In keeping with its mission to improve the quality of life within the community, Big Sandy Community Action Program provides one-time CSBG scholarships, competitively awarded, to eligible residents in each county to assist them in paying for their college or vocational school tuition, books, and other expenses.


  • Meet income eligibility as determined by the Federal Poverty Guidelines
  • Provide proof of residency within BSACAP service area via utility bill or piece of first class mail post marked within 30 days of application
  • A completed and signed application
  • An office visit to complete Family Profile according to CSBG guidelines
  • Proof of a high school diploma or GED if a first time college student
  • Proof of a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in last year of high school or last completed semester of college
  • Two letters of reference
  • Proof of enrollment in a post-secondary educational institution for the fall 2015 semester/term
  • An essay on why the applicant feels he/she should receive the award

Individuals who have earned a four-year degree or are pursuing education levels of master’s degree or above are not eligible. BSACAP staff or family members of staff are not eligible to apply.

For further information or to pick up an application, applicants may contact the Big Sandy Area Community Action Program service office in their county.

The Scholarship Program is made possible by Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) with funds made available by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.