Black Hawk College Foundation Scholarships
The two Black Hawk College Foundations (East Campus and Quad-Cities Campus) have more than 200 scholarships available to you as a full- or part-time student. Scholarship opportunities are based on academic performance, financial need and/or area of study. Benefit from the generosity of the many individuals and organizations who believe in your education by getting your application in on time.
The 2017-18 scholarship application period opens on March 1 – May 1, 2017. Please return to the application links below during this time to apply for scholarships.
CNA Scholarships are awarded through a separate application process. Please complete the application below by March 7 to be eligible for a scholarship for the March 21, 2017 course at the Black Hawk College Community Education Center (CEC) in Kewanee, IL. You will need to complete and print the application, and return it to the CEC or Black Hawk College East Foundation office at the East Campus by May 7 deadline.
Scholarships may be from an industry, service group, professional organization, foundation, church, state government or academic department. You can search for scholarships then follow the donor’s application guidelines and deadlines. Each donor sets their requirements of what they’re looking for in a scholarship recipient.
Be wary of scholarship search scams where you pay to apply. There are no guarantees or money-back offers for scholarships.
The web is a great resource for scholarship information and applications. Continue your search by using the resources listed:
In-district high school seniors in the top 10% of their graduating class at the end of seven semesters are eligible for the Black Hawk College Presidential Scholars Award. For early graduates (after 3½ years), class rank after six semesters will be used. You must have attended a public high school or a Higher Learning Commission-accredited private high school within the Illinois Community College District #503 to qualify (See list of schools below). Presidential Scholars are awarded 100% of their tuition up to 16 credit hours per semester.
The application deadline is May 15. Presidential Scholars must enroll full-time immediately after graduation from high school. Summer enrollment is optional. Presidential Scholars must maintain a 3.25 cumulative grade point average to renew the scholarship.
Other BHC Achievement Awards
Several academic departments and athletics offer tuition awards to talented students. You need to enroll full-time and maintain the requirements of the department. Awards are based on credit hours up to 16 credit hours per semester.
Black Hawk College partners with Educational Assistance Ltd. (EAL) to provide scholarships to needy students from donated excess inventory. EAL places inventory of new and used items with accredited colleges in their network. In return, colleges create scholarships. Black Hawk College partially funds achievement awards with EAL assistance.
Last updated 02/28/2017