Here's how we help students who are graduating.

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

Common app for 2019 graduates will be posted at a later date.

Sgt. Chad Keith Memorial Scholarship (NEW IN 2019!)

  • Criteria and amounts will be announced at a later date.

James E. Fritsch Memorial Scholarship

  • Applicants must be BHS graduating students in the top 15% of the class.
  • Three $5,000 scholarships were awarded in 2018. 2019 amounts will be announced at a later date.


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.  All BHS graduating students are encouraged to apply even if they do not meet the above criteria.
  • Three $1,000 scholarships were awarded in 2018. 2019 amounts will be announced at a later date.


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 was awarded in 2018. 2019 amount will be announced at a later date.