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Foundation for Scholarship

Established in 1982, the BCC Foundation is a separately incorporated 501 (c) (3) organization whose mission is to raise and administer funds to support student scholarships, faculty and staff development, construction, and other special projects and programs which will continue the forty-eight year tradition of excellence in education provided by Bergen Community College.  The Foundation’s primary focus is providing scholarship support to help defray the cost of obtaining an education at Bergen Community College.  In 2013, a total of $421,000 was awarded to deserving students attending the College, the largest one year amount ever allocated for scholarships. For information of scholarships, please visit the Foundation Office in L-340 in the Pitkin Education Center. Many scholarships are available, and each has its own criteria. 

To qualify, you must:

  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States,
  • Have completed at least 6 college-level credits,
  • Have a GPA of at least 2.0.

Scholarships are not related to financial aid.  Even if you don’t receive financial aid, you may qualify to receive a scholarship.

Applications can be found:

  • At the Meadowlands campus
  • The BCC Foundation office (L-340)
  • Financial aid office

To apply, you will need to fill out the application form, write a brief essay, and supply at least one letter of recommendation from a BCC faculty member. Scholarships are awarded at the end of each spring and fall semester to be allocated for the following fall or spring semester. Check with the Foundation Office in Room L-340 to find out when applications are available/due. Each fall the Securing Our Future Essay Contest is also available.  Check in the Foundation office or on the Foundation’s webpage for details over the summer. For more information call (201) 447-7117 or visit the Foundation office in room L-340.