BACC SCHOLARSHIPS
Please be sure to include the BACC cover sheet and all associated documentation with your application.
The application button below will take you to the Branch County Community Foundation online scholarship form.  You can complete their form and use the same application for both the BCCF Scholarships and for the BACC Scholarships.   However, the BACC Scholarship application must have the BACC Cover sheet with it.
Applications are due March 2, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. to the BACC Student Services Department.
If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact the Branch Area Careers Center Student Services Department at
(517) 279-5753.
Note:  The 2018 scholarships must be processed and all funds must be used by January 30, 2019.  After the January 30, 2019 deadline, unused funds will remain in the scholarship account and will no longer be available to the awarded student.  If student switches schools, scholarship funds can be transferred from one post-secondary education institution to another a maximum of two times.

BACC Student Endowment Scholarship Fund

This is a $500.00 scholarship made possible initially by Mr. Kiess’ family in his memory.  Mr. Kiess was long-time community leader and owner/operator of the Kiess Jewelry business in downtown Coldwater.  He was an original member of the Branch Area Careers Center Advisory Committee.  The Advisory Committee was instrumental in promoting the concept of Vocational/Technical Education and making it a reality for Branch County students through the Slope Adjusted Cow Campaign.

 

Funds for this scholarship are also made available by private donations from Branch Intermediate employees and local community leaders.

 

The funds for this scholarship will be awarded to one or more students from the Branch Area Careers Center based on overall performance while attending the Center.  The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to deserving graduating seniors wishing to pursue further education in their chosen field.  Renewals will not be offered.

 

The funds offered by this scholarship must be used by the recipient for expenses in obtaining further education through one of the following agencies:

  • An approved trade school
  • A community college
  • A college or university

Eligibility

Scholarship recipients will be chosen from among a group of students who have achieved status as “Outstanding Senior” or “Outstanding Student of the Marking Period.”  Student eligibility for this designation will be based on the following performance indicators:

  • Academic achievement
  • Attendance
  • Participation in student career clubs
  • Community service
  • Consistent display of attitude appropriate for business/career success

Criteria for Student Scholarship Recipient:

  • First consideration will be given to the Outstanding Senior of any Branch Area Careers Center program.
  • Second consideration will be given to a Branch Area Careers Center Outstanding Student of the Marking Period.
  • Student must be a graduating senior who is enrolled in a Career Technical Program at the Branch Area Careers Center
  • Student must document acceptance at any appropriately accredited secondary education institution; including trade schools, two-year degree programs, junior colleges, colleges and universities

 Student Scholarship Selection Process:

  1. Scholarship availability information will be made known to qualified students through the Branch Area Careers Center (BACC) Student Services Department.

BACC Youth Club Council Scholarship

Two $500 scholarships made possible by the Branch Area Careers Center Youth Club Council.  The funds for this scholarship will be dispersed to one female and one male in the amount of $500 each from the Branch Area Careers Center.  The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to deserving graduating seniors desiring to pursue further education in their chosen field.  Renewals will not be offered.

The funds offered by this scholarship must be used by the recipient for expenses in obtaining further education through one of the following agencies:

 

  • An approved trade school
  • A community college
  • A college or university

Criteria for Student Scholarship Recipient:

The student must...

  • Be enrolled at the Branch Area Careers Center in ANY BACC program
  • Be a member of ANY BACC Youth Club
  • Demonstrate outstanding participation/leadership in their BACC Youth Club
  • Show proof of acceptance at any approved trade school, community college, or college/university
  • Must not be a recipient of any other scholarship offered by the Branch Area Careers Center

Student Scholarship Selection Process:

  • Scholarship availability information will be made known to qualified students through the Branch Area Careers Center Student Services Department.
  • Branch Area Careers Center Student Services representative will forward all applications to the BACC Scholarship Committee for screening and selection. Interviews may be arranged through the BACC Student Services Department upon request.  The final selections will be made by May 1.  The recipient’s names will be given to the BACC Student Services Department.  They will make the necessary arrangements with the students' home school for presentation at their awards program.  A representative of the BACC administration/guidance staff will make the presentation. 
  • Once the recipients have been notified, they are responsible for contacting the BACC Student Services Department to make the necessary arrangements to obtain the scholarship money.

 

Bernie Behnke Scholarship

This scholarship is made possible by the friends of Bernie Behnke through a Bass Tournament and will be donated to a student who enjoys hunting and fishing and is enrolled at the Branch Area Careers Center. The funds for this scholarship will be awarded to one or more students from the Branch Area Careers Center. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to qualified graduating seniors with plans to pursue further education with emphasis and/or special interest in natural resources.

Renewals will not be offered.

The funds offered by this scholarship must be used by the recipient for expenses in obtaining further education through one of the following agencies:

  1. Community college
  2. College or university
  3. Technical education college; post-secondary

Criteria for Student Scholarship Recipient:

  1. Enrolled at a Careers Center in the tri state areas of Coldwater, Sturgis, LaGrange, Angola or Auburn with preference given to Branch County students.
  2. Acceptance to a college, university, or technical education center
  3. Student must be a hunter or angler.
  4. Student must write a 200 word essay tied to hunting and or fishing and expressing why he/she is worthy of this award.

Student Scholarship Selection Process:

  1. Scholarship availability information will be provided to qualified students through the Branch Area Careers Center (BACC) Student Services Department.
  2. BACC Student Services representative will forward all applications and essay to Student Services Scholarship Selection Committee for criteria review and selection.
  3. The selection committee will determine the recipient(s) and the amount of each scholarship awarded.
  4. The recipient’s name(s) will be given to BACC Student Services Dept. 
  5. The selection(s) will be made by May 1.
  6. The recipient(s) will be awarded the scholarship(s) at BACC and LEA Senior Recognition Ceremony.
  7. Recipient(s) is/are responsible for contacting BACC Student Services Department to make necessary arrangements to obtain scholarship funds.

Branch Agri-Business Council "Farmers Day" Scholarship

This scholarship is provided by the Branch County Agri-Business Council to encourage qualified students to continue their studies and training in the fields of Agriculture or Agri-Business.  One or more student(s) will be selected each yearAward recipients may reapply one time.

 

The funds offered by this scholarship must be used by the recipient for expenses incurred in obtaining further education through one of the following agencies:

  • An approved trade school
  • A community college
  • A college or university
  • An approved adult education program

 

Criteria for Student Scholarship Recipient:

The student must:

  • Major in the field of Agriculture or Agri-Business
  • Live in Branch County and/or within the Bronson, Coldwater, Quincy, Colon, Union City, Reading, and Tekonsha school districts.
  • Have successfully completed high school course work with at least a "C" average.
  • Extra-curricular and civic leadership activities will also be considered in making an assessment of the student's chance of success.

 

Student Scholarship Selection Process:

The selection process will follow these steps:

  • The scholarship application form must be completed by the student and returned to the Branch Area Careers Center Student Services offices
  • Applications will be delivered to the Environmental and Agricultural Science Program.
  • The Environmental and Agricultural Science Program Advisory Committee will make the selections by May 1.

Branch Intermediate Organization Scholarship

This scholarship is made possible by the BIO membership to encourage qualified students to continue their training/education.  (Renewals will not be offered).

Post-Secondary Educational Agency

The funds offered by this scholarship must be used by the recipient for tuition, supplies, textbook, and expenses incurred in obtaining further education through one of the following agencies:

  • An approved trade school
  • A community college
  • A college or university

 

Criteria for Student Scholarship Recipient

To be eligible for this award a student must:

 

  • Be a child or grandchild of a current BIO member
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.00
  • Show proof of acceptance to one of the above agencies
  • Complete Branch Area Local Scholarship Application (including transcript)

Student Scholarship Selection Process

The following steps will be taken to select the BACC BIO Scholarship recipients:

  • Scholarship availability information will be made known to qualified students through BIO board.
  • Scholarship information must be turned in to the BACC student services department.
  • No late or incomplete applications will be accepted.
  • The BIO Board will select the scholarship recipients by April 30 of current year.

CBPU Electrical Technologies Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to deserving students of the Branch Area Careers Center who are graduating from the Electrical Technologies Program. The funds are available for recipients to further their education in the Electrical Trades or related fields through one of the following agencies:

  • An approved trade school
  • An approved apprenticeship
  • A community college
  • A college or university

Disbursement Criteria:

  • The available funds will be awarded each spring to a selected student in the Electrical Technologies Program who is graduating from the Electrical Technologies Program.
  • The amount of the scholarship is $500.
  • Selection of the recipients rests with the advisory committee of the Electrical Technologies Program at the Branch Area Careers Center and the CBPU.
  • The scholarship monies will be sent to the recipients’ student account at the respective continuing education institution. Information regarding the recipient’s continuing education location and account information must be delivered to Student Services. 5. CBPU reserves the right to change this program based on curriculum changes in the Electrical Technologies Program at the Branch Area Careers Center.

Selection Criteria.

  • Must have attended the Branch Area Careers Center Electrical Technologies Program for a minimum of one year.
  • Must demonstrate outstanding participation and leadership in the BACC Electrical Technologies Program.
  • Attain a minimum GPA of 3.0 during their schooling at BACC.
  • Show proof of acceptance in an approved continuing education program and provide location and account information to be able to deliver the scholarship funds to the recipients’ continuing education program.
  • Pursue Electrical Journeyman or Electrical Trades, Electrical Engineering, or Industrial Automation fields as continuing education goals.

 

The Selection/Notification Process

  • Scholarship availability information will be made known to qualified students through the Branch Area Careers Center Student Services Department.
  • A Branch Area Careers Center Student Services Representative will forward all scholarship applications to the Electrical Technologies Advisory Committee for screening and selection. One primary recipient and one alternate recipient will be selected for the scholarship. Interviews may be arranged through the BACC Student Services Department upon request. Final selections will be made by May 1st.
  • The recipient’s names will be given to the BACC Student Services Department. They will make the necessary arrangements with the students’ home school for presentation for the primary recipient at their awards program. A representative of CBPU and/or the BACC guidance staff will make the presentation.
  • The recipient has until December 1 (of awarding year) to confirm acceptance of scholarship. Confirmation of acceptance will need to be in written form by scholarship recipient. If the deadline is not met by the primary recipient, the alternate recipient will be awarded the scholarship. The alternate recipient will be notified by phone/mail of scholarship award. The alternate recipient will have deadline of May 1 (of the following year), to confirm acceptance and provide proof of acceptance to college/university.
  • Scholarship processing will occur once the recipient has provided written proof of acceptance to college/university, and personal identification student number.

Century Bank and Trust - BMMT Scholarship

This scholarship is made possible by Century Bank & Trust.  The funds for this scholarship will be awarded to one or more students from the Business Management, Marketing & Technology Program at the Branch Area Careers Center.  The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to deserving graduating seniors wishing to pursue further education in a business or technology field.  Renewals will not be offered.

 

The funds offered by this scholarship must be used by the recipient for expenses in obtaining further education through one of the following agencies:

  • An approved trade school
  • A community college
  • A college or university

Criteria for Student Scholarship Recipient:

The student must...

  • Be enrolled in the Business Management, Marketing & Technology Program at the Branch Area Careers Center
  • Be a BPA Youth Club Member
  • Demonstrate outstanding participation/leadership in their BACC Youth Club
  • Show proof of acceptance at any approved trade school, community college, college or university

Student Scholarship Selection Process:

 Scholarship availability information will be made known to qualified students through the Branch Area Careers Center (BACC) Student Services Department.  The BACC Student Services representative will forward all applications to the Business Management, Marketing & Technology Advisory Committee for screening and selection. Interviews may be arranged through the BACC Student Services Department upon request.  The final selections will be made by May 1.  The recipients’ names will be given to the BACC Student Services Department.  They will make the necessary arrangements with the student’s home school for award presentations and recognition during their respective Scholarship Awards Program.  The presentation will be made by a representative of the BACC.  After recipients have been notified, they are responsible for contacting the BACC Student Services Department to make the necessary arrangements to obtain the scholarship money.

Coldwater Car Show and Swap Meet Scholarship

This scholarship is made possible by the Coldwater Car Show and Swap Meet.  Automotive, CAD/CAM, Collision Repair, Education Academy, Electrical Technologies, and Welding qualified students are encouraged to apply that plan to continue and further their education through higher learning.

CRITERIA FOR THE
BRANCH AREA CAREERS CENTER
COLDWATER CAR SHOW AND SWAP MEET
SCHOLARSHIP

The funds offered by this scholarship must be used by the recipient for expenses in obtaining further education through one of the following agencies:

  1. An approved trade school
  1. A community college
  1. A college or university

Scholarship funds will be deposited in the recipient’s account at one of the above with proof of acceptance and enrollment, or the recipient my receive funds directly depending on training. Scholarship money must be used within eight months (January) of receiving.

Renewals will not be offered.

Criteria for Student Scholarship Applicant:

To be eligible for this award a student must:

  1. Be enrolled in the BACC programs listed above for at least one year.
  1. Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  1. Complete and turn in the Branch Area Local Scholarship Application Form.

Student Scholarship Selection Process:

  1. Scholarship availability information will be provided to qualified students through the Branch Area Careers Center (BACC) Student Services Department.
  1. The scholarship application will be forwarded to program managers that work with Coldwater Car Show and Swap Meet.
  1. Announcement of awarded recipient will be made at the BACC Senior Recognition Ceremony.

 

 

David Atkins Memorial Scholarship - Criminal Justice

This scholarship is made possible by the family of David Atkins to encourage qualified students to continue and further their education through higher learning. It is the hope of the Atkins family that the recipient of this scholarship will excel, and to the best of their abilities, reach their goals and dreams.

 

CRITERIA FOR THE

BRANCH AREA CAREERS CENTER CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROGRAM

DAVID ATKINS

MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The funds offered by this scholarship must be used by the recipient for expenses in obtaining further education through one of the following agencies:

  • An approved trade school
  • A community college
  • A college or university
  • State Police Academy

Scholarship funds will be deposited in the recipient’s account at one of the above with proof of acceptance and enrollment, or the recipient my receive funds directly depending on training. Scholarship money must be used within eight months (January) of receiving.

Renewals will not be offered.

Criteria for Student Scholarship Applicant:

To be eligible for this award a student must:

  • Be enrolled in the Criminal Justice program for at least one year.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  • Complete and turn in the Branch Area Local Scholarship Application Form.

 

Student Scholarship Selection Process:

  • Scholarship availability information will be provided to qualified students through the Branch Area Careers Center (BACC) Student Services Department.
  • The scholarship application will be forwarded to the family of David Atkins.
  • Announcement of awarded recipient will be made at the BACC Senior Recognition Ceremony.

Deputy Sarah Irene Haylett-Jones Memorial Scholarship - Criminal Justice

This scholarship is made possible by the family of Deputy Sarah Irene Haylett-Jones to encourage qualified students to continue and further their education through higher learning.  It is the hope of the Haylett family that the recipient of this scholarship will excel, and to the best of their abilities, reach their goals and dreams.

Sarah Irene Haylett graduated with honors from the Branch Area Careers Center Criminal Justice Program in 1999.  She earned a scholarship from Trine University and attended for 2 years.  Sarah enlisted in the United State Air Force, serving her country for 4 ½ years, and completed her Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice and Forensic Psychology.

It was Sarah’s dream to become a Police Officer/Criminal Investigator.  She applied to and was accepted for a position at the Montgomery Alabama PD.  Required to go through a rigorous police academy, Sarah earned the status “Top Gun”.   She was top in her class academically, in physical training, and in marksmanship.  Sarah was so proud to wear the uniform.  The new officers were advised to choose the most influential person in their lives to “PIN” their badge on, she chose her father.   Sara served with Montgomery PD for 1 ½ years.

Family being so important to Sarah, she wanted to live closer to Michigan.  Applications were sent to Bloomington Inidana PD, IUPD, Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, and Indiana State Police.  Sarah was accepted by all 5.  Her choice was Monroe County Sheriff’s Department.  While working as a Deputy for Monroe County she was also continuing here education to earn a Masters Degree in Forensic Psychology.

Sarah was 27 years old, she and her husband Chris Jones, a federal fire fighter, were married only 14 months. 

Serving 8 months with Monroe County, Deputy Sarah Irene Haylett-Jones was killed in the line of duty at the end of watch on October 19, 2008.

A young woman that was mentally and physically strong when required, but also possessed the gift of compassion and lent a hand to those in need.

Sarah Irene is greatly missed and never forgotten by her family and all who know her.


 CRITERIA FOR THE

BRANCH AREA CAREERS CENTER CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROGRAM

 DEPUTY SARAH IRENE HAYLETT-JONES

 MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

 The funds offered by this scholarship must be used by the recipient for expenses in obtaining further education through one of the following agencies:

  • An approved trade school
  • A community college
  • A college or university

Scholarship funds will be deposited in the recipient’s account at one of the above with proof of acceptance and enrollment. Scholarship money must be used within eight months (January) of receiving.

Renewals will not be offered.

Criteria for Student Scholarship Applicant:

To be eligible for this award a student must:

  • Be enrolled in the Criminal Justice program for at least one year.
  • Provide assessments from work sites.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  • Complete and turn in the Branch Area Local Scholarship Application Form.

Student Scholarship Selection Process:

  • Scholarship availability information will be provided to qualified students through the Branch Area Careers Center (BACC) Student Services Department.
  • The scholarship application will be forwarded to the family of Sarah Irene Haylett-Jones and scholarship committee members.
  • A personal interview is required.  The applicant must go before the scholarship committee.  After all interviews are completed, the scholarship award will be chosen.
  • Announcement of awarded recipient will be made at the BACC Senior Recognition Ceremony.

Engineering CAD/CAM & Architecture Scholarship

This scholarship is made possible by the Branch Area Careers Center Engineering CAD/CAM and Architecture Advisory Committee through the Engineering CAD/CAM and Architecture Scholarship Fund.

 

The number and dollar amounts of the scholarships may vary, depending upon the number of qualified applicants and the amount of funds available.

 

The funds offered by this scholarship must be used by the recipient for expenses in obtaining further education through one of the following agencies:

 

  1. A community college
  2. A college or university
  3. An approved trade school

 

 

Criteria for Student Scholarship Recipient:

 

In screening the applicants for consideration, the following criteria will be considered:

 

  1. Be enrolled in the CAD/CAM Program at the BACC
  2. Studying drafting, architecture or engineering in college
  3. Be an active youth club member/participant

 

Student Scholarship Selection Process:

 

The selection process will follow these steps:

 

  1. Student will fill out an application form.
  2. BACC Student Services will forward all applications to the CAD/CAM Engineering and Architecture Advisory Committee.
  3. The selection committee will determine the recipient(s) and the dollar amount of the scholarship(s).
  4. The recipient’s name will be given to the BACC Student Services Department.
  5. The award will be given at the BACC Senior Recognition Ceremonies.

Exchange Club Scholarship

This $500 scholarship is made possible by the Exchange Club of Coldwater.    The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to deserving graduating seniors desiring to pursue further education in their chosen field.  (RENEWALS WILL NOT BE OFFERED).

The funds offered by this scholarship must be used by the recipient for expenses in obtaining further education through one of the following agencies:

  • An approved trade school
  • A community college
  • A college or university

Criteria for Student Scholarship Recipient:

The student must...

  • Be enrolled at the Branch Area Careers Center in ANY BACC program
  • Show strong emphasis on financial need
  • Demonstrate outstanding participation/leadership in their BACC program
  • Show proof of acceptance at any approved trade school, community college, or college/university
  • Not be a recipient of any other scholarship offered by the Branch Area Careers Center
  • Students who have been selected as a BACC Student of the Marking Period will have first priority

Student Scholarship Selection Process:

  •  Scholarship availability information will be made known to qualified students through the Branch Area Careers Center Student Services Department.
  • Branch Area Careers Center Student Services representative will forward all applications to the BACC scholarship committee for screening and selection. Interviews may be arranged through the BACC Student Services Department upon request.  The final selections will be made by May 1.  The recipient’s names will be given to the BACC Student Services Department.  They will make the necessary arrangements with the students' home school for presentation at their awards program.  A representative of the BACC administration or guidance staff will make the presentation.  Once the recipients have been notified, they are responsible for contacting the BACC Student Services Department to make the necessary arrangements to obtain the scholarship money.
  • If the student does not claim their scholarship within six months of receipt, the money will be placed in the BACC Branch County Scholarship Fund.

FFA Alumni Scholarship

This scholarship is made possible by the FFA Alumni organization to encourage qualified students to continue their training in an Agriscience related field.   Renewals will not be offered.

 

The funds offered by this scholarship must be used by the recipient for expenses incurred in obtaining further education through one of the following agencies:

  • An approved trade school
  • A community college
  • A college or university

Criteria for Student Scholarship Recipient

To be eligible for this award a student must:

  • Be enrolled in the Environmental & Agricultural Science program at the Branch Area Careers Center
  • Be an active member of the FFA
  • Be a senior who will complete the requirements for graduation from high school on or before June 30 of the year they apply for award consideration
  • Show proof of acceptance or application at an approved trade school, community college or college/university
  • Include an essay on how FFA has impacted your life using a minimum of 200 words but no more than 500 words.

Student Scholarship Selection Process:

  • Scholarship availability information will be made known to qualified students through the Branch Area Careers Center (BACC) Students Services Department.
  • BACC Student Services representative will forward the application to the FFA Alumni Association Scholarship Committee for screening and selection. Interviews may be arranged through the BACC Student Services Department.  They will make the necessary arrangement with the student's home school for presentation at their respective awards programs. 
  • The presentation may be made by a representative of the FFA Alumni Association or the BACC. 
  • Once recipients have been notified, they are responsible for contacting the BACC Student Services Department to make the necessary arrangements to obtain the scholarship money.

Gordon Bowerman Agriculteral Scholarship

This scholarship is in honor of Mr. Gordon Bowerman and his dedication to promoting FFA and its ideals to the community and students of Quincy Community Schools.  (RENEWALS WILL NOT BE OFFERED).  Scholarship awards may vary from year to year.

The funds for this scholarship must be used by the recipient for expenses incurred in obtaining further education through one of the following agencies:

  • An approved trade school
  • A community college
  • A college or university

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION OF STUDENT

The student must...

  • Live in Branch County and attend Quincy Community Schools.
  • Be enrolled in the Environmental & Agricultural Science program at the Branch Area Careers Center.
  • Demonstrate leadership and a commitment to the ideals of FFA.
  • Show proof of acceptance at an approved trade school, community college or college/university.

THE SELECTION PROCESS WILL FOLLOW THESE STEPS

  1. Scholarship availability information will be made known to qualified students through the Branch Area Careers Center Student Services Department.
  1. Branch Area Careers Center will forward all applications to the Bowerman Scholarship selection committee for screening and final scholarship selection. Interviews will be arranged through the Branch Area Careers Center Student Services Department upon request.  The final selection will be made by May 1st.  The recipients name will be given to the Branch Area Careers Center Student Services Department.  They will make the necessary arrangements with Quincy High School for presentation at their awards program.  The presentation may be made by a family representative, BACC representative or a representative from Quincy High School.  Once the student has been notified, she/he should contact the Branch Area Careers Center Student Services Department to make the necessary arrangements to obtain the scholarship money.

Grand Vista Healthcare Scholarship - Health Science

General Information:

  1.  Scholarship is for a Branch Area Careers Center Health Practicum, Health Academy, Healthcare OJT or Health Science student entering a healthcare related educational program.
  1. Scholarship will be in the amount of 1 $500 Scholarship)

Criteria for Eligibility:

  1.  Student must be a BACC Health Practicum or Health Academy extern, a Healthcare OJT student, or a first year Health Science student in good standing.
  1. The scholarship application packet must include the following:
  • Transcript – a current, official transcript from the home school and dual enrollment college (if applicable).
  • Student progress report from BACC.
  • Proof of Acceptance – evidence of acceptance into a health related, or pre-healthcare program for the following academic year.
  • Student Essay on how the BACC Health Science Program changed your life.
  • Current Resume’
  • References – Three (3) written references are required. The names and addresses of references must be listed on the application. References should document the applicant’s leadership abilities, interpersonal skills, integrity, and potential in the health profession and may be provided by any of the following:
    - teacher, advisor, principal, or mentor
    - an employer
    - any other source other than a relative

Procedure:

  1.  All applications are to be submitted to the BACC Student Services Department.
  2. Applications must be received by due date for consideration. Late arrivals will not be considered.
  3. All scholarship materials must be mailed or delivered together in one envelope. This includes letters of reference, transcript, etc. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  4. All students must complete an interview with Jim Maxson and/or his team.

Haylett's Auto & RV BMMT Scholarship

One $250.00 scholarship is made possible by the Business Management, Marketing & Technology Program at the Branch Area Careers Center.   The funds for these scholarships will be awarded to two students from the Branch Area Careers Center Business Management, Marketing & Technology Program. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to deserving graduating seniors wishing to pursue further education in the marketing and retail fields.  Renewals will not be offered.

 

The funds offered by this scholarship must be used by the recipient for expenses in obtaining further education through one of the following agencies:

 

  1. A community college.

 

  1. A college or university.

 

 

Criteria for Student Scholarship Recipient:

 

The student must...

 

  1. Be enrolled in the Business Management, Marketing & Technology Program at the Branch Area Careers Center

 

  1. Be a member of BPA Youth Club

 

  1. Demonstrate outstanding participation/leadership in their BACC Youth Club

 

  1. Show proof of acceptance to a college or university.

Student Scholarship Selection Process:

 

  1. Scholarship availability information will be made known to qualified students through the Branch Area Careers Center (BACC) Student Services Department.

 

  1. BACC Student Services representative will forward all applications to the Business Management, Marketing & Technology Scholarship Selection Committee for screening and selection. Interviews may be arranged through the BACC Student Services Department upon request.  The final selections will be made by May 1.  The recipient’s names will be given to the BACC Student Services Department.  They will make the necessary arrangements with the student’s home school for award presentations and recognition during their respective Scholarship Awards Program.  The presentation will be made by a representative of the BACC.  After recipients have been notified, they are responsible for contacting the BACC Student Services Department to make the necessary arrangements to obtain the scholarship money.

 

  1. After recipients have been notified, they are responsible for contacting the BACC Student Services Department to make the necessary arrangement to obtain the scholarship money.

Health Academy/Student Extern Scholarship

General Information:

  • Scholarship is for a Branch Area Careers Center Student Extern or Health Academy student entering a health-care related educational program.
  • Scholarship will be in the amount of $1000.00

 

Criteria for Eligibility:

  • Student must be a CHC/Health Science Student Extern or Health Academy Student in good standing.
  • The scholarship application packet must include the following:
    • Transcript – a current, official transcript from the home school and the                              Student progress report from BACC
    • Proof of Acceptance – evidence of acceptance into a health related program for the following academic year
    • Current Resume’
    • References – Three (3) written references are required. The names and addresses of references must be listed on the application. References should document the applicant’s leadership abilities, interpersonal skills, integrity, and potential in the health profession and may be provided by any of the following:
  • teacher, advisor, principal, or mentor
  • an employer
  • any other source other than a relative

 

Procedure:

  • All applications are to be submitted to the BACC Student Services Department.
  • Applications must be received by due date for consideration.  Late arrivals will not be considered.
  • All scholarship materials must be mailed or delivered together in one envelope. This includes letters of reference, transcript, etc. Incomplete applications will not be considered.  

Jennifer Hoard/Kate Rasler Memorial Scholarship - Early Education

This scholarship is made possible by the Early Education Program at the Branch Area Careers Center.  The funds for this scholarship will be awarded to one or more students from the Branch Area Careers Center.  The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to deserving graduating seniors wishing to pursue further education in the Early Childhood/Education field.  Renewals will not be offered.

The funds offered by this scholarship must be used by the recipient for expenses in obtaining further education through one of the following agencies:

  • A community college.
  • A college or university.

Criteria for Student Scholarship Recipient:

 The student must...

  • Be enrolled in the Early Education Program at the Branch Area Careers Center.
  • Show proof of acceptance to a college or university.

Student Scholarship Selection Process:

Scholarship availability information will be made known to qualified students through the Branch Area Careers Center (BACC) Student Services Department.ACC Student Services representative will forward all applications to the Early Education Scholarship Selection Committee for screening and selection. Interviews may be arranged through the BACC Student Services Department upon request.  The final selections will be made by May 1.  The recipient’s names will be given to the BACC Student Services Department.  They will make the necessary arrangements with the student’s home school for award presentations and recognition during their respective Scholarship Awards Program.  The presentation will be made by a representative of the BACC.  After recipients have been notified, they are responsible for contacting the BACC Student Services Department to make the necessary arrangements to obtain the scholarship money.

Kendall Electric Industrial Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to deserving students of the Branch Area Careers Center who are graduating from the Electrical Technologies Program.   The funds are available for recipients to further their education in the Electrical Trades or related fields through one of the following agencies (Renewals will not be offered):

  •  An approved trade school
  • An approved apprenticeship
  • A community college
  • A college or university

 Disbursement Criteria:

  • The available funds will be awarded each spring to a selected student in the Electrical Technologies Program who is graduating from the Electrical Technologies Program.
  • The amount of the scholarship is $500.
  • Selection of the recipients rests with the advisory committee of the Electrical Technologies Program at the Branch Area Careers Center.
  • The scholarship monies will be sent to the recipients’ student account at the respective continuing education institution. Information regarding the recipient’s continuing education location and account information must be delivered to the Kendall Electric location manager at our Coldwater location at 646 E. Chicago Road, Coldwater, MI  49036   (517) 278-4518.
  • Kendall Electric reserves the right to change this program based on curriculum changes in the Electrical Technologies Program at the Branch Area Careers Center.

Criteria for Student Scholarship Recipient:

  • Must have attended the Branch Area Careers Center Electrical Technologies Program for a minimum of one year.
  • Must demonstrate outstanding participation and leadership in the BACC Electrical Technologies Program.
  • Attain a minimum GPA of 3.0 during their schooling at BACC.
  • Show proof of acceptance in an approved continuing education program and provide location and account information to be able to deliver the scholarship funds to the recipients’ continuing education program.
  • Pursue Electrical Journeyman or Electrical Trades, Electrical Engineering, or Industrial Automation fields as continuing education goals.

 

Student Scholarship Selection Process:

  • Scholarship availability information will be made known to qualified students through the Branch Area Careers Center Student Services Department.
  • A Branch Area Careers Center Student Services Representative will forward all scholarship applications to the Electrical Technologies Advisory Committee for screening and selection. One primary recipient and one alternate recipient will be selected for the scholarship. Interviews may be arranged through the BACC Student Services Department upon request.  Final selections will be made by May 1st.
  • The recipient’s names will be given to the BACC Student Services Department. They will make the necessary arrangements with the students’ home school for presentation for the primary recipient at their awards program.  A representative of Kendall Electric and/or the BACC guidance staff will make the presentation.
  • The recipient has until December 1st (of awarding year) to confirm acceptance of scholarship. Confirmation of acceptance will need to be in written form by scholarship recipient.  If the deadline is not met by the primary recipient, the alternate recipient will be awarded the scholarship.  The alternate recipient will be notified by phone/mail of scholarship award.  The alternate recipient will have deadline of May 1st  (of the following year), to confirm acceptance and provide proof of acceptance to college/university.
  • Scholarship processing will occur once the recipient has provided written proof of acceptance to college/university, and personal identification student number.

Lindsey Rockwell - Education Academy Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is made possible by the Education Academy Program at the Branch Area Careers Center. The funds for this scholarship will be awarded to one or more 2nd year Education Academy students from the Branch Area Careers Center. The purpose of this scholarship is to honor Lindsey Rockwell’s memory.  She was in the Education Academy from 2007-2009 and was a graduate of Coldwater High School.  She loved children and valued the opportunity she had to impact her students and to learn from her mentors (Mrs. Wilkinson at Legg Middle School and Mrs. Jent at Max Larsen Elementary). Renewals will not be offered.

 

The funds offered by this scholarship must be used by the recipient for expenses in obtaining further education through one of the following agencies:

 

  1. A community college.
  2. A college or university.

 

Criteria for Student Scholarship Recipient:

The student must...

 

  1. Be enrolled, for two years, in the Education Academy Program at the Branch Area Careers Center.
  2. Be a FCCLA Youth Club Member.
  3. Demonstrate outstanding participation/leadership in their BACC Youth Club.
  4. Show proof of acceptance at any community college, college or university.

 

Student Scholarship Selection Process:

 

  1. Scholarship availability information will be made known to qualified students through the Branch Area Careers Center (BACC) Student Services Department.

 

  1. BACC Student Services representative will forward all applications to the Education Academy Program Manager for screening and selection. Students in the Education Academy will vote on the characteristics of Lindsey listed below.
    • Student has a positive attitude
    • Is kind to everyone
    • Is a loyal friend
    • Is willing to try anything and take risks
    • Never lets anything get in the way of what he/she wants
    • Loves children and accepts them for who they are

 

The recipients’ names will be given to the BACC Student Services Department. They will make the necessary arrangements with the student’s home school for award presentations and recognition during their respective Scholarship Awards Program. The presentation will be made by a representative of the BACC. After recipients have been notified, they are responsible for contacting the BACC Student Services Department to make the necessary arrangements to obtain the scholarship money.

Smith River Farms Memorial Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship fund shall be to provide financial assistance to deserving students who desire to pursue further education in Agriculture or Agri-Business.

The funds offered by this scholarship must be used by the recipient for expenses incurred in obtaining further education at MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY.

Qualifications:

  • Branch County resident will be given first opportunity; all others will then be screened.
  • Must be enrolled in Agriculture or Agri-Business or related field at Michigan State University.
  • Demonstrate relative financial need.
  • Submit 3 copies of the application.

Criteria for Student Scholarship Recipient:

The selection process will follow these steps:

  • Scholarship availability information will be made known to all interested students through Branch County Counselors and Ag. Departments at the local schools as well as the Branch Area Careers Center.
  • Branch Area Careers Center will forward all applications to Mrs. Ruth Eppelheimer, Diane Pridgeon, and representatives from Michigan State University.
  • Each student's application will be evaluated as to:
  • Financial Need
  • Scholastic Achievement
  • Extra-curricular Involvement
  • Community Involvement

Southern Michigan Bank & Trust - BMMT Scholarship

This scholarship is made possible by Southern Michigan Bank & Trust. The funds for this scholarship will be awarded to one or more students from the Business Management, Marketing & Technology Program at the Branch Area Careers Center. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to deserving graduating seniors wishing to pursue further education in a business or technology field. Renewals will not be offered.

The funds offered by this scholarship must be used by the recipient for expenses in obtaining

further education through one of the following agencies:

  1. An approved trade school
  2. A community college
  3. A college or university

Criteria for Student Scholarship Recipient:

The student must...

  • Be enrolled in the Business Management, Marketing & Technology Program at the Branch Area Careers Center.
  • Be a BPA Youth Club Member
  • Demonstrate outstanding participation/leadership in their BACC Youth Club
  • Show proof of acceptance at any approved trade school, community college, college or university

Student Scholarship Selection Process:

  1. Scholarship availability information will be made known to qualified students through the Branch Area Careers Center (BACC) Student Services Department.
  1. BACC Student Services representative will forward all applications to the Business Management, Marketing & Technology Advisory Committee for screening and selection. Interviews may be arranged through the BACC Student Services Department upon request. The final selections will be made by May 1. The recipients’ names will be given to the BACC Student Services Department. They will make the necessary arrangements with the student’s home school for award presentations and recognition during their respective Scholarship Awards Program. The presentation will be made by a representative of the BACC. After recipients have been notified, they are responsible for contacting the BACC Student Services Department to make the necessary arrangements to obtain the scholarship money.

Stacy L Weaver Memorial Auto Tech Scholarship

This scholarship is made possible by the Auto Technologies Program at the Branch Area Careers Center.  The funds for this scholarship will be awarded to one or more students from the Branch Area Careers Center.  The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to qualified graduating seniors with plans to pursue further education in the automotive field.  Renewals will not be offered.

The funds offered by this scholarship must be used by the recipient for expenses in obtaining further education through one of the following agencies:

  1. Community college
  2. College or university
  3. Technical education college; post secondary

Criteria for Student Scholarship Recipient:

  1. Enrolled in the Auto Technologies Program at Branch Area Careers Center
  2. Acceptance to a college, university, or technical education center
  3. Post-secondary enrollment in the field of auto and/or diesel technology 

Student Scholarship Selection Process:

  1. Scholarship availability information will be provided to qualified students through the Branch Area Careers Center (BACC) Student Services Department.
  2. BACC Student Services representative will forward all applications to the Auto Technologies Scholarship Selection Committee for criteria review and selection.
  3. The selection committee will determine the recipient(s) and the amount of each scholarship awarded.
  4. The recipient’s name(s) will be given to BACC Student Services Dept.
  5. The selection(s) will be made by April 1.
  6. The recipient(s) will be awarded the scholarship(s) at BACC and LEA Senior Recognition Ceremonies.
  7. Recipient(s) is/are responsible for contacting BACC Student Services Department to make necessary arrangements to obtain scholarship funds.

Additional Scholarship Links - not part of BACC Scholarship

You can click on the links below for additional scholarship opportunities not covered through the BACC Scholarship Application:

Automotive Aftermarket Scholarship
http://www.automotivescholarships.com/

Branch County Community Foundation (The application is the same for BACC and the Foundation but you have to use their cover sheet to apply for Foundation Scholarships)
http://www.brcofoundation.org/

Branch County Delta Waterfowl Scholarship
Applications Available from Mrs. Smith

Career Safe Scholarships for OSHA
http://www.careersafeonline.com/index.php/component/content/article/10-get-involved/148-student-scholarship-opportunities

Collision Repair Education Foundation
http://collisioneducationfoundation.org/student-scholarship-and-grant-application-2016/

Consumer Credit Union
https://www.consumerscu.org/Information/ConsumersScholarships/

Discover College Covered Sweepstakes Scholarship
http://scholarship.collegecovered.com/do/rules

Fast Web
http://www.fastweb.com/college-scholarships

Hillsdale County Community Foundation Scholarships
http://www.abouthccf.org/scholarships.aspx

Kellogg Foundation Scholarships
http://www.kellogg.edu/about/foundation/student-scholarships/kcc-foundation/

Marshall Community Foundation Scholarships
http://www.marshallcf.org/

Michigan School Counselors Association Scholarships
http://www.michiganschoolcounselor.org/scholarships

North Central Coop Scholarships
http://www.ncc.coop/resources/scholarship-applications/

 

Scholarship Application Link     BACC Cover Page Link

****Please note that if you are also applying for the Branch County Community Foundation (BCCF) Scholarships you will need to follow their instructions found here:
 http://www.brcofoundation.org/scholarships/
However the application itself will be the same for BACC and BCCF and can be accessed through the Scholarship Application Button above.