Legacy Scholarships

‌Legacy Scholarships are one three-credit course scholarships (tuition only) or non-credit equivalents endowed in perpetuity. These scholarships are awarded to students with a range of achievements in many fields chosen annually according to criteria proposed by the College's academic departments and student clubs and organizations. Established in 1999, the legacy scholarships are annually presented at the College's Honors Convocation. For more information, contact Academic Affairs (Tyler Hall, Room 122) at 215-968-8048.

Sample of available scholarships:

Arthur E. Landy Memorial Legacy Scholarship

Awarded to a student who majors in cinema/video.

Barbara W. Wishnow Legacy Scholarship

Awarded to a student who has successfully completed READ090: Introduction to College Reading and COMP090: Basic Writing and who is now taking courses in his or her academic major.  The student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 at the time of selection.

Beverly Foss Stoughton Memorial Legacy Scholarship

Awarded to a female student who is currently enrolled (minimum of three (3) credits) at BCCC in a credit or non-credit program. Applicants must submit a portfolio of work, consisting of no less than 15 poems, and an essay expressing their commitment to poetry.

Catherine McElroy Business Studies Legacy Scholarship

Awarded to a full-time student, enrolled in a minimum of twelve (12) credits in any program in BCCC’s Department of Business Studies. The recipient will have a minimum 3.0 GPA at the time of selection.

Dr. Allen Hoey Memorial Legacy Scholarship

Awarded to a BCCC student who specializes in the writing of fiction. Applicants must be enrolled at least part time (minimum of three (3) credits) and intend to return to BCCC in the following academic year after the award is made to enroll in a minimum of three credits. There is no minimum grade point average required.

Dr. Ruth Frank Memorial Legacy Scholarship

Awarded to a full-time student enrolled in a minimum of twelve (12) credits and majoring in Education in BCCC’s Department of Social and Behavioral Science. The recipient will possess the highest cumulative GPA.

Eugene Ferri Memorial Legacy Scholarship

Awarded to a BCCC student who majors in biology.

Ida LaSalle Memorial Legacy Scholarship

Awarded to a BCCC student who demonstrates a strong commitment to community service. This scholarship is named after Ida LaSalle who passed away on November 8, 1998. The beloved alumna was a member of BCCC's Cultural Diversity Club, Faith Hope and Charity Club, and the Human Rights Club. 

Joan Weiss Memorial Legacy Scholarship

Awarded to a student enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credits, and majoring in a program in BCCC’s Department of Business Studies. The student must be interested in the topic of advertising, marketing/selling and/or public relations and planning to take future coursework in one of these areas. The student must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average at the time of selection. Preference is given to students who have had, or presently have cancer.

John Bradley Honorary Legacy Scholarship

Awarded to a student who has successfully completed one or more developmental courses (reading, writing, and/or mathematics), majoring in any program in one of the College’s academic departments. The student must be enrolled at least part time (minimum of three (3) credits), and intend to return to BCCC in the following academic year after the award is made and enroll in a minimum of three (3) credits. There is no minimum grade point average required to apply.

Katherine Sell Memorial Education Studies Legacy Scholarship

Awarded to a full-time (minimum of twelve (12) credits) Lower Bucks Campus student who is majoring in education and aspires to work with special needs children. The recipient will have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA at the time of selection.

The Kopper Kettle Scholarship in memory of Doris C. Greene

Awarded to a Lower Bucks County high school graduate and resident who is enrolled in BCCC's Chef Apprenticeship Program and has worked or is currently working in the food service industry. The recipient will have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA at the time of selection.

Lady Gray Memorial Legacy Scholarship

Awarded to students who have a mobility disability and, at the time of application, receive services from BCCC’s disAbility Services office. Applicants must have distinguished themselves by proving their motivation for self improvement and/or personal growth.

Northampton Township Historical Society Legacy Scholarship

Awarded to students enrolled in BCCC’s Historic Preservation Certificate Program. At the time of application, applicants must be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credits at BCCC and maintain a 3.0 grade-point average or better. Applicants must be Bucks County residents, with preference given to students who reside in Northampton Township. In addition, applicants must submit a 500-word essay, describing the relevance and value of historic preservation in Bucks County, Pa. Applicants must intend to return to BCCC and enroll in a minimum of 6 credits in BCCC’s Historic Preservation Certificate Program.

President's Legacy Scholarship

(Annual Application Deadline: April 1)

Awarded to students who are not eligible for the Federal Pell Grant based on their Expected Family Contribution (EFC) according to their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), but still have unmet need. At the time of application, students must be enrolled in a minimum of twelve (12) credits in an academic program at BCCC. In addition, applicants must possess a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0, and intend to reenroll at BCCC in the spring semester after the award is made in the fall.

Contact: Financial Aid • HUB • 215-968-8200

Ray Reilly Memorial Legacy Scholarship

Awarded to students who have achieved excellence in courses offered by the BCCC’s Department of Language and Literature, and have done so despite difficult obstacles. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a minimum of three credits in a credit or non-credit program at BCCC. In addition, applicants must have attended the College during the previous academic year and must intend to return to BCCC in the following academic year after the award is made and enroll in a minimum of three credits.

Robert Fraser Memorial Legacy Scholarship

Awarded to a BCCC student who is being recognized for outstanding achievements in the Tutoring Center.