Scholarships are aid that does not need to be paid back. Eligibility is generally based on academic excellence, athletic abilities, etc.
Bakersfield College Scholarships
Over 300 scholarships are awarded each year to students who file Scholarship Applications with the Office of Financial Aid. The Bakersfield College Foundation, as well as community organizations and individuals, offer scholarships based upon financial need and academic merit.
Some Bakersfield College scholarships
have certain requirements including major, class level, or even graduation from
a particular high school. Scholarships are awarded to incoming, continuing
and transferring students. Generally a student must have at least a 2.50
GPA, although some scholarships are awarded to students with a lower average who
meet special criteria or need or possess special qualifications.
Scholarships are awarded only once each academic year.
BAKERSFIELD COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS (for continuing or transferring students)
Deadline for academic year 2013-14: Friday, December 7, 2012
BAKERSFIELD COLLEGE INCOMING FRESHMAN SCHOLARSHIPS (for high school Seniors)
Deadline for academic year 2013-14: Friday, March 8, 2013
There are many outside scholarships available to qualified students. Business firms, organizations and four-year colleges provide scholarships for students. Notices regarding scholarship opportunities are posted throughout the year on bulletin boards in the Office of Financial Aid. The college library is also an excellent source of information regarding scholarship opportunities.
The following websites on outside scholarships are provided for your reference. Bakersfield College does not endorse any specific site.
Learn more about the National Collegiate Athletic Association, including recruiting rules and more.
Gates Millennium Scholarships
Find out about scholarships for outstanding Pell Grant-eligible African-American, Hispanic-American, American-Indian, Alaskan-Native or Asian-Pacific Islander-American students.
Go here to learn how to access your Governor's Scholars Awards.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Explore scholarship opportunities offered by the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.
Imagine America Scholarships
Provides information on Career College Foundation scholarships.
Browse these sites to find more than one million scholarships, grants, fellowships and prizes.
For information about scholarship scams and how to avoid them, visit the following link: www.ftc.gov/scholarshipscams