Graduating high school seniors around the country are knee-deep in completing college admissions applications, gathering letters of recommendation, writing essays, and applying for every possible scholarship opportunity available. It’s an exciting time for students and families as they make decisions that will impact their future.
While Bay College continues to offer students some of the lowest tuition rates in the state, the Bay College Board of Trustees recognizes the costs associated with attending college. As a result, they have adjusted the long standing Board of Trustees’ scholarships to reach a greater number of students while also increasing the dollar amounts awarded.
“It has been several years since the eligibility criteria and the dollar amounts associated with the College’s most prestigious awards have been reviewed,” explains Cindy Carter, Dean of Admission Services. “A committee was formed to assess how the scholarships could be aligned and enhanced to honor and recognize the academic excellence of our graduating high school seniors.”
Current high school seniors who have applied and been accepted to Bay College by December 1 for fall admission and have a cumulative high school GPA of at least a 3.8 as determined by the high school, will be invited to apply for our Board of Trustees’ scholarships. “With the redesign in our Board of Trustees’ awards, eligible students will now have the opportunity to apply for one of two Board Elite Scholarships, which will cover full tuition and fees,” states Carter. “Eligible students may also apply for one of ten Board of Trustees’ scholarships which are applicable for up to $3000.” Both are renewable for a second year provided the required criteria is maintained.
The Board Elite Scholarships also include required course textbooks. “In actuality their first two years at Bay College could be completely paid for,” explains Carter. “This is a huge incentive for an eligible high school senior to consider as they weigh their costs of attending college. We are very excited about the redesign and what it can mean to a high school student and his/her family. As with most colleges, the Board of Trustees’ Scholarships are typically the most prestigious awards. It was time for Bay College to review and align our most prestigious awards with the current college costs which exist today.”
There are numerous scholarships available to students beyond the Board of Trustees Awards. All have different criteria to be considered. Bay College’s general scholarship application process for fall 2016 will open in mid-December. Questions regarding the Bay College admission’s process or questions about the scholarship process can be directed to Bay College Student Services by calling (906) 217-4010.