Scholarship Opportunities for New Students at BHCC

In addition to state and federal sources of financial aid available to qualified students, BHCC offers a number of scholarships to incoming students. By combining state and/or federal grants with College scholarships, some students may be able to cover their entire cost of attending BHCC, including books, transportation and living expenses. Depending on a student’s financial need, a BHCC scholarship may make it possible for the student to defer taking a federal grant, thus extending eligibility for PELL support so that it can be used for completion of a baccalaureate degree.

All scholarship applicants must complete the appropriate application form, submit a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form, and write a short essay. Applications can be found, when made available, on the Scholarships page

Scholarships available to new students

BHCC Charlestown Resident Award

New or continuing BHCC student who is a resident of the Charlestown, MA community. Continuing students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. Scholarship amount: $500 for tuition and fees.

Application deadline: 7/1/2024

BHCC Deborah Bruce Memorial Scholarship

New students must be enrolled in the Medical Radiology program at BHCC, intending to complete an associate degree. They must demonstrate financial need through completion of a Free Application for Federal Student Aid/FAFSA. (In the rare cases where the student is unable to complete a FAFSA, a letter from an academic advisor, healthcare provider, guidance counselor or another person approved by the BHCC Office of Student Financial Services certifying the student’s extreme financial need will be considered.) Student must maintain the requisite academic grade point averages to remain in the program and be eligible for the scholarship. Scholarship amount: $2,500 will be awarded annually, $1,250 disbursed by semester, beginning in the fall semester 2024 and concluding in spring semester 2028. The award may be used to cover tuition, fees, and other expenses necessary for the completion of their degree.

Application Deadline: 7/1/2024

BHCC Foundation Gala Scholarship for New Students

New BHCC student who has a high school completion with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, financial need as demonstrated by FAFSA, Plan to attend BHCC full-time (12 credits or more) for Fall. Intend to complete an associate degree at BHCC and meet at least twice per semester with the Gala Scholarship academic coordinator in Life Map. Scholarship amount: $2,500 per semester for a maximum of $10,000 over 4 semesters.

Application Deadline: 7/1/2024

Frank J. Bellairs Memorial Scholarship

New Culinary Arts student who is enrolled in a minimum of two (2) courses for the Spring semester. Preference will be given to students who entered BHCC with a GED, or to non-traditional or adult learners. Scholarship amount: $500 may be used to purchase the necessary books, supplies and/or uniforms required by a student in the program or for tuition and fees.
Application deadline: 7/1/2024

Nancy Myers Memorial Scholarship

For a new student who meets the following criteria: accepted into a BHCC degree program; registered as a full-time student (12 credits or more); have a 2.5 G.P.A. or better at time of application deadline; demonstrate involvement in both community and high school. Scholarship amount: in state tuition and fees up to 12 credits per semester are available to newly enrolling students with a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

Application deadline: 7/1/2024

President's High School Scholarship

One graduating senior from each of the high schools listed on the webpage. Nominated by a high school guidance counselor/principal/headmaster (or designee). Recipient will be eligible for this scholarship upon meeting the following criteria: be accepted into a BHCC degree or certificate program; have earned a strong GPA, preference of 3.00 or higher at the close of the high school academic year; be an active member of the high school and community. Scholarship amount: in-state tuition and fees (up to 12 credits) for the fall semester.

Application Deadline: 5/3/2024

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