Scholarships and Grants
State Financial Aid
The following State of Florida program is available to qualified graduate students:
Jose Marti Scholarship Challenge Grant Fund
A need-based merit scholarship that provides financial assistance to eligible students of Hispanic origin who will attend Florida public or eligible private institutions. Priority is given to graduating high school seniors.
The student will:
- Be a Florida resident and a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen. A student’s residency and citizenship status are determined by the postsecondary institution. Questions regarding such status should be directed to the financial aid office or admissions office of the institution the student plans to attend.
- Not owe a repayment or be in default under any state or federal grant, loan, or scholarship program unless satisfactory arrangements to repay have been made.
- Be of Spanish culture, born in or having a natural parent who was born in either Mexico, or a Hispanic country of the Caribbean, Central or South America, regardless of race.
- Have earned, by the end of the seventh semester, a minimum unweighted cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in high school for an undergraduate scholarship, or a 3.0 institutional cumulative GPA for undergraduate college work if applying for a graduate level scholarship.
- Enroll as a degree-seeking student at an eligible postsecondary institution and enroll each academic term for a minimum of 12 credit hours for undergraduate study or 9 credit hours for graduate study.
Florida Bright Futures
Bright Futures Scholarship recipients who graduate with a baccalaureate degree in the 2010-2011 academic year or after, in seven semester or fewer (or the equivalent in credit hours), and who wish to pursue graduate study, may apply the unused portion of their Florida Academic or Merit Scholars award toward one semester of graduate study, not to exceed 15 semester hours paid at the undergraduate rate.
Additional State Financial Aid
Additional programs for graduate students may also be available. The financial assistance programs available through the State of Florida are subject to change. The most current information regarding State of Florida financial programs may be obtained by reviewing the Florida Department of Education web site, or by contacting the Florida Department of Education at 1-888-827-2004.
Scholarships, Grants, and Discounts offered through Barry University
Barry University offers a variety of grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts to qualified students. All scholarships, discounts and assistantships are awarded by individual academic schools and departments. The list below is not exhaustive and is subject to change. Students should contact their program office for a full listing. Further information can be found in the Graduate Catalog.
College of Arts & Sciences
A discount is available for students in the Doctor of Ministry program under the Professional Recognition Scholarship Program.
School of Education
A tuition discount is available to all educators pursuing an advanced degree in the School of Education under the Professional Recognition Scholarship Program. Proof of eligibility must be submitted at the time of registration. Further information may be obtained from the Adrian Dominican School of Education by calling 305-899-3700 or 1-800-756-6000, ext. 3700.
School of Human Performance and Leisure Sciences
A tuition discount is available to all educators employed by a public or private school system under the Professional Recognition Scholarship Program. This discount is inclusive of all other Barry grants for which one might qualify for and is not applicable if tuition is otherwise covered by an employer or some other organization.
College of Nursing and Health Sciences
A tuition discount is available for full-time RN’s enrolled in the MSN and doctoral programs under the Professional Recognition Scholarship Program. This discount is applicable unless tuition is paid through a grant or subsidy.
Professional Nurse Traineeships for full-time study and Nursing Scholarships in specialized areas are also available to eligible students.
Further information may be obtained from the College of Nursing and Health Sciences by calling 305-899-3800 or 1-800-756-6000, ext. 3800.
School of Podiatric Medicine
Marvin Steinberg Podiatric Alumni Scholarship Fund and the Herbert Feinberg Memorial Scholarship Fund provide annual merit-based scholarships to qualified students.
Merit-based scholarships are available to highly-qualified incoming students. Scholarships range from $2,500 to half-tuition. Selection of scholarship recipients is at the discretion of the scholarship committee. No formal application is necessary.
Further information on these and other donor scholarships may be obtained by contacting the Office of Podiatric Admissions at 305-899-3123 or 1-800-695-2279, ext. 3123.
School of Social Work
The School of Social Work offers a number of scholarships and financial assistance programs. Interested persons should contact the school directly at 305-899-3900 or 1-800-756-6000, ext. 3900 for more information.
Clergy members of religious communities (sisters, brothers, etc) receive a discount for all graduate programs under the Professional Recognition Scholarship Program.
Barry University Scholarship System
The Barry University Scholarship System helps students find scholarship opportunities. They can complete one simple application each semester to create their profile and be automatically considered for Barry University scholarships. Anyone can search the system to see what scholarship opportunities are available. They can also do a keyword search to review criteria and narrow results. The system also provides links to other helpful scholarship websites.