20-21 Bacone College Academic Catalog

7. OFFICE OF FINANCIAL AID

7.19. Bacone College Scholarship Programs

(Completion of the FAFSA is required)

Each year many scholarships are awarded to deserving students based on merit and talent. If more than one scholarship is offered, the student will receive the highest award.  Completion of the FAFSA is required for all Bacone College scholarships.  Bacone College scholarships aid students in meeting their college tuition expenses and are not cash awards.  Bacone College scholarships cannot exceed a student’s total college expenses.  The scholarships listed below can be applied towards a student’s Tuition, Room, and Board as a main campus student enrolled full-time (minimum of 12 credit hours) in the fall and spring semesters, and must meet all other criteria established by the administration of Bacone College. Failure to comply with any of the Bacone College scholarship criteria during the course of a semester will result in the modification or forfeiture of the scholarship, including possible prorating in the current semester.

Bacone College Institutional scholarships, when added together with all other federal and state grants, or any other scholarships and grants, will not exceed the total cost of Tuition, Room, and Board. Bacone College Scholarships do not cover fees or books. Federal Work Study, Tribal Awards, and student loans can be used to cover outstanding balances, fees and/or books. All institutional scholarships will be applied with one-half of the award for participation during the fall semester and one-half of the award for participation during the spring semester.  If a student withdraws from a semester completely, or falls below full-time status, their Bacone College Scholarship will be pro-rated from the last day of full-time attendance.

Applications for scholarships will be accepted until all scholarships are allocated.  All scholarships are applicable for full-time attendance only and may be reduced according to Bacone College policy.  Unless specified, all scholarships are tuition only scholarships valid in the fall and spring terms only.  Students who receive an athletic scholarship or any institutional funding over 50% of tuition must be a residential student.

Scholarship Opportunities at Bacone College

Athletics: 

Overall Average for Athletics is $7000 / YR on Campus or $3800 / YR for off campus (GPA Requirement to maintain scholarship: 2.0)

Academic Scholarships (Incoming Freshmen Only): 

**Bacone College Scholars Society:  Merit based scholarship for first-time freshmen.  Scholarship is valid for up to four years of attendance at Bacone College and funds up to $7000.  Must meet 2 of 3 criteria for initial eligibility: 

A minimum ACT composite score of 24;

A high school GPA of at least 3.75;

High school standing within the top 10% of graduation class.

Members of the Bacone College Scholars Society are expected to participate in various leadership roles on campus such as Student Government Association, the Baconian Newspaper, Campus Ambassador’s, etc.  Students will be eligible to participate in special classes, seminars and workshops. (GPA Requirement to maintain scholarship:  3.5)

**Presidential Scholarship: Merit based scholarship for first-time freshmen.  Scholarship is valid for up to four years of attendance at Bacone College.  Must meet 2 of 3 criteria for initial eligibility:

  • A minimum ACT composite score of 23:
  •  A high school GPA of at least 3.50;
  •  High school standing within the top 15% of graduating class.
  • (GPA Requirement to maintain scholarship:  3.25)

** Bacone College Scholars Society and Presidential scholarships must be accompanied with two (2) written recommendations from a teacher, school counselor, or principal, and a two (2) page, typewritten, double-spaced essay describing your qualifications as a leader or significant achievements the student has accomplished**

Success Scholarship:

For Non-resident students.

Initial Eligibility Requires Meeting the Following Two Criteria:

  • Meet admission requirements into Bacone College; and
  • Demonstrate a financial need. Renewable Each Year Up To Four Years Based on the Following Criteria:
  • Be a student in good standing;
  • Maintain a full academic load of at least 12 credit hours per semester, and
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5.

Alexander Posey Scholarship (100 Available / 50 reserved for Creek Students)

  • Must be an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe OR
  • Must maintain full time status
  • Must maintain a minimum GPA requirement of 2.0

Rennard Strickland School of Criminal Justice:

  • Rennard Strickland Learning Work Community- limited to 10
  • Rennard Strickland Students of Promise
  • Non-Native

Descendant Scholarship:

Eastman Richard Scholarship:

Provides a full tuition scholarship to needy and deserving students who are direct descendants of Eastman Richard.

Qualifications:

  • Awards are for tuition at Bacone College only and do not cover the costs of fees or books.
  • If there is not an eligible scholarship recipient to award the Eastman Richard Trust Scholarship to, it will not be awarded during that year.

Additional gifts may be added to the endowment at any time.

Each prospective Bacone College Student who is a candidate for the Eastman Richard Trust Scholarship, shall have their eligibility for the scholarship as a descendant of the Eastman Richard family certified by two living descendants of Eastman Richard, Esther Holloway and Bettye Snider.

Unless the prospective student is fully certified by Esther Holloway and Bettye Snider as decedents of Eastman Richard, the prospective student is not eligible to receive the scholarship.

Esther Holloway and Bettye Snider have designated their successors as certifiers of the family relationship to Eastman Richard. They are: Rebecca June Holloway and Lisa Diane Snider.

All tuition Awards will be made only to direct descendants of Eastman Richard.

Descendant Grant:

A grant for the direct blood descendants of the following contributors to Bacone College;

  • Samuel Richard
  • Walter Starr
  • William McCombs
  • Benjamin Wacoche

Qualifications include:

  • Must provide proof of their heritage (birth certificates and bloodline from tribe).
  • Must apply for Federal Financial Aid with Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Resident Students - This grant applies to Total Cost (excluding books and fees) with Federal Aid (excluding loans) and outside scholarships and grants being applied to room and board first. Any remaining cash-based funds will be applied to tuition. This grant will be used to make up the difference and can be reduced as other funds are applied.

Commuter students - This grant will cover any remaining tuition cost after Federal Aid (excluding loans) and outside scholarships and grants are applied.

If the student does not qualify for any Federal Aid except for loans, and no outside resources, the grant will cover tuition only.

Christian Ministry Scholarships

Praise Team – A mixed contemporary praise and worship ensemble that leads worship in chapel, Wednesday Night Worship, and travels to churches. Amounts of scholarships vary. (GPA requirement to maintain scholarship: 2.5)

Gospel Choir – A mixed soulful Gospel ensemble that leads worship in chapel, Wednesday Night Worship, and travels to churches. Amounts of scholarships vary. (GPA requirement to maintain scholarship: 2.5)

Worship Arts – Students who prepare visuals, run sound, and perform drama in chapel, Wednesday Night Worship, and travel to churches. Amounts of scholarships vary. (GPA requirement to maintain scholarship: 2.5)

Christian Ministry – Christian Ministry Majors who plan chapel and Wednesday Night Worship and travel to churches. (GPA requirement to maintain scholarship: 2.5)

 

[1] GI Bill is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/bill.

[2] GI Bill is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/bill.