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Scholarships 154
EC 25 for 25 Scholarship

Awarded to a full-time student who has completed an approved GED program in Henry or Stark Counties. Pays toward tuition only. Must maintain a "C" average and show financial need


EC Agricultural Fund Scholarship

Awarded to a full-time student majoring in an agriculture program. Student must show financial need and have a cumulative GPA of "C" or higher.


EC Anderson Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a second year equestrian science student recommended by faculty


EC Barbara J. Curran Golby Memorial CNA Scholarship

Scholarship for students pursuing a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Certificate .  Selected by Faculty/Staff.


EC Bea Haines Endowed Scholarship

Established in honor of Beatrice Haines. Scholarship to be awarded to a full-time student who graduated from high school in the Black Hawk College district. The student must show financial need and be in good academic standing.


EC Bill & Betty Hyer Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a full-time student from Wethersfield High School or Stark County High School majoring in crop farming. Must have a "C+" or higher GPA. Pays towards tuition, fees, books and living expenses.


EC Black Hawk College Endowed Equine Scholarship

  1. Recipient determined by Horse Show Team Head Coach with consensus of the Equine Faculty.
  2. Student must show demonstrated commitment to the Equine Program in any one of three areas; Equestrian, Horse Judging, Academic Performance.
  3. Priority given to Horse Show Team recruiting.



EC Black Hawk East Alumni Club Scholarship

Awarded to full-time students with good academic standing


EC Black Hawk East Foundation Scholarship

Established by the Black Hawk College East Foundation.  Awarded annually to a full-time student of good academic standing.  Must show financial need.


EC Brick Lundberg Scholarship

Established in memory of Brick Lundberg. Preference is given to full-time students of good academic standing. Must demonstrate financial need. Renewable by reapplication if student maintains full-time status and a 2.0 GPA


EC Burns Grange #1839 Agricultural Scholarship

Awarded to a full-time student majoring in an agriculture program. Student must show financial need and have a cumulative GPA of "C" or higher.


EC Butch Downs Memorial Auto Mechanics Scholarship

Awarded to a full-time student majoring in auto mechanics or ag mechanics. Preference given to auto mechanics majors. Student must be a Henry County resident and show financial need. Must have a "C" or higher GPA.


EC Cargill Equine Scholarship

  1. Must be a full-time student of BHC East Campus.
  2. Must be a member of either the BHC Horse Show Team or Horse Judging Team.
  3. Must have a "C" average.
Pays toward tuition, fees, books. *Final award in 2016-17 academic year. Awarded by faculty/staff selection only.


EC CHS Foundation Scholarship (Freshman)

The CHS Foundation Scholarships provide financial assistance to undergraduate students at select universities in the United States ("University Partners") who are pursuing agriculture-related degrees. Students pursuing an ag-related STEM (science, technology, engineering) field of student with an interest in agriculture, cooperative or rual America should also be considered.  The program encourages students to pursue careers in production agriculture, agriculture business or related ag-related STEM fields.

​Four $1,000 scholarships will be available to incoming freshman students and four $1,000 scholarships will be available to sophomore students (in their second year of study following the semester of application). Recipients are eligible to receive the awards multiple times.  Financial need is not a requirement.  Recipients must be 1) U.S. Citizens; 2) permanent residents of the U.S.; of 3) in the U.S. lawfully on a non-temporary basis.  


EC CHS Foundation Scholarship (Sophomore)

The CHS Foundation Scholarships provide financial assistance to undergraduate students at select universities in the United States ("University Partners") who are pursuing agriculture-related degrees. Students pursuing an ag-related STEM (science, technology, engineering) field of student with an interest in agriculture, cooperative or rual America should also be considered.  The program encourages students to pursue careers in production agriculture, agriculture business or related ag-related STEM fields.

​Four $1,000 scholarships will be available to incoming freshman students and four $1,000 scholarships will be available to sophomore students (in their second year of study following the semester of application). Recipients are eligible to receive the awards multiple times.  Financial need is not a requirement.  Recipients must be 1) U.S. Citizens; 2) permanent residents of the U.S.; of 3) in the U.S. lawfully on a non-temporary basis.  


EC Colwell Scholarship

Recipient must be a member of the BHC Livestock Judging Team, Horse Judging Team or Horse Show Team. Student must show financial need and have a cumulative GPA of "C" or higher.


EC Cory Lowderman Memorial Scholarship

Awarded annually in memory of Cory Lowderman (2000) to an agriculture student who has completed one year of competition on the Feshman Livestock Judging Team and has accumulated the highest combined points throughout all competitions that year.   Awarded by Faculty/staff selection only. 


EC Dale and Helen Swanson Scholarship

Established by Dale and Helen Swanson. Pays toward tuition, fees and books. Awarded to full-time students intending to transfer to a four-year college. Must have a "C+" or higher GPA and show financial need. Preference given to business administration majors.


EC Dan Hoge Livestock Judging Scholarship

*First award in 2017-18 academic year.  Awarded by faculty/Staff selection only. 


EC Darlene Collinson Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship established in memory of Darlene Collinson. Scholarship to be awarded to a full-time student who graduated from a high school in the Black Hawk College district. The student must show financial need and be in good academic standing.


EC Dave Lapan Memorial Scholarship

Awarded in memory of Dave Lapan.  Formerly awarded to athletes on the East Campus.  Changed in 2016-17 to welding and/or auto mechanics students after the EC athletic teams were consolidated with the QC Campus teams as per Lapan Family request. 

Recipient must have a minimum GPA of 2.0.  Must be a graduate from a high school on the East side of the Black Hawk College district. 


EC David Bradbury Scholarship

Awarded to a full-time transfer student with preference given to an English, journalism or communication major. Must be a graduate of a high school within the Black Hawk College district with a "B" or higher GPA. Must show financial need.


EC Dean L. Bates Scholarship

Award preference given to direct descendants of Mr. and Mrs. Fremont & Clara Bates. Preference also given to student majoring in agronomy, horticulture or biology (botany). Pays toward tuition, fees and books. Available to student receiving no other scholarships.


EC Dean W. Stoner Scholarship

Established in memory of Dean W. Stoner. Award is given to full-time students of good academic standing from Kewanee High School. Must show financial need. Preference given to a student with cystic fibrosis.


EC Debbie Kitterman Memorial Scholarship

Established in memory of Debbie Kitterman. Given annually to a graduate of Galva High School. Preference given to students with financial need who are not receiving any grants.


EC Demmler Business/Technology Scholarship

Awarded to students who attended high school in and who are current residents of Henry or Stark counties. Must be enrolled in automotive technology, office careers technology or computer technology program. Pays toward tuition, fees and books.


EC Denny Orr Scholarship

Established in memory of Denny Orr, former groundskeeper of Black Hawk College East Campus. Awarded to students pursuing an Agriculture Mechanics Certificate.


EC Dr. Gene Gardner IMPACT Scholarship

Awarded to a welding or skilled trades student with a preferred 2.5 grade point average.


EC Eleanor Washburn Scholarship

Faculty selection. Awarded to a student excelling in nursing classes.


EC Elmer Brose Scholarship

Awarded to a full-time student in good academic standing. Preference given to student majoring in the auto mechanics program or the ag mechanics program.


EC Elmer Hoge Memorial Scholarship

Selected by faculty


EC Erickson Family Endowment Scholarship

Established in honor of Carl O. Erickson. Pays toward tuition, fees and books. Award given annually to a full-time student with a "C+" or higher GPA. Preference given to a nursing major.


EC Frank Gerard Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a local student with financial need attending at least one class at Black Hawk College East Campus.  Must have a 2.3 GPA or higher. Awarded to a student majoring in liberal arts and sciences.


EC George & Mary Lee Wilsey Endowed Skilled Trades Scholarship

Awarded to two students annually; one graduating from Wethersfield High School and one from Galva High School. Students must be enrolled full-time in a skilled trade program at Black Hawk College East Campus and demonstrate financial need. Preference given to students residing in Burns Township. *First scholarship to be awarded in 2017-18 academic year


EC Giertz Brothers Scholarship

Selected by faculty


EC GROWMARK Scholarship

Scholarship will be awarded to one student pursuing an Associate degree or technical certification in agribusiness, agronomy, ag systems, ag communications, crop and soil science or ag diesel power. The student is not planning to transfer to continue their education. A minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale is required.


EC Harriet McCarthy Scholarship

Established by the Harriet McCarthy Estate. Based on merit. Given to any student not already receiving a BHC Academic Achievement Award. Must be a full-time student who graduated from a high school within the Black Hawk College district. Must have a GPA of "C+" or above.


EC Henry County Association of Independent Insurance Agents Scholarship

Must be a resident of Henry County. Must major in business or office careers technology. Must be in good academic standing and show financial need.


EC Holmquist Scholarship

Selected by faculty/for RA's at Prairie Pointe Apartments


EC Jeff Owens Memorial Scholarship

Established in memory of Jeff Owens. Given annually to a full-time East Campus student who will continue his/her education at a four-year institution. Must have an excellent academic record. Must be a graduate of Kewanee or Wethersfield high schools.


EC Joan Eastlund Scholarship

Established by Joan Eastlund, Professor Emeritus of Political Science.

1. Full and part-time East Campus students eligible.
2. Student must have a minimum 2.0 GPA
3. Preference given to students with financial need

First award 2019-2020.


EC John L. Haines, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Established in memory of John L. Haines, Jr. Awarded to a full-time East Campus student. Must be a graduate of Galva High Scool in good academic standing. Must show financial need.


EC John Ott Pork Production Scholarship

Estqablished in memory of John Charles Ott, who was a Hampshire swine breeder for 30 years.  Awarded to a full-time student with an interest in pork production. 


EC Ken Maguire Liberal Arts & Sciences Scholarship

Liberal Arts and Sciences Scholarship created for Professor Emeritus Ken Maguire, 2016 Wall of Fame inductee.

Awarded to a full-tie Liberal Arts & Sciences transfer student attending the East Campus.  Must have financial need.  Preference given to students majoring in the social sciences (i.e. sociology, anthropolgy, histrory, etc.).  


EC Kewanee Area Business Women's Scholarship

Awarded to a full-time returning female student age 25 or older. Preference given to a high school graduate from the Kewanee area.


EC Kewanee Kiwanis Club Scholarship

Must be a graduate of Kewanee or Wethersfield high schools. Must be a freshman student planning to continue for a second year at the East Campus. Must be in good academic standing and show financial need. Preference is given to past Key Club members.


EC Kewanee Rotary Club Scholarship

Must be a graduate of Kewanee or Wethersfield high schools. Must be a freshman student planning to continue for a second year at the East Campus. Must be in good academic standing and show financial need.


EC Livestock Judging Scholarship

Coach recommendation


EC Lyle and Marie Blodgett Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a full-time transfer student with preference given to a major in biology, botnay, horticulture, science education, any medical field, and Veterinary Techology and Pre-Veterinary. The scholarship is intended to go toward tuition, fees and books. Preference given to a student with a 3.0 GPA or higher.


EC Mehaffey Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a full-time student enrolled in a health-related major who demonstrates financial need. Must have a "C" or above cumulative GPA


EC Mid-Continent Scholarship

Selected by faculty/awarded at the Ag Recognition Reception


EC Murchison Heritage Scholarship

Established to honor the Murchison Family Homestead (1852-1947) on which the BHC East Campus is built. Benefits Black Hawk College East Campus students transferring to Purdue University who will be enrolled in the College of Agriculture in a production oriented major such as Agriculture Economics; Agronomy; Food Science: Entomology; Botany and Plant Pathology; Agricultural and Biological Engineering; Horticulture; and Animal Science (excluding equine studies). Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA or must show financial need. Scholarship will be applied towards tuition and fees in the spring semester of the student's sophomore year, following acceptance to Purdue University.  This is a "bridge" scholarship.  Recepients of this scholarship will be eligible to receive a similar scholarship established at Purdue University for their junior and senior year of study, provided grades are maintained.

 


EC Nancy & Wayne Hier Scholarship

Awarded to students majoring in an agriculture field, who graduated from high school in Henry or Stark counties. The recipient must also currently reside in either county and plan to pursue a career in farming or agribusiness.


EC Norma Denzer Scholarship

Selected by faculty


EC Otto Schwefel Scholarship

Established by Otto Schwefel for deserving students which financial need. Awarded to full-time students who are graduates of Kewanee or Wethersfield high schools.


EC Peoples National Bank Endowed Equine Scholarship

  1. Must be a full-time student at East Campus.
  2. Must be a member of the Horse Show Team or Horse Judging Team, but preference given to a member of both.
  3. Must have a "B" or high average
  4. Will be awarded strictly on merit-financial need will not be a consideration.
  5. Recipient must have leadership ability, record of accomplishment and evidence of fulfilling his or her potential.
Shall be applied to tuition, books and fees.

Awardee selected by faculty


EC Peoples National Bank Scholarship

Established by Peoples National Bank. Awarded annually to a business major with a "B" or higher GPA. Preference given to Kewanee or Wethersfield high school graduates with financial need.


EC Peterson-Martin Engineering Scholarship

Established by the Martin Engineering Company. Awarded annually to students in good academic standing who demonstrate financial need and participated on the "Martin Motion" robotics team, sponsored by Martin Engineering.. 


9/13/18 - Residence restriction removed and "Martin Motion" robotics team participation added as per benefactor Ed Peterson, Chairman of the Board for Martin Engineering. 


EC Piper Scholarship

Student must be a full-time and in good standing


EC Rob Landis Memorial Scholarship

Preference given to those enrolled in an agriculture program, who attended high school in Whiteside County and whose primary permanent residence is currently Whiteside County. Must have a "C" average in all coursework during academic year prior to making application. Pays toward tuition only.


EC Robert H. & Bernice Eastman Memorial Scholarship

Established in memory of Robert & Bernice Eastman. Given annually to full-time students of excellent academic standing in a transfer program.


EC Robin Moreland Memorial Equine Scholarship

Given to an outstanding student selected by the faculty

 

  1. ​Recipient determined by Horse Show Team Head Coach with consensus of the Equine faculty.
  2. Student must show demonstrated commitment to the Equine Program in any one of the three areas: Equestrian, Horse Judging, Academic
  3. Priority given to Horse Show Team recruiting.



EC Ron & Teresa Brown Memorial Scholarship

Established in memory of Ron and Theresa Brown. Given annually to a full-time student who has demonstrated academic ability, financial need and involvement in extracurricular activities. Preference given to one female student from Neponset and one male student from the Lafayette/ROWVA area.


EC Rosemary E. Ward Scholarship

Faculty selection awarded at the Ag Recognition reception


EC Smith Scholarship

Awarded to full-time students who demonstrate financial need. Student must have a cumulative GPA of "C" or better with preference given to an art major or liberal arts major.


EC Spoon River Antique Agricultural Association Scholarship

Must be student majoring in agriculture.  Must have a 'C' average GPA.  Financial need preferred.  Pays toward tuition, fees and books. 


EC Susan Shipp Memorial Scholarship

Faculty Selection


EC Theodore and Penny Vlahos Scholarship

Established by Theodore and Penny Vlahos. Awarded to students who attended Kewanee or Wethersfield high schools and whose primary permanent residence is in Henry County. Must be enrolled in a two-year degree program and  maintain a "C+" or higher GPA. Pays toward tuition only.


EC Todd DeMay Memorial Award

Faculty selection


EC Verden Broers Award

Faculty selection


EC Verlin & Joan Jackson Endowed Equine Scholarship

Faculty Selection from top 2-3 candidates meeting the following criterion:
Must be a full-time student at the East Campus
Must be a returning sophomore
Must be a member of the BHC Equine Show Team AND Horse Judging Team
Must maintain a "B" or above GPA
Must show financial need

 


EC Verlin & Joan Jackson Livestock Judging Scholarship

Faculty Selection


EC Walter H. Shreck Scholarship

Awarded to full-time students who are Henry County residents enrolled in nursing, agriculture, auto mechanics or diesel mechanics


EC William & Elizabeth Dolieslager Scholarship

Awarded to a student majoring in education. Pays toward tuition, fees & books.


QC 2018-2019 Black Hawk College Foundation EMT/Paramedic Scholarship

Scholarships will be awarded to students enrolled in the EMT or Paramedic programs who are pursuing careers as firefighters. Preference will be for students who applied to Black Hawk College after the close of the Foundations' scholarship season on May 1, 2018.


QC Arthur B. Conelly Memorial Scholarship

Established by Tri- County Home Builders Association, Inc. Preference given to students majoring in pre-engineering, technical engineering, real estate orbuilding trades.


QC Bahnks/Decker/M. Grotzinger Memorial Scholarship

Established by:  Mr. and Mrs. William Bahnks in memory of their daughter Lisa, who was a 1977 graduate of Black Hawk College; Mr. and Mrs. Wendell C. Cree in memory of their daughter Patty, a graduate of the BHC nursing program; Family, friends, and faculty in memory of Martha Grotzinger who was a professor in the Biology Department at Black Hawk College.

Awarded to a full-time female transfer student with a 3.0 or higher GPA enrolled in nursing, biological science, or a heath-related field. Special preference given to widows with children.


QC Bandits Scholars Program

The Quad Cities River Bandits team owner Dave Heller established the Bandits Scholars program in 2009.  The deserving recipients will not only excel in the classroom, but also be active in extracurricular activities at their school and make a positive impact in their community through their actions and activities.  Scholarships will be awarded annually to a student who has completed the first year at Black Hawk College, to fund their second year tuition.  Bandits Scholars also receive a summer internship with the Quad Cities River Bandits following their first year.  Scholarships are non-renewable and are only available for full-time students.


QC Barbara D. Greim Ph.D. Scholarship for Foreign Language Students

For students majoring in Foreign Language Studies with a minimum 3.0 GPA and enrolled full-time. Preference given to those students with financial need if candidates are equally qualified.


QC Barbara McChurch Memorial Scholarship

The Barbara McChurch Memorial Scholarship will be available to a full- or part-time student enrolled in a transfer program with an Education major. Recipient must maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher.


QC Barbra E. Garst Memorial Scholarship

Established by Dr. Josephine Garst and friends. Miss Garst was a professor of English at Black Hawk College. Awarded annually to students graduating from Moline High School.


QC Ben & Carrie Smith Law Enforcement Scholarship

Ben and Carrie Smith created this scholarship in 2018 in honor of their many family members who have served in law enforcement and health sciences. Black Hawk College GED or Rock Island High School graduates demonstrating need and with a 3.0 GPA or greater are eligible. Preference will be given to students enrolled in a law enforcement program. If no eligible candidates then the scholarship will be awarded to a two-year Nursing student.


QC Black Hawk College Foundation Scholarship

Established by the Black Hawk College Foundation. Academic performance and financial need are considerations.


QC Bradley D. Padakis Memorial Scholarship

Established by the Padakis famly and Moline Firefighters Local #581. Created in memory of Brad Padakis, a Black Hawk College graduate and a Moline firefighter paramedic. Preference given to those enrolled in the Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic certificate or associate degree program with interest in becoming a career firefighter and 30 years old or younger.


QC Burton C. and Anna L. Foster Scholarship

Established by the late Burton (Black Hawk College Professor Emeritus) and Anna Foster in honor of their son, Clinton Foster.  Preference is given to students with disabilities in an Allied Health program.


QC Byron Beck Scholarship

For students studying History or pre-Law with a minimum 2.5 GPA and financial need. Student selection should eliminate students who are receiving a full tuition waiver.


QC Byron Carlson Scholarship

Alumnus Byron L. Carlson established the Byron Carlson Scholarship to recognize the efforts of transfer students who complete their program of study at Black Hawk College within three years, with preference given to those intending to transfer to St. Ambrose University or Western Illinois University (Macomb or Quad Cities campus). Preference will be given to a graduate of Orion High School. GPA of 3.5 or greater.


QC Carol and Esther Kalin Scholarship

Established upon the death of Anna Mae K. Erickson to create opportunities for Black Hawk College students.


QC Cristina Greene Memorial Scholarship for International Students

Created by Sharon Buckingham and Brian Greene in memory of their mother, Cris Greene, who changed the lives of many students at Black Hawk College.  Scholarships are limited to students in the international student program, with preference given to ESL students pursuing college-level courses.  Students must demonstrate financial need and include a strong personal statement.


QC Cummings Family Memorial Scholarship

Established by Marilyn and the late Wayne Cummings. Scholarship is awarded to a career program major who has financial need and a minimum of 2.0 GPA.


QC Doris E. Braner Memorial Scholarship

Established by the Braner family in honor of their mother, Doris, who worked in the College Bookstore for 11 years. Consideration given to widowed or divorced homemakers who demonstrate financial need. Scholarships for books only.


QC Dorothy Beck Scholarship

For students, with financial need, studying humanities, languages, and journalism.


QC Douglas L. Mitton Memorial Law Enforcement Scholarship

Established by Mr. and Mrs. Floyd C. Mitton in memory of their son. Preference given to a law enforcement student.


QC Dr. Barbara Shellhouse and Wayne Shellhouse Memorial Scholarship

Established in memory of Dr. Shellhouse who taught in the Music Department of Black Hawk College for 30 years. Scholarships are awarded to students majoring in Music, preferably Vocal Music. Recipients selected by the Music Department faculty.


QC Dr. Keith Miller Honorary IMPACT Scholarship

Created by the IMPACT organization in honor of former college president Dr. Keith Miller. Awarded to students with good academic standing.


QC Dr. Norbert Barwasser Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1985 to serve Black Hawk College students with academic promise.


QC EALgreen Scholarship

This is a need-based scholarship for students who will be unable to continue their studies without this financial support. The student should be pursuing a degree or recognized certificate program. The student must be in good academic standing.


QC Elaine K. Saffield Memorial Scholarship

Established in memory of Elaine K. Saffield. Awarded annually to students demonstrating academic progress and financial need.


QC Erwin Johnson Memorial Scholarship

Created in memory of Mr. Johnson who served as a professor and chair of the engineering-related technology department at Black Hawk College. Awarded to students demonstrating interest in Engineering who have completed at least 30 credit hours with a minimum 3.0 GPA.


QC Gertrude West Memorial Scholarship

Established in memory of Ms. West who taught in the Black Hawk College Speech Department. Students must show academic promise.


QC Grant W. Brissman and Virginia M. Brissman Scholarship

Established in honor of the Brissman family.  Awarded to students in vocational and career-focused programs who are current residents within Milan city limits.


QC Hawk's Hub Textbook Scholarship

Student must maintain a 2.0 GPA. Must show financial need, but not currently receiving financial aid. Will be awarded in the form of a Hawk's Hub gift certificate.


QC Heather Holding Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a full- or part-time student in an education-related major with a 3.0 minimum GPA. Must show financial need. Preference given to female student.

 


QC Henry County Independent Insurance Agents Association Scholarship

Awarded to students in good academic standing. Must show financial need.


QC ICCSF Health Trust Scholarship

Awarded to students who are pursuing a degree in a health-related field. Must be in good academic standing and have financial need.


QC ICCSF Healthcare Scholarship

Awarded to residents of Illinois enrolled in a health care program that provides direct medical care to individuals. Student must be committed in his/her intent to practice in Illinois or in an area out of state directly benefiting Illinoisans. Must demonstrate financial need.


QC Jeanne Tamisiea Memorial Scholarship

Established in memory of Jeanne Tamisiea who taught many years in the Black Hawk College Art Department. Scholarships will support Art majors. Recipients selected by the Art Department faculty.


QC Joan Eastlund Scholarship

Professor Emerita Joan Eastlund established this scholarship which is open to students of any program, full- or part-time, with a minimum GPA of 2.0 and demonstrating financial need.


QC Joanna Dye Scholarship

Established with tribute gifts from colleagues, family, and friends upon the retirement of Joanna Dye, director of financial aid.  Joanna worked for Black Hawk College for 34 years.  Awarded to students with Type I Diabetes.  Preference to graduates of either Moline High School or United Township High School who were involved in sports or other activities.  The scholarship is renewable.


QC John Kidwell IMPACT Scholarship

Created by the IMPACT organization in honor of former college employee John Kidwell. Scholarship is for students in the Sustainable Energy/Engineering Program.


QC John R. Cioe Memorial Scholarship

John R. Cioe was a Chicago police officer and training instructor, a lover of books, and an advocate of life-long learning. It is the intention of his family that the award established in his memory will benefit adult learners enrolled in at least nine credit hours in a wide variety of academic disciplines.


QC Jules Mueller Westmer Scholarship

Must be a graduate from Mercer County in top half of graduating class. Preference given to a graduate from Westmer High School. Must demonstrate financial need and be a full-time Black Hawk College student.


QC Karla Miley Endowed Scholarship

Established by Karla Miley for students majoring in social work, planning a career in social work, and planning to transfer into a BSW program approved by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Preference is given to those students who have demonstrated academic success (minimum 3.0 GPA) at Black Hawk College and demonstrated financial need.


QC Karla Miley Scholarship

Established by Karla Miley for students majoring in social work, planning a career in social work, and planning to transfer into a BSW program approved by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Preference is given to those students who have demonstrated academic success (minimum 3.0 GPA) at Black Hawk College and demonstrated financial need.


QC King's Daughters Nursing Scholarship

Given in support of Nursing students. Must demonstrate financial need and academic performance.


QC King's Daughters Textbook Scholarship

To purchase student textbooks. Must demonstrate financial need and academic performance.


QC Krystel Leigh Madison Memorial Scholarship

Krystel Madison taught in Black Hawk College's Optional Education program.  This scholarship in her memory is for first-time college students coming out of the Optional Education program with a GED or diploma.  Recipients selected by the academic department.


QC Kylie Blickem Scholarship

For students enrolled in the ADN program.  Preference is given to those students who are not receiving additional funding outside of tuition, fees, books, and HURST review.  Students must show financial need.


QC Lane Evans Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to former or active military students with a minimum 2.0 GPA. Preference is given to those students with financial need for tuition, fees, and books.


QC Leaders Under 40 Alumni Scholarship

Created by Leaders Under 40 Alumni. Scholarship awarded to students who demonstrate strong leadership skills.


QC Lowell N. Johnson Charitable Foundation Scholarship

Awarded to students who have resided in Rock Island, Henry, or Mercer counties for a minimum of three years. Student must maintain a 3.0 GPA and show financial need.


QC Lucy Brandicon/Leon Dombrock/Donna Figle O'Meara Memorial Music Scholarship

Established by friends and relatives of these individuals.  Miss Brandicon taught piano at Black Hawk College; Mr. Dombrock was the manager of the Black Hawk College Bookstore; and Ms. O'Meara was an instructor in the Music Department.  The recipients of the combined scholarship are selected by the Music Department.


QC Marian Walters Health Occupations Scholarship

Established in memory of Marian Walters, this scholarship is available to students enrolled in health related programs.


QC Martin E. Hayes Physics/Engineering Scholarship

Established in memory of Martin E. Hayes, professor of physics and engineering at Black Hawk College. Awarded to students who have completed one year at Black Hawk College and are majoring in Physics or Engineering with intent to transfer to a four-year institution. Students must maintain a 3.5 GPA.


QC Milan Area Rotary Scholarship

Established by the Milan Rotary Club. Students must be residents of one of the following: Blackhawk, Andalusia, Bowling, Edgington, Buffalo Prairie, or Drury Townships, or the portion of Rural Township and Mercer County within the Sherrard School District. Student must demonstrate financial need.


QC National Student Nurses Association (NSNA) Scholarship

Awarded to current NSNA members of the Black Hawk College chapter admitted to the nursing program and who are entering Level 2, 3, or 4 in the fall. Minimum 3.0 GPA required. Applicants must submit an essay with references.


QC Natural Science & Engineering Scholarship

Established by faculty of the Black Hawk College Natural Science and Engineering Department. Must be a major in either Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Earth Science, Earth Science Geology, Physics, pre-chiropractic, pre-dietetics, pre-engineering, pre-medicine, pre-pharmacy, pre-physical therapy, or pre-veterinary medicine. Must be full-time and have a maintain a 3.0 GPA.


QC Nursing Faculty Endowed Scholarship

Established by the Black Hawk College Nursing faculty.  Students must be registered in the ADN program.  Must have financial need, but not currently receiving other scholarships or grants.


QC P.J. and Molly Foley Rock Island Scholarship

Awarded to full-time students with a minimum 2.5 GPA who demonstrate financial need. Must be a resident of Rock Island. Preference given to Alleman graduates, with second preference to Rock Island High School graduates.


QC Paula Cravero Memorial Scholarship

Established by family, faculty, and friends in memory of Paula Cravero, professor of Accounting in the Business Department. Awarded annually to career or transfer students who are majoring in Accounting and have a minimum 2.0 GPA.


QC Perlmutter Scholarship

Established by the late Dr. Harold and Evelyn Perlmutter. Awarded to high school seniors enrolling as science majors and who demonstrate financial need.


QC Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Students must be members or the Eta Kappa chapter of Phi Theta Kappa. Must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours at the Quad-Cities Campus at the time of application and be returning the following semester enrolling in 12 credit hours. Must have a 3.75 cumulative GPA.


QC Physical Therapist Assistant Scholarship

Created for students enrolled in the Physical Therapist Assistant program.  Must be a part-time student with financial need.  Awarded for summer, fall, and spring semesters.  A written essay is required.


QC Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 25 Scholarship

To support Black Hawk College students who are in the P&P apprenticeship program.


QC Puffer/Reid Scholarship

Established in honor of former college presidents Dr. Richard Puffer and Dr. Alban Reid. Given for academic excellence recognition.


QC Quad Cities Alumni Scholarship

Students who have completed at least nine semester hours at Black Hawk College, have a minimum 2.5 GPA, and show financial need.


QC Quad City's Vintage Rods Scholarship

Established in 1984 by the Quad City's Vintage Rods Club to support Black Hawk College students. Students must demonstrate academic success.


QC Robert and Blenda Ontiveros Family Foundation Scholarship

Established by alumni Robert and Blenda Ontiveros. For Hispanic students maintaining a 3.0 GPA with emphasis given to students studying health care, sciences, or technology.


QC Robert and Dorothy White Scholarship

Established in honor of Dr. Robert and Dorothy White - Bob, a long-time professor and Dorothy, an alumna of Black Hawk College. Given to students with academic promise.


QC Robert E. Nuquist History Scholarship

Given by Dr. Robert E. Nuquist, a long-term professor of History and Department Chair. This scholarship is to benefit history majors of high academic standing, demonstrating financial need.


QC Robert J. Perkins Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Robert J. Perkins by the Perkins family. Awarded to African American students with a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Preference given to financial need only if candidates are equally qualified. Scholarship given for tution, fees, books, or other educational expenses.


QC Roger A. Perley Memorial Scholarship

Established in memory of Roger A. Perley, professor of Music at Black Hawk College. Awarded to students who have completed 15 semester hours at Black Hawk College and are majoring in Music in a transfer program with a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Recipients selected by the academic department.


QC Sandie K. Cockerill Scholarship

Student must demonstrate financial need and plan to attend Black Hawk College for two full years.


QC Sheet Metal Workers Local 91 Scholarship

Established by Sheet Metal Workers Local 91. Awarded to students with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Awarded to members of Local 91 or their spouse, child, or grandchild.


QC The Erskine Carter Truth in Journalism Scholarship

Byronie A. Carter established The Erskine Carter Truth in Journalism Scholarship in memory of Professor E.R. Erskine Carter, retiree of Black Hawk College and beloved professor of Journalism. The Carter sisters allowed that memorials for their father be directed to the scholarship and many colleagues and friends contributed to create this endowment. Scholarships are intended to be awarded to students with a 3.5 GPA or greater majoring in English or Journalism and/or students pursuing an Associate Degree with extensive participation in journalism while on campus (i.e. involved some way in every issue of a certain publication).




QC The Franklin Foundation Scholarship

Established by Steve and alumna Tammy Franklin after she pursued her nursing degree at Black Hawk College as a non-traditional student.  Scholarships are for students in the Associate Degree Nursing program who demonstrate financial need.


QC The Sedona Group Scholarship

Awarded to students in transfer/career programs with preference to Computer Science majors. Preference is also given to employees or dependents of employees of The Sedona Group.


QC The Wray Family Scholarship

The Wray Family Scholarship is open to students enrolled in Career and Technical Education certificate or degree programs who are learning new skills. Preference will be given to a student trying to make a fresh start. Student must demonstrate financial need and have a 2.0 minimum GPA.




QC Thomas Batell English/Philosophy Scholarship

The English/Philosophy Department established the Thomas Batell English/Philosophy Scholarship with contributions from the Department and matched by the Foundation. Scholarship recipients will be full-time students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university and pursue a curriculum with a preference in English or philosophy. Scholarships are awarded to students in their second year at Black Hawk College.


QC Todd C. Harold Johnson Memorial Scholarship

Established by the Johnson family in memory of Todd Johnson,a Black Hawk College graduate and auxiliary police officer who was killed in a training accident.  Two scholarships are awarded each year; one to a Law Enforcement major and one to a major in the Paramedic program.


QC Vickie L. Anderson Scholarship

Created for female nursing students with financial need.


QC Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 299 Scholarship

Awarded to veterans or active duty military members.


QC William Butterworth Foundation Scholarship

The William Butterworth Foundation Scholarship recognizes students pursuing one of the organization's major programming pillars - the arts. The scholarship will be open to full-time art students pursuing an associate degree, transfer degree, or certificate. Recipient must have a GPA of at least 2.5 and reside in Rock Island County, Illinois, or Scott County, Iowa. Preference will be given to a non-traditional student intending to stay in the Quad Cities community.


QC Woman's Club of East Moline Scholarship

Created by the Woman’s Club to support students enrolled in health-related programs.