How to apply for scholarships 

  1. To apply for the Honors College and Scholarship, Click here.
  2. To Apply for Foundation and Leadership Scholarships, please complete the  leadership scholarship essay form.

High School Equivalency Diploma Scholarship

High School Equivalency Diploma Scholarship Flyer

High School Equivalency Diploma Scholarship Application

How to accept scholarships

  1. Go to the Scholarship Acceptance Form
  2. Read the instructions on the page to proceed with your acceptance
  3. For additional information or assistance please contact:

Anthony Underwood
Chief Enrollment Officer
Phone: 304-327-4022
Conley Hall 106
Bluefield State College
219 Rock Street
Bluefield,  WV 24701


Available Scholarships 

Almeta H. Martin Endowed Scholarship

Preferred Education Major; if education major is not available, other majors would qualify. GPA of 3.0 or higher. Reflects potential academic promise. Must have financial need

Benjamin H. Martin Endowed Scholarship

Preferred Education Major; if education major is not available, other majors would qualify. GPA of 3.0 or higher. Reflects potential academic promise. Must have financial need.

BOG Auxiliary

An Academic Tuition and/or Fee Waiver awarded to entering freshmen, and transfer students based on academic excellence as determined by ACT/SAT score and GPA.

BOG Tuition Employee Dependent

Tuition and fee waivers are awarded to the spouses or dependents of full-time regular faculty and staff. Renewal of these awards is dependent upon remaining in good academic standing.

BOG Tuition Waiver Academic

An Academic Tuition and/or Fee Waiver awarded to entering

 freshmen, and continuing students based on academic excellence,

exceptional talents or skills, or financial need. Pursuant to the statute,

no student may hold an undergraduate fee waiver for more than eight

(8) semesters.

 

BOG Tuition Waiver Athletic            

An Athletic Tuition and/or Fee Waiver shall be awarded based on a student's athletic ability and shall be renewed based on the student's continued NCAA eligibility, participation in sports and contribution to the associated athletic activity as recommended by the respective coaches.

BOG Tuition Waiver Foster Care      

Tuition and fees waivers for high school graduates in foster care are awarded upon presentation of legal documentation establishing foster care status. The student must be in foster care or other residential care for at least one year prior to the waiver award.

BOG Tuition Waiver Mil Depend     

Tuition and mandatory fees shall be waived for a state resident that has been honorably discharged from any branch of the United States armed forces if that resident has received the Medal of Honor or a Purple Heart Medal. The amount of the waiver shall be the charges that exceed the total amount of any state and federal education benefits, grants or scholarships received by the resident.

Carl P. and Selba Meadows Boyd Scholarship

High school graduate of Tazewell County, VA or McDowell County, WV. Successful completion of 24 hours of college level course work. Minimum GPA of 2.5.Student must be in a declared major. Demonstrated financial need as determined by BSC Office of Financial Aid. Willingness to perform community service.

Broady Family Scholarship

Education Major, Demonstrated financial need, maintain a 2.5 GPA, preference to minority students. General scholarship awarded to Bluefield State College students.

Morgan C. Campbell Scholarship

Student selected to play Baseball. Graduate of Graham High School or Princeton High School. Ability to succeed in college.

Cardwell Family Endowed Scholarship

Rising junior or senior. Involvement in extracurricular and volunteer activities. GPA of 2.75 or higher.

Carter Family Foundation

Student majoring in Education, Preference given to students from Raleigh County, must have a financial need.

Cole Harley-Davidson Scholarship

Business Administration student.  Individual or family income is 125% or less of the federal poverty level. Resident of West Virginia. Ability to succeed in college.

CONSOL Energy Scholarship in Engineering Technology

Full-time student in Engineering Technology. Minimum GPA of 3.0 or better. Career interest in energy fields. Resident of Virginia or West Virginia.  

Stelio and Betty Tracy Corte Endowed Scholarship

Must have financial need. Met all BSC entrance criteria and qualifications.                  

Craddock Scholarship Award

Award is based on financial need and academic achievement. Preference to students from Appalachia pursuing a B.S. degree. Enrollment in BS program: Architectural, Civil, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering Technology, Physical Science, or Pre- Medicine, Computer Science, Nursing, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics. Minimum 2.5 GPA, preference given to residents of West Virginia.

Credit Bureau of the Virginias

Eligible students reside within a nine-county area surrounding the College. Focuses on financially needy students with minimum GPA of 2.0.

Douglas F. Crickmer Memorial Scholarship

Mining Engineer Technology student or similar Eng. Tech program. Support needs of the mining industry. 2.5 GPA or higher.

Dalton Family Scholarship

Individual or family income is 125% or less of the federal Poverty level. Resident of West Virginia Ability to succeed in college

Brian A. Delp Humanitarian Athletic Scholarship          

Full-time enrolled student-athlete (fall/spring); NCAA certified Completed second season of participation at BSC 2-year letter man at BSC, currently participating in athletics at BSC. Rising junior who has completed sophomore year. Minimum GPA of 2.5.

Brian A. Delp Service Award

Graduating senior in Baccalaureate degree program. Displayed community service involvement while a student at BSC.

Thomas and Charlotte Deskins Scholarship

Student form McDowell County. Major in Engineering Technology, preferably Civil Engineering

Dorothy Ann Surface Endowed Scholarship

Individual or family income is 125 percent or less of the federal poverty level. Resident of West Virginia. Ability to succeed in college.

George Joseph Featherstone, II Annual Scholarship

Student majoring in Mining Engineering. Minimum GPA of 3.0. Must have a financial need, as determined by BSC Financial Aid Office.

Bluefield State Foundation Scholarship

Academic excellence, based on highest GPA’s of eligible candidates.

Fred Gilbert Endowed Scholarship

Student demonstrated financial need. Student who has 2.5 GPA or better

Grants Supermarket Endowed Scholarship

Individual or family income is 125% or less of federal poverty level. Resident of West Virginia. Ability to succeed in college.

Hamilton Hatter Alumni Endowed Scholarship

Underrepresented student who is aspiring to have a career in research. Parents are BSC Alumni. Minimum 3.0 GPA.

Frank Hart Endowed Scholarship in Engineering Technology

Resident of West Virginia or Virginia. Maintaining 3.0 GPA

William S. Height Scholarship

Financial need. Major in Engineering Technology or Computer Science.

Health Science Waiver

Health Sciences and Technology Awards (HSTA) may be awarded to

students certified by the state HSTA coordinator as completing the

required curriculum in high school. The award shall be a Tuition

Waiver, the amount determined by the tuition component of the fees

charged to in-state students. Recipients shall maintain at least a 2.5

grade point average and pass at least 30 semester hours in an

academic year for renewal.

 

Tom Joyner Scholarship

As permitted by law, an African-American student who has

successfully completed 24 credit hrs.

Must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA. Fulfillment of admissions

requirements of BSC Admissions’ Office. Declared a major in

Education, Science, Technology, Engineering or

Mathematics. Must have financial need as determined by BSC

Office of Financial Aid. Willingness to perform community service.

 

Prema Natarajan Krishnan Scholarship in Nursing

Non-traditional student in the second or subsequent year of the nursing program. West Virginia resident from a rural county. Minimum GPA of 3.0.

Krotseng Annual Scholarship

Rising senior or 5th year student Economic hardship verified by Financial Aid GPA in major and overall GPA of 2.0 or higher that would meet graduation requirements. Within 30 hours of completing degree.

Krotseng Go For Graduation

Rising senior or 5th year student, economic hardship verified by Financial Aid. GPA in major and overall GPA of 2.0 or higher that would meet graduation requirements. Within 30 hours of completing degree.

Lawson Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to students from southwest Virginia who have financial need and show academic ability to succeed. Students transferring from Wytheville Community College to BSC, Full time student with at least 15 credit hours, Maintain minimum 3.0 GPA, must advance a grade level each academic year.

Central Area of the Links, Inc. Scholarship

Demonstrated financial need. Minimum 3.0 GPA

Rhonda Grace Linkous Endowed Scholarship

Individual or family income is 125% or less of the federal poverty level. Resident of West Virginia. Ability to succeed in college, students majoring in Education.

John and Elisabeth MacClarence Scholarship

Declared major in the School of Education. Minimum GPA of 3.2. Resident of WV or an out-of-state bordering county.

Massey Scholarship

Enrolled in Engineering Technology programs, devoting career to coal mining area of Southern West Virginia, South Western Virginia, or Eastern Kentucky. Full time student with minimum of 15 credit hours per semester, maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA each semester. Must advance a grade level each year.

McConnell Family Scholarship

Resident of West Virginia. Individual or family income of 125% or less of federal poverty guideline, demonstrated ability to succeed in college.

Martha and Mark Oblinger Scholarship

Awarded to students from Tazewell County, Virginia, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who are active in their local Christian church. Must have financial need.

Billy G. Moore Scholarship

Student pursuing a career in teaching, minimum 3.0 GPA, demonstrated financial need. Appalachian area residency for at least 5 years or must have financial need. African American descent.

Dr. Patricia A. MULVEY Scholarship

Resident of WV living in Bluefield, WV. Member of the Pi Gamma Mu National Honor Society. Must be a student in the field of Humanities and Social Sciences. Must be one of BSC’s best students who is interested in attending graduate school. Must show need for support to continue on to graduate school. The scholarship could help defray the expenses associated with students taking tests to apply to graduate school, particularly the cost associated with taking the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test.

Nannie Pearl Walls Endowed Scholarship

Student majoring in business. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Must have financial need.

Neighborhood Investment Scholarships

Awarded to students based on financial need. Individual or family income is 125% or less of the federal poverty level, resident of West Virginia, ability to succeed in college. Must be a student with a documented disability or seeks through his/her studies to identify and remove barriers affecting persons with disabilities.  

W. Paul Cole, Jr. Leadership Scholarship

Student in his or her 3rd or 4th year of the business program. Major in Business Administration, Accounting, Marketing, or Management.

Pocahontas Electrical and Mining Scholarship

Major in Mining, Civil, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering Technology. GPA 3.0, first generation college student.

Roy Pruett, Jr. Scholarship for Electrical Engineers

Must meet qualification standards for the NIP for the state of WV. Individual or family income is 124% or less of the federal poverty level. Resident of West Virginia. Ability to succeed in college. Must be a student in the Electrical Engineering program or a student athlete

John J. & Sheila Belcher Rinehart

Must meet qualification standards for the NIP for the State of West Virginia; Individual or family income is 125% or less of federal poverty level.

Akhtar Safder Scholarship

Must have financial need. Must maintain minimum 2.0 GPA. Student must perform some community service.

June Oblinger Shott Scholarship

Baseball student athletes at the discretion of Head Baseball Coach Scholarship awarded for no more than eight semesters

Greg Shrewsberry Memorial Scholarship

A graduate of Bluefield High School, student demonstrates good character by participation in school and community activities, helping and being a friend to others. The applicant’s grade and standardized test scores must meet the requirements of Bluefield State College

Taylor Family Scholarship

Female student majoring in Nursing or Engineering. Mother of one or more children. Minimum high school GPA of 3.5 and/or minimum College GPA of 3.0

MacClarence Teacher Testing Scholarship

Graduation from a high school in Mercer or contiguous county, minimum 3.0 GPA. Must have financial need. Passing score on each test, enrollment in BSC School of Education.

Luther and Mary Ida Vandross Scholarship

Must attend a 4-year HBC or University. Must be in good standing at the college/university. Must be in 3rd, 4th, or 5th year of study leading to an undergraduate degree. Must have financial need.

Bartlett – Welcker Scholarship

Woman over 25 years of age. West Virginia resident. Successful Completion of 1 year of college; minimum 24 credit hours and GPA 2.0. Beginning second year as a full time student with minimum of 12 credit hours.

Wellington-Swindall

Book scholarship. Minority students who show great academic promise.

Mae Jerolee White Scholarship

Non-traditional nursing student in the second or subsequent year of the nursing program. Must be a WV resident from a rural county. Minimum 3.0 GPA.

West Virginia Society of Washington DC Book Scholarship

Freshman student; alternating one male and one female. Legal resident of WV or the son or daughter of a native of West Virginia. Must have financial need. Must have high academic promise.


Contact us

For additional information on scholarships, contact the Institutional Development and Advancement Office at (304) 327-4501.