AACEC Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria:

BCC students of African American descent, a minimum GPA of 2.5 GPA, in need of financial assistance, and attending BCC in the Fall 2014 semester should submit the following information for consideration.

  1. a letter of recommendation from a BCC faculty, administrator or staff;
  2. a current transcript, and
  3. an essay detailing what  makes you the ideal candidate for this funding opportunity.

Application deadline is March 15, 2014.  All materials should be submitted to

Ms. Tina West,
Secretary,
African American Cultural Events Committee

Congratulations to the 2012 AACEC Scholarship Recipients:

Chika Obianwu is a wife and mother of three. She is taking rigorous classes in preparation for the Nursing program.   Her Biology instructor states “Chika is a bright, enthusiastic, responsible and mature student. She was always responsive and attentive, and got along very well with other students. She gave her best efforts in class to understand the course content.” Chika likes to challenge herself. Her past educational experiences have helped her search for knowledge and ways to improve her intellectual abilities. Her ultimate goal is to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.

Priscilla Thomas returned to school in 2009, as a result of job downsizing. Since then, the roads traveled have been long, tiring, expensive and very challenging. Although she recently exhibited some financial problems, her tenacity and drive is what keeps her going. Priscilla travels 100 miles a day to pursue BCC’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Human Services programs. Priscilla is a hard working and dedicated mother, daughter, caretaker and student, and is genuinely interested in helping others.

Robert Neal is an enthusiastic first-year student that has already distinguished himself as a student leader with the Student Government Association. Robert is an incredibly motivated and determined individual and has demonstrated an ability to establish excellent rapport with students, administrators and faculty. Robert attributes his fortitude to his mother and feels he owes it to himself, and his mother, to always attempt every situation to the best of his ability.