Endowed funds assure that current and future generations of students benefit from a donor’s generosity. They also build the financial strength of an institution. The principal of these funds is invested in perpetuity by the Bluefield State College Foundation, and a portion of the earnings is distributed each year.
Endowed scholarships benefit students for perpetuity, and many are created to honor an individual whose life inspired the donor. Such memorials provide a legacy that lives on in the lives of students for generations to come, as well as in the individuals and communities that they affect through their work, families and citizenship.
Endowments grow through interest earned and additional gifts made after a fund is established. Bluefield State College Foundation encourages donors to help build the following endowed scholarships:
|BSC Endowed Funds|
|Bartlett-Welcker Scholarship||Given to a woman over 25 years of age, a West Virginia Resident, who has already completed a year of college, who is now beginning the second year of college and taking a minimum of 12 semester hours.
|BSC Employees’ Dependents Scholarship||Awarded to dependents of any full-time, permanent faculty, classified and non-classified staff employee of BSC of two or more years' service. Minimum GPA is 2.75.
Carl P. and Selba Meadows Boyd Scholarship
Awarded to graduate of Tazewell County (Virginia) or McDowell County (West Virginia) who has successfully completed 24 hours of college level course work maintaining a 2.5 GPA, who has declared a major, who demonstrates financial need, and who demonstrates a willingness to perform community service.
|Broady Family Scholarship||Awarded each year to an Education major demonstrating need and a GPA of 2.5 or better.|
|Morgan Campbell Baseball Scholarship||Awarded to graduate of Graham High School and Princeton High School who is a BSC Baseball student-athlete.|
|Central Area The Links, Inc. Scholarship||Women's organization with a long and rich history of supporting HBCUs provides financial assistance to students with demonstrated financial need and a GPA of 3.0 or better.|
|Cole Harley Davidson Scholarship||Awarded to students enrolled in Business Administration who are residents of West Virginia and whose income is 125 percent or less of the Federal poverty limit.|
|CONSOL Energy Scholarship in Engineering Technology||Awarded to full-time students in Engineering Technology who are residents of Virginia or West Virginia with a GPA of 3.0 or better andcareer interest in energy fields.
|Craddock Scholarship||Based on financial need of a full-time BSC student maintaining a 2.5 GPA. Preference is given to students pursuing a B.S. in Engineering, Computer Science, Nursing, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physical Science or Pre-medicine.|
|Douglas Crickmer Memorial Scholarship||Given to a student who maintains a 2.5 GPA or better in Mining Engineering Technology or similar Engineering Technology program that supports the needs of the mining industry.|
||Scholarship available to residents of West Virginia whose income is 125% or less of the Federal poverty level.|
|Brian A. Delp Humanitarian Athletic Award
||Awarded to full-time enrolled student-athletes who are entering Junior year at BSC with GPA of 2.5, NCAA certification. Must be 2-year letterman at BSC currently participating in athletics.|
|Brian A. Delp Service Award
||Annual service award presented to a student graduating from a baccalaureate degree program who has displayed dedicated community service involvement while a student at BSC.|
|Tom Joyner Foundation Fund
||Awarded to assist students attending HBCU through graduation.|
|Prema Krishnan Scholarship in Nursing||Given to a non-traditional student in the second or subsequent year of the Nursing program who is a West Virginia resident from a rural county with a minimum GPA of 3.0.|
|John and Elisabeth MacClarence Scholarship in Education||Available to residents of West Virginia or an out-of-state bordering county who have a declared major in the School of Education and a minimum 3.2 GPA.|
|Elisabeth MacClarence Teacher Testing Scholarship||Awarded to high school graduates from Mercer or contiguous counties based on financial need, the scholarship reimburses School of Education students for testing fees for SAT or ACT, Praxis I and Praxis II.|
|Audrey Mayberry and Connie Saunders Scholarship Fund||Preference for award shall be given to a Junior or Senior at Bluefield State College who is a graduate of Bluefield or Princeton High School and who has a college grade point average of at least 2.5 or better.|
|McConnell Family Scholarship||Available to resident of West Virginia with individual or family income 125 % or less of the federal poverty guideline and a demonstrated ability to succeed in college.|
|Nicholas McCroskey Scholarship||In memory of a BSC alumnus who perished in the Upper Big Branch Mine explosion in 2010, requirements include a strong work ethic, ability to succeed in college and community, and most importantly, be of good character by helping and being a friend to others.|
|Billy G. Moore Scholarship||For outstanding minority and Appalachian area students with an overall GPA of 3.0 and demonstrated financial need who are accepted by, or enrolled in, the School of Education, and are eligible for assistance with tuition, books, and travel including conferences.|
|Dr. Pat Mulvey Humanities Scholarship||Awarded to member of Pi Gamma Mu Honor Society majoring in Humanities and planning to attend graduate school.|
|Martha Oblinger Scholarship||Award based on financial need, 3.0 GPA and active membership in local church.|
|Annette Osborne Fund in Nursing||The award may be used to fund programs, faculty development, equipment or other needs at the discretion of the Dean of Nursing & Allied Health.|
|Jane & Ralph Patsel Scholarship||Preference for award shall be given to a Junior or Senior at Bluefield State College who is a graduate of Graham High School and who has a college grade point average of at least 2.5 or better.|
|People First Scholarship||For students with documented disability(s) or who seek through his/her studies to identify and remove barriers affecting persons with disabilities. Must apply for Student Support Services (or successor program) if eligible; and be active in campus organization(s) which champion disability and related issues.|
|Pocahontas Electrical and Mining Institute||Awarded to students majoring in the field of Mechanical, Civil, Electrical or Mining Engineering technologies.|
|Roy E. Pruett, Jr. Scholarship in Electrical Engineering Technology||Awarded to students from West Virginia in the field of Electrical Engineering Technology and student athletes who demonstrate financial need.|
|John J. and Sheila Belcher Rinehart Scholarship in Electrical Engineering Technology||Based on financial need and West Virginia residency, awarded to Electrical Engineering Technology students.|
|Dr. William B. Robertson Archives Endowment||To benefit the Wendell G. Hardway Library and Archives, specifically the William B. Robertson Collection.|
|Akhtar Safder Scholarship||Based on financial need, given to juniors and seniors in Mechanical Engineering Technology. Recipients must maintain a 2.0 GPA and perform some community service.|
|June Oblinger Shott Scholarship||Given to students from Southwest Virginia and Southern West Virginia to be used for tuition and fees.|
|Greg Shrewsberry Memorial Scholarship||Awarded to a graduate of Bluefield High School who demonstrates good character through by participation in school and community activities.|
|Taylor Family Scholarship||Available to a female student who is a mother of one or more children, whose major is Nursing or Engineering, with a minimum high school GPA of 3.5 and/or a minimum college GPA of 3.0.|
|Wellington Swendall Book Scholarship||Awarded to minority students who show great academic promise.|
|WV Society of Washington, DC, Book Scholarship||Given to a regularly enrolled freshman student who is a legal resident of West Virginia or the son or daughter of a native West Virginian who shows high academic promise.|
|Mae Jerolee White Scholarship||Awarded to non-traditional student in the second or subsequent year of the Nursing program who is a West Virginia resident from a rural county with a minimum GPA of 3.0|
To make a gift to one of these endowments, send a check payable to Bluefield State College Foundation, Bluefield State College, 219 Rock Street, Bluefield, WV 24701.
For information on establishing an endowment, call 304-327-4031.
For applications to these endowed scholarships, contact the Office of Enrollment Management at email@example.com.