Grant and Scholarship List

Federal Grant Programs

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 $587-$5,730.

Some students may be affected by the Lifetime Eligibility Used requirements for the Federal Pell Grant. Click here for more information.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant: This limited campus-based federal grant is available to students with high financial need.

Virginia State Grant Programs

Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG): This is an estimated $3,100 state grant for residents of Virginia. To be eligible, students must be a domiciled Virginia resident, complete the 2014-15 VTAG application by the July 31 deadline, must not have moved to Virginia for the purpose of attending a post-secondary school, and pursuing undergraduate studies only. Students who have previously received VTAG in a prior award year do not need to complete the application.

Virginia Two Year College Transfer Grant

Virginia Two Year College Transfer Grant (CTG): The standard award is $1,000 and up to an additional $1,000 for certain majors (science, teaching, mathematics, and nursing). To be eligible, students must complete a FAFSA, be an undergraduate in-state student (first time entering freshman no earlier than Fall 2007), be a Virginia domiciled resident, must not have moved to Virginia for the purposes of attending a post-secondary school, must meet the selective service requirements, have an EFC of $12,000 (or less depending on the year it was first awarded), must have earned an Associate's degree at a Virginia two-year public institution with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0 for the Associate’s degree, maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA at Bluefield College, and be enrolled full-time by fall semester following completion of the Associate's degree (limited to 3 years).

Bluefield College Programs

Academic Scholarships: These scholarships, which range from $2,000 to $10,000, are awarded based on your academic performance and are renewable for all four years. A combination of GPA and SAT/ACT score are used to determine the scholarship level. These scholarships include the Lansdell, Harman, Trustees’, Deans’, and Alumni scholarship.

BC Access Scholarship: These scholarships are determined by academic performance and need. The amount is unique for each qualifying student. These scholarships are renewable for all four years.

Presidential Scholarship: Each year, Bluefield College awards two full-tuition scholarships, available for only two (2) new freshman. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.50 and a minimum 1180 SAT (combination of math and verbal scores) or 26 ACT (composite score) in order to compete. Potential recipients will be asked to provide two letters of recommendation, come to campus for an interview, and to write an essay that will be reviewed by select faculty members. March 21, 2015 is the scheduled date for the competition.

Spire Scholarship: Each year, Bluefield College awards ten freshman an additional $2,000 in academic scholarships. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.50 and a minimum 1180 SAT (combination of math and verbal scores) or 26 ACT (composite score) in order to compete. Potential recipients will be asked to provide two letters of recommendation, come to campus for an interview, and to write an essay that will be reviewed by select faculty members. March 21, 2015 is the scheduled date for the competition.

Honors Scholarship: Incoming students have the opportunity to apply to the Honors Program. To qualify for the Honors Program, students must have a minimum 25 ACT (composite score), 1140 SAT (combination of math and verbal scores), or be eligible for the Presidential Scholarship. Students can apply and submit essays online. Students who are admitted into the program will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship that is renewable each year of participation.

Athletic Scholarships: Awarded by our coaching staff, this scholarship is renewable based on the criteria of the coach and the standards of NAIA.

Fine Arts Scholarships: Awarded to students who have demonstrated talent in the areas of visual and performing arts, these scholarships are determined by audition before the faculty of the Fine Arts Department.

Other Sources

We encourage students to seek aid from every possible source, such as Veteran's Affairs, Rehabilitative Services, employer reimbursement, employer pay, community and civic organizations, churches, and local scholarship programs. Students should also check out www.fastweb.com and www.finaid.org. Students should notify us if they are receiving an outside award, so that the expected award may be included in the award package. This will help determine your balance due at the start of the school year in advance of receiving these funds. It is also important that we include these awards in your financial aid package to avoid any federal overpayment conditions, which could affect your future eligibility for aid.

The Financial Aid Office maintains an outside scholarship listing with some known local, regional, and national scholarship resources. View the latest scholarships and grants.