Harry C. Bates Scholarship Program

U.S. Bates Scholarship Program

The deadline of the most recent cycle of the U.S. Bates Scholarship Program has passed. The next cycle of the U.S. program will be open to sons and daughters of U.S. BAC members (in good standing) of U.S. BAC Locals who will be juniors in high school during the 2018-2019 academic year.  Applicants are required to take the standardized “PSAT” exam in the fall of their junior year. The selection of scholarship recipients is administered through the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

The U.S. Bates Scholarship awards a stipend of $2500 per year for up to four years to three students annually. This next cycle of the Bates Scholarship will open for applications in August 2018, when program information and the online application form will be accessible on this webpage. For further information, please contact BAC’s Education Department at or 1-888-880-8BAC ext. 3887.

Again, U.S. Bates applicants must apply during their junior year in high school, and must have taken (or plan to take) the standardized “PSAT” exam as a junior. The PSAT exam is conducted by most high schools during the month of October. If a student’s high school does not conduct this test, the student should check with their guidance office to find a testing location in his/her area.


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