Scholarships at Bay
The scholarship program at Bay de Noc Community College is supported by contributions from organizations, businesses and individuals in the community via the Bay College Foundation
. Most awards are made by the Financial Aid Office and are based primarily on academic performance and other criteria identified by the donor(s). A limited number of restricted awards are made by an independent scholarship committee. Awards are based solely upon the qualifications of the applicant.
Scholarships are awarded in the form of unrestricted and restricted awards. There is no scholarship application form required for unrestricted scholarships and many restricted that the college may identify based on enrollment information.
If you are a graduating high school senior and wish to be considered for scholarships, you must complete the Application for Admission and be accepted for admission. The first priority deadline for award consideration is March 30th. Periodic awards are made after those dates. Most awards for incoming freshmen require a high school grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or above. In some instances, the minimum GPA or credit load may be waived to facilitate in the awarding of available funds.
An application for more restricted scholarships will be mailed to all accepted freshmen who meet the minimum criteria for consideration. Restricted scholarship applications must be returned by the deadline specified on the application.
A new multi-year scholarship for Bay College West students is available each year for incoming and non-traditional students. Click here for the Bay College West Charles J & Patricia O Nelson Scholarship Application
Currently Enrolled/Returning Students
If you are currently enrolled or a returning student, you will automatically be evaluated for Bay College scholarships. These scholarships are generally awarded to students who have completed a minimum of 16 credits with a cumulative GAP of 3.25 or better. In some instances, the minimum GPA or credit load may be waived to facilitate in the awarding of available funds. Applications for a limited number of scholarships is available on-line annually, and are typically due by March 30.