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February 1, 2013 to April 1, 2013* (Department of the Arts deadline is March 25, 2013 or unless otherwise noted)
* Scholarships will be credited in the beginning of the Fall semester.

Scholarships are administered by the Bucks County Community College Foundation and the College's Financial Aid Office and are for use at BCCC only (unless otherwise noted). To apply for one of the scholarships listed below, download the necessary application form or contact the department/office listed. Generally, a committee selects recipients during the spring semester preceding the fall semester for which the scholarship is intended. Students will receive notification of scholarship receipt.

What do you need to do to apply for a financial need-based scholarship? For financial need-based scholarships, students are responsible to file the appropriate FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) prior to completing a scholarship application.

How does BCCC determine financial need? To determine financial need, students must complete the appropriate academic year's FAFSA for BCCC. Financial need is calculated by subtracting the EFC (Expected Family Contribution) and any other financial aid from a student's cost of attendance. If anything is left over, you are considered to have financial need for additional assistance. For more information about financial aid eligibility criteria and requirements click here, or contact the Financial Aid Office at 215-968-8200. To find out more about specific scholarships and awards, contact the Foundation at 215-968-8224 or scholarships@bucks.edu.

Please note: Some of the scholarships shown may not be offered every year.


College-Wide Awards

AAUW Makefield Area Branch Scholarship ($500) - (Application Deadline: TBA)

This scholarship is designed to assist mature adult women (over 21) who are currently attending BCCC and enrolled on at least a part-time (six credits) basis.  They must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0, be a mature and/or single parent, and reside in Lower Bucks County.

  • FAFSA (must be on file in the Financial Aid Office prior to submitting the application. Please be sure to complete the FAFSA for the next academic year.)

Contact: Financial Aid Office • Rollins Center • 215-968-8200


Alumni Association Completion Scholarship (minimum $500)

Awarded to a returning student, based on academic achievement and financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office. Applicant must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and have attempted 30 or more credit hours at BCCC. The award is to be used for tuition and books.

Contact: Foundation Office • Tyler Hall 224 • 215-968-8224


Amanda Sancataldo Scholarship for Students with Disabilities (amount varies) 

The award benefits female students who have distinguished themselves by their commitment to education by providing assistive technology.

Contact: disABILITY Services Office • Rollins Center 8 • 215-968-8463


BEAN, The Christine Jordan Memorial Scholarship (Tuition and fees for two academic years at in-county rate)

The scholarship is intended to aid current or future BCCC students who are in recovery from drug addiction. Consideration will be given to those who meet the following requirements:

  • Successful completion of a drug rehabilitation program.
  • Enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits in a program in one of the College’s six academic departments, or in a non-credit certificate program.
  • Must intend to graduate with an associate’s degree or certification.
  • Must indicate the amount of credits needed to graduate with an associate’s degree or certification.
  • Must submit an essay that describes the goals they wish to achieve as well as how they plan to help others in need.
  • There is no minimum grade point average requirement.
  • Committed to abstain from drugs and alcohol for their lifetime.
  • At all times, candidates/recipient must be in good academic standing and in conformance with the College’s Code of Conduct; both will be verified by the Foundation.

BEAN, The Christine Jordan Memorial Scholarship Application   

Contact: Foundation Office • Tyler Hall 224 • 215-968-8224


Brian Seibert Memorial Scholarship ($500)

Awarded to a current BCCC student who has had, or presently has cancer. In the event of more than one student applying for this scholarship, it will be awarded to the student who has the most financial need. Preference will also be given to applicants who have not previously received the award. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required. Applicants must demonstrate financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office.

  • FAFSA (must be on file in the Financial Aid Office prior to submitting the application. Please be sure to complete the FAFSA for the current academic year.)

Contact: Financial Aid Office • Rollins Center • 215-968-8200


Bucks County Community College Bookstore Scholarship ($100 - $250) - (Annual Application Deadline: April 1 & December 1)

This scholarship provides financial assistance to deserving BCCC students for the purchase of textbooks at the College’s Bookstore. Applicants must meet the following requirements at the time of application:

  • Currently enrolled at BCCC in a minimum of six (6) credits, and intending to return for the following fall or spring semester and enroll in a minimum of six (6) credits.
  • Possess a 2.0 cumulative GPA or better.
  • Be in good academic and financial standing and in conformance with the College’s Code of Conduct; all will be verified by the Foundation office.
  • Must submit a typed essay describing how the bookstore fit into their educational experience at BCCC, and how this scholarship would aid their pursuit of a higher education degree. In addition, must summarize their future educational and/or vocational plans.
  • Preference is given to applicants who demonstrate financial need.

Contact: Bookstore • Library • 215-968-8459


Bucks County Community College Foundation Director's Endowment Fund ($500 - $1,000)

The scholarship is open to students enrolled in the following credit and non-credit programs who meet the specific eligibility criteria at the time of application:

  • Enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credits in a program in one of the College’s six academic departments. Possess a 2.0 cumulative GPA or better. To receive the scholarship, the recipient(s) must re-enroll at BCCC in a minimum of six (6) credits the following fall or spring semester after the award is made.
  • Enrolled in the College’s Licensed Practical Nursing Program. Completed a minimum of 900 clocked hours, and possess an 80 grade average (equivalent to a B) or better.
  • Enrolled in the College’s Radiography Program, and possess a 2.0 grade average or better.
  • Enrolled in the College’s Nurse Aide Training Program.

At all times, candidates/recipient(s) must be in good academic standing and in conformance with the College’s Code of Conduct; both will be verified by the Foundation Office. Applicants must submit one letter of recommendation from either a BCCC faculty member, a BCCC staff member, or a current employer, as well as a typed one-page essay describing his or her decision to attend BCCC, future educational and/or vocational plans, as well as a listing of past and/or present extra-curricular activities. 

BCCC Foundation Director's Endowment Fund     

Contact: Foundation Office • Tyler Hall 224 • 215-968-8224


CCC Celt Association/Bernard W. Croke Memorial Scholarship ($1,500)

Awarded to a current BCCC student enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits in an academic program in one of the College’s six academic departments. There is no minimum cumulative grade point average required to apply for this scholarship.

Contact: Library • 215-968-8009


Charles W. Beem Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship ($250)

Applicants must be members of BCCC's Phi Theta Kappa's PiXi chapter, exemplifying the four hallmarks of PTK: Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Fellowship. At the time of application, students must either be a first year student intending to return to BCCC, or a second-year student about to graduate and intending to transfer to a four-year institution. All applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25.

Contact: Charles W. Beem-PTK Adviser • Penn Hall 321• 215-968-8237


Classified Employees' Outstanding Student Worker Award ($500)

Awarded to a student worker employed in any department or office on one of BCCC's campuses or off-campus locations in recognition of his or her outstanding contributions to the College's operation. Any College employee may nominate a student worker or students may also apply directly for this scholarship. Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. This award was established by BCCC's classified employees.

Contact: Any Classified Employees' Executive Committee Member:

  • Maureen Seibert • Chair • 215-968-8045
  • Rhonda Warfield • Vice Chair • 215-968-8400
  • Christine Cataldi-Horn • Corresponding Secretary • 215-968-8380
  • Jared Burak • Parliamentarian • 215-968-8181
  • Anne Geddes • Recording Secretary • 215-968-8256

Deborah E. Dougherty Memorial Scholarship Endowment (minimum $250)

This scholarship is open to all students who, at the time of application, meet the following requirements:

  • Must use/receive services from BCCC’s disABILITY Services office.
  • Must possess a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
  • Must major in a program in one of the College’s six academic departments. Preference is given to non-traditional applicants who are returning students.
  • Must submit one letter of recommendation from an employer, or BCCC faculty/staff member outlining why s/he should receive this scholarship.

Contact: disABILITY Services Office • Rollins Center 8 • 215-968-8463


Dr. James J. Linksz Presidential Scholarship (minimum $500)

Endowed scholarship established by friends and colleagues of Dr. James J. Linksz as part of a tribute to his years of service to the College. Will be awarded to a student currently enrolled at BCCC and planning to re-enroll in a subsequent semester; must have completed 20 or more credits with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, must be in good academic standing and in conformance with the College's Code of Conduct; must demonstrate positive leadership and productive service to the College and show further promise of leadership in other endeavors.

Contact: Foundation Office • Tyler Hall 224 • 215-968-8224


Eleanor Rose Daubert Endowment Scholarship ($150)

Book scholarship awarded to a female graduate of Neshaminy High School enrolled in any curriculum at BCCC.

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


Evan P. Zlock Scholarship (minimum $1,000)

The scholarship is open to all students who, at the time of application, meet the following requirements:

  • Enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits in a program in one of BCCC’s six academic programs.
  • Possess a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0. Those with no prior college credits and grades must provide two letters of recommendation from a non-family member.
  • Intend to reenroll at BCCC in a minimum of 6 credits the following semester after the award is made.
  • Submit a typed essay as described in the scholarship application.
  • At all times, candidates/recipient must be in good academic standing and in conformance with the College’s Code of Conduct; both will be verified by the Foundation.

Contact: Foundation Office • Tyler Hall 224 • 215-968-8224


Express Employment Professionals Scholarship (minimum $500)

At the time of application, students must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits in a program of study in one of the College’s six academic departments, possess at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA, and intend to return part time (minimum of 6 credits) in the fall semester after the award is made in the spring. Applicants must be Bucks County residents and submit one letter of recommendation. Preference is given to students who demonstrate financial need as determined by the College’s Financial Aid office, and who provide documentation of recent community service activities. Applicants must be in good academic and financial standing, and in conformance with the College’s Code of Conduct; all will be verified by the Foundation office.

Contact: Foundation Office • Tyler Hall 224 • 215-968-8224


Fellowship Foundation Scholarship (minimum $750)

This scholarship is awarded on the basis of both need and merit to a second-year BCCC student, who has completed at least 30 credits at the College. Applicants must possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25, be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credits in one of the College's six academic departments, and demonstrate financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office.

  • Fellowship Foundation Scholarship  
  • FAFSA (must be on file in the Financial Aid Office prior to submitting the application. Please be sure to complete the FAFSA for the next academic year.)

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


Frances A. Carson Memorial Scholarship ($500)

Awarded to a current BCCC student who intends to return to the College the following academic year. At the time of application, the student must be a resident of New Hope of Solebury Township, have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, and be enrolled in six (6) or more credits for the semester the scholarship is to be paid for.

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


Fresh Start Scholarship ($300

Awarded to a returning or new student (age 25 or older) who has recently suffered a life experience (divorce, death in immediate family, alcohol or serious illness) that required rehabilitation or familial support. Open to all majors, no GPA requirement, but must have financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office.

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


Gibb Foundation G.E.D. Scholarship ($500)

Awarded to the student who, among all applicants, earned the highest score in the completion of his or her G.E.D. certification. This scholarship is open to all G.E.D. graduates who are currently attending or intend to enroll at BCCC.

Contact: Center for Workforce Development • Cottage 4 • 215-504-8558


Happ-Grover Fund of the Bucks County Foundation (up to $1,000) 

Awarded to students who reside in the Central Bucks School District. Eligibility is determined automatically when students apply for financial aid at BCCC.

  • FAFSA (must be on file in the Financial Aid Office prior to submitting the application. Please be sure to complete the FAFSA for the next academic year.)

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


Harry W. Fawkes Community Service Scholarship (minimum $500)

Established by the friends and colleagues of Harry W. Fawkes as a tribute to his many years of service to the community, this scholarship provides financial assistance to graduates of Bucks County high schools, who reside in Bucks County, Pa., and intend to reside in Bucks County during the academic year for which the scholarship is awarded. Applicants must be or intend to enroll at BCCC on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 credits per semester), and must be in good academic standing and in conformance with the College's Code of Conduct.

Contact: Foundation Office • Tyler Hall 224 • 215-968-8224


Herb Perkins-Frederick Sanity Virus Scholarship ($500)

The scholarship is based on faculty recommendations of students who, at the time of nomination, meet the following requirements:

  • Enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits in one of the College’s six academic departments.
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
  • Must be in good academic standing.
  • Must demonstrate an infectious and inspiring commitment to the empowerment and exploration of the human spirit and to compassionate communication through the symbolic language of poetry, math, and/or computer programming. This commitment must be communicated in writing by the nominee.

Contact: Department of Language & Literature • Penn Hall 105 • 215-968-8150


Intervarsity Christian Fellowship Scholarship (minimum $500) - (Annual Application Deadline: December 1)

Awarded to a student who meets the following requirements:

  • Enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits in a major in one of BCCC’s six academic departments.
  • Member of the College’s Intervarsity Christian Fellowship student club.
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
  • Answer the required essay questions, and submit a recommendation letter by a BCCC faculty member, work supervisor, or pastor.
  • Must be in good academic standing and in conformance with the College’s Code of Conduct; both will be verified by the BCCC Foundation.

Intervarsity Christian Fellowship Scholarship Application

Contact: Advisor, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship Club • Rollins Center 112 • 215-968-8257


James V. Holmes Scholarship (minimum $250) - (Annual Application Deadline: December 1)

Awarded to a student who meets the following requirements:

  • Enrolled in a minimum of 3 credits in a program in one of the College’s six academic departments.
  • At least 28-years old.
  • Possess a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5. Those with no prior college credits and grades must provide two letters of recommendation from a non-family member.
  • Intend to reenroll at BCCC in a minimum of 3 credits the following semester after the award is made.
  • At all times, candidates/recipient must be in good academic standing and in conformance with the College’s Code of Conduct; both will be verified by the Foundation.

James V. Holmes Scholarship

Contact: Foundation Office • Tyler Hall 224 • 215-968-8224


John E. Long, Jr. Memorial Scholarship ($500)

This scholarship is open to BCCC students who, at the time of application, meet the following requirements:

  • Must be enrolled at least part time (minimum of 6 credits) in one of the following majors:
    • Secondary Education: History (Transfer)
    • Liberal Arts: American Studies (Transfer)
    • Historic Preservation (Certificate)
    • Chef Apprenticeship: Foods emphasis (Occupational)
    • Chef Apprenticeship: Pastry emphasis (Occupational)
    • Culinary: Pastry/Catering (Certificate)
  • Preference is given to a student who graduated from Council Rock High School (North or South).
  • Must possess a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
  • Must answer the required essay questions, and submit one letter of recommendation from an employer, or BCCC faculty/staff member outlining why s/he should receive this scholarship.
  • Recipient must return to BCCC within the next academic year after the award is made in the spring, and enroll in a minimum of 6 credits.

Contact: Foundation Office • Tyler Hall 224 • 215-968-8224


"Let's Celebrate Fatherhood" Award (minimum $500)
Open to a single and/or divorced father who is enrolled at BCCC while supporting at least one child.

The scholarship is open to all students who, at the time of application, meet the following requirements:

  • Single and/or divorced father supporting at least one child while attending BCCC.
  • Applicant’s support order must be in good standing with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, or whichever state the order is enforced. Applicant must never have been found in contempt of court in regards to his support order.
  • Enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits (part-time status) in a program in one of the College’s six academic departments, enrolled in a job/career related certification program, including the IT Academy.
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (full or part-time status).
  • Must answer the required essay questions, and submit a recommendation letter from a BCCC faculty or staff member.
  • Enroll at BCCC in a minimum of 6 credits the following academic year (fall, spring, or summer semester) after the award is made if enrolled in an academic program. Award applied immediately if recipient is enrolled in a job/career related certification program.
  • Must demonstrate financial need as determined by BCCC’s Financial Aid office.
  • Must be in good academic standing and in conformance with the College’s Code of Conduct; both will be verified by the BCCC Foundation.

Contact: Foundation Office • Tyler Hall 224 • 215-968-8224


The LGBT Pride Scholarship (minimum $250) 

The scholarship is open to all students who, at the time of application, meet the following requirements:

  • Enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits in a program in one of the College’s six academic departments.
  • Possess a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
  • Intend to reenroll at BCCC in a minimum of 6 credits the following semester after the award is made, or transfer to a four-year institution.
  • Submit a typed essay explaining what lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender pride means to you, and discuss some of your hopes and challenges as someone who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender.
  • At all times, candidates/recipient must be in good academic standing and in conformance with the College’s Code of Conduct; both will be verified by the Foundation.

Contact: Advisor, Open Door Club • Penn Hall 301 • 215-968-8274


Mary Dolly Cirillo Scholarship ($250) - (Annual Application Deadline: December 1)

Awarded to a student who meets the following requirements:

  • Overcome adversity and/or relied on their faith to overcome life obstacles.
  • Preference is given to applicants who are devout Catholics and/or those who are proud of their Italian heritage.
  • Enrolled in a minimum of 3 credits.
  • Intend to re-enroll in a minimum of 3 credits in the following semester (spring or summer) after the scholarship is awarded.
  • Possess a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0.
  • Preference is given to applicants who demonstrate financial need as determined by BCCC’s Financial Aid Office.
  • Must be in good academic standing and in conformance with the College’s Code of Conduct; both will be verified by the BCCC Foundation.

Mary Dolly Cirillo Scholarship
FAFSA (If eligible, please be sure to complete the FAFSA for the next academic year.)

Contact: Foundation Office • Tyler Hall 224 • 215-968-8224


Neuber Endowment for the Advancement of Bucks County Residents with Physical Disabilities ($225)

Open to current BCCC students from one of the following populations:

  • Disabled students who have graduated from a Bucks County high school within the past two years.
  • Bucks County residents who have become permanently disabled as the direct result of domestic violence or an accident caused by a drunk driver.
  • Disabled veterans residing in Bucks County.
  • Disabled family members of those currently serving in the armed forces.
  • Bucks County residents who have a learning disability. Preference however will be given to applicants with a physical disability.

Other consideration for this scholarship shall be given under the following guidelines:

  • At the time of application, applicants must possess a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5. Preference is given to applicants who demonstrate financial need.
  • Applicants must major in a program in one of the College’s six academic departments. Preference is give to applicants who major in either business studies or social services. 
  • Applicants must reside in Bucks County.
  • Previous scholarship recipients may not reapply for this scholarship in the following year after they have received the award.

Contact: disABILITY Services Office • Rollins Center 8 • 215-968-8463


Ruth H. Goldsmith Scholarship (minimum $1,000)

Awarded to a legally blind and low-vision student enrolled at BCCC in a minimum of three credits. Applicants must be Bucks County residents and either be first-year or returning students. Returning students must have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA at the time of application.

Contact: disABILITY Services Office • Rollins Center 8 • 215-968-8463


"Salute to Mothers" Scholarship (minimum $500)

Awarded to a current female student who supports at least one child while attending BCCC. At the time of application, students must possess a cumulative 3.0 GPA or better, and be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits in a program in one of the College's six academic departments. To receive this scholarship, the recipient must enroll at BCCC in a minimum of 6 credits the following fall, spring, or summer semester after the award is made. At all times, candidates/recipient must be in good academic standing and in conformance with the College's Code of Conduct; both will be verified by the Foundation Office. Applicants must submit a typed essay describing the challenges of balancing family and school. A recommendation letter from a BCCC faculty or staff member is also required. This scholarship is not financial need based and was established by Professor Emeritus Betty Tsai.

Contact: Foundation Office • Tyler Hall 224 • 215-968-8224


Sarah Mildred Watkins Memorial Scholarship (minimum $250)

Awarded to a student who possesses, at the time of application, a 3.0 cumulative GPA or better, and is enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credits in a program of study in BCCC's Department of Business Studies. Students enrolled in BCCC's Communications, Music or Media curriculum are also eligible to apply. Applicants must answer the required essay questions and have a College faculty and/or staff member verify their information. To receive the scholarship, the recipient must re-enroll at BCCC in a minimum of six (6) credits the following fall or spring semester after the award is made.

Contact: Foundation Office • Tyler Hall 224 • 215-968-8224


Warwick Foundation Scholarship (full tuition, covering 12-credit hours-tuition and activity, technology and service fees)

The scholarship is open to all first-year students who possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, and are enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits in a program in one of the College's six academic departments.

Contact: Foundation Office • Tyler Hall 224 • 215-968-8224


Department of the Arts

NOTE: Annual Departmental Scholarship Deadline is March 25

 

Dylong-Beader Art/Music Scholarship ($1,500 each)

Awarded to an outstanding returning student(s), majoring in the fine arts curriculum (art and music). These full-tuition scholarships were established by the estate of Hillary A. Dylong.

Contact: Department of the Arts • Hicks 123 • 215-968-8425


Elizabeth Rooney Music Scholarship Endowment (minimum $1,000)

At the time of application, students must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits (full-time), majoring in the Music program in the Department of the Arts. Applicants must possess a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0, and intend to reenroll in a minimum of 12 credits at BCCC for the Fall Semester. Preference is given to applicants who demonstrate financial need as determined by BCCC’s Financial Aid Office.

Contact: Department of the Arts • Hicks 123 • 215-968-8425


Jacobs Music Company - Steinway Award ($250)

Awarded to a graduating BCCC piano major who plans on transferring to a four-year institution after the spring semester. At the time of application, students must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits and possess a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better. This award is audition based and all applicants are required to perform one solo piece.

Contact: Department of the Arts • Hicks 123 • 215-968-8425


Marian Ebert-Wolle Scholarship (minimum $500)

Awarded to a first-year student enrolled in the Fine Arts curriculum, with an emphasis in the visual arts. Applicants must demonstrate merit and outstanding talent as judged by a portfolio review and personal interview conducted by the Department of the Arts faculty. Award is not financial need based. Applicants must be in good academic standing.

Contact: Department of the Arts • Hicks 123 • 215-968-8425


Marjorie Brody Scholarship Fund (minimum $1,000)

Awarded to a first-year student who is majoring in communication general studies. At the time of application, students must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits and possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Applicants must demonstrate knowledge and interest in effective speaking, marketing/sales, and or interpersonal communication, attested to by a department faculty member. Preference is given to students who provide documented community service; students who intend to transfer to a four-year institution to pursue a communication focused bachelor's degree. Preference is also given to mature women students.

Contact: Douglas Rosentrater • Penn 209 • 215-968-8084


Matthew W. Stuski Student Artist Prize (amount varies)

Awarded annually in the spring by a committee of faculty members representing the range of arts in the Department of the Arts, including but not limited to: visual arts, digital arts, sculpture, web art, multimedia, cinema, video, digital audio, music and performance. Committee membership will be determined annually by the Department Leadership Team (Chairperson and Area Heads). Each year, the committee will make a purchase or an award that furthers the development of student artwork. The committee will, over time, recognize the various art formats of the Department of the Arts. The following serve as examples of fundable initiatives and are not intended to limit the selection committee:

  • Purchase of student art from Annual Student Art Exhibition (representing the full range of courses, programs, and electives offered by the Visual Arts Area) for installation at a BCCC campus.
  • Partial funding of a BCCC student drama performance.
  • Funding to record and distribute a BCCC student musical performance.
  • Funding to distribute or air BCCC student audio, multimedia, cinema or video productions.

Contact: Department of the Arts • Hicks 123 • 215-968-8425


Montserrat Alavedra Music Scholarship ($500)

At the time of application, students must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits (full-time), majoring in the Music program in the Department of the Arts. Applicants must possess a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0, and intend to reenroll in a minimum of 12 credits at BCCC for the Fall Semester. Preference is given to applicants who demonstrate financial need as determined by BCCC’s Financial Aid Office.

Contact: Department of the Arts • Hicks 123 • 215-968-8425


Stella Elkins Tyler Art/Music Scholarship (minimum $500 each)

Established in memory of Stella Elkins Tyler, former owner and resident of Tyler Hall/Neshaminy Farms, by her family. Applicants must be current or returning students at BCCC, majoring in either art or music. Students must be in good academic standing and should demonstrate an insatiable curiosity and passion for the arts as determined by the Department of the Arts faculty. Up to two candidates may be selected for each award.

Contact: Department of the Arts • Hicks 123 • 215-968-8425


Youth Orchestra of Bucks County Music Scholarship (12-credits)

Applicants must be first-year/freshman students who complete their first year of the music program by the end of the spring semester. At the time of application, students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0. Preference is given to applicants who show financial need. Students must complete the appropriate application, available from the Department of the Arts, and submit the form before the published application deadline to the Music Area Head of BCCC’s Department of the Arts. Students are required to audition in front of a faculty committee as part of the application process.

Contact: Department of the Arts • Hicks 123 • 215-968-8425




Department of Business Studies

A. Marion Manning Scholarship (minimum $300)

Awarded to a returning full-time student (minimum 12 credits) enrolled in the College's Business Administration Transfer Program based on academic achievement (student with the highest cumulative GPA will be selected). At the time of application, students must have completed between 26 and 36 credits towards their degree. This scholarship was established by Mr. George L. Manning in memory of his mother, a long-time employee of BCCC.

Contact: Department of Business Studies • Penn Hall 401 • 215-968-8227


Bucks County Bank Future Business Leader Scholarship ($2,500) - (Annual Application Deadline: December 1)

Awarded to a student who meets the following requirements:

  • Enrolled in a minimum of 9 credits in one of the following majors:
    • Business Administration (Transfer)
    • Accounting (Occupational)
    • Office Administration & Systems Technology (Occupational)
    • Small Business Management (Occupational)
  • Completed at least 24 total credits at BCCC.
  • Possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  • Demonstrate financial need as determined by BCCC’s Financial Aid Office.
  • Answer the required essay questions, and submit evidence of community service and/or work commitment(s).
  • To receive the award’s second installment, applicants must return to BCCC within the current academic year (spring or summer semester) after the scholarship is awarded in the fall and enroll in a minimum of 9 credits in their current major.
  • Must be in good academic standing and in conformance with the College’s Code of Conduct; both will be verified by the BCCC Foundation.

Bucks County Bank Future Business Leader Scholarship
FAFSA (must be on file in the Financial Aid Office prior to submitting the application. Please be sure to complete the FAFSA for the next academic year.)

Contact: Department of Business Studies • Penn Hall 401 • 215-968-8227


Dr. John B. Smith Memorial Scholarship ($750)

Awarded to a returning full-time student (minimum 12 credits) enrolled in the College's Business Management Transfer Program based on academic achievement (student with the highest cumulative GPA will be selected). At the time of application, students must have completed a minimum of 24 credits towards their degree. This scholarship was established by Mrs. John B. Smith in memory of her husband.

Contact: Department of Business Studies • Penn Hall 401 • 215-968-8227


John Michael Rodak Scholarship (full tuition and fees for one academic year)

Awarded to a full-time student majoring in a program in the Department of Business Studies who has completed his/her first year of the Business Studies program by the end of the spring semester. Applicant must provide documented evidence of community service and, at the time of application, must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits at BCCC and have a 3.0 grade point average or better. This scholarship is financial need-based.

Contact: Department of Business Studies • Penn Hall 401 • 215-968-8227


Karen I. Beem Memorial Scholarship (one 3-credit class at the in-county tuition rate)
Established by her loving husband Charles W. Beem

Awarded to a student majoring in the medical assistant degree program in the Department of Business Studies. Students must intend to return to BCCC for the next academic year (fall, spring, or summer semester) after the award is made. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.25 and be members of the College’s Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honors Society. Preference is given to past or present officers of the College’s PiXi Chapter. Membership status will be verified with the International Office of PTK (1-800-946-9995) and with the College’s PiXi Chapter advisor.

Contact: Department of Business Studies • Penn Hall 401 • 215-968-8227


Kraft Scholarship ($100)

Awarded to a student enrolled in the College's Hospitality Management or Chef Apprenticeship Program. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, and completed no more than 45 credits at BCCC. Applicants must submit two recommendation letters from a BCCC faculty member, employer or business associate with the application.

Contact: Department of Business Studies • Penn Hall 401 • 215-968-8227


Lisa K. Walton Memorial Scholarship (minimum $250)

Awarded to a student in the HMRI Management Program who has earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, and has completed at least 30 credits at BCCC. Applicants must demonstrate a career area proficiency and strong community service. This scholarship was established by Lisa K. Walton's friends and Pizzeria Uno co-workers.

Contact: Department of Business Studies • Penn Hall 401• 215-968-8227


Marie Mackell Memorial Scholarship ($500)

Applicants must intend to enroll or currently be enrolled in the College's Business Program. Current students must possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 and all applicants must intend to intend to enroll on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 credits) after the award is made.

Contact: Department of Business Studies • Penn Hall 401 • 215-968-8227


Morrie J. Davidson Memorial Business Scholarship ($1,000)

Awarded to a returning BCCC student enrolled in BCCC's Business Administration Program, who has accumulated at least 24 credits at the College. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, including an overall 3.0 GPA in all business courses.

Contact: Department of Business Studies • Penn Hall 401 • 215-968-8227


Reedman Family Business Scholarship (minimum $1,000)

Awarded to a first-year student majoring in a program in the Department of Business Studies. Applicants must intend to return to BCCC on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 credits) after the award is made. At the time of application, students must possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and have financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office.

Contact: Department of Business Studies • Penn Hall 401 • 215-968-8227


Sons of Italy Endowment for Italian Language and Culinary Arts (minimum $250)

Awarded to a student who meets the following requirements:

  • Must be enrolled in BCCC’s Chef Apprenticeship Program or taking one of the following Italian Language courses (ITAL110, ITAL111, ITAL201, ITAL202).
  • Must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits (part-time status) if majoring in chef apprenticeship, or be enrolled in one of the aforementioned Italian language courses as a part-time student.
  • Must possess a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5.
  • Must enroll at BCCC in a minimum of 6 credits the following academic year (fall, spring, or summer semester) after the award is made.
  • Must be in good academic standing and in conformance with the College’s Code of Conduct; both will be verified by the BCCC Foundation.

 Sons of Italy Endowment for Italian Language and Culinary Arts

Contact: Department of Business Studies • Penn Hall 401 • 215-968-8227


Wells Fargo Scholars (full tuition and fees for one academic year)

Awarded to a full-time student majoring in a program in the Department of Business Studies who has completed his/her first year of the Business Studies program by the end of the spring semester. Applicants must provide documented evidence of community service and, at the time of application, must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits at BCCC and have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average or better. This scholarship is financial need-based.

  • Wells Fargo Scholars Application
  • FAFSA (must be on file in the Financial Aid Office prior to submitting the application. Please be sure to complete the FAFSA for the next academic year.)

Contact: Department of Business Studies • Penn Hall 401 • 215-968-8227


Department of Health, Physical Education and Nursing

 

Aunt Mary McGoldrick Nursing Scholarship ($500)
Open to students entering NURS101

The scholarship is open to all students who, at the time of application, meet the following requirements:

  • Planning to enter BCCC’s Associate Degree Nursing Program by enrolling in NURS 101.
  • Must enroll in a minimum of 6 credits (part-time status).
  • Possess a minimum cumulative 3.0 grade point average.
  • Preference is given to applicants who reside in Morrisville, Pa. and/or had a relative who worked at ACME Markets or the Steel Mill.
  • The application must be accompanied by a brief essay from the student describing how this scholarship will help meet his/her educational and career goals

Aunt Mary McGoldrick Nursing Scholarship Application

Contact: Director of Associate Degree Nursing • Penn Hall 445 • 215-968-8326


Carolyn's Hope Scholarship ($500)
Open to Nursing I & III students

The scholarship is open to all students who, at the time of application, meet the following requirements:

  • Enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits (part-time status) and in the Nursing I or Nursing III course in BCCC’s Associate Degree Nursing Program.
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.8.
  • Completed the required Nursing I or Nursing III course with a grade of B or better.
  • Must be in good academic standing, as verified by the department.
  • Preference is given to students who:
    • are interested in the field of neurodevelopmental disorders/disabilities, or;
    • have been impacted by a family member or friend with a neurodevelopmental disorders/disabilities, or;
    • show great compassion in and aptitude for quality patient care.

Carolyn's Hope Scholarship Application    

Contact: Department of Health, Physical Education & Nursing • Gym 102 • 215-968-8451


Elizabeth V. Winpenny Nursing Scholarship ($1,000)
Open to Nursing II students

The scholarship is open to all students who, at the time of application, are enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits (part-time status) and in the Nursing II course in BCCC's Nursing Program. Applicants must also have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0. Preference shall be given to a male student and all applicants must complete a one-page essay, which will inquire about their career and educational goals and a health care professional/nurse who inspired him/her to choose this profession. In addition, applicants must have financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office.

Contact: Director of Associate Degree Nursing • Penn Hall 445 • 215-968-8326


Independence Foundation Nursing Fellowship Award ($100-$1,500)
Open to current Nursing students

Awarded to returning Nursing students to assist with costs associated with attending BCCC who have the intellectual potential and the humanitarian commitment to become excellent nurses. Funded through a grant from the Independence Foundation.

Contact: Director of Associate Degree Nursing • Penn Hall 445 • 215-968-8450


James R. Seip, Sr. Memorial Nursing Scholarship (minimum $500)

Awarded to a student who is enrolled in BCCC’s Associate Degree Nursing Program. At the time of application, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Male student
  • Enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits (part-time status) and in the Nursing II course in BCCC’s Associate Degree Nursing Program.
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
  • Completed the required Nursing I course with a grade of B or better.
  • The application must be accompanied by a brief essay from the student describing how this scholarship will help meet his educational and career goals.
  • Must be in good academic standing, as verified by the department.
  • Preference is given to:
    • A non-traditional student who is supporting himself financially in his educational pursuit.

 James R. Seip, Sr. Memorial Nursing Scholarship Application  

Contact: Director of Associate Degree Nursing • Penn Hall 445 • 215-968-8450


Jean H. Grupp Memorial Nursing Scholarship (Tuition and fees for final year of AD Nursing Program)

The scholarship is open to all students who, at the time of application, meet the following requirements:

  • Graduate of Bensalem High School, and current Bucks County resident.
  • Enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits (part-time status) and in the Nursing II course in BCCC’s Associate Degree Nursing Program.
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0. Must maintain this minimum grade point average to receive the spring semester scholarship installment.
  • Completed the required Nursing I course with a grade of B or better.
  • Must be in good academic standing, as verified by the department.
  • Must complete the required essay questions, and submit a letter of recommendation from a BCCC faculty and/or staff member.

Jean H. Grupp Memorial Nursing Scholarship   

Contact: Director of Associate Degree Nursing • Penn Hall 445 • 215-968-8450


Krista Kelly Memorial Fund ($1,000)
Open to current Nursing students

The scholarship is open to all students who, at the time of application, meet the following requirements:

  • Enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits (part-time status) and in the Nursing II course in BCCC’s Associate Degree Nursing Program.
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
  • Completed the required Nursing I course with a grade of B or better.
  • Must be in good academic standing, as verified by the department.
  • Must be dedicated and hard working, and have a desire to make a meaningful contribution to the field of nursing.

Krista Kelly Memorial Fund Application

Contact: Director of Associate Degree Nursing • Penn Hall 445 • 215-968-8326


Paramedic Daniel W. McIntosh Memorial Scholarship ($1,000)
The scholarship is open to all students who, at the time of application, meet the following requirements:

  • Completed at least 30 credits at BCCC.
  • Possess a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average.
  • Enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credits in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences as a Criminal Justice transfer major, or the Department of Health, Physical Education, and Nursing starting in NURS 101 or NURS 201.
  • Intend to re-enroll at BCCC in a minimum of six (6) credits the following fall semester after the award is made.
  • Preference is given to Bucks County residents.

Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation from a non-relative, one of whom must be from a BCCC faculty member, provide a brief statement summarizing extracurricular and/or volunteer activities, and answer the required essay question (maximum 250 words). At all times, applicants must be in good standings and in conformance with the College’s Code of Conduct. In order to apply for this scholarship, all applicants are subject to a criminal background check performed by the Bensalem Township Police Department.

Paramedic Daniel W McIntosh Memorial Scholarship Application

Contact: Director of Associate Degree Nursing • Penn Hall 445 • 215-968-8326


Professor Mary Ann Hamm Memorial Nursing Scholarship (minimum $500)
Open to Nursing IV students

The scholarship is open to all students who, at the time of application, meet the following requirements:   

  • Enrolled in a minimum of 9 credits and in the Nursing IV course in BCCC’s Associate Degree Nursing Program.
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
  • Must be in good academic standing, as verified by the department.
  • Must complete the required essay questions.

Professor Mary Ann Hamm Memorial Nursing Scholarship Application

Contact: Director of Associate Degree Nursing • Penn Hall 445 • 215-968-8326


Reedman Family Nursing Scholarship (minimum $1,000)
Open to Nursing II students

The scholarship is open to all students who, at the time of application, are enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits (part-time status) and in the Nursing II course in BCCC's Nursing Program. Applicants must have completed the Nursing I course with a grade of B or better and intend to return to BCCC (minimum of 6 credits) to complete its Nursing Program. At the time of application, students must possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, and have financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office.

Contact: Director of Associate Degree Nursing • Penn Hall 445 • 215-968-8326


Regina Hickey Nursing Scholarship ($500)
Open to current Nursing students

The scholarship is open to all students who, at the time of application, meet the following requirements:

  • Enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits (part-time status) and in the Nursing II course in BCCC’s Nursing Program.
  • Overall 3.0 grade point average or better.
  • Completed the required Nursing I course with a grade of B or better.
  • Preference is given to applicants who are mothers residing in Bucks County.
  • Preference is also given to applicants who have completed the appropriate financial aid application and therefore demonstrate financial need.
  • The application must be accompanied by a written recommendation of a faculty member in the Nursing Program, as well as a brief essay from the student describing how this scholarship will help meet his/her educational and career goals.
  • Regina Hickey Nursing Scholarship Application
  • FAFSA (must be on file in the Financial Aid Office prior to submitting the application. Please be sure to complete the FAFSA for the next academic year.)

Contact: Director of Associate Degree Nursing • Penn Hall 445 • 215-968-8326


Susie Lyle Memorial Nursing Scholarship (minimum $500)
Open to current Nursing students

The scholarship is open to all students who, at the time of application, meet the following requirements:

  • Enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits (part-time status) and in the Nursing II course in BCCC’s Associate Degree Nursing Program.
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
  • Completed the required Nursing I course with a grade of B or better.
  • Must be in good academic standing, as verified by the department.
  • Preference is given to (in order of importance):
    • a female veteran who cared/cares for a family member with dementia or in hospice (must submit DD-214 form or current military ID)
    • a student interested in dementia and/or hospice
    • a male veteran who cared/cares for a family member with dementia or in hospice (must submit DD-214 form or current military ID

Contact: Director of Associate Degree Nursing • Penn Hall 445 • 215-968-8326


Temple University School of Nursing Alumni Association Scholarship ($1,000)
Open to current Nursing students

The scholarship is open to all students who, at the time of application, are enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits (part-time status) and in the Nursing II course in BCCC's Nursing Program. Applicants must have completed the Nursing I course with a grade of B or better. Students must possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and intend to return to BCCC.

Contact: Director of Associate Degree Nursing • Penn Hall 445 • 215-968-8326


W. Scott Yerkes Memorial Award ($700)
Open to current student athletes

Awarded to a male and female athlete with exemplary attitude and athletic ability. This scholarship was established by the Yerkes family in memory of their son Scott.

Contact: Department of Health, Physical Education & Nursing • Gym 102 • 215-968-8451


Department of Language and Literature

The Brandon Awards (minimum $50)

Department of Language and Literature faculty members nominate students enrolled in COMP090 and COMP107 on the basis of attitude, writing ability, and special considerations like initiative, obstacles overcome, and contributions to the class. Winners will be selected by a committee headed by a Department of Language and Literature faculty member.

Contact: Department of Language & Literature • Penn Hall 105 • 215-968-8150


Dylong-Beader Journalism Scholarship ($1,500)

Awarded to outstanding returning student(s) majoring in the journalism curriculum. This scholarship was established by the estate of Hillary A. Dylong.

Contact: Department of Language & Literature • Penn Hall 105 • 215-968-8150


George F. Tyler, III Scholarship (minimum $1,000)

Open to any student majoring in one of the following associate degree transfer programs:

  • Liberal Arts: General
  • Liberal Arts: Humanities
  • Liberal Arts: Women's Studies

Applicants may be part-time (6 credit hours or less), but preference is given to full-time students carrying at least 12 credit hours. If the selected student is part-time, the amount of the award should reflect that fact. At the time of application, students must have completed a minimum of 18 credits in one of the three liberal arts programs in the Department of Language and Literature, possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, and intend to return to the College in the fall semester after the award is made and enroll in a minimum of 6 credit hours to pursue their liberal arts degree in the Department of Language and Literature. In addition, students must submit a recommendation from a BCCC faculty member. Applicants do not have to be Bucks County residents.

Contact: Department of Language & Literature • Penn Hall 105 • 215-968-8150


Intelligencer/Courier Times Journalism Scholarship (minimum $250)

Awarded to a returning student enrolled in a program of study related to journalism who demonstrate strong academic potential. Endowed by Calkins Newspapers Incorporated.

Contact: Department of Language & Literature • Penn Hall 105 • 215-968-8150


Lloyd E. Penland Humanities Scholarship (minimum $250)

Awarded to a student who has completed 30 credits in the College's Liberal Arts/Humanities Program with minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25. Established as a humanities scholarship by Professor Penland, the award was later renamed by his colleagues in his memory.

Contact: Department of Language & Literature • Penn Hall 105 • 215-968-8150


The Philip Tuniman Scholarship ($500)

Awarded to a student who is majoring in Journalism and is enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits at BCCC. Student should be currently holding some position at the Centurion, the College's student newspaper, and should have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Membership in BCCC's Phi Theta Kappa, an honor society for two-year colleges, is desirable but not required. Applicants must have financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office.

Contact: Tony Rogers • Penn Hall 129 • 215-968-8165


Sons of Italy Endowment for Italian Language and Culinary Arts (minimum $250)

Awarded to a student who meets the following requirements:

  • Must be enrolled in BCCC’s Chef Apprenticeship Program or taking one of the following Italian Language courses (ITAL110, ITAL111, ITAL201, ITAL202).
  • Must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits (part-time status) if majoring in chef apprenticeship, or be enrolled in one of the aforementioned Italian language courses as a part-time student.
  • Must possess a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5.
  • Must enroll at BCCC in a minimum of 6 credits the following academic year (fall, spring, or summer semester) after the award is made.
  • Must be in good academic standing and in conformance with the College’s Code of Conduct; both will be verified by the BCCC Foundation.

 Sons of Italy Endowment for Italian Language and Culinary Arts

 Contact: Department of Language & Literature • Penn Hall 105 • 215-968-8150


Department of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)

Altuglas International/Arkema Community Scholarship ($500)

This scholarship is intended to benefit a current BCCC first-year student majoring in biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, and environmental science and enrolled at the College’s Lower Bucks Campus. Applicants must be enrolled full time (minimum of 12 credits) at the time of application and intend to return full time in the fall semester after the award is made in the spring. Students must possess a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA, document community service activities, and be in good academic and financial standing and in conformance with the College’s Code of Conduct; all will be verified by the Foundation office. Prior recipients of this scholarship are eligible to reapply and receive preference if s/he intends to continue full time at BCCC in the selected program of study, and possess a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA at the time of application.

Contact: Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics • Founders Hall 113a • 215-968-8305


Computer & Information Science Faculty Award ($250) 

Applicants must be graduates of a Bucks County Vo-Tech School, who are currently enrolled in the Computer Science and/or Networking Technology disciplines. Students must show great promise and academic ability (minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5) as supported by at least one faculty member

Contact: Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics • Founders Hall 113a • 215-968-8305


Council Rock Graduate STEM Scholarship ($1,000)

This scholarship is intended to benefit a Bucks County high school graduate from the Council Rock School District (North and South). Preference is given to students residing in Northampton Township. Students must be applying to BCCC with the intention of enrolling as a full-time (minimum of 12 credits) freshman student majoring in biology, chemistry, physics, engineering or computer science in BCCC’s Department of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics. Applicants must submit their latest high school transcript, document community service activities at the high school level, and be in good academic standing (a minimum grade point average of 2.5) at the time of the application. Prior recipient is eligible to reapply for this scholarship if he/she intends to continue the program as a full-time student and has achieved a minimum 2.5 GPA for the past academic year. Preference is given to the prior recipient if he/she decides to apply.

Contact: Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics • Founders Hall 113a • 215-968-8305


Joan and Stephen Sullivan, Sr. Scholarship for First Generation College Students (minimum $500)

The scholarship is open to all students who, at the time of application, meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a first generation college student.
  • Must be enrolled in a minimum of 7 credits.
  • Must currently be enrolled in a biology, chemistry, or physics course in BCCC’s Department of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics.
  • Must possess a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5.
  • Must intend to return to BCCC and enroll in a minimum of six credits.
  • Must submit a brief essay on being a first generation college student.
  • Must be in good academic standing and in conformance with the College’s Code of Conduct; both will be verified by the BCCC Foundation.
  • Preference is given to applicants who demonstrate financial need as determined by BCCC’s Financial Aid office.

Contact: Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics • Founders Hall 113a • 215-968-8305


Mackenzie Foundation Scholarship ($500 gift card to BCCC Bookstore)

Requirements at the time of application:

  • First-year student (less than 30 credits and must have completed at least one semester at BCCC) currently enrolled in the Department of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics in any Computer Science Associate Degree or Certificate Program.
  • Possess a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average.
  • Demonstrate financial need as determined by the College’s Financial Aid office.
  • Must intend to return to BCCC in the fall semester after the award is made.
  • Complete the required essay question about future educational and/or vocational plans.
  • Be in good academic and financial standing and in conformance with the College’s Code of Conduct.

Contact: Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics • Founders Hall 113a • 215-968-8305


PECO Scholarship Endowment (minimum $100)

This scholarship is open to all students who, at the time of application, meet the following requirements:

  • Must be enrolled part time (minimum of six credits) in an associate degree program (transfer, occupational, or certificate) in BCCC’s Department of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics.
  • Must possess a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
  • Must intend to return to BCCC and enroll in a minimum of six credits in an associate degree program in BCCC’s Department of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics.
  • Must submit one letter of recommendation from an employer, or BCCC faculty/staff member outlining why s/he should receive this scholarship.
  • Must submit a brief essay on future educational and/or career goals.

PECO Scholarship Endowment Application

Contact: Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics • Founders Hall 113a • 215-968-8305


Department of Social and Behavioral Science

American Federation of Teachers Local #2238-Golden Apple Award ($350)

Awarded to a current BCCC Education major (including PreK-4, middle level, and secondary education transfer majors). Applicants must be presently enrolled either full- or part-time, and document the following primary criteria:

  • having sought out and participated in opportunities to work with young people outside of class in a volunteer capacity;
  • excellence in education courses;
  • a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.25

Additional consideration will be given for (as evidenced in recommendation letter):

  • involvement in the Future Teachers Organization;
  • active participation in Education classes;
  • contributions to the College.

Golden Apple Award Application   

Contact: Department of Social & Behavioral Science • Penn Hall 305 • 215-504-8627


Anita Parente Scholarship (minimum $500) 

Applicant must be an education transfer major enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits at BCCC. Preference is given to education majors who are also enrolled in one or more history courses at the time of application. Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and be a first-year student, who enrolled in the fall semester, intending to return to BCCC as a full-time student in the following academic year (fall, spring, or summer) after the award is made. Student must complete the appropriate application and submit it to the Department of Social & Behavioral Science by the indicated deadline. As part of the application, a typed essay must be submitted, describing the student’s educational goals and aspirations in the field of education/history.

Contact: Department of Social & Behavioral Science • Penn Hall 305 • 215-504-8627


Barbara Richard Long Memorial Scholarship ($500) 

Applicants must be an Education transfer majors enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits at BCCC. At the time of application, the student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and either be a first-year student, who enrolled in the fall semester, intending to return to BCCC or a second-year student about to graduate and intending to transfer to a four-year institution to pursue a bachelor's degree in Education.

Contact: Coordinator of Early Childhood Education Program • Founders Hall 206 • 215-968-8072


Det. Sgt. George F. Stuckey Memorial Scholarship ($1,000) - (Annual Application Deadline: December 1)

This scholarship is open to all second-year students who, at the time of application, completed a minimum of 30 credits at BCCC, possess a 2.5 cumulative GPA or better, and are enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credits in the Department of Social & Behavioral Science’s Criminal Justice program with an emphasis in police administration. Preference is given to applicants who reside in Bristol Township. At all times, applicants must be in good academic standing and in conformance with the College’s Code of Conduct; both will be verified by the Foundation office. Applicants must submit one letter of recommendation from either a BCCC faculty or staff member, or current employer, as well as submit a typed one-page essay describing his or her future educational and/or vocational plans.

Established by the Bristol Township Police Benevolent Association to honor one of their own; Bristol Township Police Det. Sgt. George F. Stuckey, who was shot and killed in the line of duty on March 29, 1972. Det. Sgt. Stuckey was fatally wounded during a shootout with suspects who had just robbed a nearby bank. This dedicated officer made the ultimate sacrifice on Bath Road, Bristol, Pa., within sight of the Bristol Township Police Headquarters. Det. Sgt. Stuckey left behind a wife and two children. He is missed, but never to be forgotten. Additional scholarships are available through the sponsorships of the Bristol Gardens Apartment Complex, and the Delhaas High School Class of 1957 which recently held its reunion and wished to recognize Detective Sergeant Stuckey as one of its classmates.

Contact: Department of Social & Behavioral Science • Penn Hall 305 • 215-504-8627


Forbes Stuart Social Science Award ($200) 

The award recognizes a student in the social sciences who exemplifies high academic achievement (minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0) and service to the community. The award is based on faculty recommendations and will only be offered to a student who graduates in the year the award is made.

Contact: Department of Social & Behavioral Science • Penn Hall 305 • 215-504-8627


Foundations Community Partnership Scholarship ($1,250) 

This scholarship is open to students majoring in a program in the Department of Social & Behavioral Science who are enrolled in or completed a course with a service learning, co-op, internship component during the academic year in which application for the scholarship is made.

  • Applicant must have completed a minimum of 12 credits at BCCC, be enrolled full time (minimum of 12 credits), and have a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average.
  • Applicant must submit one letter of recommendation from their host site or a faculty member, and a one-page typed essay on the topic of service learning and/or community service.
  • Recipient must return to BCCC in the fall semester after the award is made in the spring

Foundations Community Partnership Scholarship Application

Contact: Department of Social & Behavioral Science • Penn Hall 305 • 215-504-8627


Grainger Scholarship ($2,000)

This scholarship is intended to benefit a current BCCC student who is enrolled in one of the eligible programs in BCCC’s Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences:

  • Correctional Administration (Credit)
  • Emergency Management and Public Safety (Credit)
  • Emergency Management and Public Safety (Certificate)
  • Fire Science (Credit)
  • Police Administration (Credit)

At the time of application, students must have completed a minimum of 6 credits in their program of study, be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits, possess a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA, and intend to return part time (minimum of 6 credits) in the fall semester after the award is made in the spring. Applicants must submit one letter of recommendation. Preference is given to students who demonstrate financial need as determined by the College’s Financial Aid office, and who provide documentation of recent community service activities.

  • Grainger Scholarship Application  
  • FAFSA (must be on file in the Financial Aid Office prior to submitting the application. Please be sure to complete the FAFSA for the next academic year.)

Contact: Department of Social & Behavioral Science • Penn Hall 305 • 215-504-8627


Lyle L. Rosenberger Historic Preservation Scholarship (minimum $250) 

The scholarship is open to all students in the College's Historic Preservation Program. At the time of application, students must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average, and submit a typed essay describing the importance and priorities for historic preservation in Bucks County.

Contact: Coordinator, Historic Preservation Program • Tyler Pub • 215-968-8286


Martin P. Sutton Scholarship Endowment (minimum $250) 

At the time of application, applicant must be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credits at BCCC and possess a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average. Applicants can either be first-year students, who enrolled in the fall semester, intending to return to BCCC or second-year students about to graduate and intending to transfer to a four-year institution to pursue a bachelor’s degree. In addition, applicants must submit a brief statement demonstrating their knowledge and interest in a program of study or subject offered by the Department of Social and Behavioral Science, as well as a recommendation by a member of the college faculty that attests to the applicant’s knowledge and interest in a departmental program of study/subject.

Contact: Department of Social & Behavioral Science • Penn Hall 305 • 215-504-8627


Paramedic Daniel W. McIntosh Memorial Scholarship ($1,000)

The scholarship is open to all students who, at the time of application, meet the following requirements:

  • Completed at least 30 credits at BCCC.
  • Possess a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average.
  • Enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credits in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences as a Criminal Justice transfer major, or the Department of Health, Physical Education, and Nursing starting in NURS 101 or NURS 201.
  • Intend to re-enroll at BCCC in a minimum of six (6) credits the following fall semester after the award is made.
  • Preference is given to Bucks County residents.

Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation from a non-relative, one of whom must be from a BCCC faculty member, provide a brief statement summarizing extracurricular and/or volunteer activities, and answer the required essay question (maximum 250 words). At all times, applicants must be in good standings and in conformance with the College’s Code of Conduct. In order to apply for this scholarship, all applicants are subject to a criminal background check performed by the Bensalem Township Police Department.

Contact: Department of Social & Behavioral Science • Penn Hall 305 • 215-504-8627


Ron Goldstein Book Fund Scholarship ($500)

Awarded to an older, full or part-time returning student enrolled in a program in the Department of Social & Behavioral Science, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Applicants must demonstrate financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office.

  • FAFSA (must be on file in the Financial Aid Office prior to submitting the application. Please be sure to complete the FAFSA for the next academic year.)

Contact: Department of Social & Behavioral Science • Penn Hall 305 • 215-504-8627


Continuing Education Scholarships

BEAN, The Christine Jordan Memorial Scholarship (Tuition and fees for two academic years at in-county rate)

The scholarship is intended to aid current or future BCCC students who are in recovery from drug addiction. Consideration will be given to those who meet the following requirements:

  • Successful completion of a drug rehabilitation program.
  • Enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits in a program in one of the College’s six academic departments, or in a non-credit certificate program.
  • Must intend to graduate with an associate’s degree or certification.
  • Must indicate the amount of credits needed to graduate with an associate’s degree or certification.
  • Must submit an essay that describes the goals they wish to achieve as well as how they plan to help others in need.
  • There is no minimum grade point average requirement.
  • Committed to abstain from drugs and alcohol for their lifetime.
  • At all times, candidates/recipient must be in good academic standing and in conformance with the College’s Code of Conduct; both will be verified by the Foundation.

BEAN, The Christine Jordan Memorial Scholarship Application   

Contact: Foundation Office • Tyler Hall 224 • 215-968-8224


Billy Greenwood Memorial Scholarship Endowment for IT Academy Students (up to $1,000)

Awarded to a student currently enrolled in an industry certified certificate program in BCCC's Information Technology (IT) Academy. Applicants must submit a letter of recommendation from a BCCC faculty member, and answer the required essay questions.

Contact: IT Academy Director • Gateway 118 • 215-968-8132


Bucks County Community College Foundation Director's Endowment Fund ($500 - $1,000)

The scholarship is open to students enrolled in the following credit and non-credit programs who meet the specific eligibility criteria at the time of application:

  • Enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credits in a program in one of the College’s six academic departments. Possess a 2.0 cumulative GPA or better. To receive the scholarship, the recipient(s) must re-enroll at BCCC in a minimum of six (6) credits the following fall or spring semester after the award is made.
  • Enrolled in the College’s Licensed Practical Nursing Program. Completed a minimum of 900 clocked hours, and possess an 80 grade average (equivalent to a B) or better.
  • Enrolled in the College’s Radiography Program, and possess a 2.0 grade average or better.
  • Enrolled in the College’s Nurse Aide Training Program.

At all times, candidates/recipient(s) must be in good academic standing and in conformance with the College’s Code of Conduct; both will be verified by the Foundation Office. Applicants must submit one letter of recommendation from either a BCCC faculty member, a BCCC staff member, or a current employer, as well as a typed one-page essay describing his or her decision to attend BCCC, future educational and/or vocational plans, as well as a listing of past and/or present extra-curricular activities. 

BCCC Foundation Director's Endowment Fund     

Contact: Foundation Office • Tyler Hall 224 • 215-968-8224


H. Lee Orlove Memorial Nursing Scholarship (minimum $500) 

The scholarship is open to all students who meet the following requirements at the time of application:

  • Enrolled in the College’s Practical Nursing Program, and completed a minimum of 900 clocked hours. There is no grade point average requirement.
  • Answer the required essay questions.
  • Preference is given to students who demonstrate financial need as determined by BCCC’s Financial Aid office.

Contact: Practical Nursing Program • Cottage 1 • 215-968-8448


Pickering Manor Licensed Practical Nursing Scholarship ($1,000) - (Annual Application Deadline: June 1)

The scholarship is open to all students who meet the following requirements at the time of application:

  • Graduating from a Bucks County Public High School. Preference is given to students graduating from the Council Rock School District.
  • Intend to enroll in BCCC’s Licensed Practical Nursing Program.
  • Must submit their latest high school transcript and register and pass the NLN (The National League for Nursing) test (minimum score is 75%), administered by BCCC, to be admitted to the program.  
  • The application must be accompanied by a written recommendation as well as a brief essay describing how this scholarship will help meet his/her educational and career goals.

Pickering Manor Licensed Practical Nursing Scholarship Application

Contact: Practical Nursing Program • Cottage 1 • 215-968-8448


Shirley Weese Memorial Scholarship ($1,000)

Established in memory of Shirley Weese by her husband Richard H. Weese, this scholarship is awarded to a graduating student enrolled in the College's Licensed Practical Nursing program. Applicants must possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and be scheduled to graduate the program. This scholarship is also financially supported by the Makefield Area branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). The AAUW was founded in 1881 on the conviction that education is key to achieving equity for women.

Contact: Practical Nursing Program • Cottage 1 • 215-968-8448


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.

Sample of available scholarships:

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 Legacy Scholarship
Awarded to a female student who is currently enrolled (minimum of 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 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 Legacy Scholarship
Awarded to a BCCC student who specializes in the writing of fiction. Applicants must be enrolled at least part time (minimum of 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.

Joan Weiss Legacy Scholarship
Awarded to a student enrolled in a minimum of 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 3 credits), and intend to return to BCCC in the following academic year after the award is made and enroll in a minimum of 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 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 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 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 six credits in BCCC’s Historic Preservation Certificate Program.

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.

Contact: Academic Affairs Office • Tyler Hall 122 • 215-968-8048


Opportunities for Incoming Students and Outside Scholarships

BEAN, The Christine Jordan Memorial Scholarship (Tuition and fees for two academic years at in-county rate)

The scholarship is intended to aid current or future BCCC students who are in recovery from drug addiction. Consideration will be given to those who meet the following requirements:

  • Successful completion of a drug rehabilitation program.
  • Enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits in a program in one of the College’s six academic departments, or in a non-credit certificate program.
  • Must intend to graduate with an associate’s degree or certification.
  • Must indicate the amount of credits needed to graduate with an associate’s degree or certification.
  • Must submit an essay that describes the goals they wish to achieve as well as how they plan to help others in need.
  • There is no minimum grade point average requirement.
  • Committed to abstain from drugs and alcohol for their lifetime.
  • At all times, candidates/recipient must be in good academic standing and in conformance with the College’s Code of Conduct; both will be verified by the Foundation.

BEAN, The Christine Jordan Memorial Scholarship Application   

Contact: Foundation Office • Tyler Hall 224 • 215-968-8224


BigSun Scholarship ($500) - (Annual Application Deadline: June)

The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits, offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in. The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute.

Contact: BigSun Organization


Bridge to Higher Education Scholarship (up to $3,000) - (Annual Application Deadline: June 1)
This scholarship is intended for the Lower Bucks County community’s neediest students who don’t have the financial means to pursue a higher education degree, but nonetheless wish to enroll at BCCC in the fall semester. Students from the following populations are eligible to apply:

  • graduating Lower Bucks County public high school students
  • graduating Bucks County Technical High School students
  • GED graduates who reside in Lower Bucks County

There is no grade point average requirement to apply for this scholarship. To verify financial need for this scholarship, applicants may be asked to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). A recipient must make satisfactory academic progress once enrolled to receive the second installment of the scholarship.

Contact: Foundation Office • Tyler Hall 224 • 215-968-8224


Bucks County Council for Individuals with Disabilities Scholarship ($500) - (Annual Application Deadline: October 1)
Open to students served by the Office of Students with Disabilities

Awarded to a student who receives services from BCCC's disABILITY Services office.

Louis C. Catalanotti Scholarship ($500) - (Annual Application Deadline: October 1)

Awarded to a current student who majors in a program of study in BCCC's Department of the Arts, and who receives services from BCCC’s disABILITY Services office.

Mirca Liberti Scholarship ($500) - (Annual Application Deadline: October 1)

Awarded to a current BCCC student who is majoring in a field of study that will work closely with disabled people.

Contact: disABILITY Services Office • Rollins Center 8 • 215-968-8463


Council Rock Graduate MaST Scholarship ($1,000) 

This scholarship is intended to benefit a Bucks County high school graduate from the Council Rock School District (North and South). Preference is given to students residing in Northampton Township. Students must be applying to BCCC with the intention of enrolling as a full-time (minimum of 12 credits) freshman student majoring in biology, chemistry, physics, engineering or computer science in BCCC’s Department of Math, Science and Technology. Applicants must submit their latest high school transcript, document community service activities at the high school level, and be in good academic standing (a minimum grade point average of 2.5) at the time of the application. Prior recipient is eligible to reapply for this scholarship if he/she intends to continue the program as a full-time student and has achieved a minimum 2.5 GPA for the past academic year. Preference is given to the prior recipient if he/she decides to apply.

Contact: Department of Math, Science & Technology • Founders Hall 113a • 215-968-8305


Dean's Academic Scholarships

A limited number of Dean's Academic Scholarships are awarded annually in the fall semester to students meeting nomination and selection criteria.

Contact: Dean of Academic Affairs Office • Tyler Hall 122 • 215-968-8048


First Federal of Bucks County - (Annual Application Deadline: September 15)

David M. Harris Honorary Scholarship ($2,500)
Harold F. Oswald Honorary Scholarship ($2,500)
George W. Shaffer Memorial Scholarship ($2,500)
Open to high school graduates for specific school districts about to enroll at BCCC

These scholarships are intended to benefit high school graduates from the following school districts: Bristol Borough, Bristol Township, Bensalem, Morrisville, Pennsbury, Centennial, Central Bucks (East, West and South), Council Rock (North and South), New Hope/Solebury and Neshaminy. Students must be applying to BCCC with the intention of enrolling as full-time (minimum of 12 credits) freshman students. Applicants must document community service activities at the high school level and must be in good academic standing (a minimum grade point average of 2.0 which equals a “C” average) at their respective high school at the time of the application. Preference is given to students of customers and/or employees of First Federal of Bucks County. However, in the event that scholarship applicant finalists have identical credentials, the following rules apply:

  • The student demonstrating greater financial need will prevail.
  • The student of a customer will prevail over the student of an employee.

Applicants must demonstrate financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office.

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


Fresh Start Scholarship ($300

Awarded to a returning or new student (age 25 or older) who has recently suffered a life experience (divorce, death in immediate family, alcohol or serious illness) that required rehabilitation or familial support. Open to all majors, no GPA requirement, but must have financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office.

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


Gibb Foundation G.E.D. Scholarship ($500) 

Awarded to the student who, among all applicants, earned the highest score in the completion of his or her G.E.D. certification. This scholarship is open to all G.E.D. graduates who are currently attending or intend to enroll at BCCC.

Contact: Center for Workforce Development • Cottage 4 • 215-504-8558


Happ-Grover Fund of the Bucks County Foundation (up to $1,000) 

Awarded to students who reside in the Central Bucks School District. Eligibility is determined automatically when students apply for financial aid at BCCC.

  • FAFSA (must be on file in the Financial Aid Office prior to submitting the application. Please be sure to complete the FAFSA for the next academic year.)

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


Harry W. Fawkes Community Service Scholarship (minimum $500) 

Established by the friends and colleagues of Harry W. Fawkes as a tribute to his many years of service to the community, this scholarship provides financial assistance to graduates of Bucks County high schools, who reside in Bucks County, Pa., and intend to reside in Bucks County during the academic year for which the scholarship is awarded. Applicants must be or intend to enroll at BCCC on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 credits per semester), and must be in good academic standing and in conformance with the College's Code of Conduct.

Contact: Foundation Office • Tyler Hall 224 • 215-968-8224


HotelsCheap Scholarship ($2,500)

HotelsCheap is offering a need-based scholarship to students who are looking to better themselves, have goals and dreams, and are committed to achieving a college degree. US high school, undergraduate, and graduate students who are 16 years of age or older are encouraged to apply. 


Mary Cone Barrie Scholarship ($2,500) - (Annual Application Deadline: July)

This annual scholarship is granted by Destiny Solutions to help qualified students achieve their continuing education goals. This scholarship was established in 2008 to honor Mary Cone Barrie, former Director of Continuing Studies at the University of Toronto, and her contributions and dedication to continuing education. The Mary Cone Barrie Scholarship recognizes the efforts of extraordinary individuals who strive to improve their lives through continuing education, exhibit an enthusiasm and dedication to learning, and require financial assistance.


Pickering Manor Licensed Practical Nursing Scholarship ($1,000) - (Annual Application Deadline: June 1)

The scholarship is open to all students who meet the following requirements at the time of application:

  • Graduating from a Bucks County Public High School. Preference is given to students graduating from the Council Rock School District.
  • Intend to enroll in BCCC’s Licensed Practical Nursing Program.
  • Must submit their latest high school transcript and register and pass the NLN (The National League for Nursing) test (minimum score is 75%), administered by BCCC, to be admitted to the program.  
  • The application must be accompanied by a written recommendation as well as a brief essay describing how this scholarship will help meet his/her educational and career goals.
  • Pickering Manor Licensed Practical Nursing Scholarship Application

Contact: Licensed Practical Nursing Program • Cottage 1 • 215-504-8543


SR Education Group Scholarships ($2,000 each)

The SR Education Group offers four bi-monthly need-based scholarships:

  • Community College Scholarship - open to any community college or public technical college student who is a legal resident of the United States (excluding Rhode Island, Guam, and Puerto Rico). Applicants must be at least 16 years old, and enrolled full-time at an accredited post-secondary academic institution.
  • Single-Parent Scholarship - open to single mothers and fathers who are legal residents of the United States (excluding Rhode Island, Guam, and Puerto Rico). Applicants must be at least 16 years old, and enrolled full-time at an accredited post-secondary academic institution.
  • Women's Scholarship - open to female students who are legal residents of the United States (excluding Rhode Island, Guam, and Puerto Rico). Applicants must be at least 16 years old, and enrolled full-time at an accredited post-secondary academic institution.
  • Military Scholarship - open to active members of the U.S. military, veterans, and immediate family members. Applicants must be at least 16 years old, and enrolled full-time at an accredited post-secondary academic institution.   

The Saint Andrew Foundation Scholarship ($1,000) - (Annual Application Deadline: March 31 & September 30)

This scholarship, sponsored by The Saint Andrew Foundation, seeks to identify and assist high school seniors, as well as returning adult learners to reach their academic goals. Recipients are to use the scholarships to attend an accredited two-year college or technical school of their choice that offers a program of study in the health science field. Eligible programs include but are not limited to:

  • X-ray Technician
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Surgical Technician
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography Technician
  • Echocardiography Technician
  • Nuclear Medicine Technician
  • Dialysis Technician
  • Laboratory Technician
  • MRI Technician
  • Phlebotomy
  • LPN or GPN

Applicants must be United States citizens or hold a permanent resident visa card.

Contact: The Saint Andrew Foundation


Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship (amount varies)

Applications are being accepted from undergraduate and graduate students with a declared major of biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or a related life-science field. To qualify for the scholarship, students must have a GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and be enrolled in an accredited college or university. In
addition to these qualifications, students must also be legal United States residents, meaning that students possessing appropriate Visa status in order to
study in the United States are also eligible.

Contact: Thermo Scientific


Young Artists Scholarship Competition ($500) - (Application Deadline: TBA)

The competition is open to public and private Bucks County high school seniors. At the time of applying for the audition, students must reside in Bucks County, Pa. Proof of residency is required. Each contestant will perform two compositions, from memory, in a live audition before a BCCC faculty panel:

  • Piano
    • One movement from a Mozart or Beethoven Sonata          
    • A Romantic or Contemporary work
  • Voice
    • An Art Song or Aria in Italian
    • A Song in English from the Classical repertoir

Contact: Edward Ferdinand-Competition Coordinator, Department of the Arts, 215-968-8486