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BSC Receives American Water "Inclusion and Diversity Grant"

Bluefield State College is receiving an American Water “Inclusion and Diversity Grant” to support and implement a “Cultural Histories of Affrilachian People Event Series.”  BSC was one of 13 organizations across West Virginia to receive awards from American Water and its subsidiaries, including West Virginia American Water. 

The awards provide support to organizations seeking to develop and implement programs, training, and community-related projects that focus on promoting and fostering inclusion and diversity in communities across West Virginia.

Bluefield State Foundation Announces $250,000 Grant from the AEP Foundation

The Bluefield State College Foundation today announced that the American Electric Power Foundation has awarded it a $250,000 grant. The gift is part of the AEP Foundation’s Delivering on the Dream: Social and Racial Justice Grants program, which is a five-year, $5 million commitment to fund organizations with programs dedicated to advancing social and racial justice in communities American Electric Power serves. 

The gift is part of $1 million in grants given to four Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The other schools include the foundation for Southern University at Shreveport in Louisiana, Jarvis Christian College in Hawkins, Texas, and Wiley College in Marshall, Texas.

Bluefield State College Receives $10,000 from the Ellucian Foundation to Support Students in Need 

Bluefield State College was selected as a 2021 Progress, Accomplishment, Thriving, Hope (PATH) Scholarship recipient through the Ellucian Foundation. The PATH Scholarship program provides grants to higher education institutions to support students facing economic hardship.

Bluefield State College received $10,000 which was distributed to 18 students to help with their academic expenses.  After students applied for the PATH Scholarship assistance, a BSC committee selected the students with the greatest unmet need.  The PATH Scholarships will provide partial tuition assistance for some of the student recipients, and help other students with textbook costs.