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.
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
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*Scholarships will NOT be considered COMPLETE until all questions have been answered and we receive two(2) required letters of recommendation by the deadline date. It is very important that you follow up to ensure consideration for Scholarship(s).
YOU MUST HAVE COMPLETED AN ADMISSIONS APPLICATION IN ORDER TO START THE ONLINE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PROCESS
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.
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