NEW!  Successful Start Scholarship (limited availability).  This is a merit-based scholarship for new students (Summer/Fall 2022) who are registered for 6+ credits in a degree-seeking program (Associate’s or Certificate), and who earned a final high school GPA of 3.0 or better.  Applications will be accepted only between August 9-26, and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  Awards will be based on GPA and strength of essay.  You can apply here:  Successful Start Scholarship Application.

General Scholarships.  The application process the Spring 2023 semester will be available in October. Check back here or in your Bergen Dailies for more information.


Who qualifies for scholarships?
To apply for a scholarship from the Bergen Community College Foundation, you must be enrolled in a degree program at Bergen Community College, with minimum 3 completed credits from BCC.

I do/do not receive financial aid.  Am I still eligible to receive a scholarship?
Yes. Most foundation scholarships are need-based, but a few are merit-based.  Note that international students are eligible for many foundation scholarships.

How does the Foundation evaluate need?
The foundation coordinates with Bergen’s Office of Financial Aid to clarify student need. Filling out the FAFSA form is strongly recommended for US citizens to access other types of financial aid, as well; you can access that form here:  For New Jersey residents, filling out the HESAA application is strongly recommended to access other types of state funding; you can access that form here:  HESAA.  If you have questions or need help with the forms, please reach out to the college’s Financial Aid office at (201) 447-7148, or email them at [email protected].

If you have not applied for financial aid through the college, we may need additional information from you to demonstrate your need.

If I have any other questions, who can I contact?
If you have any questions about scholarships, please send an email to [email protected].