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Scholarship Opportunities

Priority Deadline to Apply: February 1, 2022

SCHOLARSHIPS

Bluegrass offers a variety of scholarships which vary from general to program specific. 

Although some scholarships are awarded based on financial need and/or GPA, many scholarships have other criteria. Please review scholarship opportunities below.

Complete ONE Bluegrass general online application so we can consider you for the best scholarship match!

To be considered for a “financial need” scholarship, applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Priority submission date: March 1
The online application will remain open until all scholarships are awarded.

Applications received after the priority due dates will be considered as funding becomes available.

View Available Scholarships

How to Apply for scholarships

If you are planning to attend BCTC in Fall 2022 and/or Spring 2023, you should have your application and documentation submitted by February 1, 2022, to be considered for all available scholarships.

  • The Priority Date for the 2022-2023 Scholarship Application will be February 1, 2022.
  • Students can still submit a scholarship application after the Priority Date!

Documentation

Gather the following documentation items. You'll need to submit them with your application. 

Required:

  • Transcript 
  • Original Statement 

Optional:

  • Letter of recommendation
  • Verification of High School ranking (used only for incoming freshman to determine eligibility for Commonwealth Scholarship)
  • Verification of BCTC Disability Support Services (used for students with documented disability and utilizing DSS services). Must have signature of designated staff.

Special Notes

Please note the following:

  1. The priority deadline will not change you must have a completed scholarship application including documentation- submitted by February 1.
  2. If you have a technical/computer issues with the application you should contact technical support.
  3. Once the application has been submitted NO CHANGES can be made. You may still upload documents. A scholarship file is not considered complete until all required documents has been uploaded.
  4. Only students that will be receiving scholarships are contacted. If you do not receive a scholarship award notice from the Financial Aid Office, you have not been awarded. A denial letter will not be sent to you because your application will remain active for the academic year.
  5. All students - including current year scholarship recipients - must submit a scholarship application each academic year to receive a BCTC scholarship.

How to complete a BCTC Scholarship Application

Step 1: Create your profile.

Go to BCTC Scholarship Application page

1) Create a profile using the following information:

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Username:
  • Your Email Address
  • Password

2) Verify your email address

An email with the subject "Please verify your new ‘Scholarship Application' account" will be sent to the email you provided. You must verify within 24 hours of creating your profile. Also, don't forget to check your JUNK/SPAM folders if your email filters.

3) Complete the rest of your profile including

  • Address
  • Birthdate
  • last 4 digits of your SSN
  • Student ID

4) Once your profile is complete you may navigate between the tabs necessary to complete an application.

image of the profile tabs

  • Overview Tab - Reviews the 3 step process of completing an application
  • Tab 1 (Profile) - Allows you to Edit Profile info such as address, phone number and email
  • Tab 2 (Application) - Allows you to Start, Edit, or View their application
  • Tab 3 (Documents) - Allows you to add or remove documents. HELP Tab - Info on who to contact for help

Step Two: Submit your application.

5) Complete an application. Please complete the application for which semesters you plan to attend (i.e. Fall 2022/Spring 2023). Click the green "Start A New Application" button to begin.

image of the starting a new application button

The application is broken down into 4 sections:

image of the four application sections; education, background, personal, verification

Click on the name of each section to expand and answer the questions.

image of the expanded Education tab and its various options

You must answer each question under the required sections. At the end of each section it is recommended that you "SAVE & CONTINUE"

image of the save and continue button

image of the saved application notification

If you must leave and come back to the application later, you will find saved applications under the "My Applications" tab. Click "Edit" to open the saved application.

image of the my applications section where you can edit submitted applications

When you have completed Parts I, II, and III you are ready to sign the application. Please type your last name only as it appears on the profile. Don't forget to read and check the information box.

image of part 4 verification

image of the submit application buttonimage of the popup window informing the user that once they submit the application, they can no longer edit it

You are now ready to submit your application. Click on the Submit Application button.

image of the notification that the application was sucessfully submitted

You may print a copy of your application for your records by selecting the print button.

image of the print option for the application

6) Upload documents to your application. At any time after you create your profile you may begin uploading documents. To upload a document, click on the Documents tab.

image of the tabs with documents selected

You may upload up to five documents of each type of supporting document. To begin select Choose File and attach your document.

image of the upload a new file menuOnce you successfully upload a document it will show under the "My Supporting Documents" heading.

image of the file uploaded notificationimage of the my supporting documents section

 

Once you complete the scholarship application, you will be considered for all available scholarships available during that financial year. The scholarships are awarded by a Scholarship Committee which is appointed by the college president.

It is difficult to anticipate the date that a scholarship will appear on a student account. In many cases scholarships may be posted after the financial aid disbursements are completed for the awarding semester. It is important to read your award notification letter carefully as it may indicate special circumstances.

Read our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

 

Apply for a Scholarship Today!

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