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Scholarships

The Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC) Foundation furnishes opportunities for students based on need and merit within any curriculum and from all socio-economic backgrounds. Last year the BRCC Foundation awarded more than $90,000 in scholarships. These scholarships would not be available without the generous support of many individuals, local businesses, and our industry partners. Our goal is to increase our awards for Fall 2017. 

Listed below is a complete list of scholarships and their benefactors.

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BRCC Foundation has several scholarships available to current and prospective students.

APPLY HERE to be considered for the following scholarships: American Gas Association, Hollywood Casino, Mid City Merchants, The Vision 21 Foundation, Axiall, and Solvay.

APPLY HERE for the Capital One STEM Need-Based Scholarship. 

APPLY HERE for the Formosa Plastics PTEC Scholarship. 

APPLY HERE for the Air Products Scholarship. 

for the Praxair Welding Scholarship.  

APPLY HERE for the Sterling Forbes Scholarship.  

For more information and eligibility criteria, please review the information below.

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American Gas Association Scholarship

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The American Gas Association represents more than 200 local energy companies committed to the safe and reliable delivery of clean natural gas to more than 65 million customers throughout the nation.

  • Scholarship Award Range: $1000 - $3000
  • Eligibility Requirements:
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.80
  • Major in Welding, HVAC Technology Mechanical Systems, or Engineering Technology/Technicians
  • Have not been awarded this scholarship previously

Hollywood Casino Scholarship

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2.5

Located across the street from the state capital on the banks of the Mississippi River in downtown Baton Rouge, Hollywood Casino has been committed to supporting the local community since they first opened their doors in 1994.

  • Scholarship Award Range: $500 - $1500
  • Eligibility Requirements:
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.50
  • Major in Hospitality and Tourism, Culinary Arts, Information Technology, Marketing, or Business Administration
  • Reside in Ascension, Assumption, Avoyelles, East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, or St. Helena Parish

Mid-City Merchants Scholarship

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2.0

This scholarship is provided by the Mid-City Merchants Association which works to improve the neighborhood and businesses in the mid-city area of Baton Rouge.

  • Scholarship Award Range: $300 - $500
  • Eligibility Requirements:
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.00
  • Major in Business

Vision 21 Scholarship

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2.5

The founders of Vision 21 Foundation have a simple plan "to collectively perform good and honorable acts, with the hope that these acts improve the work we know and our descendants will know.”

Special consideration is given to students who have an interest in community service. Financial need may be considered.

  • Scholarship Award Range: $500 - $1000
  • Eligibility Requirements:
  • Admitted into the PTEC program
  • Successfully completed 30 hours in PTEC courses
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.60

Axiall Process Technology Scholarship

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2.6

Formally known as Georgia Gulf, Axiall is a new leader in the chemistry sector, with holdings and expertise in chlor-alkali and chlorovinyl materials.

  • Scholarship Award Range: $250 - $1000
  • Eligibility Requirements:
  • Admitted into the PTEC program
  • Successfully completed 30 hours in PTEC courses
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.60
  • Present or past resident of Iberville Parish by proof of address or driver’s license

Solvay USA Scholarship in PTEC

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3.0

Established in 1863 and located on Airline Highway, Solvay USA is a global company driven by proud and committed chemists. Their products serve diversified markets worldwide, from consumer goods to energy, with one main aim - to improve quality of life and customer performance.

  • ·Scholarship Award Range: $500 - $1000
  • Eligibility Requirements:
  • ·Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.00
  • ·Registered in PTEC classes

The following scholarships require an individual application: Capital One Need-Based Scholarship,  Formosa Plastics PTEC Scholarship, Air Products Scholarship, Praxair Welding Scholarship.

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Air Products

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Capital One STEM Scholarship

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2.3

The Capital One Need Based STEM Scholarship awards on the basis of a comprehensive process.

Scholarships are awarded each semester and will be continued each semester if the student maintains a 2.3 GPA each semester. Scholarships awarded are based upon the availability of funds and additional qualifying criteria.

  • Scholarship Award Range: $500 - $1500
  • Eligibility Requirements:
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.3
  • STEM Majors Only

Formosa Scholarships in PTEC

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2.6

Founded in 1954 Formosa is a global leader in petrochemical, plastics, and a variety of other industries.

  • Scholarship Award Range: $400 – $1300 ($1300 during fall/spring and $400 during summer)
  • Eligibility Requirements:
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.50
  • Have completed one full-time semester at BRCC
  • Must not be receiving TOPS

Praxair Skills Pipeline Scholarship

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The Praxair Skills Pipeline Welding Program has continuing education scholarships for students from the first Praxair Skills Pipeline graduating class who would like to pursue additional technical education leading to a certificate or degree. Applicants must have a recommendation from their instructor of record to be considered eligible for consideration. Awards are contingent on the availability of funds

  • Applicants must be a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States.
  • Applicants must have completed the first level of the Praxair Skills Pipeline program.
  • Student must submit a copy of their departmental transcript.
  • Applicants must submit letter of recommendation from BRCC’s Praxair instructor.

Sterling Forbes Scholarship

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The Sterling Forbes Endowed Scholarship established in 2009 by Michelle Forbes in honor of her son Sterling Forbes, a culinary arts student who was killed in a boating accident on Louisiana’s False River.

  • Scholarship Award Amount: $500
  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75
  • Applicants must have earned at least 24 hours of credit in Culinary Arts at BRCC.
 
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