Last updated 3/11/2014
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. Work directly with your foundation director to get your application in on time and benefit from the generosity of the many individuals and organizations who believe in your education.
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.
Winning a Scholarship Quick Reference Guide
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 North Central Association-accredited private high school within the Illinois Community College District #503 to qualify. Presidential Scholars are awarded 100% of their tuition up to 19 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 18 credit hours per semester.
Both campuses offer basketball (men’s and women’s) and volleyball (women) awards. The Quad-Cities Campus offers baseball, golf and softball (women), art, music, journalism, VIVA, MLK, Bridges ESL and International. The East Campus offers horse, livestock, crop and soil judging, horse show and diversity.