Bakersfield College


Online Automated Scholarship System

It's the fast and easy way to apply for the many scholarships offered by Bakersfield College, the Bakersfield College Foundation and many private donors.

With the BC Online Automated Scholarship System, you

  • Fill out one simple and secure general Scholarship Application
  • Are automatically considered for many of the Scholarships available at BC
  • May be eligible for additional Scholarships by answering a few supplemental questions
  • Can do a keyword search on all of the Scholarships available to review qualifications
  • Have access to submit requests for Letter of Recommendation forms

Applying for Scholarships is as easy as 1...2...3...

  1. Click here for the Online Scholarship Application. PRIORITY DEADLINE FOR 2018-19 IS DECEMBER 1, 2017. Students may fill out the application after the priority deadline, but scholarship opportunities will become increasingly limited as the semester approaches.
  2. Log on by providing your BC issued e-mail address and password. (To obtain a BC Username and Password, you must Apply for Admission to the College)
  3. Complete your simple online general scholarship application.

*Reminder* - You alone are responsible for ensuring your two letters of recommendation are submitted by the *general application deadline*. If you do not have two recommendations in by the general application deadline, then your application will not be considered completed. It is highly recommended that you contact this individual and let them know that you are listing him or her as a reference and that he or she should expect an email from Kern Community College District regarding this request.

Follow our link that shows the  SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION STEPS

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You must have completed an Admissions Application in order to start the Online Scholarship Application process.


Outside Scholarships

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.

  • CA Latino Caucus Foundation Scholarship Program
    $1,000 scholarship to 60 qualified students who are California residents. Applicants must be full-time students in good academic standing at an accredited college or university or be a graduating high school senior with written proof of acceptance at an accredited institution of higher learning and have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Applicants must submit a complete online application with required supplementary documents by the deadline.
    Visit website for full eligibility criteria and application requirements.
    Application opens April 1, 2018 with a deadline of June 1, 2018.
  • Kern County Wool Growers Auxiliary
    $1,000 scholarship to a qualified Kern County student who wishes to pursue the study of agriculture or an agriculture-related field.
    Visit website for full eligibility criteria and application requirements.
    Application deadline is April 14, 2018 and must be mailed to the Kern County Wool Growers Auxiliary, Attention: Scholarship Committee to the address shown on the bottom of the application form and checklist.
  • EGIA Foundation 
    To help students pursuing careers in home services and HVAC, the EGIA foundation is offering $2,500 scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year. Applications are due by April 1, 2018 and only the first 350 applications will be acepted. Visit the website for more information.
  • Pine Cone Foundation (PCF) 
    For High School Seniors: Supports learning disabled students who wish to attend a California Community College. Up to 5 high school seniors will be selected in 2018 and receive assistance with books, eye exams, prescription glasses, and help with student center, health center, and parking permit fees. Applications are due by April 14, 2018. Visit the website for more information.
  • 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.
  • Governor's Scholarships
    Go here to learn how to access your Governor's Scholars Awards.
  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund
    Explore scholarship opportunities offered by the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.
  • Student-Caregiver Scholarship
    Gives out 2 awards of $1,500 each to students going to school while caring for a loved one.
  • Baron & Budd 2018 Mesothelioma Cancer Victims Memorial Scholarship
    Awards: $2,500 for top video and $2,500 for top essay. Open to entering Freshman only, any major field of study, or undecided. Video and Essay topics: How has cancer impacted your life? What hardships did you or your family experience? How will this scholarship help you to reach your academic goals? Deadline for submission is Monday, July 16, 2018. Visit the website for more information.
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