New car show creates new scholarship for BHC students

A new car show is revving up to raise money for a new scholarship at Black Hawk College.

6 people standing outdoors with oversized check

Organizers of the Hot Roddin’ for Scholars car show recently donated $4,000 to the Black Hawk College Quad-Cities Foundation to create a scholarship for students with financial need.

The annual scholarship will be awarded for the first time in Fall 2023 and will benefit several students each year.

“There are people that can’t afford things they want to do such as going to college and they just don’t have the means to do it,” said donor Stephanie Genova with the Coal Valley Days Board.

“Clearly there’s a need in our community,” she said.

Coal Valley Days is a summer festival that raises money for local charities. The new Hot Roddin’ for Scholars car show is in addition to the group’s annual July event.

“We are honored that this community has invested in our Black Hawk College students. It’s amazing to see the support,” said Zenaida Landeros, executive director of the BHC QC Foundation.

“These scholarship funds will make a huge difference for those who have financial barriers to education and will have an immense impact on the lives of our students,” she said.

The inaugural Hot Roddin’ for Scholars car show was Sept. 25 at the college’s Quad-Cities Campus. The $4,000 donation was generated by gate admissions and entry fees from the event.

Pictured are Landeros with donors Jamie Just, Stephanie Genova, Hadashia Pea, Melissa Hall and Amari Pea. Not pictured is donor Toney Genova.

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