Foundation Scholarships

How to Apply

Current and future students can apply to all internal BBCC scholarships with a single application through our AwardSpring online system. The Big Bend Community College 2021-22 online scholarship application has two cycles. The first cycle houses the majority of our scholarships, opens in the fall and closes late spring while the smaller cycle opens early summer and closes in August. The application is the same for both cycles with six (6) sections to the application: General Information, Qualification Questions, Transcripts, Recommendations, Essay Questions, and Feedback. You need to complete each section to submit your application. In addition to questions and essays, the application must include an unofficial electronic transcript(s) and one (1) completed recommendation. More details on how to complete these tasks can be found within the application. 


Unofficial transcripts are required for ALL applicants. You must upload your most recent transcript(s) into the application (the AwardSpring platform accepts common file extensions). Check your file before you complete your application, any transcript files that cannot be viewed will receive a zero score.

Current BBCC Students can access their unofficial transcript through the student kiosk. Copy and paste the transcript data thoroughly into a Word document and upload the file. Current BBCC students should also upload their high school transcripts if they have only a few classes recorded on their BBCC transcripts.

High School students must upload a transcript that includes all coursework/grades at the time you apply. If your school uses Parchment (eTranscripts), we highly encourage you to request your transcripts early to avoid electronic delays.

Students with a GED, who have been homeschooled, or who have no transcripts, please provide proof of your GED completion. If you have no documentation, write a detailed letter explaining your circumstances for not having any documentation and upload the letter in place of the transcript.


We require one (1) completed recommendation for an application to be considered complete.  Please note that sending a recommendation request is NOT the same as having a completed recommendation.  Letters of recommendation are requested via the scholarship application and will generate an email to the recommender providing them instructions and a link to upload their recommendation directly into your application.

We encourage you to double-check the email information you enter – if the address is incorrect you will not receive a notice. Follow up with your recommender to ensure that your request is both received and submitted. You are responsible for checking the status of your recommendations to make sure that your application is complete. 

You can ask up to four (4) people to complete a recommendation on your behalf. Recommendations from family members and letters dated before May 1, 2020, will not be accepted. 

If you have questions regarding the recommendation process, or if you have a physical letter of recommendation that you would like to upload, please contact the Foundation staff for assistance.

Additional Info

  • Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
  • The BBCC Foundation provides assistance with the scholarship application and essay workshops during fall and winter quarter. Contact Jennifer Starr at (509) 793-2005 for more information.
  • Eligibility requirements vary according to the criteria established for each scholarship.
  • The application for BBCC scholarships generally opens early fall quarter and closes mid-to-late winter quarter, with notifications taking place toward the end of spring quarter. Dates will vary as they are subject to scholarship requirements and both the review and selection process.
  • Scholarships provide funding for the upcoming academic year.
  • Awards $600 or less will be disbursed in the fall. Awards over $600 are evenly disbursed over fall, winter and spring quarters.
  • Notifications will be e-mailed to the address listed on your scholarship application in AwardSpring. Be sure to update both the Foundation and BBCC of any address or email changes.

Complete the FAFSA/WAFSA and apply for financial aid. This is not a requirement for the scholarship application, however, scholarships that have a financial need requirement factor consider this a part of the scholarship criteria.

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