Alumni Scholarship Application

The Bluefield State University Alumni Association, Inc. supports the mission of the institution by providing students who demonstrate scholastic achievement and evidence of need of financial assistance, an affordable education in a caring environment.

Alumni Scholars will be required to maintain an overall (to include all grades) grade point average of 2.50. Alumni Scholars must be enrolled as full-time students carrying a minimum of 15 semester hours per semester. The progress of the alumni scholar will be reviewed at the end of each semester by the Alumni Association’s Scholarship Committee. These scholarships may be renewed annually for up to four years depending upon established criteria are met.

The deadline for submitting all application materials is April 1st . Notices of initial awards will be made in May of each year.

Application Procedures

FIRST-TIME APPLICANTS: (those students applying for the scholarship for the first time)

  1. Complete the Alumni Scholarship Application Form legibly.
  2. Compose an ESSAY of between 250 and 500 words (typewritten) on one of the following topics:
  • Share an experience which allowed you to develop an awareness of your academic capabilities.
  • Relate your interest in studying at Bluefield State University to your future goals.
  • Reflect your personal point of view on your most significant challenge or accomplishment and its value to your life.
  • Explain what you have done to make your community a better place to live. Give examples of specific projects in which you have been involved over time.
  1. Attach high school transcripts (if first time applicant) or college transcripts to the application.
  2. Attach three recommendations forms.
  • Students must have at least one recommendation from an alumnus if you are a college student.
  • Two recommendations if you are a high school graduate only.



Return all necessary materials by April 1st to: Office of the Registrar

Bluefield State University
219 Rock Street
Bluefield, WV 24701

Applications after the deadline or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Congratulations to our 2023 - 2024 Scholarship Recipients

The following Bluefield State University students will receive a scholarship of $1,000.00 from the Bluefield State University Alumni Association for 2023 – 2024.

  1. Joseph Boadi from Sunyani
  2. Ashley Adams from  Portland Jamaica
  3. Hojahnea Hodges from Portland Jamaica