Black Hawk College has been added to Bandit Scholars, the scholarship program from the Quad Cities River Bandits (Low A; Midwest League).
The Bandit Scholars Program was originally established in 2009. Prior to the addition of Black Hawk College, the program awarded scholarships to students from three colleges in the Quad Cities. On Tuesday it was confirmed that, starting in 2018, Black Hawk College will become the fourth college to be added to that mix.
As part of this arrangement, a Black Hawk College student will be awarded a scholarship to cover one year of tuition and receive an internship with the River Bandits. More from the Quad-City Times:
“Our community is a markedly better place because of the opportunities that exist for students attending Black Hawk College as well as our other partners in the Bandit Scholars program,’’ [River Bandits owner Dave] Heller said. “It’s the largest program of its type in minor-league baseball and we’re proud to help provide the cost of an education and real-world experience that our scholarships provide.’’
Like the scholarships at the other three institutions, the scholarship that will be awarded for the first time next summer will cover one full year of tuition cost and include a paid internship with the Midwest League club the following summer.
At Black Hawk, the scholarship will be available to cover tuition for a second-year student enrolled at either the Moline campus or the Black Hawk East campus.
The application process will begin in upcoming weeks through the foundation link on the school’s website.
The Bandit Scholars Program has been a major component in the charitable efforts of the River Bandits, who earned the 2017 Best Charity Award from Ballpark Digest, marking the second time that the team has captured the honor. Our own Jeff Goldberg recently profiled the team’s extensive charity efforts.
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