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Institutional Scholarships

Bevill State offers numerous institutional scholarships including academic, leadership/service, and performing arts. A brief description of each scholarship offered at Bevill State, the award amount, and the criteria for the selection and retention of the scholarship are listed below. Scholarships are awarded for one year. Students may be eligible for the renewal of their scholarship for the second year based on their cumulative GPA. Students will not be eligible to receive an institutional scholarship for more than two consecutive years.

These scholarships are based on such criteria as academic merit, extracurricular activity participation, prior career technical training and leadership ability. Any student who meets eligibility requirements will be considered for the following scholarships. If you are interested in applying for an Institutional scholarship, please fill out the online application. Awards are made on a competitive basis and meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee a scholarship. Award recipients may not exceed 57 semester hours for an academic year. In addition, recipient may not exceed 82 semester hours for the two-year award limit.

Academic Scholarships

Presidential Academic Scholarship

Applicant must graduate from a regionally accredited high school during the current academic year. They must also be within the top 10% of the class with a minimum 3.75 cumulative grade point average (GPA) and have a minimum ACT score of 27. The award covers tuition and applicable fees up to 16 hours per semester for Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters with the award based on enrollment status. The recipient must be enrolled at least half-time (6 credit hours) while attending Bevill State and maintain a 3.0 GPA.

Academic Excellence

Applicant must be a high school graduate with at least a 3.7 GPA and a minimum ACT score of 24. The recipient may be awarded up to $3,000 per year ($1,500 per term) for Fall and Spring semesters with the award based on enrollment status. The recipient must be enrolled at least half-time (6 credit hours) while attending Bevill State and maintain a 3.0 GPA. The award may be applied toward tuition and applicable fees.

Academic Honors Scholarship

Applicant must be a high school graduate with at least a 3.25 GPA and a minimum ACT score of 20. The recipient must be enrolled at least half-time (6 credit hours) while attending Bevill State and maintain a 2.75 GPA. The recipient may be awarded up to $2,000 per year ($1,000 per term) for Fall and Spring semesters with the award based on enrollment status. The award may be applied toward tuition and applicable fees.

Career Technical Honors Scholarship

Applicant must be a high school graduate with at least a 2.0 GPA. Applicant must meet program requirements. In addition, applicant must exhibit interest and/or experience in the career technical education/training field. Selected recipients must be accepted into a Career Technical program and maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA. Recipients may be awarded up to $3,000 per year ($1,000 per term) for Fall, Spring and Summer semesters based on enrollment status. The recipient must be enrolled at least half-time (6 credit hours) while attending Bevill State. The award may be applied toward tuition and applicable fees.

Dean's Merit

Dean's Merit Application

Applicant must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student at Bevill State during the Spring semester with a minimum 3.5 GPA. Applicant must have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours (non-developmental hours) at BSCC and no more than 45 credit hours to be eligible for this scholarship. Recipients must maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA. Recipients may be awarded $3,000 per year ($1,000 per term) for fall, spring, and summer semesters based on enrollment status. The award may be applied toward tuition and fees. This is a one year award only and is not renewable. This award is based on availability.

Leadership & Service Scholarships

These scholarships are awarded based on the students’ participation in clubs, organizations and extra-curricular activities. In addition to maintaining a specified cumulative grade point average, selected recipients must perform service activities for the College as specified in the respective scholarship categories’ guidelines/constitutions.

Ambassador Scholarship

Applicant must be a high school graduate with at least a 3.25 high school GPA (or a minimum 2.75 Bevill State GPA for currently enrolled degree seeking students) and a minimum ACT score of 20. To be considered for the scholarship, applicants must also include an essay. The essay should be no more than 500 words, and cover the topic, Describe what being a BSCC Ambassador means to you. Applicants will be considered for Ambassador at all Bevill State campuses; however, only one interview per applicant will be conducted on the indicated preferred campus. Ambassadors serve as the College’s official host and hostesses. Recipients must attend as full-time students (12 credit hours in the fall & spring semesters), maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA and abide by the Ambassador policies and procedures. Recipients who choose to attend the summer semester, must attend as half-time students (6 credit hours). The award covers tuition and applicable fees up to 19 hours per semester for Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.

Scholar's Bowl Scholarship - Fayette & Jasper Campuses

Applicant must be a high school graduate with at least a 3.0 GPA, or a currently enrolled degree seeking Bevill State student with a 2.75 minimum GPA. Consideration is given to applicants who were actively involved in their high school Scholars’ Bowl Team. Selected recipients must attend Bevill State as a full-time student (12 credit hours) and abide by the Scholars’ Bowl guidelines. Recipients are required to maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA. The award is $2,000 per year ($1,000 per term). The award is for the Fall and Spring semesters only and does not cover the summer semester. The award may be applied toward tuition and applicable fees.

Performing Arts Scholarships

Instrumental & Vocal (Choral) - Jasper Campus

Applicant must be a high school graduate with at least a 3.0 GPA, or a currently enrolled degree seeking Bevill State student with a 2.75 minimum GPA. Recipients must be a full-time student (12 credit hours), maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA and follow performing arts guidelines. Awards range from $1,200 to $2,400 per year based on a level of participation as determined by the Performing Arts Department. The award is for the Fall and Spring semesters only and does not cover the summer semester. The award may be applied toward tuition and applicable fees.

Applicable fees include: bond reserve, building, library, facilities renewal, and technology fees only.

Community Scholarship

Those eligible receive six hours of FREE tuition when they pay for six hours

The new Community Scholarship for Spring 2021 is available to individuals who are currently employed at a business or in an industry and who wish to continue their education and training.  It is also open to individuals who have lost or left jobs due to their employer closing or moving; because there was insufficient work for them to do; or if their position or shift was abolished. These individuals must not currently be enrolled at Bevill State Community College and meet the pre-requisites for any class(es) he or she enrolls. These individuals would be required to file a FAFSA and must qualify for in-state tuition.  This scholarship is used only after all applicable grants and scholarships have been applied to tuition.   

The minimum number of hours a student must register for and pay for to receive the Community Scholarship is six hours – meaning a student must register for at least six hours and would receive six hours for free, not including applicable fees.   

To receive the Community Scholarship, eligible students must complete the Community Scholarship Application Form below and email it to scholarships@bscc.edu and include current and/or former verification of employment as applicable.  The scholarship application deadline is December 9, 2020.   

For more information, contact the Marketing and Enrollment Management Office at MEMO@bscc.edu.  

Community Scholarship Application Form (PDF)

Employment Verification Form (PDF)