Invest in Student Success
A scholarship at Bishop State more than doubles a student’s likelihood to graduate and says to that student that someone they’ve never even met believes in them and their goals. However, you choose to establish your legacy at Bishop State; we are here to help. We will meet with you and tailor a scholarship to match your philanthropic vision. You can customize your scholarship by choosing to help students in a specific program of study, demographic background, or career goal.
- Donate to General Scholarship Fund
2. Support an existing scholarship
3. Create a Named Scholarship – Beginning at $1,000/year, you can establish a scholarship in your name or the name of an honored family member, friend, or mentor.
4. Create an Endowed Scholarship – An endowed scholarship creates a lasting impact in our community, as it will continue helping students indefinitely. Endowments begin at $10,000.
The Bishop State Foundation will work with you to build scholarship criteria tailored to your philanthropic goals and will have a maximum impact on student success. Contact the office of Institutional Advancement and Community Affairs to inquire more information.
Foundation Scholarships & Grants
Generous donors allow the Foundation to grant academic and book scholarships annually to students. Scholarship awards remain among the most important ways to encourage student success. A scholarship can relieve a financial burden and provide a significant positive outcome for a student’s educational journey, career trajectory, and life. The need is great for students from all walks of life and across all disciplines. If you are interested in establishing a scholarship fund, please contact:
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 be enrolled at Bishop State Community College.
American Gas Scholarship
This up-to-$3,000 scholarship is available to students who have completed at least one semester at Bishop State in a two-year degree or certificate program for Welding, HVAC Technology Mechanical Systems, or Engineering Technologies. This scholarship is awarded in three $1,000 installments over three semesters. Funds may be used for tuition and fees. The recipient must have a minimum 2.8 cumulative GPA.
Alabama Power Minority Lineworker Scholarship
Available to those enrolled in the Lineworker Training Program. Contact Industry Liaison Daphne Stamps for details.
Alabama Power Minority HVAC Fast-Track Scholarship
Available to those enrolled in the HVAC Fast Track Program. Contact Industry Liaison Daphne Stamps for details.
Center for Advanced Manufacturing Technology Scholarship
These up-to-$2,000 scholarships are available to students with a minimum 2.5 GPA enrolled in Process and Maintenance Technology, Welding, Electrical Technology, Drafting and Design, and similar programs. Contact Process and Maintenance Technology Instructor/Department Chair James Scott for details.
DeAngelia Darcel Wallace Scholarship
This up-to-$1,200 scholarship is funded by Ms. Terri E. Wallace. Recipients must have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and a documented qualifying disability. Applicants must provide a letter of verification from the ADA Office at Bishop State Community College with application. Scholarship is awarded in three $400 installments over three semesters. Funds may be used for tuition, fees, books and supplies.
Donald E. Jackson Memorial Scholarship
Dr. Reginald Crenshaw Scholarship
This scholarship is available to students who have a minimum 2.5 GPA. Funds may be used for tuition, fees, books and supplies.
Dr. Sykes Book Scholarship
This up-to-$500 scholarship is awarded to a student with a minimum 2.5 GPA, and it must be used to purchase books and supplies.
Edna Harris Agnew Early Childhood Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is named in memory of Mrs. Edna Ruth Harris Agnew, a graduate of the Mobile branch of Alabama State College affectionately referred to as “The Branch,” now Bishop State Community College. She went on to further her education at the Alabama State Teachers College (now Alabama State University), earning Bachelors and Master’s Degrees in Elementary Education. Passionate about education, she dedicated nearly 40 years to enriching the lives of the youth of Mobile County at various elementary and high schools. This scholarship was created by her granddaughter, Dr. Andrea C. Agnew, also an educator.
It is available to graduates of Ben C. Rain High School who are enrolled in the Early Childhood Education program. Applicants must have a 2.5 GPA. Funds may be used for tuition, fees and books. This scholarship is nonrenewable.
Frank D. Rodgers, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
This $1,000 scholarship is funded by the Mobile Kappa Alumni Foundation. It is available to a sophomore student pursuing a degree in computer science. The student must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and demonstrate financial need. Applicants must write a minimum 500-word essay on how this scholarship will assist him/her in meeting post-secondary financial obligations.
General Foundation Scholarships
These scholarships are available to students with a minimum 2.5 GPA enrolled in any program of study. These scholarships are highly competitive; therefore, applicants are encouraged to pursue other scholarships as their first and second priorities, whenever possible. To be competitive for this scholarship, applicants are encouraged to thoroughly and completely fill out their applications and provide any additional information they feel will make their applications stronger.
Gene Haas Foundation Scholarship
These up-to-$2,000 scholarships are available to students with a minimum 2.0 GPA enrolled in the Machine Tool Technology program. Contact Machine Tool Technology Instructor Shane Morrow for details.
Hargrove Foundation Book Scholarship
This $500 scholarship is awarded to an exemplary college student with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Funds must be used for books and supplies.
The Leslie Stone, III “Juke” Torch Scholarship
This $500 scholarship is available to those enrolled in Welding, Electronic Engineering Technology, or Process & Maintenance Technology. Students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA.
Applicants must submit a typed 200-word essay addressing one the following topics:
- What impacts your interest and commitment to Career Technical Education?
- How will the Torch scholarship contribute to your academic success?
- Why is mentoring important?
- Upon your future success, how do you plan to “give back” to the community?
Students must also submit a letter of recommendation from a high school administrator (principal, school counselor, teacher) or a leader in the community (church or civic). Recipients are eligible to receive this scholarship once. Funds may be used for tuition, books and supplies.
Ralph A. Hargrove Design Technology Scholarship
This $1,250 scholarship is funded by Hargrove Engineers + Constructors. It is available to students enrolled in the Process and Maintenance Technology, Electronics Engineering Technology, or the Drafting & Design Technology programs. Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicants must submit a personal statement describing their career aspirations (minimum 250 words). Recipients are eligible to receive this scholarship once.
Rosie Bumpers Book Scholarship (Nursing)
This $250 book scholarship is funded by Mr. Claude Bumpers. It is available to a student enrolled in the nursing program, with a 2.5 minimum GPA. Applicants must submit a personal statement to express their career aspirations and financial need (250 word minimum). Recipients are eligible to receive this scholarship once.
Rosie Bumpers Book Scholarship (Culinary Arts)
This $250 book scholarship is funded by Mr. Claude Bumpers. It is available to a student enrolled in the culinary arts program, with a 2.5 minimum GPA. Applicants must submit a personal statement to express their career aspirations and financial need (250 word minimum). Recipients are eligible to receive this scholarship once.
Seminole B. Rudolph Scholarship
This $500 scholarship is available to students enrolled in the early childhood education program with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. Funds may be used for tuition and fees.
Shanette C. Trice-Beck Graphic Communications Scholarship
This $250 scholarship is funded by Eric B. Beck. Recipient must be enrolled in Graphic Communications, have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA, and be a student member of the American Advertising Federation (AAF). Recipients are eligible to receive this scholarship once. Funds may be used for tuition and fees. Applicants must provide proof of membership in AAF with application.
Sheila D. Osborne-Beck Culinary Arts Scholarship
Strikers Club Inc. Scholarship
TradesFutures HBCU Construction Scholarship
Ty Drinkard Memorial Scholarship Fund
The family of the late Ty Drinkard established this scholarship to honor his memory and establish a legacy to assist a career-technical student in need of financial support. Ty had aspirations of attending Bishop State Community College upon graduating from Baldwin County High School in 2022.
This $500 scholarship is funded by the Ty Foundation. It is available to a student enrolled in a technical or workforce development program with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Funds may be used for tuition, fees, books and supplies.
Walmart Distribution Center #7067 First Generation Scholarship
This $500 scholarship is funded by the Wal-Mart Distribution Center #7067 to students who are first in their families to attend college. Funds can be used for tuition, books and supplies. Applicants must provide a short personal statement (250 words or less) describing their financial need and what it means to be a first-generation student.
*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.