Glory Days Scholarship

Nominations Accepted Through March 1st

The Glory Days Endowed Scholarship (Glory Days Scholarship) was established in 2020 thanks to the generosity of classmates, teammates, and coaches from the late 1980s and early 1990s of Bluefield University. Initiated by former baseball and basketball coach, Mark Blevins, The Glory Days Endowed Scholarship is meant to honor the student-athletes of the 1980s and early-1990s who coined their time at Bluefield University as the “Glory Days” due to significant athletic achievements, lasting friendships, and comradery. The glory days were some of the most successful in the history of Bluefield University athletics, specifically on the basketball court and the baseball field. In fact, many of the student-athletes from that era, as well as coach Mark Blevins, are listed in Bluefield University’s Athletics Hall of Fame. The founders of the Glory Days Scholarship wish to honor the life-long friendships, lasting memories, athletic achievements, and perseverance of the student-athletes from the glory days at Bluefield University. Further, they challenge student-athletes of today and tomorrow to make and cherish their own glory days.

Criteria

The recipient of The Glory Days Scholarship should meet the following criteria:

  1. Full-time student-athlete who is a member of one of the following teams:
    • Basketball (Women’s)
    • Basketball (Men’s)
    • Baseball
    • Volleyball (Women’s)
  2. Minimum grade point average of 3.0
  3. The recipient should have athletic eligibility remaining and not be a graduating senior
    • Preference will be given to a rising senior
  4. The following character traits should be exhibited by the recipient
    • Sacrifice for team
      • For God so loved the world that he gave us his only begotten Son. (John 3:16)
    • Commitment to the team
      • I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. (2 Timothy 4:7)
    • Loyalty to the team
      • Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. (John 15:13)
    • Love one another
      • A man that hath friends must show himself friendly, and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother. (Proverbs 18:24)
    • Fearless regardless your opponent
      • If God be with us, who can be against us. (Romans 8:31)
    • Love of the game
      • Know ye not that they which run in a race run all but one receiveth the prize? So run that ye may obtain. (1 Corinthians 9:24)
    • Compete by the rules
      • And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully. (2 Timothy 2:5)

The recipient of the scholarship will be notified prior to the Rammy awards and will be recognized annually at the award ceremony.

Nomination Form

Do I only apply once?

  • No. Students must apply each academic year for the fall semester and submit the necessary documents.

Do I have to take the classes specified in the Associate's Degree tracks as they are listed on the information sheet?

  • No. Students may take any of the courses that are offered in a given term.

Where do I find the textbook listing, and where do I purchase the books?

  • Log in to myBU, and under the "Student" tab, you will find a list of the textbooks required (if any) for each course. Students are responsible for purchasing their own textbooks.

How long is a semester?

  • Our semesters are divided into two 8-week terms.

Is there an orientation?

  • Yes. Students can attend an orientation session that explains how to access courses, how to register for classes, and answers other questions.

Where can I find a course description?

Does the student need to take the SAT or ACT in order to take Dual Enrollment classes?

  • No. If a student decides to study at BU full time, BU is currently test-optional for the 2021-2022 admissions cycle.

Are the classes live? Do students need to log in and participate at certain times?

  • Classes are offered online, so a student can log-on and study at their convenience and their own pace. Students have assignments due each week; you can complete your assignments at any point in time before the deadline.

Does an Early College student need to come to campus for anything?

  • No. However, we would love to have you visit our campus if you are interested in continuing with traditional on-campus study. Students who complete their associate's degree have the option to walk at our commencement ceremony.

Are Early College students able to receive Financial Aid?

  • No. However, Early College courses are very affordable compared to other options. The cost for an online Dual Enrollment course is $100 per credit hour.

How do transferring credits work?

  • Each College or University completes a transcript review in order to decide which courses transfer. Sticking to general education classes generally makes transferring credits simple. All Early College courses at Bluefield University are general education classes that should transfer to another accredited institution.

Is an Early College student considered, and treated, as a transfer student when they become a full-time college student if they have earned enough credits to be a Junior?

  • No. Since they have not graduated from high school, they are considered a first-time college student regardless of how many credits transfer. However, by transferring credits when they enroll as a full-time student, they will have to take fewer classes to receive their bachelor's degree, which shortens the length of time to earn the degree.

Can I speak to someone if I have more questions?

  • Yes. Please contact the Office of Admissions by email or you can call them at 276.326.4231

 

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