The Big Bend Community College 2021-22 online scholarship application will close March 15, 2021. Current and future students can apply to all internal BBCC scholarships with a single application through our AwardSpring online system.
There are six(6) sections to the application: General Information, Qualification Questions, Transcripts, Recommendations, Essay Questions, and Feedback. You will need to complete each section to submit your application. In addition to questions and essays, the application must include an unofficial electronic transcript(s) and one(1) completed recommendation. More details on how to complete these tasks can be found within the application. This application is for BBCC scholarships and does not include external scholarships.
Unofficial transcripts are required for ALL applicants. You must upload your most recent transcript(s) into the application (the AwardSpring platform accepts common file extensions). Check your file before you complete your application, any transcript files that cannot be viewed will receive a zero score.
Current BBCC Students can access their unofficial transcript through the student kiosk. Copy and paste the transcript data thoroughly into a Word document and upload the file. Current BBCC students should also upload their high school transcripts if they have only a few classes recorded on their BBCC transcripts.
High School students must upload a transcript that includes all coursework/grades at the time you apply. If your school uses Parchment (eTranscripts), we highly encourage you to request your transcripts early to avoid electronic delays.
Students with a GED, who have been homeschooled, or who have no transcripts, please provide proof of your GED completion. If you have no documentation, write a detailed letter explaining your circumstances for not having any documentation and upload the letter in place of the transcript.
We require one(1) completed recommendation for an application to be considered complete. Please note that sending a recommendation request is NOT the same as having a completed recommendation. Letters of recommendation are requested via the scholarship application and will generate an email to the recommender providing them instructions and a link to upload their recommendation directly into your application.
We encourage you to double-check the email information you enter – if the address is incorrect you will not receive a notice. Follow up with your recommender to ensure that your request is both received and submitted. You are responsible for checking the status of your recommendations to make sure that your application is complete.
You can ask up to four (4) people to complete a recommendation on your behalf. Recommendations from family members and letters dated before May 1, 2020, will not be accepted.
If you have questions regarding the recommendation process, or if you have a physical letter of recommendation that you would like to upload, please contact Foundation staff for assistance.
Complete the FAFSA/WAFSA and apply for financial aid. This is not a requirement for the scholarship application, however, scholarships that have a financial need requirement factor consider this a part of the scholarship criteria.
Work-Study” is money earned through employment. In order to qualify, you must qualify for financial aid. Students are eligible for part-time work (up to 16 hours per week).
Federally funded program to provide students on campus employment opportunities. Students will be considered for a variety of jobs, which may offer valuable career-related experience.
America Reads uses Federal Work Study dollars to employ students as reading tutors for preschool age children, children in elementary school, or in family literacy programs. America Counts uses federal dollars to employ students as math tutors for children elementary age through ninth grade. Students will be placed in schools or programs residing in our service district.
State funded program, where students will be placed in on campus positions relating to their major field of study and career goals or interests. Students must be Washington State residents.
State funded program to provide employers the ability to identify and hire potential permanent employees. Employers determine wage rates. Students must be Washington State residents.
After receiving your Financial Aid Award Notification, contact Rita at (509) 793-2061 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for student worker jobs.
(For students who demonstrate financial need based on a completed FAFSA/WASFA)
Students who have been discharged from the military or who are in the selected reserves may be eligible for money for school from the Veteran’s Affairs department. There is an application process, and the student must be enrolled in an approved program. The VA Coordinator will send certification of credits enrolled for each quarter to the VA.
Please complete the required items within the Steps To Enrollment to utilize benefits. All documents may be submitted via email, FAX (1.888.820.2896), or in-person.
Eligibility for Veterans Benefits will be determined by the VA. Go to Vets.gov to apply for benefits. Veterans’ are eligible to apply for benefits under one of the following education programs:
Click HERE for more information and resources related to becoming a student and transitioning to civilian life.
For information regarding college credit for military service or schools, please see our Military Transfer Credit Policy.
For further assistance and Additional information, contact the BBCC Veteran’s Coordinator at (509) 793-2452.