We can help you meet the financial challenge of paying for your education. Bluefield offers scholarships and grants that are based on merit (your good grades) and on your financial need. There are also many loan programs and federally based work-study jobs that will also be considered in the quest to find what you need.
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 $555 - $5,550.
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 $2,750 state grant for residents of Virginia. You must apply for this grant through the Bluefield College Financial Aid Office and the deadline to ensure access to these state funds is July 31. Click here for the VTAG application form.
BLUEFIELD COLLEGE PROGRAMS:
Academic Scholarships: These scholarships, which range from $1,000 to $8,000, are awarded based on your academic performance and 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 to students who qualify to participate in Bluefield’s Presidential Scholars Day. Students will receive an invitation to come to campus and interview in March.
Spire Scholarship: Each year, Bluefield College awards eighteen $2,000 scholarships to students who qualify to participate in Bluefield’s Presidential Scholars Day. Students will receive an invitation to come to campus and interview in March.
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.
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. Click here for the latest scholarships and grants.