December 6, 2023

Coastal Bend College

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Students at CBC receive Barnhart Transfer Scholarship

By: Sera F. Quiroga, Communications Staff Writer

Coastal Bend College (CBC) is pleased to announce four students from the Beeville campus received the Barnhart Transfer Scholarship thanks to the Joe Barnhart Foundation. The Joe Barnhart Foundation has been and continues to be supporter of the College’s programs as well as the students.

During the spring semester each year, the Barnhart Foundation conducts a scholarship competition for current CBC students who are planning on transferring to a four-year university. In order to be considered for the scholarship, students must have at least a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) and have exemplified qualities pertaining to leadership as well as community service. Students are also required to write an essay and answer several questions pertaining to their career goals and character.

Student finalists are chosen from all of the applications received for a one-on-one in-person interview with the Joe Barnhart Foundation to determine which students will receive the scholarship(s). This year, the Joe Barnhart Foundation awarded each of the four finalists a $10,000 transfer scholarship.

Congratulations to Regan Willbanks who is transferring to New Mexico State University to major in electrical engineering; Kristina Kana who is transferring to Texas A&M- Kingsville to play basketball and major in education; Conor Lee who is transferring to St. Mary’s University (San Antonio, Texas) to play soccer and major in business management; and Charlie Payne who is transferring to Missouri Valley College to play soccer and major in graphic design.

For more information about scholarship opportunities at CBC, please contact the CBC Financial Aid Office at (361) 354-2238 or visit