Scholarships  

In keeping with its mission to improve the quality of life within the community, Big Sandy Community Action Program provides 10 one-time $500 CSBG Academic 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.

Requirements

  • 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 2020 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, applicants may contact the Big Sandy Area Community Action Program service office in their county. Application packets are available below.

2020 CSBG Scholarship Application Packet

 

Eula Hall Community Advocate Scholarship

Big Sandy Area Community Action will be offering one $2,000 Eula Hall Community Advocate Scholarship.

The Eula Hall Community Advocate Scholarship is offered to students majoring in Social Work, Human Services, Public Services, or related fields. Applicants must be in at least their third year of post-secondary study, must have a record of volunteerism, and must fulfill the requirements of the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Scholarship application.

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.

Eula Hall has lived her life as an advocate for the workers, children, and families of the region. She served with the Volunteers in Service to America, the Appalachian Volunteers, the East Kentucky Worker’s Rights Organization, and as president of the Kentucky Black Lung Association. She established the Mud Creek Clinic in 1973 to serve uninsured and underinsured people. The Mud Creek Clinic, now known at the Eula Hall Health Center, offers general clinic care, pharmacy, dental care, optometry, mental health services, patient transportation, public benefits guidance, and a food pantry. She has served on the BSACAP Board of Directors for more than 35 years.

For further information, applicants may contact the Big Sandy Area Community Action Program service office in their county. Application packets are available below.

2020 Eula Hall Community Advocate Scholarship Packet

 

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.