QCBT funds 4 scholarships for first-gen students to attend BHC

QCBT logoQuad City Bank & Trust (QCBT) will be funding four scholarships for Black Hawk College students beginning this Fall 2023. Each scholarship will cover full tuition, fees and books for two years. The scholarship will be called the “Quad City Bank & Trust Scholarship” and will be open to full-time students of all majors.

Quad City Bank & Trust recognizes that financial need can be a significant barrier to access to post-secondary education for many students. That is why QCBT sought to become a conduit to providing this type of access to vital educational opportunities for local students.

“Too many bright, qualified students in the Quad Cities area are unable to attain their dreams of going to college due to socio-economic barriers, a perceived lack of access to college courses or may not believe they’re eligible for a scholarship,” said John Anderson, CEO of Quad City Bank & Trust.

“The team at Black Hawk College serves as a vital resource to our local students providing affordable, top-quality education to an ever-diversifying prospective student base. By gearing the parameters of this scholarship to give preference to a minority student as well as giving preference to a first-generation college student, we feel we are really making a difference in the future course of these students’ lives. We are excited to see what the future holds for recipients of the Quad City Bank & Trust scholarships!”

One scholarship will be awarded per year for the next four years to an eligible student. In addition to full tuition, the recipient will also be awarded funding for fees and book expenses. QCBT feels this will further alleviate the financial burden many students bear, even with the assistance of scholarships, and allow the recipients to fully-focus on their studies while attending Black Hawk College.

“We are honored that QCBT has invested in our students in such a big way.  This is the first scholarship at the foundation that will not only award full tuition but help offset the costs of educational expenses.” said Zenaida Landeros, executive director of the Black Hawk College 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.”

About Quad City Bank & Trust
Quad City Bank & Trust was founded in 1994 on the idea that relationships matter. 29 years later, Quad City Bank & Trust is proud to be a local community bank with over $2.2 billion in assets, providing full-service commercial and consumer banking, correspondent banking, trust and asset management services. The bank is headquartered in Bettendorf, IA, and employs 164 individuals at five convenient locations throughout the Quad Cities area. For more information, visit www.qcbt.com.