inSpire Grants and Scholarships
Federal Pell Grant: The Federal Pell Grant is available to low income students. Your eligibility is based on the outcome of your FAFSA and is FREE money granted to you by the Federal Government based on your need. This award ranges from $575- $5,550.
Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG): This is a $2,800 state grant for residents of Virginia. You must apply for this grant through the Bluefield College Financial Aid Office and the application deadline to ensure your grant is funded is July 31. Late applications are accepted through December 1, but funding is not assured from the Commonwealth for applications received after July 31.
Other Sources: We encourage students to seek aid from every possible source such as employer reimbursement, employer pay, community organizations, churches and local scholarship programs. We also periodically send out scholarship newsletters to our students. Ask about the Catherine Corte Payne Scholarship for Adult Learners, the Rheba Haynes Gunter Scholarship for nursing students, the Gare LeCompte Scholarship, and the Tazewell County Nursing Scholarship. You can also check out www.fastweb.com and www.finaid.org. If you receive an outside scholarship, please notify us so that we can add the expected funds to your award package, and make any necessary adjustments to your student loans.