Here's how we help students who are graduating.

Through the generous support of donors and sponsors, BCEF directly administers three scholarships for BHS graduating students. All scholarships use the same common application. Deadline is March 1.

BCEF Common App Instructions

BCEF Common App Cover Page

BCEF Common AppĀ 


James E. Fritsch Memorial Scholarship

  • Applicants must be BHS graduating students in the top 15% of the class.
  • Three $5,000 scholarships will be awarded in 2018.


Mary C. Horstman Scholarship

  • Applicants must be BHS graduating students.
  • Applicants with a direct connection to agriculture (through a family farm, FFA membership, or future field of study) OR who are continuing their education in a trade after high school graduation will receive special consideration.
  • Three $1,000 scholarships will be awarded in 2018.


Hillenbrand and Batesville Casket Scholarship

  • Applicants must be BHS graduating students who plan to major in a STEM field (science, technology, engineering, or math).
  • 3.5 GPA or higher required.
  • One $2500 scholarship will be awarded in 2018.