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.

  • Will be awarded by CBT College Campus Director
  • CBT will match up to $500 of the payments made by the student per Academic Year.
  • The scholarships will be awarded and matched to the same amount of the student payments in the ledger card and disbursement at the end of each academic year.
  • The Campus Director will make the final decision.

Yellow Ribbon Scholarship

The requirements for the scholarship are as follows:

  • Tuition cost exceeding $21,970.46 for the award year (August 2016 through July 2017).
  • Must have 100% Chapter 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefit (meaning 36 months or more in active duty after 9/10/2001)
  • The Yellow Ribbon Scholarship is to help veterans not have need for federal student loans or have high payments if tuition and fee charges exceed the CAP of $21,970.46 for the 2016/2017 fiscal year.
  • Maximum award granted for 2016-2017 is $1,750.

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.

Other Grants and Scholarships (Please See Your Financial Aid Office on How to Apply)

CBT College Institutional Scholarships

Note: All CBT College Institutional Scholarships are on a “First-Come/First-Serve” basis and when, CBT College during each fiscal year exhausts its annual budgeted institutional scholarship amount, these scholarships will not be available.

“Gladys Llerena” Achievement Scholarship

All students enrolled in the College’s Associate of Science Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technology (HVAC) or Electrical Technology Degree Programs are eligible for this College of Business and Technology scholarship. Students that transfer or graduate from the Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technician (HVAC) or Electrical Technician program and enroll into the corresponding College’s Associate of Science Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technology (HVAC) or Electrical Technology Degree Programs are also eligible for this scholarship.

Award Conditions:

  • Scholarship awarded by the CBT College Campus Director/Director of Education.
  • Scholarship awarded for up to $1,000(as of July 1, 2013), depending on academic achievement in the first 24 Semester Credits of the AS in HVAC or Electrical programs. Students that graduated and re-enrolled or transferred from the HVAC or Electrical Diploma program are eligible depending if their cumulative GPA was 3.0 or higher in the diploma programs.

Students must meet the following criteria for award of the scholarship:

  • Have a Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in the first year of studies (AC or Electrical Diploma) or the first 24 Semester Credits of the AS in the HVAC or Electrical programs.
  • The scholarship may be awarded in the last disbursement of the program after completing the first year of studies and meeting the GPA condition.
  • The decision of the Campus Director/Director of Education will be final.

The Bridge Scholarship

1 – The Bridge Scholarship is designed to encourage students to continue/start their education.

Bridge 1 (Diploma Programs/Associate and Bachelor Degrees)

a) The following students are eligible to apply:

  1. Students who do not qualify for PELL Grant

b) Award Condition

  • Scholarship awarded for $2,000.
  • Students Need to Write a 1(one) Paragraph Essay on how obtaining the scholarship will help in the pursuit of their educational goals
  • Have a Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher at the end of the last semester of the award year.
  • The scholarship will be awarded in the last semester of the award year.

Note: The recipients of the Bridge Scholarship might not be eligible to receive future programmatic scholarships. Please see your FA Advisor for more details.

2 – Bridge 2 (Diploma Programs/ Associate & Bachelor Degrees)

a) The following CBT students are eligible to apply:

  1. Students who qualify for Partial Pell Grant (50% or Less of Total Grant)

b) Award Condition

  • Scholarship awarded for $1,000.
  • Students Need to Write a 1(one) Paragraph Essay on how obtaining the scholarship will help in the pursuit of their educational goals
  • Have a Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher at the end of the last semester of the award year.
  • The scholarship will be awarded in the last semester of the award year
  • Note: The recipients of the Bridge Scholarship might not be eligible to receive future programmatic scholarships. Please see your FA Advisor for more details.

    CBT College Institutional Grant

    Note: The CBT College Institutional Grant is on a “First-Come/First-Serve” basis and when CBT College during each fiscal year exhausts its annual budgeted institutional grant amount, this grant will not be available.

    Make a Change(MAC) Grant

    This grant is intended to motivate our students to sit for certification examinations in an effort to increase their chances in employability after graduation.

    The CBT College “Make a Change” Institutional Grant is used for the following CBT College programs:

    • A.S. Degree Programs Diploma Programs
    • Health Information Management Technology Medical Coding & Billing
    • Networking Administration Computer Network Support Specialist

    Award Conditions:

    • Grant awarded by the CBT College Campus Director/Director of Education.
    • Grant awarded for up to $500depending on successfully completing the identified professional certification examinations that are part of the course of study for the programs listed above.

    Students must meet the following criteria for award of the scholarship:

    have a Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher or higher when they finish the second semester on their degree program

    The grant will be applied as follows:

    • If there are no professional certifications for my program of study, I am aware that I am not eligible for this grant.
    • For the programs above that have only one professional certification, upon my satisfactory passing of the certification, I will be eligible to receive the grant
    • For the programs above that have identified multiple professional certifications, I must pass at least 50% of the professional certifications in order to receive the grant.
    • This grant will be applied to Institutional loans if any.
    • The decision of the Campus Director/Director of Education will be final. Contact Financial Aid or the appropriate Lead Instructor to see the identified list of professional certification.