partial (50%) Pell Grant.
  • All Workforce scholarship recipients must attend all Career Services Employability Workshops offered at their campus, or any other required Career Services activities.
  • All Workforce scholarship recipients must make a full and good faith effort to identify and secure positions in the field that they were trained in.
  • The full and good faith effort time period begins 60 days prior to graduation and ends the day of graduation.
  • The scholarship will be awarded and disbursed at the end of each ACADEMIC YEAR. (Students whose academic year finishes after June 30th could receive more than one disbursement during the academic year. This might occur since CBT will disburse scholarships at the end of the Fiscal Year.
  • The decision of the Director of Education will be final

Repayment Obligation/Condition: Scholarship recipients will be required to reimburse CBT for the full amount of the assistance from the scholarship if they:

  1. Fail to comply with the requirement to attend all CBT Career Services Employability Workshops or other required CBT Career Services Activities, and/or
  2. Fail to demonstrate a full and good faith effort to fulfill the employment service requirement.
  3. The transcripts and diploma will not be issued until the repayment obligation is met
  4. Student can be sent to Collections for failing to repay the scholarship
  5. Legal action can be taken to recover the debt.

Failure to comply with the repayment obligation/condition can incur the following:

  • Advise and update the Campus Career Services Representative (CSR) on the status of their job search. Must apply to at least three training related positions per week that can be verified.
  • Accept employment referrals from the Campus CSR.
  • Identify, pursue and apply for employment in the field trained in.
  • Maintain a Job History Log that documents efforts to identify and pursue opportunities in the field trained in.

Workforce Scholarship – Associate Degree Programs

All South Florida Workforce referred and enrolled students in Associate Degree programs that are approved by South Florida Workforce are eligible for this College of Business and Technology (CBT) scholarship up to a $5,000 maximum award amount, in combination with other CBT scholarships.

Award Conditions:

  • Scholarship awarded by the Director of Education, College of Business and Technology, Inc.
  • Scholarship granted to help cover final balance in the student ledger per ACADEMIC YEAR after receiving funds from Workforce and Pell Grant, if qualified. This scholarship will be the last of the scholarships awarded if the student qualifies for other scholarships offered by CBT and/or other scholarships.
  • Students must meet the following criteria for award of the scholarship:
  • must maintain an attendance record of 75% or higher per semester
  • The student must qualify for a full or partial (50%) Pell Grant
  • All Workforce scholarship recipients must attend all Career Services Employability Workshops offered at their campus.
  • All Workforce scholarship recipients must make a full and good faith effort to identify and secure positions in the field that they were trained in.
  • The full and good faith effort time period begins 60 days prior to graduation and ends the day of graduation.
  • The scholarship will be awarded and disbursed at the end of each ACADEMIC YEAR. (Students whose academic year finishes after June 30th could receive more than one disbursement during the academic year. This might occur since CBT will disburse scholarships at the end of the Fiscal Year.
  • The decision of the Director of Education will be final

Repayment Obligation/Condition: Scholarship recipients will be required to reimburse CBT for the full amount of the assistance from the scholarship if they:

  1. Fail to comply with the requirement to attend all CBT Career Services Employability Workshops or other required CBT Career Services Activities, and/or
  2. Fail to demonstrate a full and good faith effort to fulfill the employment service requirement.

Failure to comply with the repayment obligation/condition can incur the following:

  1. The transcripts and diploma will not be issued until the repayment obligation is met
  2. Student can be sent to Collections for failing to repay the scholarship
  3. Legal action can be taken to recover the debt.

A full and good faith effort is defined as the following:

  • Advise and update the Campus Career Services Representative (CSR) on the status of their job search. Must apply to at least three training related positions per week that can be verified.
  • Accept employment referrals from the Campus CSR.
  • Identify, pursue and apply for employment in the field trained in.
  • Maintain a Job History Log that documents efforts to identify and pursue opportunities in the field trained in.

To be considered, a student must submit a completed Florida Financial Aid Application during their last year in high school (after December 1st accepted for admission into CBT College and prior to graduation).

Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship

The Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program was established by the United States Congress to provide scholarships to outstanding high school graduates who show promise of continued academic achievement. This program is offered through the U.S. Department of Education and is administered by the Florida Department of Education, Office of Student Financial Assistance.

To be considered, a student must submit a completed Florida Financial Aid Application by April 5th. High School principals/district personnel may nominate one applicant per High School by a date specified by the FLDOE, who will compete with a pool of regional applicants to be considered for a potential award.

Scholarships for Children of Deceased or Disabled Veterans

The State of Florida provides scholarships for dependent children of Florida veterans or servicemen who died as a result of service-connected injuries, diseases, or disabilities sustained while on active duty; or have been verified by the Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs as having service-connected 100% total and permanent disabilities. The Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs will certify the official status of the veteran or serviceman. Funds for the Scholarships for Children of Deceased or Disabled Veterans or Children of Servicemen Classified as Prisoners of War or Missing in Action are contingent each year upon the appropriations made available to the Office of Student Financial Assistance by the Florida Legislature. To be considered, a student must submit a completed Florida Financial Aid Application by April 1st.

Jose Marti Scholarship Challenge Grant

The José Martí Scholarship Challenge Grant Fund is a need-based merit scholarship that provides financial assistance to eligible students of Hispanic origin who will attend Florida public or private institutions. Applicants for undergraduate study must apply during their senior year of high school. Graduate students may apply, but priority for the scholarships is given to graduating high school seniors. The number of new awards made each year is subject to contributions from private sources and funds appropriated by the Florida Legislature.