How to Apply
You will be asked to detail your extracurricular activities, work history, achievements and awards. Begin compiling this information early to make sure that you don’t omit any significant facts.
Click on the link below to open the form. Fill out the form on your computer by clicking on each small grey rectangle to enable the typing tool. Add the information requested and then hit the tab button to move to the next question. You can fill out this application as your schedule permits by simply saving it to your computer. When the application is complete, print it, sign it, and mail it to BCSC OR place it in the BCSC box located in the High School Student Services Office.
IMPORTANT REMINDER FOR ALL APPLICANTS: The correct application form will have the year 2021 in the footer. If your form does not have this date, you may be omitting important details that BCSC needs to match you to the maximum number of scholarships possible.
PLEASE NOTE: The Google Drive link is a template: these files are not directly editable. Applicants should create a copy of the template document in your own Google Drive: go to the File Menu, select Make a Copy, when prompted, rename the copy to include your actual Last and First names, then save the application in your own Google Drive. You can then edit your copy of the file.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, March 1, 2021
You must provide two references. Applications with missing references will not be considered.
One reference must be from an academic source (teacher, coach, administrator, etc.) and one must be a non-academic reference (work supervisor, volunteer leader, pastor, friend, neighbor, etc.).
- Complete the Recommendation Request Form and give it to each of your reference writers. This form will give them more information about you, and the process.
- Your references will complete the BCSC Reference Form. They can access the form below.
- Please provide each reference with either a stamped envelope addressed to the BCSC, P. O. Box 380, Baraboo, WI 53913 OR an envelope labeled “BCSC Recommendation” along with the name of the writer. The writer will then turn the sealed envelope into the student services office. (Note: If you are a past BHS graduate, at least one reference should be from a current instructor or supervisor.)
Finally, follow up with thank you notes!
Applying for Financial Need-Based Scholarships
Students applying for financial need-based scholarships must submit a copy of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form used to apply for federal and state student grants, work-study and loans. You may obtain this form by clicking on the link below. All forms must be completed online. Make sure you print two copies of this document: one for your records and another to attach to your BCSC scholarship application.
IMPORTANT ADVICE: Please do not wait until the last minute to complete the FAFSA form. You and your parents will need separate PIN codes to print the application. It can take several days to get a valid PIN. After you complete your worksheet it may take the agency several days to process your information before you can print your official SAR (Student Aid Report). Plan for the completion and submission of your scholarship application accordingly. The SAR allows BCSC to confirm the numbers reported in application. A certificate or letter stating that you completed the FAFSA Form will not be accepted in lieu of the actual SAR.
In summary, please make sure you submit a copy of your actual financial information. A certificate stating that you completed a FAFSA form and summarizing your general need is not acceptable. Applicants will not be considered for financial need scholarships if this information is not complete. All financial information remains strictly confidential.