The BHC Foundation Awards Six Mini-Grants to Enhance Student Outcomes


The Black Hawk College Foundation is pleased to announce that we have awarded six mini-grants to supportive projects benefiting BHC students. These grants, ranging from $500 to $2,500, will directly contribute to the academic and personal growth of our students.

Through these mini-grants, the Foundation continues its support and dedication to fostering student excellence and ensuring that our students receive the support they need to thrive academically and personally.

(Please note: There is a rolling deadline for mini-grant applications. Contact us for more information.)


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At the Business, Computer and Engineering Technology Department, funds will be utilized to provide ACCT 123 students with valuable Accounting with QuickBooks II certifications. Faculty and advisors strive to enhance students' professional skills and career goals.

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To help ensure equal access to education, the Disability Services department will employ the awarded funds to acquire assistive technologies such as Blackboard Smart Notebook sets, Echo 2 Smart Pens, Livescribe Notebook bundles, and Scanmarker Air pens. These resources will empower students with diverse abilities to excel in their studies.

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The Multicultural Entrepreneurial Center promotes a vibrant and inclusive campus culture through various projects. The Center serves students from underrepresented backgrounds, first-generation students and aspiring business entrepreneurs. Grant moneis will be utilized for such things as Friendship Day celebrations, lunches for a Figge Art Museum trip, provision of books and school supplies, trophies and awards, t-shirts, Spring Picnic festivities—fostering social engagement and community building.

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Recognizing the importance of supporting high school completion and GED® students, the Optional Education & Youth GED® program will use funds to help with Project Recognize and Incentivize. These initiatives provide encouragement and resources to help students achieve their educational goals.

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Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) aims to equip our students with essential digital literacy skills. With the grant, PaCE will procure 10 iPads, which will be utilized in youth technology classes. This investment will enable students to develop their technological proficiency and prepare for future academic and professional endeavors.

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Additionally, the TRIO Student Support Services (SSS)   will utilize the funds for their CES 100 - College Experience and Success course. This specialized course will equip students with valuable skills and knowledge to navigate their college journey successfully.



Black and Gold Celebration generates more than $43,000  

The inaugural Black and Gold Celebration was a tremendous success, raising over $43,000. Among these funds, a generous $25,000 has been designated to support future mini-grants. We express our gratitude to all donors and contributors for their commitment to the growth and success of our students.

Through these mini-grants, the Foundation demonstrates its committment to fostering student excellence and ensuring that our students receive the support they need to thrive academically and personally.






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