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Free College Application Week    


    Seniors - Nov. 4th thru 8th  is Free Application week - this is a time where you can apply to South Dakota colleges and tech schools  without having to pay a fee - see Mr. Caldwell if you have any questions.

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               For seniors and parents

           Monday, Oct. 21st

             6:00 PM    BFHS Band Room


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        AES Scholarship - Deadline is Oct. 6, 2019.  Visit 

        South Dakota Farmers Union Foundation Scholarship Application - Deadline is Oct. 25, 2019  Eligibility Criteria - Current members of South Dakota Farmers Union; senior in high school planning to attend a SD post-secondary institution; completed application received by 8 AM  Oct. 25, 2019.

      South Dakota's Big Idea Competition offers students over $25,000 in cash and scholarships.  This free online competition promotes entrepreneurship by allowing students to describe a business idea.  This contest runs Sept. 1 thru Oct. 31st.  The entry form and competition guidelines can be found at

      Horatio Alger Association seeks to assist students who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength of character, financial need, a good academic record, commitment to pursue a college education and a desire to contribute to society.  To be considered for the Horatio Alger Scholarship applicants must be enrolled full-time as a high school senior; exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor's degree; demontrate financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required); be involved in co-curricular and community service activities; display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity; maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0; must be a US Citizen.  Go to - deadline is Oct. 25, 2019.

      South Dakota Elks Vocational Grant - this $1,000 award is given to students who will be enrolling in a Post-Secondary Vocational/Technical school program by fall of 2019.  See Rhonda for application.  Applications must be returned to Rhonda by end of day Oct. 31st.

      Elks Most Valuable Student Award - local scholarship given to three boys and three girls.  This year the top three scoring boys and girls will each receive a $1,000 award. In addition, students may qualify to compete at the state level for $4,000 state awards with the opportunity to earn up to $50,000 if the applicant makes it to the national level. To access the application, students will go to and complete the application online.  Applications just be completed and submitted online by 5:00 pm CST, Nov. 5, 2019

      Prudential Spirit of Community Award - apply for this award and you could win a $1,000 scholarship and a trip to Washington D.C. in May.  Access application at or    Deadline is Nov. 5. 2019 and is open to all High School students.


      DAR Good Citizens Program and Scholarship Contest - is intended to encourage and reward the qualities  of good citizenship.  The program is open to all seniors enrolled in an accredited public or private secondary school.  The students selected must have the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism.  See Rhonda for application.  Deadline is Nov. 9, 2019.

      Elks Legacy Scholarship - is a $1,000 to $4,000 award given to students whose parents or grandparents are Elks members.  Students will complete the application online at All applications must be completed online by 11:59 AM CST, Jan. 31st, 2020

      SD State DAR Scholarship for Military Decedents - any high school senior who plans to attend an institution of higher learning; is a resident of SD and is the direct decedent of a US Military veteran is eligible.  Deadline is Feb. 15, 2020.  See Rhonda for application.

      2020 HonorsGradU Scholarship - Design A Better Future - Five $10,000 awards will be offered.  High school students can participate in a design-thinking community building project.  Here is a link to anything else you may need to know about this scholarship. is March 21, 2020


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      COLLEGE FAIR - Sept. 25th - register  at  - print receipt and  turn into Rhonda or Jeff.

      PSAT Test (NMST)- Oct. 16th - 8:00 AM to 12 Noon.

      NCRC Test - Oct. 23rd - for all seniors - 8:00 AM to 12 Noon.

      ASVAB Test - Oct. 31st - 8:00 Am to Noon

      Free Application Week - Nov. 4th thru 8th














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      BHSU - will be here Monday, Oct. 7th to visit with interested students.  The college rep will be in the student center during your lunch time.

      Chadron State - will be here Wednesday, Oct. 16th to visit with interested students.  The college rep will be in the student center during your lunch time.


























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