Scholarships

Helping to eliminate financial barriers

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Foundation Scholarships

Fall Deadline: March 15
Winter Deadline: October 15

Bay College awards over $400,000 in scholarships to nearly 300 incoming and returning students that meet specified criteria. The scholarship program at Bay College is supported by contributions and gifts from community organizations, businesses, Bay College employees, families, foundations, and individual donors via the Bay College Foundation that may help you achieve your educational goals.

FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP LISTING
FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS APPLICATION

Board of Trustees Scholarships

Deadline: March 1

To apply for a Board of Trustees Scholarship students must be a high school senior (Bay College login required). Students attending Bay College from our service area who meet specific criteria are eligible to apply for the Board Elite Scholarships and/or the Board of Trustees Scholarships. The service area is defined as: Crystal Falls/Forest Park, Escanaba, Gladstone, Rapid River, Bark-River Harris, Big Bay de Noc, Hannahville/Nah Tah Wahsh, North Central, Mid-Peninsula, Stephenson, Carney-Nadeau, North Dickinson, Norway, Iron Mountain, Kingsford, Manistique, and other recognized learning systems within Delta/Dickinson Counties. Each scholarship is renewable for a second year provided that student maintains a minimum 3.2 cumulative GPA at Bay College.

Board Elite Scholarship

The Board Elite Scholarships cover full tuition and fees, as well as course required text books for the fall and winter semesters immediately following high school graduation and are renewable for a 2nd year (fall and winter semesters) provided required criteria is maintained.

Board of Trustees Scholarship

The Board Elite Scholarships cover full tuition and fees, as well as course required text books for the fall and winter semesters immediately following high school graduation and are renewable for a 2nd year (fall and winter semesters) provided required criteria is maintained.

Eligibility Requirements for Board Elite and Board of Trustees Scholarships
  • Graduating seniors from a Bay College service area (described above) with a cumulative high school GPA of at least a 3.8.
  • Student must be accepted to Bay College two weeks prior to the deadline.
  • Student must begin attendance to Bay College no later than the first fall semester following high school graduation and maintain full-time (12 credits or more) enrollment in Fall and Winter semesters.
  • Attain a 3.2 GPA minimum at Bay College fall semester to receive the full award winter semester.
Application Steps for Board Elite and Board of Trustees Scholarships
  1. Accepted students who meet the eligibility requirements will be sent a letter by the President of Bay College inviting them to complete the Board of Trustees scholarship application process.
  2. Complete the online scholarship application and submit by March 1. The application consists of two essays, two reference letters, and current high school transcript (for accurate GPA).
  3. Students will be notified of the award in late March.
BOARD SCHOLARSHIPS APPLICATION

Leadership Scholarships

Deadline: March 15

To apply for for a Leadership Scholarship students must be a high school senior (Bay College login required). Bay College offers six $4,000.00 Leadership Scholarships annually to incoming high school graduates. Students will be judged on their leadership experience in high school, community involvement, academic achievement, and expression of leadership. All incoming students who have graduated from high school over the past year and attending Bay College the following fall with a high school GPA of 3.0 or greater are eligible to apply. Scholarships are available for tuition and fees, paid over two semesters in year one. Leadership Scholarships are made possible by gifts to the Bay College Foundation from Greg and Linda Yagodzinski.

Eligibility Requirements for the Leadership Scholarship:
  • Graduating seniors with a cumulative high school GPA of at least a 3.0.
  • Student must be accepted to Bay College two weeks prior to the deadline.
  • Attain a 2.5 GPA minimum at Bay College fall semester to receive the full award winter semester.
Application Steps for the Leadership Scholarship:
  1. Accepted students who meet the eligibility requirements two weeks prior to the deadline and will an invitation by Bay College to complete the application process.
  2. Complete the online scholarship application and submit by March 15. The application consists of two essays, two reference letters, and current high school transcript (for accurate GPA).
  3. Students will be notified of the award in late April.
LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIPS APPLICATION

Outside Scholarships

Many individuals and organizations, both locally and nationally, provide scholarship opportunities for college students. There are also many online sites to search scholarships opportunities.

Local Scholarship Opportunities

The Iron Mountain-Kingsford Womens' Club offers four scholarships ranging from $400-$1,000.  Applications are now available at https://imkgfwc.org/scholarships/ . Deadline to apply is April 1.

The AAUW is offering a $1,000 scholarship to women who are 22 years of age pursuing a certificate or degree for fall. Applications are available by clicking this link or emailing AAUWnontrad@gmail.com . Deadline to apply is April 15.

Glacial Gardners is offering a $500 scholarship to Iron or Dickinson Counties of Michigan and Florence or Marinette Counties of Wisconsin residence. For the application and more information visit https://florence.extension.wisc.edu/horticulture/master-gardener/ . Deadline to apply is May 1.

Fastweb

Fastweb is one way to search scholarship opportunities. Fastweb offers information on scholarships that are not offered through Bay College.

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