Foundation Scholarships

Foundation Scholarships

Current and future students can apply for Big Bend Foundation scholarships via our online application. Home to over 100 scholarships for Big Bend students, the online application allows users to apply to several scholarship opportunities at Big Bend with a single application. The Big Bend Foundation’s scholarship application typically opens during Fall quarter and close towards the end of Winter quarter. A smaller number of program-specific scholarships will open again during the summer and close in August (these are mainly for BAS-AM, Nursing, and Systems Administration programs).

The deadline to complete the application is March 14, 2022 and applicants will need to complete the questions in each of the sections to submit their application. Incomplete applications will not be considered for scholarships.

How to Apply

To access the application you  need to create an account at The application has five sections and AwardSpring will automatically match you with Big Bend scholarships based on your answers to the questions. You will need to complete the information and feedback sections, answer essay questions, and upload your transcript. Once your application is complete, be sure to click the “Submit Application” button in the lower righthand corner of the screen.

Detailed instructions can be found within the application, so make sure you read those instructions carefully. Some scholarships will require more information and will show up on your Dashboard. We highly encourage you to complete those extra steps to increase your chances of an award.

Important Information

The review and award processes take place after the application deadline. Students are typically notified around the end of spring quarter; however, dates may vary as they are subject to both the review and award process and the scholarship cycle. Notifications will be made via the email address listed on your scholarship application in AwardSpring so be sure to use an email you will check and update the Foundation of any changes.

The 2022-23 scholarship application is for the upcoming academic year. The Financial Aid office disburses the awards as part of your financial aid package in the beginning of Fall quarter. Awards $600 or less will be disbursed in the fall. Awards over $600 are evenly disbursed over fall, winter, and spring quarters (if you are attending all three quarters next year and you get a $1,500 scholarship you will receive $500 per quarter).

The Big Bend Foundation offers scholarship application and essay assistance via drop-in workshops and appointments. If you have any questions about the scholarship application or would like more information, please contact Jennifer Starr at (509) 793-2005 or

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