About Us

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Supporting students, alumni and the entire Quad Cities region


Whether working with students to provide scholarship support, helping donors fulfill their philanthropic goals or providing funds for program development or facilities enhancement, the Black Hawk College Foundation is committed to securing resources in the interest of education.

Whether working with students to provide student enrichment and academic program support, or providing endowment and facilities enhancement, the Black Hawk College Foundation is committed to securing resources in the interest of education. Serving more than 30,000 individuals every year—the college mission is to provide everyone with the opportunity for lifelong learning. Whether working toward a transfer degree, refreshing basic skills, or enhancing workforce development, Black Hawk College provides more than excellence in education—but an opportunity to reach for one's full potential. For more information, please contact us.

The Black Hawk College Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization that is governed by a volunteer board of directors. The Foundation currently holds assets of $2.5 million. Endowed funds encompass $2.1 million of those funds.

The majority of Black Hawk College students come from and remain in the area following their studies. That means our nurses, child care providers, engineers, accountants, police officers, teachers and entrepreneurs who start at Black Hawk College will likely stay here. This makes us a strong economic player in our district.



We administer scholarships based on a variety of factors. Our scholarships are designated for various courses of study and additional criteria.

We also facilitate the opportunity for alumni and friends to make an investment in students as they prepare to be tomorrow's leaders and impact our community. Private gifts from alumni, friends, parents, corporations and foundations supplement Black Hawk College and enhance the overall excellence of the college.


About Black Hawk College

Originally established as Moline Community College by the Moline School Board in 1946, the college was later named Black Hawk College in 1961. In 1965, the college was incorporated into the state’s system of higher education, and in 1967 East Campus operations started at the Kewanee National Guard Armory. The current Quad-Cities Campus was completed between 1970 and 1971, and the current East Campus in Galva was completed in 1977. Since those early days, Black Hawk College has been about the business of providing quality education through both credit and non-credit offerings.

Operating as one college with two campuses and several outreach sites, Black Hawk College offers more than 40 liberal arts and science curricula in the transfer area and more than 100 career track programs leading to degrees and certificates. The college also offers a wide range of special purpose and community service (outreach) programs.

Black Hawk College is a non-resident institution but offers a full array of recreational and athletic programs on each campus. Teams compete in the Arrowhead Athletic Conference of community colleges.


In the Community

Because of Black Hawk College, the community benefits through our impact on local economic development; business and industry benefit through our workforce development programs; and individuals benefit through our focus on personal growth and advancement.

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