Local Community Scholarships

Post secondary scholarships offered to BHS seniors though community organizations and businesses


The Mark Brooks Scholarship was initiated and is funded by the Bettendorf Athletic Booster club in honor of the former Bettendorf Athletic Director. Two $500 scholarships are awarded each year, one to a senior boy and one to a senior girl.

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

    • GPA of 3.0+ cumulative through 7 semesters.
    • Active participant in BHS sports and/or activities.
    • Active participant in activities outside of school (community service, church, or other volunteer activities).
    • Be of good moral character and model a high level of school spirit and sportsmanship in all endeavors.

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This is an application for a one-time scholarship to a school of the applicant’s choice. It will be awarded to a graduating senior who resides in either the Bettendorf or Pleasant Valley School District (regardless of where they attend) and who will be entering college or vocational school.

The award’s criterion is primarily based on community involvement and leadership. Two scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $500 each. Feel free to attach additional sheets to provide complete answers to the questions.

Application due - April 9, 2021


The main criterion is that they have had to have participated in our program for 6 years. That includes any combination of Pinto, Mustang, Bronco, Pony, Colt, or Diamond Kings. It is not required that they played high school ball. They also must be furthering their education whether it be at a 4-year school, community college, or trade school.

They must be a student in good standing with the school, grade point signed by their advisor, a short essay on how baseball has affected their lives.

Please return completed application to Student Services.

Applications due - April 9, 2021


Please attach a short (no longer than one page) statement which includes:

    • What you gained from the Bettendorf Wrestling Program.
    • Whether or not you will continue with wrestling after high school.
    • Which college/technical school you plan to attend.
    • What your course of study will be.

Please bring completed applications to Student Services.

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The Chick-fil-A Davenport Scholarship was initiated and is funded by Chick-fil-A Davenport in honor of its commitment to community involvement and passion for furthering education. The scholarship is valued at $1,000 dollars and will be given to one senior student for future education.

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

    • GPA of 3.0+ cumulative through 7 semesters.
    • Active participant in school activities such as clubs and/or sports.
    • Active participant in activities outside of school (community service, church, or other volunteer activities).
    • Has a servant heart while demonstrating strong leadership skills.


This is a $1,000 scholarship given yearly to a graduating senior from a Scott County high school who will be attending an accredited Iowa post-secondary institution.

    • Anticipated acceptance and enrollment in an accredited Iowa post-secondary institution.
    • Permanent resident and graduate of a Scott County, Iowa, high school.
    • Seventh semester high school GPA of a minimum of 3.00.
    • Composite ACT score of 22 or higher.
    • List of extracurricular school activities and years involved.
    • Evidence of community service.
    • Two (2) letters of recommendation from close adult associates (other than family) such as a minister, an employer, a scout or 4H leader, a teacher, coach, music instructor, guidance counselor, etc.

FOSTER'S VOICE SCHOLARSHIP - Not Available for 2021

This scholarship was created by the family of Foster Atwood in order to provide a financial scholarship to students of good character. This one-time $1,000 scholarship will be awarded any senior that plans to further his or her education in a field that aims to help others live a better life.

    • Student in senior standing
    • 2.5 or higher GPA
    • Aspiration of wanting to fulfill a career of helping others (medical, psychology, law enforcement, etc.)


The Rankin Family’s goal is to select a recipient who most closely exemplifies the personal qualities which made Molly the incredible person we love and whose memory we honor. Those qualities include generous spirit, infectious enthusiasm for life and understanding the importance of giving to others. These qualities were evidenced by the numerous friendships Molly shared with a wide variety of people during her life. The ability to reach out to others and establish sincere, strong friendships is a very valuable quality that reaches far beyond Molly, as an individual, to benefit others and the community around her. Molly taught all those who knew and loved her a lot about what it means to truly be a friend. The goal of the Rankin Family is to award this scholarship to another person who understands these same lessons.

The award is based upon the qualities Molly personified that demonstrate and define sincere friendship. These qualities include, but are not limited to: sincerity, compassion, generosity, a fun-loving spirit, trust, reaching out to others to make a difference in their lives, a desire to leave the world a better place.

Application due - April 9th

Not available in 2020-2021


Eligibility: Students must meet the following two requirements

  • Attend Bettendorf High School, Rivermont Collegiate or Morningstar Academy; or, if attending a different area High School (i.e. Pleasant Valley High School, Assumption High School, one of the Davenport High Schools, home schooled), have a Bettendorf street/mailing address (excluding p.o. boxes).
  • Be on track to graduate in the spring of 2016.

Selection Criteria:

  • This is a non-need based scholarship program open to any student meeting the eligibility requirements.
  • Criteria to be considered include academic performance, extracurricular activities, community involvement and general character.
  • Winners chosen will best represent the mission and goals of the Lions Club.
  • Selection is at the sole discretion of the Bettendorf Lions Club.

Applications due