New and returning full and part-time students are encouraged to apply for Black Hawk College Foundation Scholarships. Scholarships are based on some or all of the following criteria: academic performance, financial need and/or area of study.
Listed below are the Black Hawk College Foundation scholarships currently available for students attending the Quad-Cities Campus.
Also, view our Endowed Scholarships.
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Vickie L. Anderson Scholarship
Created for female nursing students with financial need.
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. Student must show financial need..
Marilyn Casey Scholarship
Awarded to students pursuing a degree in a health-related field. Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and show financial need.
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 High School graduates, with secondary preference to Rock Island High School graduates.
Sandie Cockerill Honorary Scholarship
Student must demonstrate financial need and plan to attend Black Hawk College for two full years.
Barbara D. Greim Ph.D Scholarship
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.
Henry County Independent Insurance Agents Association Scholarship
Awarded to students in good academic standing. Must demonstrate financial need.
Illinois Health Improvement Association Scholarship
Awarded to students pursuing a degree in a heath-related field. Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and show financial need.
International Student Association Scholarship
Given to our international students involved in the ISA program. Recipients selected by the department.
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.
Kings Daughters Nursing Scholarship
Given in support of nursing students. Must demonstrate financial need and academic performance.
Kings Daughters Textbook Scholarship
To purchase student textbooks. Must demonstrate financial need and academic performance.
Karla Miley Scholarship
For students pursuing a degree in social work with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Preference is given to those students with a B average or above, who have demonstrated academic success at Black Hawk College. Preference is also given for students demonstrating financial need.
Dr. Miller Honorary Scholarship
Created by the IMPACT organization in honor of former Black Hawk College President Dr. Keith Miller.
State Representative Rich and Betsey Morthland Scholarship
Created for students majoring in Health Science (with preference to CNA students), Communications or Political Science (with preference to Model Illinois Government students). Must be a full-time student.
National Student Nurse’s Association Scholarship
Students must be Level 2 or 3 in the Black Hawk College ADN program and a member of the National Student Nurse’s Association. Applicants must attach a two-page typed essay with references addressing a topic to be determined each year. Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Bradley D. Padakis Memorial Scholarship
Established by the Padakis family 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.
Robert J. Perkins Memorial Scholarship
Created in memory of Robert J. Perkins and awarded to students with a 2.5 GPA or higher for tuition, fees, books, and other educational expenses. Preference given to African American students.
Physical Therapist Assistant Scholarship
Created for students enrolled in the Physical Therapy Assistant program. Must be a part-time student with financial need. A written essay is required.
Plumbers & Pipefitters Scholarship
To support Black Hawk College students who are also in the P&P apprenticeship program.
Douglas and Alexandra Reiling Scholarship
Scholarship is awarded to a full-time, traditional student with a 3.5 minimum GPA. Financial need is not required, but will be considered only if candidates are equally qualified. Must be resident of Quad-Cities area. May be applied toward tuition, fees and books.
Sheet Metal Workers Scholarship
Established by Sheet Metal Workers Local 91. Full or part-time students with a minimum 3.0 GPA. First preference given to members of Local 91, and spouse, or their children.
Ruth & Albert Van Tieghem, Sr., Foundation Scholarship
Created for second semester freshmen or sophomore students with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Preference given to students in the Accounting Specialist program and to displaced workers. Students must demonstrate financial need.
Bettie and Joe Truitt Scholarship
Created in memory of John DeGryse and Joe Truitt. Awarded to students with a minimum 3.0 GPA, with preference given to those of Belgian heritage.
Verhille Family Scholarship
Established by Donald and Stephen Verhille. For full-time students with a Computer Science major. Must have 3.0 GPA and show financial need. Award to be used for tuition, fees, and books.
Georgia L. Youngs Family Scholarship
Established in honor of Georgia L. Youngs. Must be an Education major with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
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*Black Hawk College Foundation scholarships listed provide general descriptions and/or requirements of scholarship opportunities. None of the information provided for any scholarship implies a commitment by Black Hawk College Foundation to specific terms, requirements and/or the awarding of any scholarship.
Scholarships are subject to change. We reserve the right to make changes at any time and those changes are binding, regardless of whether updated online or not.