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 the Fall quarter and closes towards the end of the 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 February 27, 2023, 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
Applying for BBCC Foundation scholarships is a relatively simple process. Register online at bbcc.awardspring.com and complete the five sections – general information, qualifying questions, short-answer essays, transcript(s) upload, and feedback. Once your application is complete, be sure to click the “Submit Application” button and AwardSpring will automatically match you with Big Bend scholarships based on your answers to the questions.
Detailed instructions can be found throughout the application. Read those instructions carefully. Some scholarships will require additional information. We highly encourage you to complete those extra steps to increase your chances of an award.
The review and award processes take place after the application deadline. Students are typically notified around the end of the spring quarter; however, dates will vary as they are subject to both the review and award process and the scholarship cycles. Notifications will be made via the email address listed on your scholarship application in AwardSpring so be sure to use the email you will check and update the Foundation of any changes.
The current scholarship application is always for the next upcoming academic year. The Financial Aid office disburses the awards as part of your financial aid package at the beginning of the Fall quarter. Awards $800 or less will be disbursed in the Fall. Awards over $800 are evenly disbursed over fall, winter, and spring quarters (e.g. if you receive 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. Additionally, you can request essay help from the campus Writing Center. If you have any questions about the scholarship application or would like more information, please contact Jennifer Starr at (509) 793-2005 or firstname.lastname@example.org.