SCHOLARSHIPS

Congratulations 2020 Summer and Fall Recipients

The Bishop State Foundation would like to Congratulate the 2020 Summer and Fall Scholarship Recipients!

Due to the pandemic circumstances, we were not able to host a scholarship reception this year.

We created a presentation to say congratulations to our scholarship recipients. We would also like to thank our donors for helping Bishop State students accomplish their goals and fulfill their dreams.

Invest in Student Success

Creating a scholarship is a meaningful way to leave an imprint on our community. Long after a scholarship student graduates from college and builds a life and career for themselves, they will remember those who invested in their future.

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.
 

  1. 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 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 of all walks of life and across all disciplines. If you are interested in establishing a scholarship fund, please contact:

Mrs. Sherrica Hunt
Director of Institutional Advancement
(251) 405-7043
shunt@bishop.edu

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.

Scholarship Application Cycle 1:

The application will open on April 1, 2021

The application close on April 30, 2021

Scholarship Application Cycle 2:

The application will open on June 1, 2021

The application close on July 2, 2021

Please submit your completed application to shunt@bishop.edu.

AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS

Alabama Trucking Association Diesel Technology Scholarship

The scholarship is funded by the Alabama Trucking Association in the amount of $1500 per semester. The scholarship will be available to a student enrolled in the diesel technology program and have a minimum of 2.75/4.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA). This scholarship can cover the following expenses: Tuition, fees, books, and supplies. The recipient must have completed one semester in the diesel technology program and demonstrate they are economically disadvantaged. The recipient must submit an essay explaining their need for scholarship assistance and why they have chosen their career field. If all requirements continue to be met, the sponsorship will be renewable for the second semester.

Alabama Power 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.

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 of 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.

Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Professions Scholarship Fund

A scholarship will be awarded to a successful candidate in the health professions division.

Cora Hackett Nursing Scholarship

The Cora Moore Hackett Nursing Scholarship is only available during the Fall Semester. Eligible candidates must be a returning student that has completed at least two semesters and is accepted and enrolled in the Bishop State Community College Nursing Program. The successful candidate must have at least a 3.5/4.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA).  The scholarship is 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. 

Dr. 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.

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.

This scholarship is funded in the amount of $1,000 to a student in early childhood education and a graduate of Ben. C. Rain High School. The scholarship may be used for tuition, college or program fees, or books. This scholarship is non-renewable for recipients. Recipients are only eligible to receive this scholarship once.

Frank D. Rodgers Memorial Scholarship

The Mobile Kappa Alumni Foundation (MKAF) is proud to award the Frank D. Rodgers, Jr. Memorial Scholarship. Brother Rodgers was a dedicated Kappa Man who entered the Notable Bond of Kappa Alpha Psi through the Eta Chi Chapter at the University of Alabama. He served The Mobile Alumni Chapter as a Polemarch. He was employed at Bishop State as an instructor in the Computer Science Department.  The scholarship will be presented to an upcoming sophomore student enrolled in the Computer Science Program for One Thousand Dollars ($1,000).

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.
  • 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.

Hargrove Foundation 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 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 provides financial assistance to a deserving African American male student who has demonstrated academic achievement and campus involvement in the amount of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00)

Criteria:

  • 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.
  • The MKAF will forward the scholarship to the student’s transfer college or the student once proof of registration in a full-time course of study is provided for graduate students. The deadline for enrollment in a post-secondary institution after receiving the notification of the scholarship is September 1st, 2021.
  • 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.

Learning Assistance Center Academic Excellence Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is funded in the amount of $500. This scholarship will be awarded to a student who exemplifies academic excellence, have a minimum of 2.5/4.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA), submit a 500word essay, and provide 2 letters of recommendations. The scholarship may only be used towards tuition and/or books.

Essay Topics:

  • Describe your reason for financial hardship?
  • How will this scholarship help you achieve your goals at Bishop State?
  • How /Why the Learning Assistance Center has been pivotal in your Bishop State education?

The essay should be typed, double-spaced. The font must be no smaller than 12 pt. Times New Roman.

Monica J. Beasley Graphic Communications Scholarship

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.

Ms. DeAngelia Darcel Wallace Scholarship

This scholarship is available for students with disabilities and specific learning difficulties. Students must provide verification of their disability. The scholarship will be awarded to a student with a minimum GPA 2.0/4.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) in the amount of $250. The scholarship can be used towards tuition, books, supplies, and program fees.

Nightingales College of Nursing Scholarship

This scholarship is funded by the Bishop State College of Nursing Nightingales’ organization in the amount of $250. The scholarship will be available to a student in the College of Nursing. This scholarship will be awarded to a student who exemplifies academic excellence, has a minimum of 2.5/4.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA), and submit a 300-word essay on why they want to become a nurse. This scholarship is non-renewable for recipients. Recipients are only eligible to receive this scholarship once. The scholarship may only be used towards tuition, books, college, or program fees.

Port City Blacks in Government

This scholarship is funded by the Port City Black in Government organization in the amount of $500. The scholarship will be awarded to a student with a minimum 2.5/4.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA). The scholarship is non-renewable for recipients. Recipients are only eligible to receive this scholarship once. The scholarship may be used for tuition only.

Rosie Bumpers Book Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a student enrolled in the culinary or nursing student with a 2.5/4.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) in the amount of $250. The student must submit a personal statement expressing his or her career aspirations and financial need. The scholarship may only be used for books and supplies. Recipients are only eligible to receive this scholarship once.

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.

Shelia D. Osborne-Beck Culinary Scholarship

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

Strikers Club Incorporated Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is funded by the Strikers Club Incorporated to award students with a minimum of 2.5/4.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) in the amount of $500. The applicant must submit a personal statement explaining career aspirations and a description of financial need (250-word minimum). The scholarship will cover tuition, program fee, books, supplies, and other school-related expenses.

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.

 The “Ty” Drinkard Memorial Scholarship Fund will provide a $500 scholarship to a deserving student in a Bishop State technical program. The student must have a 2.5/4.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) to be considered for the scholarship. The scholarship can assist with tuition, fees, books, and supplies.

Walmart Distribution Center #7067 First Generation Scholarship

The scholarship is funded by the Wal-Mart Distribution Center #7067 to award students who are first in their family to attend college. Two (2) scholarships in the amount of $500 will be awarded and can be used for tuition, books, and supplies.

Walmart Store #5744 Book Scholarship

The scholarship is funded by Wal-Mart Store #5744 to award a book scholarship in the amount of $500. The scholarship will cover books and supplies.

*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.

Scholarship Application Cycle 1:

The application will open on April 1, 2021

The application close on April 30, 2021

Scholarship Application Cycle 2:

The application will open on June 1, 2021

The application close on July 2, 2021

Please submit your completed application to shunt@bishop.edu.