BCSA Scholarship Application

Thank you for taking the time to download a Beecher Community Scholarship Association application. This is a great step on your road to higher education. Before downloading your application, please take a few minutes to read the questions and answers below.

Download the BCSA Scholarship Application

Who is eligible to apply for a Beecher Community Scholarship Association scholarship?

Students who are current seniors of Beecher High School and will graduate at the end of the current school year are eligible. In addition to the graduation requirement, applicants attending a two-year college or university must have received an ACT score of 18 or higher, have a minimum GPA of 2.40, and complete an essay. Students attending four-year colleges or universities must have received an ACT score of 20 or higher, have a minimum GPA of 2.80, and complete an essay.

I received a scholarship from the Beecher Community Scholarship Association in the past. Am I able to receive another scholarship?

The scholarship is only awarded for one year and shall be the school year immediately following graduation from Beecher High School.

How do I apply and what is the application deadline?

Students of Beecher Community School District 200-U, who meet the ACT and GPA criteria, can download the application.

Students may request an application by email at info@beecherscholarships.org.

Students may pick up an application from the high school office at:

538 Miller Street
Beecher, IL 60401

What information do I need to submit with my application?

Candidates must download, print, and complete the application from this webpage. All requested information must be completed. In addition, candidates must list any extra-curricular activities, organizations, clubs, honors, or positions held at Beecher High School, the community, civic, church, or volunteer time served. An essay must also be enclosed.

What is the Dollars for Scholars Program and what does it mean for me if I receive a scholarship from the Scholarship Association?

The Beecher Community Scholarship Association is affiliated with Dollars for Scholars (DFS).  This affiliation means that more of the scholarship dollars awarded will be used to directly offset student’s self-help need instead of reducing institutional grants.  DFS recruits “collegiate partners”, colleges and universities that agree to use DFS awards to first offset unmet student need (including work-study and student loans) before reducing any institutional grants.  Many of these collegiate partners have also signed on to become Matching Partners, agreeing to match all or some of a student’s award.  For more information on DFS, visit their website at http://scholarshipamerica.org/dollars_for_scholars.php.  You can also speak with the financial aid office at your college or university to discuss how they handle outside scholarships.