SCHOLARSHIP and AWARD OPPORTUNITIES    

In 2012, BGHS students accepted more than $275,000 worth of scholarships to further their education after high school.  Some of these come from the colleges students will be attending, but many others are selected by a committee of BGHS staff members.  Amounts of these local scholarships vary, ranging from around $100 - $2000.  Among the opportunities available to Bishop Garrigan students are: 

American Association of University Women

Criteria:  Given to a girl (preferred) attending a two or four year program

Application:  Spring of year,  Application by BGHS scholarship application.

Selected by  BGHS scholarship committee.

 

American Legion School Award (Wesley)

 Criteria:  Wesley student at BGHS

Application:  Spring, Legion will request list of Wesley students

Selection made by Wesley Legion

Daughters of American Revolution Good Citizen Award

Criteria:  Based on citizenship

Application:  Chosen by Garrigan

* National DAR scholarship are available *      

Farmers and Traders Savings Bank Scholarship

Criteria: Family member has account at FTSB

Application: Mid April, Through FTSB application, pick up from counselor.

Hospital Auxiliary Volunteers Award

Criteria: Student who has volunteered services in church, school, community

Application:  Late April, Volunteer form from Auxiliary

Joe Kemna Memorial Scholarship

Criteria: Not based only on GPA etc, but other attributes

Application:  Mid April, Through Joe Kemna application, pick up form from counselor

Ladies Auxiliary to Veterans of Foreign Wars Award

Criteria:  Has excelled in government class

Possibly pursue career in field of govt.

Amount:  $100

Application:  Recommendation through Govt. Dept.

P.E.O. Award

Criteria:  Has attended the school all 4 years, female, highest average in English for 7 semesters

Tie broke by department decision

Application:  Name submitted by English Dept.

Pharmacists  Mutual Foundation Scholarships

Criteria: Student with parent employed by Pharmacist Mutual

Application:  Check through Pharmacist Mutual

 

Kossuth Farm Bureau Award

Criteria: Boy or Girl, Farm Bureau Member

Application: Spring - through Farm Bureau application

 

Soroptimist Club of Algona Award

 Criteria:  Boy or girl, Preference to someone not receiving other aid, some weight given to those considering a business career

Application:  Late April, Soroptimist application, pick up from counselor.

Selection made by soroptimist club.

Algona Lions Club Scholarship

Criteria:  Need Based

Application:  April, Eligible persons should submit applications to Lions Club,  

Forms available from BGHS counseling office.

Algona Rotary Club Service Award

Criteria:  Recognition for "service above self"

Application:  Chosen by Garrigan

Bancroft Area Rotary

Criteria: Bancroft area student

Application: Through Bancroft Rotary

Howard and Katherine Hoenk Foundation ( H and K)

Criteria:  Career associated in health field or agronomy

Application:   Spring, Eligible persons should pick up special form from Principal of Bishop Garrigan. 

All approved programs receive award.

Applicants announced at graduation

Iowa Bar Association Award

Criteria:  Boy and girl, Based on 4 attributes; loyalty, cooperation, leadership, citizenship

Application:  Chosen by faculty

 

Knights of Columbus (Algona) Scholarship

Criteria: Boy or Girl

Application: KC Scholarship Application - Chosen by KC Scholarship Committee

Ronald W. Armstrong Memorial Scholarship

Criteria:  Garrigan senior (boy or girl) enrolled at some school continuing education (not limited to 2 & 4 yr Colleges),

need based

Application:  April, Application by local BGH scholarship application. 

Justine Becker Scholarship

Criteria: Need and Merit

Application: Spring, BGHS scholarship application

Selected by BGHS scholarship committee

 

Chuck Stillman Memorial Scholarship

Criteria: Student who exhibits a love of education

Application:  Recommendation by family

 

Chuck Stillman Anonymous Scholarship

Criteria: Student who exhibits a love of education

Application:  Application by local BGH scholarship application

 

Bill and Mary T. Bestenlehner Memorial Scholarship

Criteria:  St. Cecelia parish member, service and honesty

Application:  Recommendation by family

 

Robert Farrell Memorial Scholarship

Criteria: Need and Merit

Application: Recommendation by family

 

Edmund S. Elbert Memorial Scholarship

Criteria: Service to Community, Church and School

Application: Recommendation by family

 

Erickson/Kramer  Memorial Scholarship

Criteria: Ag-related Field

Application: BGHS scholarship application

 

Fr. Conway Memorial Scholarship

Criteria:  Student in great need of financial aid

Application:  Spring of year, Application by local BGHS scholarship application.

Selected by BGHS scholarship committee.

Garrigan Chapter of National Honor Society Award

Criteria:  Member of NHS

Application:  Eligible candidates names submitted by advisor to BGHS selection committee

Garrigan Scholarship (Anonymous)

Criteria:  Boy and Girl

Application:  Spring, Application by local BGHS local scholarship application.

Selected by BGHS scholarship committee

Mary C. Hagedorn Scholarship

Criteria:  Garrigan seniors

Application:  Spring, Application form supplied by  Diocesan Office.  Pick up from Principal

Tony Lane Memorial Scholarship

Criteria: Need and Merit

Application: Spring, BGHS local scholarship application

Selected by BGHS scholarship committee

Adam Sundall Memorial Scholarship

Criteria: Need and Merit

Application: Spring, BGHS local scholarship application recommendation by family

V.J. Meyer Scholarship

Criteria:  Senior from Bancroft

Application:  Through St. John Parish

 

Kathy Jo Rahm Memorial Scholarship

Criteria:  Garrigan Senior

Application:  Spring of year, Application by BGHS local scholarship application

Selected by BGHS scholarship committee

Bernard Meister Scholarship

Criteria: Given to a graduating senior baseball player whose dedication and commitment to BGHS 

exemplifies the life and example Bernard demonstrated.

Application: Selection  through the Meister Family

  

Bradley Meister Scholarship

 Criteria: Given to a graduating senior whose positive approach to life exemplifies the example Bradley demonstrated to those around him.

Application: Selection  through the Meister Family

St. Cecelia Scholarship

Criteria:  Graduating senior from St. Cecelia Parish, Need based

Application:  St Cecelia Scholarship Application

The scholarship committee at St. Cecelia Parish makes the selection.

Msgr. Schultes Scholarship

Criteria:  Senior from Bancroft

Application:  Through St. John Parish

 

Msgr. KeleherScholarship

Criteria:  Senior from Bancroft

Application:  Through St. John Parish

 

Whittemore Anonymous

Criteria: 2.5 GPA,From Whittemore, attending a 4 year school

Application: Spring, BGHS scholarship application

Selected by  donor from qualifying students

 

Sean Biesch Memorial Scholarship

Criteria: Need based

Application: BGHS scholarship application recommendation by family

 

Pioneer Scholarship

Criteria:

Application: BGHS scholarship application

 

Honsbruch Memorial

Criteria:

Application: BGHS scholarship application

 

Clyde Dahlhauser Memorial

Criteria:

Application: BGHS scholarship application

 

Marion Kohlhaas Ringsdorf Memorial

Criteria:

Application: BGHS scholarship application

  

Curtiss Illg Memorial

Criteria:

Application: BGHS scholarship application

  

Lois Strohman Memorial

Criteria:

Application: BGHS scholarship application

 

Various departmental awards

 Other scholarship possibilities might include:

Corporate employers

Local employers

Area cooperatives

Farm Bureau

Nationally Competitive Scholarships

College foundations and scholarships

Military / ROTC

National Merit Scholars

State of Iowa Scholars

Diocesan Minority Scholarship

Snap On Scholarships

NEW Cooperative

Maxyield Coop

 

Check out all possibilities.

                     

Back to Counselor's Corner


bggoldenbears.org


bishopgarrigan.org

051612