Now accepting submissions from Fall 2019 applicants

The enrollment management team is interested in identifying students – like yourself – who bring talents and leadership skills to our campus.  We are eager to hear about your activities that formed your leadership potential for college. The information you provide is in support of your application for our Bluefield State  scholarships. We have received your test scores and transcripts, now we are interested in hearing about the time you spent outside of class and, sometimes, outside the walls of your high school or college.  In short, we wish to identify and hear about national chess champions, students who have visited all the national parks in America, students who have obtained black belts in Karate and many more honors.  This is your chance to tell us your story.

All students submitting an essay will be considered for scholarship awards ranging from $ 50 to $ 2,000.  These awards will be in addition to any institutional scholarships you have already been awarded.  At Bluefield State College, all scholarships follow the guidelines of our scholarship and financial aid award policies.

We look forward to reviewing your essay and seeing you on campus this fall.

Jo Ann Robinson, Ph. D.

Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

Student Name

In an essay, please provide your responses to the following questions below (you may reference your previously submitted essays sent to other colleges, such as the Common App):

1. List awards, scholarships, publications or other special recognitions you have received during your high school/or other educational career.  These awards can include memberships or recognitions with clubs such as  Beta, National Honors Society, Phi Theta Kappa and more. 

2. What is your single greatest accomplishment you have achieved while a high school/college student? Please explain how this experience prepared you for your BSC college career.

3. Describe a specific example of an experience that has most influenced your life. This may include in-school activities – such as Beta Club, athletic participation, yearbook and others.    You may also include out-of-school activities such as volunteer work at a church/synagogue, YMCA, civic club or other service-related organizations. We encourage you to brag about your accomplishments: tell us about the black belt you won, the time you climbed Mount Everest or the time you volunteered with Hospice.