Black Hawk College students eligible for $20K in aid to attend St. Ambrose

St. Ambrose University

Current Black Hawk College students will be eligible for a combined $20,000 in scholarships if they transfer full-time to St. Ambrose University (SAU), Davenport, beginning in the fall semester of 2023.

This renewable scholarship requires no separate application, and there is no limit on the number of scholarships that can be awarded, St. Ambrose said in a recent news release.

Black Hawk College

“The Black Hawk scholarship demonstrates St. Ambrose’s commitment to the greater community,” said LeShane Saddler, SAU’s vice president for enrollment management. Enrolling more transfer students enriches and diversifies our institution and the campus experience,” he added.

The application period for the 2023-2024 SAU school year now is open. Current Black Hawk students interested in taking advantage of this scholarship as well prospective students interested in exploring other financial aid opportunities should complete these next steps:

  • Apply to St. Ambrose University.
  • File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using the St. Ambrose FAFSA code: 001889.

For more information, contact SAU Director of Transfer and Adult Admissions Becky Stremlow, at (563) 333-6302.

A recent study conducted by the Hechinger Report suggests that perceived high costs of a four-year university – coupled with a lack of awareness of financial aid and scholarship options – are significant obstacles for prospective transfer students, SAU said in the release.

The new scholarship model is just one of many ways in which SAU said it will continue to remove barriers for all students and envision strategic pathways to increase access to an affordable, private, liberal arts education.

“Our students transfer to universities throughout the U.S.,” said Dr. Amy Maxeiner, vice president for Instruction and student services at Black Hawk College, Moline. “St. Ambrose is a great transfer destination for many of them and this scholarship opportunity will certainly help. It’s another example of how well our two institutions have partnered over the years for the benefit of our students.”

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