BBCC Foundation welcomes 2019-20 scholarship applications

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students walking on campusMOSES LAKE — Current and prospective students can begin applying for scholarships through the Big Bend Community College Foundation for the 2019-20 academic year.

The application process is easy, and allows students to apply for any and all BBCC scholarships with a single online application. The application can be accessed through a computer, tablet or smartphone.

This year, the Foundation awarded nearly $250,000 in scholarships to students. Funds come from various donors and from supporters of the Foundation’s annual Cellarbration! for Education scholarship fundraiser.

“We’re raising more money every year for our students,” said Foundation Executive Director LeAnne Parton. “Over the last few years, we’ve seen an increase of over $100,000 in scholarships.”

The Foundation manages close to 100 different scholarships. Some are earmarked for students in specific programs, while others are considered ‘open’, meaning all students are welcome to apply.

The online application automatically funnels students to all the scholarships they are eligible for.

The deadline to submit applications is February 25, 2019. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Notification of scholarship awards are typically sent in the spring, with some additional award notifications sent over the summer, fall and winter.

While they have until February to submit their applications, students are encouraged to begin the process sooner, rather than later.

“Starting early will give students time to acquire their transcripts and letters of recommendation and write responses to essay questions,” said Foundation Program Assistant Jennifer Starr.

To access the 2019-20 scholarship application, click HERE!