BBFAA, Inc. annually provides high school seniors and college students the opportunity to compete for two different scholarships: The Philippine Scholarship and the U.S. Educational Grant The Philippine Scholarship is for students, within the Philippines, who have demonstrated academic excellence and financial need. Click here to donate to the Philippine Scholarship Fund. The U.S. Educational Grant is for local area high school seniors and college students, who live within a 75 mile radius of Tallahassee. Eligible students participate in an annual essay contest, which begins in February of each year, and is awarded to those students who write the best essay response. Click here to donate to the U.S. Educational Grant Fund.
Apply for the 2022 BBFAA Pilar Hinchliffe Educational Grant
2022 BBFAA Educational Grant Application Form

We encourage all senior high school students or undergraduate college students (up to junior/rising seniors) of all ethnic backgrounds to apply. Students must reside or come from the Big Bend area to be eligible. This year, students will submit either an essay or a TikTok video. Note that high school seniors and college students have different criteria for their submissions. Please click on the link above for more details on how to apply. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Chair Mrs. Dinah Johnson at

Congratulations to the 2022 recipients of the BBFAA $500.00 U.S. Educational Grant!
Essay Contest Winners:
Anton Abad (Winning Essay)
Giselle Almanzor
Zoe Brammer
Julia Hernandez
Christopher Salvador
TikTok Video Winner:
Rafael Guarda
@g.raph42 A brief solo TikTok on performing arts, with a goal of promoting cultural, social, and economic ties between Filipinos and Americans while preserving Filipino and American culture. #BBFAA2022 ♬ original sound – RaphaelG42