Here's how we help students who are graduating.

Through the generous support of donors, BCEF directly administers certain scholarships. All scholarships use the same common application.

The 2023 scholarship application period has now ended. Read about our 2023 recipients.

James E. Fritsch Memorial Scholarship

  • Applicants must be BHS graduating students in the top 15% of the class.
  • Five $5,000 scholarships were awarded in 2023.

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.¬† However, all BHS graduating students are encouraged to apply even if they do not meet the above criteria.
  • Three $1,000 scholarships were awarded in 2023.

Bobbie Brandes Memorial Scholarship 

  • Applicants must be BHS graduating students in the top 15% of their class.
  • Special consideration will be given to students who meet any of the following criteria:
    • are first generation college-bound
    • have demonstrated leadership in school organizations or sports teams
    • are pursuing a career in education
    • demonstrate civic and community engagement.
  • One $2,500 scholarship was awarded in 2023.

Ron Raver Memorial Scholarship

  • Applicants must be BHS graduating students in the top 15% of their class AND have participated in cross country, basketball, or track.
  • In addition, applicants should be able to demonstrate that they have the following qualities and characteristics that Coach Raver displayed:
    • Actively involved in school, church, and community
    • Proven determination and perseverance
  • One $1,000 scholarship was awarded in 2023.