A limited amount of awards, grants, and scholarships are available to those who apply for them or who, in certain cases, merit them. Students should check with the Financial Aid Office to be aware of current policies and procedures regarding the awarding of financial aid. Scholarships are awarded on a "first come, first serve" basis and are applied to student accounts to meet educational expenses. Clear Creek scholarship funds that create a credit balance on the students account may be removed in order to avoid an over award.

It is recommended that students accepted to Clear Creek should have funds to cover expenses for the first semester. Assistance sent directly to the student family rather than to their account can be used for needs other than those charged to the student account.


Endowed Scholarships

Over the years, CCBBC has had donors fund scholarships in which a principal amount is invested and the interest is used each fall and spring semester for student aid. These scholarships are only available to Kentucky Baptist Convention and all other Southern Baptist Convention students. Please contact the financial aid office for more details.

Financial Aid Office
Email financialaid@carerslink.net
Phone 606-337-1457

Merit Scholarships

Student Success Scholarship

The Student Success Scholarship exists to provide financial assistance for full time, degree-seeking students taking courses on the campus of Clear Creek Baptist Bible College (CCBBC) for the first full year.

Students receiving the scholarship will only be required to pay a $500 deposit for their first two semesters and purchase their own textbooks.

Scholarship Qualifications

  • Must be accepted as a student at CCBBC.
  • Complete the FAFSA and Scholarship Application in Financial Aid.
  • First time degree-seekers or transfer students with a previous GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Kentucky Residents & KBC Affiliates given priority
  • Written Essay
  • Scholarship Committee Interview (in person or online)

Scholarship Requirements

  • Maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA during their first year of enrollment.
  • In order to show church support, the student must participate in the Asher Matching Scholarship.
  • Must be placed in the Student Success Initiative.
  • It is recommended that the student obtain campus employment.
  • If the applicant is unable to afford the initial $500 deposit upfront, then the applicant will enroll in the payroll deduction plan.

Application Deadline and Awarding
The deadline for all applications to be received will be July 10th for Fall semester and December 10th for the Spring semester. Scholarships will be reviewed and awarded on an ongoing basis.

For more information please contact the Director of Financial Aid or the Director of Admissions.

Eddie Barker
Director of Financial Aid
Email: Edward.Barker@carerslink.net
Phone: (606) 337-1457

Taylor Haley
Director of Admissions
Email: Taylor.Haley@carerslink.net
Phone: (606) 337-3196 Ext. 150


Clear Creek Singers Scholarship

In order to be eligible for the Clear Creek Singers Scholarship, the student must be full-time and taking the Singers class for credit. The scholarship funds, in the amount of $250.00 is awarded to all eligible participants each semester. Part-time students and spouses may participate but will not be eligible for the scholarship.


Dr. George M. Asher Church Matching Scholarship

The Asher Matching Scholarship is supported by interest from a trust that was left to the college by Pineville physician George M. Asher. The trust stipulates that the income is to be used for student aid. This Scholarship gives Degree-Seeking students help in financing their education while enrolled as a Degree-Seeking student here at Clear Creek Baptist Bible College.

In order for the student to be eligible to receive the matching scholarship funds the Church/Church Organization or Association must agree to participate in this scholarship by using the “Asher Church Matching Agreement”.

Clear Creek will match a church gift that is awarded to an enrolled degree seeking student of up to $800 per year. Funds will be matched regardless of a student’s GPA as long as the student’s grades do not cause him to be dismissed from school. Any funds received above the matching amount will be applied to the student’s account as a gift. Special consideration will be given to students whose church is not able to participate.

When the Church Gift is Received, Clear Creek Will Match It According to the Gift and to the Students’ Enrolled Hours.

  • Full-Time (12 or more hours) = Church Gift of $400.00/ Scholarship amount $400.00
  • 3/4-Time (9-11 hours) = Church Gift of $300.00/ Scholarship amount $300.00
  • 1/2-Time (6–8 hours) = Church Gift of $200.00/ Scholarship amount $200.00
  • Less Than 1/2-Time(3-5 hours) = Church Gift of $100.00/ Scholarship amount $100.00

Mahon Merit Scholarship

The Mahon Merit Scholarship is available for full-time degree seeking KBC and/or SBC students only. (This is CCBBC students who will have completed a minimum of 1 full time semester of study by the end of the spring semester.) All Online and On-Campus Students are eligible to apply. Students receiving tuition remission are not eligible (including faculty/staff children). Renewal of this scholarship requires continuous enrollment and is renewable with 3.75 GPA and additional requirements. Any type of probation means loss of scholarship. Loss of scholarship can include the following but are not limited to failure to pass all courses (chapel, Christian Service, etc.), maintain church participation, and maintain a Christian lifestyle suitable for a CCBBC graduate. An interview is required.


Clear Creek Spousal Scholarship

Clear Creek is offering a tuition scholarship to the spouse of a full-time on-campus student for up to 8 hours per semester towards an Associate’s Degree. The full-time on-campus student must be continuously enrolled in the Bachelor’s degree program. Students must maintain a GPA above 2.0. This program has limited availability.


Summer Mission Trip Scholarship

Students must be registered for a school sponsored summer mission trip course with Clear Creek Baptist Bible College Academics Office. Preference will be given to those whose mission course is required by their Major and financial need is a factor. The student must fill out the appropriate scholarship application (provided by the Financial Aid Office), have completed the current year FAFSA, as well as have a financial aid scholarship application with reference letters on file in the Financial Aid Office


Scholarships from Other Sources

Bell County Homemakers Scholarship

An applicant must be a resident of Bell County and enrolled at least part-time. Selection of recipients will be made by the Homemaker Scholarship committee and will be selected on the basis of financial need (75%) and potential/character (25%). The Financial Aid Office will notify students when applications are available.


Chesnut, William Jennings Scholarship

Established by the will of William Jennings Chesnut through a trust fund. The income this trust fund is used for scholarships to needy and deserving students at Clear Creek. The Director of Financial Aid is responsible for selecting appropriate recipients of said scholarship.


Erwin, Myrtle J. Memorial Scholarship

Mr. Harry H. Erwin of Murray, Kentucky, established a trust fund with the Kentucky Baptist Foundation in memory of his wife Myrtle. Income from the fund is for the purpose of providing scholarships to needy students. The Director of Financial Aid is responsible for selecting appropriate recipients of said scholarship.


Harrodsburg Foundation Scholarship

Applications are available from Harrodsburg Foundation and are renewable each year through seminary graduation. Applications can be picked up in the financial aid office.


Holcomb, Dr. and Mrs. T. L. Ministerial Aid Trust

Funded through the Southern Baptist Foundation for annual scholarships of which Clear Creek Baptist Bible College receives a portion. The Director of Financial Aid is responsible for choosing recipients of this scholarship.


Jones, Ora Scholarship

Established by the will of Ora Jones of Abingdon, Virginia, through a trust fund with the Virginia Baptist Foundation, Inc. The income from said trust fund shall be used to provide scholarship grants to worthy and needy students. The Director of Financial Aid is responsible for selecting appropriate recipients of said scholarship.


Kelly, Gladys M. Scholarship

Established as a trust fund with The Baptist Foundation of Alabama by Gladys M. Kelly. Stipulations for this scholarship are genuine need and consideration of student’s seriousness of purpose.


Kentucky Baptist WMU Scholarship

The Director of Financial Aid will notify students when applications are available. Scholarship guidelines stipulate that applicant must be a Kentucky Baptist student, have genuine need, be enrolled full-time, and have a 2.7 GPA.


Melzoni Memorial Foundation Scholarship

Established in 1994, in honor of five Melzoni family members who served churches within the greater Dayton, Ohio area. The fund will sponsor students wishing to attend evangelical institutes, as well as missionary evangelistic efforts. The Director of Financial Aid is responsible for selecting appropriate recipients of said scholarship.


Opdyke Scholarship

The Director of Financial Aid will notify students when applications are available. Scholarship guidelines stipulate that applicant must be a native of a mountain area of the United States, a Baptist student, and have genuine need.


Ruby King Scholarship

Applications are made available each spring by the Kentucky Baptist Foundation to the Director of Financial Aid. The Director of Financial Aid will notify students when applications are available. Scholarship guidelines stipulate that applicant must be a Kentucky Baptist student (did not move to the state for continuing education), must have genuine need, and must provide two recommendations.


State Convention/Associational Scholarships

Different state conventions, foundations, and/or associations offer different types of financial aid to students. Students are encouraged to contact each home state office and/or director of missions for information about possible financial assistance for college students. The Director of Financial Aid will be happy to assist any student in contacting state conventions.


Government Financial Aid

Pell Grant

Pell Grant is a federally funded program to help undergraduate students pay for college education. It is designed specifically for students who have not earned their first bachelor’s degree. Unlike loans, a grant is not paid back. Pell Grant funds will be administered according to the guideline outlined by the federal government in The Federal Student Financial Aid Handbook.

Eligibility is determined by a standard formula used by the Department of Education. This formula was passed into law by Congress and evaluates the information reported on the student aid application. The formula produces an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) number. This number determines your eligibility. Some factors which are considered in the formula include income, number of dependents, age, and GPA.

The maximum award will depend not only on Pell Grant Index number but on the cost of education, full or part-time status, and dates of attendance. If a student enrolls full-time his first semester and then part-time his second semester, his award amount must be recalculated. A student, who enrolls full-time then drops below full-time after classes begin, and does not attend the class he is dropping, must have his award adjusted. Also, if a student enrolls full-time and then drops a class before the end of drop/add, his award must be adjusted. However, the same is true for a student who adds a class. A student who goes from less than half time to half time, half time to 3/4 time or 3/4 to full time, may have his/her award adjusted upward. Currently Pell Grant is Limited to a first Bachelor’s degree and a time frame of 12 full semesters at which time a student would no longer be eligible.

The policies and procedures of the Federal Financial Aid program may change at any time. The college will adhere to federally-mandated guidelines so as not to endanger students’ federal financial resources.


Veteran’s Benefits

The Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) provides educational benefits to eligible persons under several Federal programs. Veterans’ benefits will be administered according to the guidelines in Certification of Students under Veteran’s Law. Students who have been in the military should see the Director of Financial Aid for eligibility requirements.


Title 38 United States Code Section 3679(e) School Compliance

The policy of Clear Creek Baptist Bible College will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a covered individual borrow additional funds, on any covered individual because of the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement funding from the VA (Department of Veteran’s Affairs) under chapter 31 or 33.


Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is limited to exceptionally needy undergraduate students. The amount of funds available to a school is determined by the Department of Education and awarded yearly. The guidelines for awarding this grant are provided in the Federal Student Financial Aid Handbook.


Federal Work-Study Program

The Federal Work-Study Program helps provide for part-time employment of undergraduate students and is part of the campus employment. The amount of funds available to a school is determined by the Department of Education and awarded yearly. A student must apply for Federal Student Aid and be determined to have financial need in order to be eligible for Work-Study funds. The guidelines for awarding these funds are provided in the Federal Student Financial Aid Handbook. Learn more


Vocational Rehabilitation

Some state monies are available through the Vocational Rehabilitation Program. This program aids eligible persons to supplement cost of education because of a disability. Students usually initiate this program through a personal vocational rehabilitation counselor; however, the college can refer students if it deems appropriate. The Director of Financial Aid will work with each student’s vocational rehabilitation counselor to administer vocational rehabilitation funds.