Scholarship assistance is among the top priorities of the Black Hawk College East Foundation.

Because of the generosity of benefactors, there are numerous scholarship opportunities available.

New and returning full and part-time students are encouraged to apply for Black Hawk College East Foundation Scholarships. Scholarships are based on some or all of the following criteria: academic performance, financial need and/or area of study.

We accept applications for the next academic year online from March 1 through May 1. After the deadline all scholarship applications are carefully reviewed. We will have no additional information until June when we notify scholarship recipients via e-mail.

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Scholarship Update

The majority of the scholarships for the 2018–2019 academic year were awarded in July. Please note: Additional scholarships will be awarded by faculty/staff—those notifications will occur during the Fall semester. In addition, occasionally a new donor will create a scholarship mid-year, in which case the notification will be made through myBlackHawk email when the fund is created.

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Our Scholarships

Scholarship list as of March 2018. Download our Scholarship brochure

25 for 25 Scholarship

Awarded to a full-time student who has completed an approved GED program in Henry or Stark counties. Pays toward tuition only. Must maintain a “C” average and show financial need.

Agricultural Fund Scholarship

Awarded to a full-time student majoring in an agriculture program. Student must show financial need and have a cumulative GPA of “C” or higher.

Dean L. Bates Scholarship

Award preference given to direct descendants of Mr. and Mrs. Fremont & Clara Bates. Preference also given to students majoring in agronomy, horticulture or biology (botany). Pays toward tuition, fees and books. Available to students receiving no other scholarships.

Black Hawk East Alumni Club Scholarship

Awarded to full-time students with good academic standing.

Black Hawk East Foundation Scholarship

Established by the Black Hawk College East Foundation. Awarded annually to a full-time student of good academic standing. Must show financial need.

Black Hawk East Welding Scholarship

Must be enrolled in a welding program at the East Campus. Must have financial need. (Formerly Manufacturing Skills Scholarship)

Lyle and Marie Blodgett Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a full-time transfer student with preference given to a major in biology, science education or any medical field. The scholarship is intended to go toward tuition, fees and books. Preference given to a student with a 3.0 GPA or higher.

David Bradbury Scholarship

Awarded to a full-time transfer student with preference given to an English, journalism or communication major. Must be a graduate of a high school within the Black Hawk College district with a “B” or higher GPA. Must show financial need.

Elmer Brose Scholarship

Awarded to a full-time student in good academic standing. Preference given to student majoring in the auto mechanics program or the ag mechanics program.

Ron & Theresa Brown Memorial Scholarship

Established in memory of Ron and Theresa Brown. Given annually to a full-time student who has demonstrated academic ability, financial need and involvement in extracurricular activities. Preference given to one female student from Neponset and one male student from the Lafayette/ROWVA area.

CHS Foundation Scholarship

Awarded to four incoming freshman & four sophomores. Must be majoring in agriculture-focused or ag-related STEM undergraduate program. Must be a U.S. Citizen, permanent resident of the U.S. or in the U.S. lawfully on a non-temporary basis. Must demonstrate academic aptitude in their course work. Must exhibit leadership qualities through BHC, community or ag industry involvement. Priority given to students demonstrating an interest in agriculture-based cooperatives.

Darlene Collinson Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship established in memory of Darlene Collinson. Awarded to a full-time student who graduated from a high school in the Black Hawk College district. The student must show financial need and be in good academic standing.

Colwell Scholarship

Recipient must be a member of the BHC Livestock Judging Team, Horse Judging Team or Horse Show Team. Student must show financial need and have a cumulative GPA of “C” or higher.

Dr. Arthur W. DeCabooter Scholarship**

Established in honor of Dr. Art DeCabooter, provost and vice-president of the East Campus from 1971– 1978. First scholarship will be awarded in 2020–21 academic year.

Demmler Business/Technology Scholarship

Awarded to students who attended high school in and who are current residents of Henry or Stark counties. Must be enrolled in automotive technology, office careers technology or computer technology program. Pays toward tuition, fees and books.

Dr. C. Scott Dickinson Scholarship

Established in memory of C. Scott “Doc” Dickinson, DVM. Awarded to a full-time student in the Veterinary Technology Program at East Campus. Must have a 3.0 GPA or higher. William & Elizabeth Dolieslager Scholarship Awarded to a student majoring in education. Pays toward tuition, fees & books.

Butch Downs Memorial Auto Mechanics Scholarship

Awarded to a full-time student majoring in auto mechanics or ag mechanics. Preference given to auto mechanics majors. Student must be a Henry County resident and show financial need. Must have a “C” or higher GPA.

EALgreen Scholarship

Awarded on the basis of financial aid. The student should be pursuing a degree or recognized certificate program. The student must be in good academic standing.

Joan Eastlund Scholarship*

Awarded to full-time and part-time students at East Campus with a minimum 2.0 GPA. Must show financial need. This scholarship is intended to go toward tuition, fees and books. First scholarship to be awarded in 2019-2020 academic year.

Robert H. & Bernice Eastman Memorial Scholarship

Established in memory of Robert & Bernice Eastman. Given annually to full-time students of excellent academic standing in a transfer program.

Erickson Family Endowment Scholarship

Established in honor of Carl O. Erickson. Pays toward tuition, fees and books. Award given annually to a fulltime student with a “C+” or higher GPA. Preference given to a nursing major.

Janssen-Ewoldsen Family Agriculture Scholarship

Awarded to a full-time student majoring in Agriculture. First preference is to award a student from Whiteside County and second preference is to award a student from Indiana.

Dr. Gene Gardner IMPACT Scholarship

Established by the Illowa Construction Labor & Management Council. Awarded to a welding or skilled trades student with a preferred 2.5 GPA or higher.

GROWMARK Scholarship

Scholarship will be awarded to one student pursuing an Associate degree or technical certification in agribusiness, agronomy, ag systems, ag communications, crop and soil science or ag diesel power. The student does not plan to transfer to continue their education. A minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale is required.

John L. Haines, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Established in memory of John L. Haines, Jr. Awarded to a fulltime East Campus student. Must be a graduate of Galva High School in good academic standing. Must show financial need.

Bea Haines Endowed Scholarship

Established in honor of Beatrice Haines. Scholarship to be awarded to a full-time student who graduated from a high school in the Black Hawk College district. The student must show financial need and be in good academic standing.

Henry County Association of Independent Insurance Agents Scholarship

Must be a resident of Henry County. Must major in business or office careers technology. Must be in good academic standing and show financial need.

Nancy & Wayne Hier Scholarship

Awarded to students majoring in an agriculture field, who graduated from high school in Henry or Stark counties. The recipient must also currently reside in either county and plan to pursue a career in farming or agribusiness.

Bill & Betty Hyer Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a full-time student from Wethersfield High School or Stark County High School majoring in crop farming. Must have a “C+” or higher GPA. Pays towards tuition, fees, books and living expenses.

Kewanee Area Business Women’s Scholarship

Awarded to a full-time returning female student age 25 or older. Preference given to a high school graduate from the Kewanee area.

Kewanee Kiwanis Club Scholarship

Must be a graduate of Kewanee or Wethersfield high schools. Must be a freshman student planning to continue for a second year at the East Campus. Must be in good academic standing and show financial need. Preference is given to past Key Club members.

Kewanee Rotary Club Scholarship

Must be a graduate of Kewanee or Wethersfield high schools. Must be a freshman student planning to continue for a second year at the East Campus. Must be in good academic standing and show financial need.

Debbie Kitterman Memorial Scholarship

Established in memory of Debbie Kitterman. Given annually to a graduate of Galva High School. Preference given to students with financial need who are not receiving any grants.

Dave Lapan Memorial Scholarship

Established in memory of former East Campus coach and athletic director, Dave Lapan. Awarded to students pursuing a welding or auto-mechanics degree or certificate. Must maintain a 2.0 GPA. Must be a graduate of high school in the eastern portion of the Black Hawk College district.

Brick Lundberg Scholarship

Established in memory of Brick Lundberg. Preference is given to full-time students of good academic standing. Must demonstrate financial need. Renewable by reapplication if student maintains full-time status and a 2.0 GPA.

Dr. Glenn I. Luymes Veterinary Technology Scholarship

Established in memory of Glenn I. Luymes, DVM. Awarded to a full-time student in the Veterinary Technology Program at East Campus. Minimum 2.5 GPA. Must show financial need.

Ken Maguire Liberal Arts and Sciences Scholarship*

Awarded to a full-time Liberal Arts & Sciences transfer student attending the East Campus. Must have financial need. Preference given to students majoring in the Social Sciences (i.e. sociology, anthropology, history, etc.). Essay required. First scholarships to be awarded in the 2019-20 academic year.

Harriet McCarthy Scholarship

Established by the Harriet McCarthy Estate. Based on merit. Given to any student not already receiving a BHC Academic Achievement Award. Must be a full-time student who graduated from a high school within the Black Hawk College district. Must have a GPA of “C+” or above.

Mehaffey Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a full-time student enrolled in a health-related major who demonstrates financial need. Must have a “C” or above cumulative GPA.

Murchison Heritage Scholarship*

Established to honor the Murchison Family Homestead (1852–1947) on which the BHC East Campus is built. Benefits Black Hawk College East Campus students transferring to Purdue University who will be enrolled in the College of Agriculture in a production oriented major such as Agriculture Economics; Agronomy; Food Science: Entomology; Botany and Plant Pathology; Agricultural and Biological Engineering; Horticulture; or Animal Science (excluding equine studies). Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and must show financial need. Scholarship will be applied towards tuition and fees. First scholarship to be awarded in 2019–2020 academic year.

Jeff Owens Memorial Scholarship

Established in memory of Jeff Owens. Given annually to a fulltime East Campus student who will continue his/ her education at a four-year institution. Must have an excellent academic record. Must be a graduate of Kewanee or Wethersfield high schools.

Peoples National Bank Scholarship

Established by Peoples National Bank. Awarded annually to a business major with a “B” or higher GPA. Preference given to Kewanee or Wethersfield high school graduates with financial need.

Peterson-Martin Engineering Scholarship

Established by the Martin Engineering Company. Awarded annually to students in good academic standing who demonstrate financial need. Must be a resident of the Neponset area.

Piper Scholarship

Awarded to full-time student with good academic standing.

Otto Schwefel Scholarship

Established by the late Otto Schwefel for deserving students with financial need. Awarded to full-time students who are graduates of Kewanee or Wethersfield high schools.

Walter H. Shreck Scholarship

Awarded to full-time students who are Henry County residents enrolled in nursing, agriculture, auto mechanics or diesel mechanics.

Smith Scholarship

Awarded to full-time students who demonstrate financial need. Student must have a cumulative GPA of “C” or better with preference given to an art major or liberal arts major.

Dean W. Stoner Scholarship

Established in memory of Dean W. Stoner. Award is given to fulltime students of good academic standing from Kewanee High School. Must show financial need. Preference given to a student with cystic fibrosis.

Dale and Helen Swanson Scholarship

Established by Dale and Helen Swanson. Pays toward tuition, fees and books. Awarded to full-time students intending to transfer to a four-year college. Must have a “C+” or higher GPA and show financial need. Preference given to business administration majors.

Theodore and Penny Vlahos Scholarship

Established by Theodore and Penny Vlahos. Awarded to students who attended Kewanee or Wethersfield high schools and whose primary permanent residence is in Henry County. Must be enrolled in a two-year degree program and maintain a “C+” or higher GPA. Pays toward tuition only.

George & Mary Lee Wilsey
Endowed Skilled Trades Scholarship

Awarded to two students annually; one graduate from Wethersfield High School and one from Galva High School. Students must be enrolled full-time in a skilled trade program at Black Hawk College East Campus and demonstrate financial need. Preference given to students residing in Burns Township.

 

Scholarships Awarded by Faculty/Staff Recommendation

Agri-Business Club Alumni Scholarship

Anderson Memorial Scholarship

Black Hawk College Endowed Equine Scholarship

Black Hawk College East Foundation CNA Scholarship

Verden Broers Award Cargill Equine Scholarship

Todd DeMay Memorial Scholarship

Giertz Brothers Scholarship

Barbara Curran Golby Memorial CNA Scholarship

Dan Hoge Livestock Judging Scholarship

Elmer Hoge Memorial Scholarship

Holmquist Scholarship

Verlin & Joan Jackson Endowed Equine Scholarship

Verlin & Joan Jackson Livestock Judging Scholarship

Kandis Family Endowed Equine Scholarship

Kandis Family Equine Scholarship

Cory Lowderman Freshman Challenge Award Scholarship

Mid-Continent Scholarship

Robin Moreland Memorial Equine Scholarship

Peoples National Bank Endowed Equine Scholarship

Susan Shipp Memorial Scholarship

Amelia Wallen Memorial Scholarship

Amelia Wallen Pageant Scholarship

Rosemary E. Ward Memorial Scholarship

Eleanor Washburn Memorial Scholarship

Robert & Jean Wolf Memorial Scholarship

 

* First scholarships to be awarded in the 2019–20 academic year.
** First scholarships to be awarded in the 2020–21 academic year.
*** Selection process is unique and different than other scholarships.

 

 

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The Black Hawk College East Foundation scholarships listed herein are intended only to provide general descriptions and/or requirements of scholarship opportunities. None of the information provided for any scholarship should be interpreted as a commitment by the Black Hawk College East Foundation to specific terms, requirements and/or the awarding of any scholarship.

Scholarships are subject to change. We reserve the right to make changes at any time and those changes are binding whether updated online or not.

 

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