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The BBC Grant and other aid directly from us can make a quality, Bible-based education at BBC affordable.

If you file your FAFSA and received at least a 2.0 GPA in high school (or your previous college), you will receive between $11,000 and $23,000 over four years. Other grants from us can add thousands of dollars more.

Students with less than 24 transferable credits will be evaluated based on their high school GPA. This money can be coupled with other grants, scholarships, and loans to cover your undergraduate costs.

BBC Grant awards are renewable if you maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA and remain a full-time residence hall, married, or other eligible adult student.

The following is a list of financial aid available to first time freshmen and transfer students for the 2014-2015 academic year.

BBC Program Eligibility Annual Amount Applications Deadline
BBC Grant
($2,750-$5,750)
- High School or transfer GPA and FAFSA
- Full-time residence hall, married, or other eligible adult students
- Renewability: 2.0GPA
Click here for a chart
- FAFSA** N/A
Distinguished Student Scholarships

President's Scholarship

 

 

 

Dean's Scholarship



-Awarded by Admissions Committee
-Min. 3.6 high school or transfer GPA
-Min. ACT 28 or SAT 1250
-Character requirements



-Awarded by Admissions Committee
-Min.3.25 to 3.59 high school or transfer GPA
-Min. ACT 22 or SAT 1000 (Minimum SAT scores are based only upon Math and Critical Reading sections)
-Character requirements


** Transfer students with at least 24 completed college credits are not required to submit ACT/SAT scores
-Full-time residence hall, married, or other eligible adult students
- Renewability: 3.0GPA

 

 

$5,000

 

 

 

$3,000
Application Details Here Limited availability -
Act now.
Christian Leadership Scholarship -Awarded by Admissions Committee
- Full-time residence hall, married, or other eligible adult students.
- 600 word essay describing ministry involvement and goals
- Renewability: 2.5GPA
$1,000 - Contact Admissions Limited availability -
Act now.
Youth
Missions
Grant
-Awarded by Admissions Committee
- Full-time residence hall, married, or other eligible adult students.
- 1,000 word essay describing ministry involvement and goals
$2,000 - Application Limited availability -
Act now.
Early Acceptance Grant -Submit all required application documents.
- Be accepted by December 15.
$250 - Contact Admissions Dec.15
Early Enrollment Grant - Be accepted for fall semester.
- Pay enrollment deposit by December 15 for $750 award for fall.
- Pay enrollment deposit by March 1 for $500 award for fall.
$750
* If accepted and enroll by March 1,
the award is $500 for fall.

- Contact Admissions Dec.15 and March 1
Christian Workers Grant -Dependent of a full-time employee of a church or parachurch organization
- Renewability: 2.0GPA and submit application each academic year.
- Full-time residence hall, married, or other eligible adult students
$1,000 Application N/A
Church Matching Grant -Matching grant to a gift from your church
- renewability: 2.0GPA
- Full-time residence hall, married, or other eligible adult students
Up to $500 Application N/A
High School Dual Enrollment Refund -Take classes on campus or online as a high school student
-Receive a refund of tuition paid during that time while a full-time student on campus at BBC
- Full-time residence hall, married, or other eligible adult students
Varies -Contact Admissions N/A
GARBC Talents for Christ Scholarship - First & Second Place Winners (State & National)
- Full-time residence hall, married, or other eligible adult students
- Full-time residence hall, married, or other eligible adult students
- Renewability: 2.0GPA
$500 - $1,250*

*Talents for Christ awards range up to $5,000 over four years.
- Written verification of TFC placement 30 days after enrollment
AWANA Citation Scholarship - Completed AWANA citation
- Full-time residence hall, married, or other eligible adult students
- Renewability: 2.0GPA after first year; 2.5GPS thereafter
$1,500 per year - Verification from AWANA headquarters 30 days after enrollment
Word of Life Bible Institute Scholarship - Transfer student from WOLBI
- Transfer GPA 3.0 or higher
- Full-time residence hall, married, or other eligible adult students
- Renewability: 2.5GPA
$2,000 -Contact Admissions Limited availability
Word of Life Certificates - Student must submit original certificates earned through Creative Disciplship, Steadfast Award or Teens Involved.
- Full-time residence hall, married, or other eligible adult students
- Renewability: 2.0GPA
$75 to $500 -Contact Student Financial Services N/A
Campus Visit Reimbursement - Student must visit the BBC campus.
- Must travel round trip over 100 miles.
Covers only fuel, tolls or plane/train/bus tickets.
- Full-time residence hall, married, or other eligible adult students
Maximum $250 Complete the Campus Visit Reimbursement Form Within 30 days of campus visit
Nurturing Abilities for Christ - Student must win first place in the NAC competition - selected scholarship catagories
- Full-time residence hall, married, or other eligible adult students
- Renewability: 2.0GPA
$1,000 -Contact Admissions N/A

 

Grants Eligibility Annual Amount Applications Application Deadline
Pell Grant* - Need
- Eligible program
$595 - $5,730 - FAFSA** June 30, 2015
Pennsylvania State Grant* - Pennsylvania Resident
- Enrolled at Least Half-Time
- Eligible Program
- Need
$1,008 - $3,952
(Renewable)
- FAFSA** May 1, 2014
Other State Grants*
(CT, DE, MA, OH, RI, VT, WV)
- State Resident
- Need
- Eligible program
- Varies by state
Varies - FAFSA**
- State application (if required)
Varies
Vocational Rehabilitation - Varies Up to $5,000 - PA Residents
- All others contact Regional Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
 
Veterans / Military Benefits - Varies Varies - Contact Regional VA Office
- Notify BBC Office of Student Financial Services
 
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity
Grant
*
- Need $500 - $1,000 - FAFSA** May 1, 2014
Federal Work Study* - Application
- Need
- Job placement
- Not every student who submits an application and qualifies will be placed.
Varies - FAFSA** July 1, 2014

*The One Year Bible Certificate program is not eligible for these grants.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Thousands of other grants and scholarships are available. The power for accessing these scholarships lies with you. Remember: Help is available as you search.

Getting Started
This link is your key to learning how to search for scholarships. It will help you maximize your potential to receive aid. It is well worth your time to read through this information. It won't take long and will give you direction. Here is a list of scholarship websites.

  • www.scholarships.com
  • www.scholarships4school.com
  • www.scholarshipsandgrants.us
  • www.studentscholarshipsearch.com/ebook/
  • www.fastweb.com
  • www.finaid.org/scholarships/
  • www.scholarshipexperts.com
  • www.collegeboard.com
  • www.zinch.com
  • www.college-scholarships.com/free_scholarship_searches.htm
  • www.blackexcel.org
  • www.supercollege.com/fastsearch
  • www.hotelscheap.org/scholarship
  • www.college-scholarships.com/free_scholarship_searches.htm
  • www.job-applications.com/scholarships
  • www.schoolsoup.com/scholarship-directory


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    Jump Start
    Below are links for a range of scholarships, grants, and other funds that may be available to you. This is just a sampling of what’s out there.

    •  Talbots Women's Scholarship Fund
      Women pursuing a college degree later in life. High school diploma earned at least ten years ago. Students pursuing first undergraduate degree. Deadline: January 2.
    • Gates Millenium Scholarship
      Minority students. Demonstrated leadership abilities. Must be Pell eligible. Deadline: January 16.
    • Kenneth Jernigan Scholarship
      Legally Blind Students.  High school seniors through graduate school.  Contact Anil Lewis, Chairman, NFB Scholarship Committee, at 410.659.9315 ext. 2415 or scholarships@nfb.org. Deadline: March 31.
    • DUSA Scholarship
      Graduating seniors. Sons or daughters of a military service members. Family resides within 35 miles of West Point. Deadline: March 1 of the graduating year.
    • Hotels' Cheap
      Higher Learning Scholarships annually. These scholarships are offered in both the Fall and Spring and each amount to $1500. High School, undergraduate, and gradute students are eiligible to apply. The application can be found at the following link: hotelscheap.org/scholarship
    • Kids' Chance
      Children of Pennsylvania workers who have been killed or seriously injured in a work-related accident. Undergraduate students ages 16 to 25 who demonstrate financial need. Scholarships from $500-$5,000. Deadline: April 15.
    • James W. Swift Scranton Area Foundation
      Lackawanna County, PA high school graduate. Deadline: March 15.
    • Big Sun Scholarship for Athletes
      All athletes regardless of sport. Deadline: March 17.
    • UNCF Ambercrombie & Fitch Scholarship
       African American. GPA of 3.0. Based on unmet financial need.
    • Junior College Transfer Scholarship
      Graduating community college student. Scholastic ability for continuing at an accredited four-year college.
    • Logos Bible Software is now accepting applications for its quarterly Bible College Scholarship in the amount of $1000 and a chance to win a digital theological library. You will be asked to view a brief video demonstrating Logos Bible Software. To apply, go to biblecollegescholarship.com.
    • Credit Card Insider realizes the value that higher education holds for individuals and has, therefore, established the Insider Scholarship Program. The Insider Scholarship is offered annually. Five high school students and college students are chosen to receive $1000 scholarships. https://www.creditcardinsider.com/credit-cards/student/


    Other Links

    The following links will lead you to websites with information about available financial aid.  

    Use this list as a starting point, but do not limit yourself to just these websites.  Do some research.  You will find much is available for you.

    Planning Tools and Calculators

  • American Education Services (AES) - Account access for your loan information
  • BBC's Net Price Calculator - Use our calculator to compare BBCs cost with other Institutions.
  • Calculators from PHEAA - Good tool to budget for success, plan for saving, know your monthly loan repayment.
  • College.gov - Good source for college information
  • Fast Web - Search for scholarships
  • Finaid.org - Guide to financial aid
  • Mortgage Loan.com - College savings calculator tool.
  • Peterson's Guide
  • PHEAA - Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency
  • The College Board
  • U.S. Department of Education
  • Wired Scholar - Search for scholarships

  • FAFSA Tools

  • Department of Education PIN Registration
  • FAFSA on the Web - Apply for FAFSA via the web
  • Federal (Title IV) School Code Search - Find your school's code

  • Organizations for Financial Aid

  • NSLC - National Student Loan Clearinghouse
  • NSLDS Student Access - Review your Stafford Loan aggregate amount