2020-2021 Graduating High School Senior Scholarships

Application opens January 1, 2020
Submission Deadline: March 1, 2020 Extended: March 20, 2020

Presidential Scholarship – pays $10,000 ($5,000 a year/$2,500 a semester for 2 years) during fall and spring semesters only. Awarded to students from high schools in Mobile and Washington Counties.

Requirements:
  • Full-time enrollment
  • Minimum High School GPA of 3.5
  • Minimum ACT composite score of 24 Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required to maintain eligibility.

Programs: General Education and Health-Related Programs


Academic Excellence Scholarship – pays $8,000 ($4,000 a year/$2,000 a semester for 2 years) during fall and spring semesters only

Requirements:
  • Full-time enrollment
  • Minimum High School GPA of 3.25
  • Must have taken the ACT
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required to maintain eligibility.

Programs: General Education and Health-Related Programs


Technical Career Scholarship – pays $8,000 ($4,000 a year/$2,000 a semester for 2 years) for degree programs and $4,000 for 1-year certificate programs during fall and spring semesters only. Awarded to students in any career technical program on the Carver and/or Southwest Campus.

Requirements:
  • Full-time enrollment
  • Minimum High School GPA of 2.5
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required to maintain eligibility.

Programs: Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, Technology Automotive Body Repair Technology, Automotive Technology, Barbering & Hairstyling Technologies, Computer Information System, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Diesel Technology, Drafting and Design Technology, Electrical Technology, Electronics Engineering Technology, Graphic Communications Technology, Health Information Technology, Machine Tool Technology, Process & Maintenance Technology, Welding Technology


Click here to apply for all three scholarships.


Current College Students

Athletic Scholarships are awarded to students for active participation in Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Baseball and Softball. Pays tuition and fees for up to 18 credit hours during the fall and spring semesters, and books are provided on loan basis. Recipients are recommended by the Athletic Department based on demonstrated athletic ability and eligibility based upon NJCAA guidelines. Contact the Athletic Department at (251) 405-7034 for additional information.

Career Technical Scholarships are awarded to high school students who will pursue a degree or certificate in any of the Technical School Division programs. Full-time study is required. The Career Technical scholarships will cover certificates program up to 1-year. A minimum 2.5 G.P.A. is required and ACT scores will be considered in the awarding process. These scholarships pay tuition and fees during the fall and spring semesters only. Recipients may renew these

Institutional Scholarships are awarded to students in the following leadership categories: Student Government Association and Miss & Mr. Bishop State. These awards are competitive and require an interview or portfolio evaluation. This full scholarship pays tuition and fees during the fall and spring semesters only. Approval of the activity sponsor is required for continued use of these awards. Contact the Dean of Students' office at (251) 405-7087 for additional information.

Performing Arts Scholarships are awarded to students who excel in the performing arts. Awards are made based on audition/portfolio and a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.20. The full/partial scholarships will pay for tuition and fees only. Recipients will be expected to perform while attending Bishop State on scholarship and must register for the appropriate scholarship-related classes each semester. Contact the Performing Arts Department at (251) 405-7095 for additional information.

Transfer Scholarships are available to most colleges and universities. In the twelve-month period prior to completing academic coursework at Bishop State, the student should inquire at the intended university regarding scholarship opportunities. Scholarship awards are made by the sponsoring institutions; however, a few institutions permit the Bishop State Scholarship Committee to make recommendations to the College’s President regarding the recipients. A student must have a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA and cannot have previously attended the transfer institution. Transfer admission is required. The following institutions traditionally offer scholarships: the University of South Alabama, University of Alabama, University of Mobile, Springhill College, Alabama State University, Troy University, and Jackson State University. Email scholarships@bishop.edu for additional information.

Wildcat Ambassador Scholarships are awarded to selected students who are willing to work as a representative of the College. A minimum grade point average of 2.3 and completion of the interview process is required. Recipients must participate in college-wide activities and enroll in a one-credit hour course. Contact: Student Development Services (251) 405-7087 or (251) 405-7017.


Scholarship/Tuition Waivers

GED Class Waiver provides one free class to students who have successfully passed the GED in the State of Alabama after July 2002. Eligibility is determined by the Alabama Community College System which is the State Office for the GED Testing Program. Contact the Office of Admission for additional information.

Senior Adult Waivers allows students 60 years of age or older, who have met admissions requirements, to receive tuition waivers for college credit courses on a space-available basis only. Space-available basis requires registration during the late registration process. Effective Fall 2015, Senior Adult Scholarships will be limited based on available funds. This scholarship can cover up to four (4) hours per semester of in-state tuition only after all other forms of financial assistance have been exhausted. Contact the Financial Aid Office for additional information.

Employee and Dependent Tuition Waiver Program pays for tuition only and is designed for all full-time and Salary Schedule H-35 employees of the Alabama Community College System and their dependents as defined under Section II. An application form for the tuition assistance program is available at each institution and should be completed prior to registration for classes. Contact the Financial Aid Office for additional information.


Bishop State Community College Foundation Scholarships

Scholarships available through the Bishop State Community College Foundation are awarded on a semester basis. A complete list of available scholarships and criteria follows. Applicants must complete an application and should meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled and attending classes at Bishop State Community College as a full-time student.
  • Complete one year of college at Bishop State or another accredited institution and enrolled to continue studying at Bishop State as a full-time student.
  • Be a recent high school graduate enrolling to attend Bishop State as a full-time student.

Please submit applications to the Department of Institutional Advancement located in the Business Technology Center, 3rd floor, Room 330 or email your application to shunt@bishop.edu.

Bishop State Foundation Fall 2020/Spring 2021 Scholarship Application
Extended
: Due April 6, 2020

American Gas - Technical sponsorships are awarded to current Bishop State students enrolled in the following programs: Welding, HVAC Technology Mechanical Systems, and Engineering Technologies. The selected student is awarded $3,000.00 towards Tuition and fees per year. If all requirements continue to be met, the sponsorship will be renewable for a second academic year. The recipient must be enrolled as a full or part-time student in good standing with a minimum 2.8 grade point average in an approved field of study and have completed at least one semester at Bishop State in a two (2) year degree or certificate program.

Bishop State Community College Foundation Book Scholarship
- A scholarship in the amount of $500 will be awarded to the successful candidate and may be used for tuition and fees or to purchase books and supplies.

Shanette C. Tice-Beck Graphic Communications
– This scholarship funded by Eric B. Beck in the amount of $250. This scholarship will be available to a student in Graphic Communications. This scholarship will be dispersed to students who meet the following qualifications: Enrolled in Graphic Communications, have a minimum of a 3.0/4.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) and is a member of the American Advertising Federation (AAF). This scholarship is non-renewable for recipients. Recipients are only eligible to receive this scholarship once.

Monica J. Beasley - Graphic Communications
– This scholarship funded by Monica J. Beasley in the amount of $250. This scholarship will be available to a student in Graphic Communications. This scholarship will be dispersed to students who meet the following qualifications: Enrolled in Graphic Communications, have a minimum of a 3.0/4.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) and is a member of the American Advertising Federation (AAF). This scholarship is non-renewable for recipients. Recipients are only eligible to receive this scholarship once.

The John Bumpers Memorial Scholarship
- The Mobile Kappa Alumni Foundation (MKAF) John W. Bumpers, Jr. Memorial Scholarship was named for an outstanding member of the Mobile Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and a graduate of the Alabama State College Branch later named Bishop State Community College. The Bumpers Memorial Scholarship is to provide financial assistance to a deserving African American male student at the College who has demonstrated academic achievement and campus involvement. One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00). Must be an African American male student enrolled at Bishop State for one academic year. Must have achieved and maintained at least a 2.5GPA. Must have been involved in an extracurricular activity at Bishop State. The student must be enrolled in an academic or technical program. For graduating students, the MKAF will forward the scholarship to the student’s transfer college or to the student once proof of registration in a full-time course of study is provided. The deadline for enrollment in a post-secondary institution after receiving the notification of the scholarship is September 18, 2020. The scholarship recipient will be requested to attend the MKAF Scholarship Breakfast for the formal Scholarship Award presentation which is usually held on the 2nd Saturday in May.

Lexus/Boys and Girls Club Scholarship
- Lexus of Mobile and the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Alabama are offering a Workforce Development Studies Scholarship, in the amount of $2,000.00, to a graduating high school senior and member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Alabama, entering Bishop State Community College for the upcoming Spring semester. If enrolling in an Associate degree program, in Occupational Technologies: be on track to graduate from high school with a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher; If enrolling in a certificate-granting program: be on track to graduate from high school with a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher; Plan on acquiring a degree or certificate in one of the following programs: Computer Information Systems, Culinary, Welding Technology, Automotive Body Technology; Civil Engineering Technology; Diesel Technology; Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology, Drafting and Design Technology, Electrical Technology; Electronics Engineering Technology; Machine Tool Technology; Process & Maintenance Technology; plumbing; Submit a 200-word typed essay addressing how entering one of the fields of study listed above will contribute to the applicant’s immediate and long-range career plans. Submit a letter of recommendation from one of the following: the applicant’s high school principal, assistant principal, school counselor or advisor; Must be a Club Alumni and submit a letter of recommendation from the applicant’s Boys & Girls Club Unit Director Submit an official copy of the applicant’s high school transcript. Submit a black & white or color photo, not smaller than 2”x3”.

Poarch Creek Indians Book Scholarship
- A scholarship in the amount of $500 will be awarded to the successful candidate and must be used to purchase books and supplies.

President Sykes Book Scholarship
- A scholarship in the amount of $500 will be awarded to the successful candidate and must be used to purchase books and supplies.

The Frank D. Rogers Memorial Scholarship
– The Mobile Kappa Alumni Foundation is proud to partner with the Bishop State Foundation in awarding the Frank D. Rodgers Memorial Scholarship. Mr. Rodgers was a dedicated Kappa Man who entered the Bond of Kappa Alpha Psi through the Eta Chi Chapter at the University of Alabama and served The Mobile Alumni Chapter as a Polemarch. Mr. Rogers was employed at Bishop State as an instructor in the Computer Science Department. The scholarship has a value of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00). Criteria The student must be pursuing a degree in computer science. The student must have achieved and maintained a 2.50 GPA. The student must demonstrate a financial need. The student must write a minimum of 500 words essay on how this scholarship will assist him/her in meeting his/her post-secondary financial obligations. For graduating students, the MKAF will forward the scholarship to the student’s transfer college or to the student once proof of registration in a full-time course of study is provided. The deadline for enrollment in a post-secondary institution after receiving the notification of the scholarship is September 18, 2020. The scholarship recipient will be requested to attend the MKAF Scholarship Breakfast for the formal Scholarship Award presentation which is usually held on the 2nd Saturday in May.

Walmart #853 Scholarship
- A scholarship in the amount of $500 will be awarded to the successful candidate and may be used for tuition and fees or to purchase books and supplies.

Bishop State Foundation Fall 2020/Spring 2021 Scholarship Application
Extended:
Due April 6, 2020

Misuse of Funds - If a recipient misuses or attempts to misuse scholarship funds, the Foundation will require that the funds be returned to the Foundation by the recipient. If the recipient fails to return scholarship funds to the Foundation, future applications will not be considered, and any current awards approved for the recipient will be withheld.


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