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Scholarships

BSC provides students more than $13 million in tuition benefits each year through scholarships. The BSC scholarship program is supported by a generous endowment made possible by many faithful donors over many years. Here are some of our main scholarship options:

Academic Scholarships. More than 75 percent of all BSC freshmen qualify for Academic Scholarships based on their scholarly achievement and extracurricular record. All admitted first-year students are automatically considered; no additional application form is required.

These scholarships are calculated based on standardized test scores, GPA, class rank, leadership potential, and engagement and accomplishments beyond the classroom. They are renewable annually for full-time students with the required GPA and range in amount from $11,000 to $28,000. You can learn more about eligibility here.

BSC Merit Awards. In addition to Academic Scholarships, National Merit Finalists, National Achievement Scholars and National Hispanic Scholars may receive annual renewable scholarship of up to up to $2,000.

Distinguished Scholars Awards. These competitive scholarships valued up to full tuition are based on outstanding achievement in and out of the classroom. Recipients will receive consideration for the invitation-only scholarship competition held in early spring 2014. Students must submit an application for admission no later than February 1. Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement as indicated by high school transcripts, standardized test scores, extracurricular activities, and the interview and essay completed during the Scholarship Day event.

United Methodist Church Scholarships. BSC is a national leader in providing financial assistance to United Methodist students, clergy families, and those called to ministry. All nominations must come from the student's local church with confirmation of membership. For more information and application forms click here.

Fine and Performing Arts Scholarships. These renewable scholarships are given to students who have been admitted to the college and plan to study theatre, musical theatre, art, art history, or music. High school seniors must either audition or submit a portfolio and interview with fine arts faculty, usually at the BSC Fine & Performing Arts Scholarship Day in February. For full requirements click here.

Transfer Scholarships. Students who are transferring from a two-year or four-year college are eligible for scholarships up to $18,000. Students must apply and be accepted to BSC. Minimum GPA is 3.0.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships. Transfer students who are Phi Theta Kappa members with a GPA of 3.5 or higher are eligible for an annual renewable scholarship of up to $16,000. Students must apply and be accepted to BSC. Note that a student cannot receive both a Transfer Student and a Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship.

Stump Entrepreneurial Scholarships. These $4,000 scholarships are available to students who have demonstrated an exemplary entrepreneurial spirit through their work in and out of the classroom and who are interested in business as a career. Entrepreneurial Scholarships are part of the broader BSC Entrepreneurship Programs and were endowed by BSC graduates Jane and Kevin Stump, with support from an existing fund created by Joseph S. Bruno. To apply, click here.

External scholarships
Many BSC students also seek additional scholarship dollars from outside sources. We are happy to assist you in coordinating external scholarships and your other financial aid. Good places to start your search are:
FastWeb: http://www.fastweb.com/
FinAid: http://www.finaid.org/

We can also provide upon request a list of external donors who have provided generous scholarship support for BSC students in the recent past and a list of companies, foundations, and non-profit organizations that also provide scholarships.