BHS Scholarship Booklet


DESCRIPTION OF SCHOLARSHIPS

IMPORTANT:  All seniors are encouraged to fill out the GOLD FORM which makes them eligible for multiple scholarships offered within the community. The GOLD FORM applications are available on the BHS Counselor Website at the beginning of 2nd semester and are due the last school day of February.  A few scholarship applications, which are announced but not listed in this book, will be available on the BHS website.  Check availability for all scholarships approximately 1 – 2 months before the deadline.  Deadlines listed here are approximate; deadlines on the Current Scholarship page on the website will be accurate.

  • ACCESS ENERGY COOPERATIVE SCHOLARSHIP-- Students eligible are those whose parents or legal guardians are members of the cooperative. Application is available on the BHS Counselor Website.  (Check in January for availability)
  • ALLIANT ENERGY – This scholarship is designed to recognize outstanding community leadership in young people and help first-time college students reach their academic goals. Applicants will be judged on leadership experience and community service/volunteer activities, GPA, standardized test scores (ITED, ACT, or SAT), and an essay. Applications are available on line at www.alliantenergy.com/Community/CharitableFoundation/014766.  (Deadline February 1)
  • ALTRUSA - This service organization offers a scholarship to any school or any career based on an average grade point average, financial need, character and leadership. Two written recommendations are needed. (Deadline March 15).
  • AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY - Applicants must be cancer survivors planning to attend a 2 or 4 year college or vocational technical school in Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, or Wisconsin. Applications are available online at www.cancer.org.  (Deadline March 15)
  • ANYCOLLEGE.COM is a scholarship search portal and students can sign up to win a scholarship. Apply online at www.anycollege.com.
  • ATKINS, KAYLA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP is offered in memory of Kayla, a 2009 graduate of Burlington High School who lost her battle with cancer in 2012.  Integrity, selflessness, and putting her family, friends and faith above all was the way she lived her life.  Her example made others want to work harder and be the absolute best they could be.  This scholarship is looking for a graduate that exemplifies Kayla’s style and her unwavering spirit. Application is available on the BHS Counselor Website. (Deadline March 1)
  • AXA ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP – Active in the community? Led a project benefiting others? Have overcame personal challenges? Application is available online at www.axa-achievement.com (Deadline December 1)
  • AYN RAND’s BOOKS ESSAY CONTEST is available to ninth and tenth students, and also eleventh and twelfth grade students. Each group of students has a different book to write about. For details see the poster in the cafeteria or go to www.aynrand.org/contests, (Deadline 9th /10th grade March 20; 11th/12th grade April 25).
  • BEDELL, EDDIE MEMORIAL AWARD -- This award, which has no monetary value is given in memory of an outstanding BCHS athlete, Eddie Bedell, to an athlete who is a good scholar and who has participated in three sports at BCHS. The Athletic Director and his committee will select a student for this prestigious, athletic honor. No Application
  • BEST BUY SCHOLARSHIPS – Best Buy Children’s Foundation is providing four scholarships in each U. S. Congressional District to recognize and reward students who have made extraordinary volunteer contributions to their communities. Applications are available online at http://pr.bby.com.  (Deadline February 15)
  • BETHANY LUTHERAN CHURCH SCHOLARSHIP -- This scholarship is available to students who are members of Bethany Lutheran Church. Contact the church for information.
  • BLACK HAWK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PTO SCHOLARSHIP - Criteria: 2.50+ grade point average, attended Black Hawk Elementary School for at least one year, community and school activities, and essay.  Application is available on the BHS Counselor Website. (Deadline March 31)
  • BLACKMAR, E.C. CHAPTER OF THE EASTERN STAR SCHOLARSHIP -- This scholarship is for any school and any major.  Applicants must have financial need to qualify and an essay is required.  Application is available on the BHS Counselor Website.  (Deadline March 15)
  • BLUE, ROBERT D. SCHOLARSHIP -- Applicants must meet the following minimum criteria to apply:  28 ACT or 1240 SAT; 3.5 GPA on 4.0 scale; rank in top 10% of graduating class; be a legal Iowa resident; graduate from an Iowa high school this spring; have completed 3 years of science including 2 years of lab science, 2 years of same foreign language, 4 years of English, 3 years of social studies, and 3 years of math beyond general math and pre-algebra; and have applied or been accepted at an accredited post-secondary school.  Applications are available on line at www.rdblue.org.  (Deadline May 10)
  • BRAY, JAMES W. & CAROLYN SCHOLARSHIP – This scholarship is open to students who live in Iowa and attend school within a 25-mile radius of Danville.  Applicants may attend a 2-year or 4-year college.  (Deadline April 1)
  • Brian Pearson Iowa Games Award - Open only to juniors. The intent of this scholarship is to recognize an outstanding male and female student-athlete involved with the Iowa Games. Application is available on the BHS Counselor Website.  (Deadline May 1)
  • BURLINGTON BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S CLUB -- Applications are provided to area high schools for this scholarship, which is based on character and need. It may be used at a four-year college or a vocational/technical school. (Deadline March 22)
  • BURLINGTON EDUCATION ASSOCIATION MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP -- Two awards (regular education and vocational education) are given to students. Preference will be given to those who attend Southeastern Community College and are education majors. Other criteria are financial need, citizenship, and scholarship. Application is available on the BHS Counselor Website.  (Deadline April 1)
  • BURLINGTON EDUCATION FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP – One scholarship is awarded to an arts & science student and one to a vocational career student.  Candidates must plan on attending Southeastern Community College and have a minimum grade point average of 2.5. Apply through the GOLD FORM.
  • BURLINGTON EDUCATION FOUNDATION/BARTSCH-DUNNE, ANNA SCHOLARSHIP -- Selection is based on financial need and students must attend either Southeastern Community College or one of the three state universities. Four scholarships are awarded; two for SCC and two for the regent schools. Apply through the GOLD FORM.
  • BURLINGTON EDUCATION FOUNDATION/BEATY, LEON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP -- This scholarship is for a senior student who is interested in the nursing program at Southeastern Community College. Apply through the GOLD FORM.
  • BURLINGTON EDUCATION FOUNDATION/Bell, Ruth & Rod Scholarship - This scholarship is based on need and GPA. Applicants must plan to attend an Iowa Community College or 4 yr college and must be capable of completing college. Two will be given: one male student and one female student. Apply through the GOLD FORM.
  • BURLINGTON EDUCATION FOUNDATION/BEUCKMAN, SUZANNE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – This scholarship is open to any BHS senior.  Apply through the GOLD FORM.
  • BURLINGTON EDUCATION FOUNDATION/BHS CLASS OF 1946 – This scholarship is open to any BHS senior.  Apply through the GOLD FORM.
  • BURLINGTON EDUCATION FOUNDATION/BHS CLASS OF 1957 – This scholarship is open to any BHS senior.  Apply through the GOLD FORM.
  • BURLINGTON EDUCATION FOUNDATION/BHS CLASS OF 1958 – This scholarship is for a student with a B average, has financial need, and any school. Apply through the GOLD FORM.
  • BURLINGTON EDUCATION FOUNDATION/BHS CLASS OF 1959 – This scholarship is open to any BHS senior. Apply through the GOLD FORM.
  • BURLINGTON EDUCATION FOUNDATION/BHS CLASS OF 1960 – To be eligible a student must attend SCC and continue a positive academic performance.  Apply through the GOLD FORM.
  • BURLINGTON EDUCATION FOUNDATION/BHS CLASS OF 1967 -- To be eligible a student needs to be the child/grandchild of a BCHS Class of 1967 graduate, must graduate from high school, and must attend college this fall. Apply through the GOLD FORM.
  • BURLINGTON EDUCATION FOUNDATION/BRUNK, DR. LARRY D. – This scholarship is for a student pursuing a degree in the medical field and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Apply through the GOLD FORM.
  • BURLINGTON EDUCATION FOUNDATION/BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP – This scholarship is for students who are planning on pursuing a career in business and attending SCC.  Apply through the GOLD FORM.
  • BURLINGTON EDUCATION FOUNDATION/JOHNSON, RALPH “DUKE” MEMORIAL -- This scholarship is for a student planning a career in auto mechanics or welding. Apply through the GOLD FORM.
  • BURLINGTON EDUCATION FOUNDATION/KURTZ, MARGARET V. SCHOLARSHIP TRUST -- These renewable scholarships are made available to those students who have the ability and desire to work in the field of finance/business. Apply through the GOLD FORM.
  • BURLINGTON EDUCATION FOUNDATION/LILES, HELEN SCHOLARSHIP – This scholarship is for a student pursuing a degree in the medical field.  Apply through the GOLD FORM.
  • BURLINGTON EDUCATION FOUNDATION/MEULER, MILTON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP -- This scholarship is available for students who plan to study industrial technology or engineering. Apply through the GOLD FORM.
  • BURLINGTON EDUCATION FOUNDATION/MILLER, Pete Class of 1968 SCHOLARSHIP - This scholarship is open to any BHS senior. Apply through the GOLD FORM.
  • BURLINGTON EDUCATION FOUNDATION/NIEHAUS, WHIT MEMORIAL – This scholarship is for the average student that is planning a career in industrial arts with preference to the automotive area.  Student must attend a trade school or vocational training at a Community College.  Apply through the GOLD FORM.
  • BURLINGTON EDUCATION FOUNDATION/POHREN, JOEL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP -- This scholarship is available for students attending Southeastern Community College in the construction field. Apply through the GOLD FORM.
  • BURLINGTON EDUCATION FOUNDATION/RIDGE-HUNHOLD, ROBERT & MARILYN SCHOLARSHIP - This scholarship is open to any BHS senior. Apply through the GOLD FORM.
  • BURLINGTON EDUCATION FOUNDATION/RULE, DIANNE R. ELEMENTARY EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP – This renewable scholarship will be awarded to a student planning to major in elementary education.  Apply through the GOLD FORM.
  • BURLINGTON EDUCATION FOUNDATION SILVER CORD SCHOLARSHIP – The top two senior Silver Cord volunteers (as of April 1) receive scholarships provided by the Burlington Education Foundation and the Burlington/West Burlington Optimist Club. No Application
  • BURLINGTON EDUCATION FOUNDATION/WAGNER MEMORIAL – Available to any student who plans to enter the field of education and preferably coaching. The candidate must not only be a good student and citizen, but also a good athlete--one who participates in more than one sport. Financial need is a prerequisite. Apply through the GOLD FORM.
  • BURLINGTON EDUCATION FOUNDATION/WHITE, DeEDWIN F. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP -- For this award, a student needs to exemplify the character and qualities of a public servant in the areas of civil government, religious life, and/or education. Apply through the GOLD FORM.
  • BURLINGTON FINE ARTS SCHOLARSHIP – A student who is strong in the area of art, drama, music, and /or literature may want to apply for this renewable scholarship.  Other criteria include a minimum grade point average of 3.0, leadership and need.  Application is available on the BHS Counselor Website.  (Deadline February 15)
  • BURLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1972 -- This scholarship is being funded by the Class of 1972 and is available to applicants that are a child/grandchild of a1972 graduate from Burlington High School. The applicants must attend college this fall as a freshman.  The scholarship is non-renewable and the amount depends on the available funds. Application is available on the BHS Counselor Website.  (Deadline April 1)
  • BURLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL ECOLOGY CLUB – This scholarship is available to any senior who is an active member of the club.
  • BURLINGTON JUNIOR WOMEN’S LEAGUE -- This organization offers scholarships for any college, any career. Criteria includes financial need, 3.0 or above grade point average, extracurricular involvement, and plan to complete a 4-year course of study. Application is available on the BHS Counselor Website.(Deadline April 1)
  • BURLINGTON LIONS (NOON) CLUB SCHOLARSHIP -- This organization offers an award to a student who plans to attend Southeastern Community College. Criteria include a deserving student (average), citizenship, financial need, and good moral character. Applicants must be Leo Club members.  Apply through the GOLD FORM.
  • BURLINGTON NORTHERN SANTA FE SCHOLARSHIP -- This scholarship is available to current high school seniors who are the dependent sons, daughters or stepchildren of full-time BNSF employees. For more information call 1-615-320-3149 or e-mail to SPA.INC@WORLDNET.ATT.NET. You may also request an application by writing to Scholarship Program Administrators, Inc., P. O. Box 23737, Nashville, TN 37202-3737. Applications must be requested by March 1 each year.
  • BURLINGTON ROTARY FOUNDATION/ROGER HAMILTON MEMORIAL -- Students must attend Southeastern Community College and their parents cannot be Rotary members. Other criteria are goal-oriented, leadership, financial need, and has a job (demonstrated self help). Apply through the GOLD FORM.
  • BURLINGTON – WEST BURLINGTON OPTIMISTS CLUB/ FREEDOM SCHOLARSHIP – One of the top two senior Silver Cord volunteers (as of April 1) receive scholarships (Burlington Education Foundation will provide the other scholarship.) No Application
  • BURLINGTON WOMEN’S CLUB SCHOLARSHIP – Students must attend Southeastern Community College, any career, and have financial need.  Apply through the GOLD FORM.
  • BUSINESS EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP -- This scholarship states that a student must attend Southeastern Community College, must pursue a business-related career, and must have completed at least three business education credits to qualify. Applications are available through the BCHS Business Department or the Counseling Department. (April 1)
  • CO-OP PROGRAMS -- combine classroom studies with professional work experience in fields related to your academic and career goals.  For more information see the poster in the cafeteria or log on to www.co-op.edu.  (Deadline February 15)
  • CORBIN, JESSIE A. SCHOLARSHIP -- This specialized, renewable scholarship is for students who plan to train or study in the area related to the care, education, or development of the mentally handicapped. Application is available on the BHS Counselor Website. (Deadline March 15)
  • CRAWFORD, A. VERN & PAULINE -- A senior who has good moral character and plans to attend Iowa State University is encouraged to apply for this scholarship. Other criteria include financial need, scholastic record, and abstinence of tobacco and drugs. Applicant must be entering one of these fields: veterinary science, forestry, electronics, electrical or mechanical engineering, agriculture, or home economics. Application is available on the BHS Counselor Website. (Deadline March 15)
  • DAVIS, MARY SCHOLARSHIP -- Students are chosen who plan to attend Southeastern Community College in any career. It is based on need and/or minority status.  Apply through the SCC Foundation Scholarship.
  • DELTA KAPPA GAMMA (ALPHA IOTA CHAPTER) SCHOLARSHIP -- This one-year scholarship will be awarded to a Des Moines County female planning to attend Southeastern Community College majoring in education.  Students must have maintained high academic and personal standards throughout high school.  Apply through SCC website www.scciowa.edu (Deadline March 4)
  • DES MOINES COUNTY FARM BUREAU SCHOLARSHIP – See Farm Bureau
  • DES MOINES COUNTY RETIRED SCHOOL PERSONNEL ASSOCIATION -- This organization offers a scholarship to a student who plans a career in the education field. Financial need will be considered. Application is available on the BHS Counselor Website. (Deadline March 15)
  • DES MOINES COUNTY SWCD, CONSERVATION DISTRICT OF IOWA AND CDI AUXILIARY –This scholarship is for any senior who will be attending college in the fields of agriculture or natural resources.  Winners are selected for Des Moines County before being submitted to state competition.  Criteria are: leadership (service, character, self-motivation), scholastic achievement, and need.  Application is available on the BHS Counselor Website. (Deadline March 1) 
  • DISCOVER SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM --Juniors, what would you say about a scholarship program that awards students with $30,000 in financial assistance for education no matter what career path the student chooses? The Discover Scholarship Program does just that! The program awards diverse high school juniors on their exemplary achievements including Leadership, Community Service and Obstacle(s).  On-line Application forms available at www.discoverfinancial.com/community (Deadline January 31).
  • DWIGHT, TIM FOUNDATION, INC. SCHOLARSHIP – Applicants must complete the Tim Dwight Foundation, Inc. Scholarship Program Application in which the applicant provides evidence of the difficulties and challenges faced in achieving his/her goals during high school and the challenges he/she will face while attending one of Iowa’s colleges (UNI, ISU, UI). More information is available online at www.timdwightfoundation.com.  (Deadline February 1)
  • EASTERN IOWA LIGHT AND POWER COOPERATIVE -- is offering a scholarship to students whose parents belong to the coop. If you in rural Des Moines county this may e for you. Information is available online; www.easterniowa.com after January 1st. (Deadline March 15)
  • ELKS CLUB MOST VALUABLE STUDENT – There are 500 four-year scholarships offered to graduating high school seniors. This scholarship is based on financial need, leadership and academic scholarship. Applications are available online at http://www.elks.org/ENF/Scholars/mvs.cfm (Deadline December 7)
  • FALK, PEARL HULL SCHOLARSHIP -- These scholarships are awarded annually to needy and worthy students of good character and scholastic record. Each recipient must be of the Protestant faith, a resident of Iowa, and a full-time student at the University of Iowa. One of the recipients must be a member of an Episcopal Church and one must be a young man who shows interest in and promise for a career as a banker. Application is available on the BHS Counselor Website. (Deadline May 3)
  • FARM BUREAU (IOWA) FEDERATION SCHOLARSHIP -- members who plan to study agriculture or agribusiness are eligible for this award.  It is based on an essay, financial need, and letters of recommendation. The winner is sent on to state competition.  Application is available on the BHS Counselor Website. (Deadline March 31)
  • FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH/FOLEY MEMORIAL – These are two separate scholarships made available to those students who are First Baptist Church members. Application is made through the church. (Deadline April 1)
  • FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH SCHOLARSHIP -- This scholarship is made available to those students who are First Christian Church members. Application is made through the church. (Deadline March 12)
  • FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH SCHOLARSHIP–Applicants must be members of or immediate family of members of First Presbyterian Church.  Application is made through the church. (Deadline February 1)
  • FLADT, MARILEE SCHOLARSHIP -- This Southeastern Community College Scholarship requires that the applicant is a strong student academically, has financial need, and has participated in various activities. To apply go to www.SCCiowa.edu, and click on apply for financial aid.  Be sure you have applied for admission before applying for scholarships! (Deadline April 1).
  • The FREEDOM ALLIANCE SCHOLARSHIP FUND -- honors Americans in our Armed Forces who have sacrificed life or limb defending our country.  Applicants must be the dependent child of a military person who has become permanently disabled, has been killed in action or has been classified as a Prisoner of War (POW) or Missing in Action (MIA).  Applications are available online at www.FAScholarship.com
  • GE STAR Awards competition is open to high school seniors, who are children of eligible GE employees and retirees worldwide.  The purpose is to defray first-year higher education expenses. Recipients, chosen through a selective application process, are awarded a one-time award in one of two categories:

    4-Year Category:  For applicants who will attend a four-year college/university (or equivalent outside the U.S.);

    2-Year Category: For applicants who will attend  a two-year community college/vocational-technical school as their highest level of education. 

    Any eligible students wishing to apply or obtain more details should visit https://www.gestarawards.org/register 

  • GENTLEMEN’S CLUB SCHOLARSHIP -- This award is for a minority student who plans to attend any college and who has maintained a 2.75 GPA. Apply through the GOLD FORM.
  • GNAHN, EDWARD G. SCHOLARSHIP -- The health field or special education is the area of this renewable scholarship. Students must maintain a 2.5 cumulative grade point to be considered. Application is available on the BHS Counselor Website. (Deadline March 15)
  • GNAHN, EDWARD G. DISABLED PERSONS SCHOLARSHIP – This scholarship is available for any student with a disability entering any field. Application is available on the BHS Counselor Website. (Deadline March 15)
  • GOVERNOR’S IOWA STATE FAIR SCHOLARSHIP -- To be eligible for this scholarship you must actively participate at the Iowa State Fair (past or present), be a graduating senior from an Iowa high school, and plan to enroll at an Iowa college. Criteria include an essay, exhibits/participation, letters of reference, class rank, extracurricular & community activities, and financial need. Applications are available online at www.iowacollegeaid.gov.  (Deadline May 1)
  • GRACE UNITED METHODIST -- This scholarship is available to students who are members of Grace United Methodist Church.  Contact the church office for information.
  • GREATER BURLINGTON YOUNG PROFESSIONAL -- scholarship is for any senior who lives in Des Moines County and will be attending SCC. Application is available on the BHS Counselor Website. (Deadline March 15)
  • GREAT RIVER FRIENDS –Criteria is that the student must be entering the health field or pharmacy, and the recipient may attend any college.  Applications are available online at www.greatrivermedical.org, but must be submitted by postal mail. (Deadline February 15)
  • GRINDE, DOUGLAS S. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP– This competitive scholarship will be awarded to a well rounded student with leadership and community experience with 3.0 or higher grade point average and is for any school or major.  An additional essay will be required for nominees. Apply through the GOLD FORM.
  • HABERICHTER, L. R. AWARD -- This award is given to one who is a “team” player and who gives 100 percent effort in more than one sport.  The Athletic Director and coaches make selection. No Application
  • HASKELL, JONAN SCHOLARSHIP– This scholarship will be awarded to a student with excellent grades, leadership experience, and evidence of community activities. Apply through the GOLD FORM.
  • HUPPENBAUER SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP – This scholarship is available to seniors with 3.0 GPA or better. Student must have taken four years science, participated in science related extracurricular. Student must intend to be a science major. Apply through the GOLD FORM.
  • HY-VEE FOUNDATON SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM is offering scholarships to seniors who are current employees of whose parent is an employee. Applications are available in the counseling office or online at www.hy-vee.com. (Deadline February 10)
  • IOWA ARTS COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIP -- This scholarship encourages the development of outstanding high school seniors who excel in the arts (music, dance and other performing arts, visual arts, drama/theater, creative writing and photography) and who have enrolled in educational programs leading to careers in the arts. Applications are available on line at www.iowaartscouncil.org.  (Deadline December 10)
  • IOWA BROADCASTERS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP -- This award will be given to seniors who plan to enroll in a 4-year broadcasting program in Iowa. You must have achieved an above-average high school academic record and you need to submit an essay which discusses your strong desire to enter the field of broadcasting. Leadership skills and work experience must also be noted. Applications are now available on line at www.iowabroadcasters.com.  (Deadline April 1)
  • IOWA GOLF ASSOCIATION 2002 HERMAN SANI SCHOLARSHIP -- Any graduating high school senior and resident of the State of Iowa is eligible. Winners are judged on involvement and experience in golf, school and extracurricular activities, work experience, financial need, and college/career plans. Applications are available online at www.iowapga.com.  (Deadline June 30) Estimated deadline.
  • IOWA GOLF ASSOCIATION CHARLIE BURKART SCHOLARSHIP-- Open to any graduating senior whose parent(s) are members of a club/course employing a PGA member or registered apprentice of the Iowa Section. Winners are selected on the basis of their interest and activity in golf and the potential for future contributions to the game, their academic ability and financial need. Applications are available online at www.iowapga.com.  (Deadline June 15) Estimated deadline.
  • IOWA/ILLINOIS REGIONAL AUTO SHOW SCHOLARSHIP is available to any student with ties to the auto industry. The student or a relative must be employed for a year with a local new car dealer. Applications are available online at www.cfgrb.org. (Deadline: January 3)
  • IOWA NEWSPAPER FOUNDATION - Seven scholarships are offered through this foundation for students preparing for a newspaper career. Applications are available online at www.inanews.com.  (Deadline February 15)
  • IOWA SOYBEAN ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP -- is available to any senior involved in FFA or 4-H and plan to seek a degree in Agriculture. Application is available on the BHS Counselor Website. (Deadline March 1)
  • IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY - ACACIA LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP -- is designed to identify and rewards outstanding high schools who demonstrated their ability in academics, extra-curricular activities and community involvement.  Application is available on the BHS Counselor Website. (Deadline April 1)
  • IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY – MULTICULTURAL VISION PROGRAM AWARD is a four-year full-tuition grant for minority high school students who demonstrate financial need. Further information can be found at www.iastate.edu/~mvprogram. Interview required prior to application. (Deadline February 1)
  • IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY - SPECIAL AWARDS for IOWA RESIDENTS --is awarded to students who rank in the top 15% of their graduating class or those who meet certain academic requirements. Further information is available online at www.iastate.edu.  (Deadline March 1)  
  • IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY – VEISHEA COMMUNITY INVOLVEMNT SCHOLARSHIP– Applicants must plan to attend ISU in the fall, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, exhibit dedication towards volunteering in their community and potential for continued community involvement. Applications are available online at www.veisha.iastate.edu.  (Deadline February 17)
  • IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY – VEISHEA LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP FOR OUTSTANDING HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS – Applicants must have been accepted to ISU, rank in the upper 15% of their class, have a 26 or higher ACT, exhibit involvement in high school and community activities, particularly in leadership positions. Applications are available online at www.veisha.iastate.edu.  (Deadline February 17)
  • JEANNE CARSPECKEN JEFFREY  NURSING SCHOLARSHIP -- Intent to pursue a nursing career, preference to be given to band member. Apply through GOLD FORM.
  • JOHANNSEN, CARL A. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP -- Selection is made by the Athletic Director and his committee to a student who is a member of the track team. No Application
  • KFC’s COLONEL SCHOLARSHIP is available online at www.kfcsholars.org. (Deadline February 8)
  • KING’S DAUGHTERS & SONS -- This scholarship is offered through the Iowa Branch of the International Order of the King’s Daughters and Sons and is for students who are in need of supplemental help. A student may be entering a School of Nursing or may be attending an Iowa medical school. References are required. Application is available on the BHS Counselor Website. (Deadline March 31)
  • LAW ENFORCEMENT CAREER SCHOLARSHIP -- is for high school seniors who will be attending SCC as a full time student in the criminal justice program.  Application is available on the BHS Counselor Website. (Deadline March 15)
  • LEARNING DISABILITIES ASSOCIATION OF IOWA SCHOLARSHIP -- These scholarships are designed to assist students with a learning disability in pursuing a post-secondary education at an accredited two- or four-year college or vocational school. Applications are available online at www.lda-ia.org. (Deadline March 31).
  • LOPER (BEATRICE SCHEETZ) SCHOLARSHIP -- This renewable scholarship is based on financial need with the intent to pursue a four year degree program. The applicant may attend Southeastern Community College and then transfer. Application is available on the BHS Counselor Website. (Deadline March 15)
  • MAKING IT COUNT SCHOLARSHIPS are available for students with “Winning Characteristics”. To see if you qualify go to www.makingitcount.com/schoalrship.
  • MASONIC SCHOLARSHIP -- The Grand Lodge of Iowa A.F. and A.M. will award 60 scholarships this year for students planning to attend any 2 or 4-year college or vocational school.  The principal criterion is service to school and community with special emphasis upon leadership roles in these areas; but also includes academic record, communication skills, and financial need.  Applications are available in the Counseling Office or online at www.gl-iowa.org.   (Deadline February 1)
  • McALLISTER, JOAN SCHOLARSHIP is available to any senior who is enrolled in any college with the intent to receive a Bachelor’s Degree in a field of study relating to elementary education.  This scholarship is renewable for four years if a 3.0 GPA is maintained.  Application is available on the BHS Counselor Website. (Deadline March 15)
  • MEDIACOM WORLD CLASS SCHOLARSHIP – Applicants must have very good grades and demonstrate leadership ability. An essay and references are required. Applications are available in the Counseling Office, online at www.mediacomworldclass.com, or at any Mediacom payment center. (Deadline February 15)
  • MESSIAH LUTHERAN CHURCH SCHOLARSHIP -- Application and selection is made through Messiah Lutheran Church. (Deadline April 1)
  • MONSANTO COMMITMENT TO AGRICULTURE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM – Applicants must have a member of their immediate family engaged in production agriculture, average to above average grades, and a minimum of 18 ACT. Applications are available online at www.monsato.com.  (Deadline February 15)
  • MOODY, CLARENCE W. & AMELIA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – Student must attend Iowa Wesleyan College.  Other criteria include financial need, leadership. Apply through the GOLD FORM.
  • MUSCATINE CHAPTER OF THE IOWA ENGINEERING SOCIETY is offering two scholarships to students pursuing a degree in engineering at either U of I or ISU.  More information  is available online at www.iaengr.org. (Deadline January 15)
  • NAACP – VARNELL BRAMLETT AND MUGGSIE DEERY SCHOLARSHIP – This scholarship is for a Des Moines County senior with a GPA of 2.5 or better and financial need.  Preference will be given to a NAACP member. Application is available on the BHS Counselor Website. (Deadline April 25)
  • OPTIMIST CLUB OF BURLINGTON/WEST BURLINGTON – This scholarship is for any senior planning to attend SCC with a minimum GPA of 2.85. School and community activities are helpful. Application is available on the BHS Counselor Website. (Deadline March 15)
  • ORR, MARGARET BUSINESS EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP – This scholarship states that a srudent must attend SCC, must pursue a business-related career, and must have completed at least three business education credits to qualify.  Apply through the GOLD FORM.
  • PADOVAN, VIRGINIA SCHOLARSHIP -- For this scholarship a student must attend an accredited college within the state of Iowa and enter the field of business, education, or counseling. Students considered must have a 3.0 grade point average and be involved in school and community activities. Apply through the GOLD FORM.
  • PEASE, LEROY R. SCHOLARSHIP – These awards, based on service and character, are given to students who give unselfishly without the thought of recognition or reward.  Apply through the GOLD FORM.
  • PERKINS PANTHERS ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP – This scholarship is for students who attended Perkins Elementary School during the 2004-2005 school year.  Student must be in good standing with their school and in their personal life.  A typed essay is required about your experience at Perkins Elementary.  Application is available on the BHS Counselor Website. (Deadline March 30)
  • PERRINE SCHOLARSHIP FUND -- This scholarship for any college, any career is selected by the Athletic Director and coaches. It is based on participation in football, citizenship, grade point average, and high moral and ethical standards. No Application
  • POWELL, HOMER C. A. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP -- Students applying at North Campus, Southeastern Community College may apply for this scholarship that is based on academics (minimum 3.0 GPA) and leadership. Application and selection is made through SCC.
  • RAIDER, HELEN MEMORIAL TRUST SCHOLARSHIP –This is available to students planning to pursue post-education. The following are taken into account; GPA, School and Community Activities, and a 100-word essay. Application is available on the BHS Counselor Website. This is a renewable scholarship. (Deadline March 15)
  • RASCHE SCHOLARSHIP (FROM ZION UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST) -- These scholarships are available to students who are members of Zion United Church. Application is made through the church. (Deadline March 15)
  • REED, DONNA PERFORMING ARTS SCHOLARSHIP -- This scholarship is for students interested in the performing arts (acting, dance, vocal, or instrumental music.) Applicants must submit tapes of their work and an application. For applications and/or information go to www.donnareed.org.  (Deadline March 15)
  • SAGGAU, BERNIE AWARD -- This award is given to an athlete who exemplifies patriotic spirit and moral convictions. Criteria consist of honesty, integrity and sportsmanship. This is a non-monetary award.  No Application
  • SHEPHERD,  MATTHEW SCHOLARSHIP – is for Iowa LGBT students who are applying at UI, ISU, or UNI.  Apply online at www.matthewshepardscholarship.com.  (Deadline March 31)
  • SHERIDAN-SETTERBERG MEMORIAL TRUST SCHOLARSHIP is two scholarships.  One scholarship is for students enrolled in any College, University or Community College, and one scholarship is for students enrolled in a Vocational-Technical training school.  Both scholarships are based on financial need, academic records and achievements. Application is available on the BHS Counselor Website. (Deadline March 15)
  • SHOPKO SCHOLARS -- Selection is based on academic record, potential to succeed, leadership and participation in school and community activities, etc.  Applications are available at Shopko. (Deadline December 1)
  • SLOCUM, BRENT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP -- The criteria for this scholarship are: 2.5 GPA, zest for life displayed through community and school involvement, and an essay is required. Financial need is considered. Application is available on the BHS Counselor Website. (Deadline March 15) 
  • S.O.A.R. SCHOLARSHIP program is being offered by WQAD News 8 and The Sedona Group for current high school seniors attending school in the WQAD viewing area who exemplify the characteristics of Strength, Optimism, Achievement & Resolve.  For more information, go to the Contest section of www.wqad.com.  (Deadline May 23)
  • South East Iowa Builders Association is offering a scholarship for the construction area. A wide variety of majors related to construction such as engineering, architecture, carpentry, H/AC, accounting, business management will be considered. Along with the award, the student will work in a construction internship. Application is available on the BHS Counselor Website. (Deadline March 1)


  • SOUTHEASTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS – For all SCC Foundation Scholarships apply at www.SCCiowa.edu, and click on apply for financial aid.  Be sure you have applied for admission before applying for scholarships! (Deadline April 1).


  • SOUTHEASTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION BOARD SCHOLARSHIP -- These scholarships are given to the top five students (based on cumulative grade point average) who plan to attend Southeastern Community College. Only application to SCC is necessary. (Deadline February 28)
  • SOUTHEASTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE MINORITY TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP -- Minority students with a 2.5 GPA and rank in the upper 50% of their class may apply for this renewable scholarship.  Applications are available through SCC Admissions Office.  (Deadline May 1)
  • SS JOHN & PAUL SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP is for local high school seniors who are members of SS John & Paul Parish and are planning on attending an institution of higher education following graduation.  Application is available on the BHS Counselor Website. (Deadline May 10)
  • STERZING MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – This need-based scholarship is for students planning to attend SCC (liberal or industrial arts) or the University of Iowa only. Application is available on the BHS Counselor Website. (Deadline March 15)
  • STROTHER, HENRY & FANNIE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP -- Scholarships are made available to BCHS students who have maintained a 3.0 grade point average.  Application is available on the BHS Counselor Website. (Deadline March 24)
  • SWILER, WESLEY H. & BARBARA DUER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP -- Two scholarships are given based on reasonable grades with level of difficulty and accomplishment considered. Other criteria include job, community involvement, extracurricular activities, financial need, and character. The student must have been accepted by a college/university. Application is available on the BHS Counselor Website. (March 15)
  • TARGET ALL-AROUND SCHOLARSHIP -- Target sponsors this scholarship for students who have been active in volunteer service within the community.  An essay is required.  Applications can be picked up at Target or downloaded at www.Target.com.   (Deadline November 1)
  • TRINITY STUDENT AID & SCHOLARSHIP FUND -- Application and selection is made through Trinity Lutheran Church.
  • U. S. MARINE CORPS DISTINGUISHED ATHLETE AWARD -- This non-monetary award honors a student who is outstanding in athletics as well as academics.  The Athletic Department names the student. No Application
  • THE UNITED METHODIST MEN OF THE FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF BURLINGTON—The UMM will award at least one scholarship to a member who plans to attend a college or university beginning in the year the scholarship is awarded.  Application is made through the church.  (Deadline February 15)
  • UNIVERSITY OF IOWA - PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM - Applicants must have a 30 ACT and a 3.9 GPA. For more information call 1-800-553-IOWA or visit their website: www.uiowa.edu/admissions/ undergrad/costs/first-yr-fin-aid.  (Deadline December 14)
  • UNIVERSITY OF IOWA – STRAYER-RAIRDEN SCHOLARSHIP – This scholarship is for a student planning to major in physics or astronomy and is based on merit only. For more information go to http://www.physics.uiowa.edu/scholarship/strayer-rairden/.  Application is available on the BHS Counselor Website. (Deadline January 31).
  • UNIVERSITIES/COLLEGES -- Each individual college or university may offer various kinds of scholarships. Students need to contact the college/university for more information
  • VFW POST 9162, JAMES W SANDERSON SCHOLARSHIP has three scholarships available to students with a parent or grandparent who was a veteran or student’s enlisting in the National Guard or Reserves. Application is available on the BHS Counselor Website. (Deadline April 15)
  • WAL-MART:  SAM WALTON SCHOLARSHIP – This highly competitive scholarship is based on academics, ACT/SAT scores, school and community activities, and financial need. Applications are available online at www.walmartfoundation.org.  (Deadline January 31)
  • WINEGARD’S SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM -- Applicants must be children of full-time Winegard Company employees. Selection is based on academics, leadership, extracurricular activities, work experience, career goals, and family circumstances. Application forms are available at the Human Resource Department at Winegard. (Deadline March 1)
  • WOODMEN OF THE WORLD SCHOLARSHIP -- To be eligible for this scholarship, you must have a 2.5 grade point average. You must file a financial need analysis to the college of your choice. Application is available on the BHS Counselor Website. (Deadline March 1)
  • YMCA-YWCA JOHN SLOCUM HONORARY SCHOLARSHIP is available to any senior student who is a member of the “Y” and has a 2.5 GPA. Application is available on the BHS Counselor Website. (Deadline March 1)