Freshmen

Selection for each academic award or scholarship will be based on specific criteria as outlined below. All applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) and be accepted into Baptist College by March 1st in order to be considered for the upcoming academic year beginning with the fall trimester. The Baptist College of Health Sciences’s School Code to be used on the Federal Application is 034403.

Institutional Scholarship GPA and Community Service Requirements

Scholarships

Joseph Powell Scholarships

Established by the Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation in honor of Joseph Powell, President Emeritus of Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation.
Eligibility requirements include:

  • High school GPA of at least a 3.25, 24 ACT
  • Meet all regular admissions requirements
  • Available to students in all majors 

Number of awards: 4
Annual dollar value: $7,000 ($3,500 fall and spring)
Total award value: $28,000

Each recipient will be required to be continuously enrolled as a full-time student, maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average at BCHS, and complete 40 documented hours of community service annually. Renewal up to four years if the recipient successfully completes all renewal criteria.

Ruby Turrell Scholarship

Established by Ruby Turrell, this scholarship is awarded to a high school student seeking a nursing degree.

Eligibility requirements include:

  • High school GPA - 3.25, 24 ACT
  • Meet all regular admissions requirements
  • Nursing major students only

Number of awards: 1
Annual dollar value: $6,250 ($3,125 fall and spring)
Total award value: $25,000

Recipient will be required to be continuously enrolled as a full-time student, maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average at BCHS, and complete 40 documented hours of community service annually. Renewal up to four years if the recipient successfully completes all renewal criteria.

Lloyd Barker Scholarship

Eligibility requirements include:

  • High school GPA of 3.25, 24 ACT
  • Meet all regular admissions requirements
  • Available to all majors

Number of awards: 1
Annual dollar value: $6,250 ($3,125 fall and spring)
Total award value: $25,000

St. Joseph Hospital Scholarship

Established by the Sisters of St. Francis in honor of St. Joseph School of Nursing Alumni.

Eligibility requirements include:

  • High school GPA of at least a 3.25, 22 ACT
  • Meet all regular admissions requirements
  • Nursing major students only
  • Demonstrated financial need

Number of awards: 2
Annual dollar value: $6,250 ($3,125 fall and spring)
Total award value: $25,000

Each recipient will be required to be continuously enrolled as a full-time student, maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average at BCHS, and complete 40 documented hours of community service annually. Renewal up to four years if the recipient successfully completes all renewal criteria.

Myra Whitaker Maybee Nursing Scholarship

Eligibility requirements include:

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.25
  • Meet all regular admissions requirements
  • Nursing students interested in preoperative nursing
  • Priority given to students from rural communities

Number of awards: 1
Annual dollar value: $3,250 ($1,625 fall and spring)

Each recipient will be required to be continuously enrolled as a full-time student and maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average at BCHS. This is a one-year award.

Donald and Lynn Pounds Scholarship

Eligibility requirements include:

  • High school GPA of 3.25, 22 ACT
  • Meet all regular admissions requirements
  • Any major

Number of awards: 1
Annual dollar value: $1,500 ($750 fall and spring)

Each recipient will be required to be continuously enrolled as a full-time student and maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average at BCHS. This is a one-year award.

Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation Scholarships

Established by the Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation.

Eligibility requirements include:

  • High school GPA of at least a 3.00, 22 ACT
  • Meet all regular admissions requirements
  • Available to students in all majors

Number of awards: 10
Annual dollar value: $3,000 ($1,500 fall and spring)

Each recipient will be required to be continuously enrolled as a full-time student and maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 at BCHS. This is a one-year award.

Beverly Rinaldi Fletcher Memorial Nursing Scholarship

Established in memory of Beverly Rinaldi Fletcher, a graduate of Baptist College of Health Sciences.

Eligibility requirements include:

  • High school GPA of 2.75
  • Meet all regular admissions requirements
  • Available to nursing major

Number of awards: 1
Annual dollar value: $1,000 ($500 fall and spring)
Total award value: $1,000

Susan O. Thomason Scholarship

Established by Susan Ogilvie Thomason was a 1947 graduate of the BMH School of Nursing.

Eligibility requirements include:

  • High school GPA of 3.0, 20 ACT
  • Meet all regular admissions requirements
  • Available to all majors

Number of awards: 1
Annual dollar value: $500 ($250 fall and spring)
Total award value: $500

Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation Grant

The Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation is a charitable private foundation dedicated to the support of deserving female students. Multiple awards are granted annually to students who meet criteria established by the foundation.

No essay is required.

Tennessee Education Scholarships (TELS)

The Tennessee Educational Lottery Scholarship Program (TELS) includes of several awards. Four of these may be used to defray educational expenses at Baptist College of Health Sciences (BCHS). Students at BCHS may be eligible for the Hope Scholarship and either the Aspire Award or the General Assembly Merit Scholarship or the HOPE Access Grant.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact:

Ms. Carly Schumann
Financial Aid Officer
901-572-2477
Toll-free: 1-866-575-2247
carly.schumann@bchs.edu
1003 Monroe Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104