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.

Applications for all three scholarships are due to BCEF no later than 4 PM on March 1, 2022.

BCEF Common Scholarship Application 2022

James E. Fritsch Memorial Scholarship

  • Applicants must be BHS graduating students in the top 15% of the class.
  • Five $5,000 scholarships will be awarded in 2022.

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 will be awarded in 2022.

Bobbie Brandes Memorial Scholarship 

  • This new scholarship will be awarded for the first time in 2022.
  • 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 $1,000 scholarship will be awarded in 2022.