Scholarship Information

Student Studyin in Common AreaBig Sandy Community and Technical College is proud to offer a wide array of scholarships to support the educational needs of the students in the Big Sandy Region. While the criteria varies greatly it is important to note that you may apply for all scholarships with a single application unless otherwise specified.

How to apply?

Step 1:

Complete the following: 

  • Admissions File including all transcripts, ACT scores, etc. 
  • Financial Aid File and all required documentation

Step 2:

  • Complete an application online and submit by April 1st.  [Applications are currently closed.]

Step 3:

Faxes will not be accepted.

Important Notes: 

  • Incomplete applications will NOT be considered. 
  • The essay should include proper grammar and punctuation as well as the reason the Scholarship Committee should consider you for this award. Discuss your family situation, income, future goals, etc.  Be convincing and specific!
  • LATE applications will not be accepted.

Applications are good only for one academic year. Students must apply each year before April 1st to be considered for scholarships beginning with the new academic year. Scholarships are typically awarded for the fall and spring semesters.

All communication will take place via email so it is critical that you check your email regularly and delete old messages in a timely manner.

What can you do to increase your chances of receiving a scholarship at BSCTC

  • Apply early!!! 
  • Make sure your application is complete, neat and easy to read. 
  • All test scores such as ACT, Compass as well as your most current GPA must be on file in the admissions office and readily available. 
  • Your admissions file and financial aid file must be complete and accurate 
  • Pay attention to your email. All correspondence will be sent via email as well as external scholarship opportunities.

How will I receive my scholarships (if awarded)?

Your scholarship will be posted to your PeopleSoft account. If you do not owe the College any fees, a refund will be generated. 

For questions, please contact

Susan Chafin
Prestonsburg Campus, Student Center 100
Phone: 606/889-4840

Jimmy Wright
Prestonsburg Campus, Student Center 100
Phone: 606/886-7347