How to apply for scholarships 

  1. Please complete the leadership scholarship essay form

How to accept scholarships

  1. Go to the Scholarship Acceptance Form
  2. Read the instructions on the page to proceed with your acceptance
  3. For additional information or assistance please contact:

Dr. Jo-Ann Robinson
Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
Phone: 304-327-4567
Conley Hall 312
Bluefield State College
219 Rock Street
Bluefield,  WV 24701

Available Scholarships 


Provides scholarship to a female student who is at least 25 years old and is a West Virginia resident. Award made by AAUW.

Big Blue Athletic Scholarships

Awarded to promising student-athletes.

Bluefield State College Foundation Scholarships

Scholarships are granted annually on the basis of academic achievement. Within the foundation scholarship program, certain scholarships are designated and/or named for persons or organizations who have made substantial contributions to the College. These include the Bellamy Scholarship; the Presidential Scholarship; James A. Broady, Jr. Family Scholarship; Sylvester Myers Scholarship; Phillip M. Horton Scholarship; Herb Sims Memorial Scholarship; John Duffy Memorial Scholarship; and Zeta Chapter Delta Kappa Gamma Society Scholarship.

Broady Family Scholarship

General scholarship awarded to Bluefield State College students.

BSC Alumni Association Scholarship

Students who demonstrate scholastic achievement and who evidence need for financial assistance will be awarded scholarships to address their unmet tuition obligations. An Alumni Association application must be filed. Alumni application forms are available in the Office of Institutional Advancement and from the Association. Award made exclusively by Alumni Association.

Cardinal Resources/Raysal Area Scholarship

Awarded to a student from the Raysal, West Virginia, area.

Consolidation Coal Company Scholarship

The Southern Appalachian Region of Consolidation Coal Company provides scholarships for students interested in engineering technology programs. Requirements are a 2.5 GPA and a demonstrated interest in mining careers.

Craddock Scholarship Award

Award is based on financial need and academic achievement. Preference to students from Appalachia pursuing a B.S. degree.

Credit Bureau of the Virginias

Eligible students reside within a nine-county area surrounding the College. Focuses on financially needy students with minimum GPA of 2.0.

Douglas F. Crickmer Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually by the Women’s Auxiliary to the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum Engineers, Inc.

First Community Bank Scholarship

General scholarship awarded to a Bluefield State College student.

Frontier, A Citizens Communications, Scholarship

A scholarship program for students who meet the Bluefield State College scholarship guidelines and are enrolled in a degree program at the institution.

Grace A. Linkous Memorial Scholarship

These scholarships are awarded annually to students who show academic ability to succeed.

Itasker F. Edmonds Thornton Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to Bluefield State College female upperclassman of color who is interested in the medical profession and maintains a 3.0 GPA.

J. Franklin Long Scholarship Endowment

These scholarships are awarded to McDowell County, full-time, minority, first-year students who are also first-generation college students meeting low-income guidelines.

Jacque and John Oblinger Scholarship

Awarded to students based upon financial need.

Joy Mining Machinery Scholarships

Awarded to engineering students planning to enter the underground mining field.

June Oblinger Shott Scholarships

A scholarship program for a full-time student enrolled in a degree program at the institution who demonstrates academic promise and a need for financial assistance, and meets the guidelines of the Bluefield State College scholarship policy.

Khtar Safder Scholarships

Scholarships granted to mechanical engineering technology junior and senior students. Award based on financial need, performance in class and community service.

Laurence E. Tierney Educational Foundation

The allocations of this fund are set aside for students of Bluefield State College who have demonstrated evidence of academic or creative promise.

Lawson Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to students from southwest Virginia who have financial need and show academic ability to succeed.

Martha and Mark Oblinger Scholarship

Awarded to students from Tazewell County, Virginia, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who are active in their local Christian church.

Massey Foundation Scholarship

This Foundation provides unrestricted scholarships to students in southern West Virginia, southwestern Virginia or eastern Kentucky. It requires a B average or better and demonstrated interest in coal mining careers or working in coal mining areas.

McBride Scholarship

Awarded to a Bluefield State College student maintaining a 3.0 GPA who is gainfully employed and demonstrates financial need. First preference will be given to a graduate of Bluefield High School.

Minova Corporation

General scholarship awarded to a Bluefield State College student.

Mrs. Tara Devi and Mr. Udar Nath Pradhan Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded based on demonstrated financial need. Minimum GPA requirement of 3.0. The scholarship was established to honor the late Mrs. and Mr. Pradhan by their daughter-in-law Mrs. Savita Pradhan and son Dr. Shekhar Pradhan.

Neighborhood Investment Scholarships

Awarded to students based on financial need.

Phillip Horton Scholarship

Awarded to African-American students with academic promise.

Pocahontas Electrical and Mechanical Institute

This professional organization makes scholarships available to students majoring in mining, civil, electrical or mechanical engineering technology at Bluefield State College, based upon academic achievement.

Rish Equipment Scholarship

General scholarship awarded to a Bluefield State College student.

Rotary International Scholarship

General scholarship awarded to a Bluefield State College student.

Ruritan National Foundation Scholarship

Students approved for a scholarship by the National Ruritan Foundation will receive a matching grant from Bluefield State College. Students must meet BSC admission requirements.

Saunders Staffing Scholarship

General scholarship awarded to a Bluefield State College student.

Shannon Stewart Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a deserving student who demonstrates academic and athletic promise.

Thurgood Marshall College Fund
Vecellio Foundation Scholarship

General scholarship awarded to BSC students.


This scholarship is directed toward two West Virginia students at the junior level majoring in business, technical or education-related degree programs.


Book scholarship

Wisdom Media Scholarship

General scholarship awarded to a Bluefield State College student.

Contact us

For additional information on scholarships, contact the Institutional Development and Advancement Office at (304) 327-4501.