Answers to commonly-asked questions

Generally speaking, applying for a Black Hawk College Foundation scholarship is a simple process. Here are answers to commonly-asked questions.
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When are scholarships applications accepted?
What is the deadline to apply?

Each year, the scholarship application season begins March 15, with a deadline of May 15.
In fairness to all applicants, we do not accept applications after the deadline. Apply now


Do I have to register to apply?

Students must apply to Black Hawk College and receive student ID number in order to complete the online application.


What documentation do I need to provide?

Official high school transcript (7th semester) or college transcript for transfer students required for application to be considered. A completed FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) application is also required.


What's the best approach to completing the online application?

Relax. Take your time. Try not get stressed out while applying. Completing the application is simple, the best advice we can give you is to slow down, read and follow the instructions. Check your information as you go through the application process. It's easy to make simple mistakes.


Where can I find the list of scholarships?

Scholarships are listed with their name and criteria on our website. Read more


I didn't know about the application deadline.
What should I do?

In fairness to all applicants, we do not accept applications after the deadline. However, other options may be available to you and the Foundation staff would be happy to talk with you.
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Can I apply for more than one scholarship?
Can I be awarded more than one scholarship?

Yes is the answer to both questions. The online scholarship application will automatically match students for all scholarships for which they qualify, based on the criteria established for each scholarship. Students can qualify for more than one scholarship.
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Which scholarships are best for me?

When you apply, students are automatically matched to all Black Hawk College Quad-Cities Campus scholarships for which they qualify. Read more


If I’m undecided about what I will study, how do I decide which scholarship to apply for?

When you apply, students are automatically matched to all Black Hawk Quad-Cities Campus scholarships for which they qualify.


Can I complete a paper application?

No. You are required to complete the application process entirely online. If you need assistance or have special needs, contact us.


Will you contact me?

We will communicate with you periodically via the e-mail address you entered on the online application. Please be sure to provide an address you actively use.


How will I know if I receive a scholarship?

If you are awarded one or more scholarships, you will be notified by the Black Hawk College Foundation via e-mail in June.


How will I receive my scholarship award?

Scholarship awards will be applied to your Black Hawk College account and will be divided equally between the fall and spring semesters.


Need additional assistance?

The quickest and best way to receive assistance or answers to other questions is by using our online contact form. You may also view our scholarships.




*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.