The submission deadline for 2023 applications was 2/28/2023. We are no longer accepting applications.
You must provide TWO references.
Applications with missing references will not be considered.
Choose references who know you, your character and/or your work ethic. Some examples may include: teacher, coach, work supervisor, volunteer leader, pastor, neighbor, etc. These are only examples; your choices may differ.
Notify your reference writer that they will be receiving a request from you for a reference. You may use the Letter of Recommendation Request form if you’d like (below). Your reference will then send us their letter of recommendation either via email, or by mail.
Letters of recommendation must be received on or before February 28, 2023.
Recommendations can be sent three ways:
1. When completing the application, the student sends a form directly (via email) to the reference. The reference writer then completes the form which is automatically attached to the student’s application
2. Email with STUDENT’S NAME in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Mail to: Baraboo Community Scholarship Corporation Attn: STUDENT’S NAME/Reference PO Box 380 Baraboo WI 53913-0380
Applying for Financial Need-Based Scholarships
If you are interested in being considered for any BCSC-administered scholarship with a financial need requirement, you must complete the standard FAFSA Form and provide a copy of the official SAR (Student Aid Report) compiled by this organization. In addition, please submit the following four figures you have reported to this organization in the space below: Adjusted Gross Income, Net Worth, Number in Family and Number in College.
If you do not complete a FAFSA form and provide the proper documentation, you WILL NOT be considered for any scholarships that have a financial need requirement. Please note: “As Reported by the IRS” is not an acceptable response. We need actual numbers to process your application.
The FAFSA Form is available online at fafsa.ed.gov. You will need data from either your 2020 or 2021 Federal Income Tax return. After you complete your worksheet, it will take the agency several days to process your information before you can print your official SAR. You must provide BCSC with a copy of your official 3-page SAR. A certificate stating that you completed the FAFSA Form is not acceptable. Print your application before you submit it so you have a copy of all the data you submitted.
Make sure you follow all directions carefully and provide all requested information or your submission will be disqualified.
Please note: After you complete the FAFSA form, it may take several days to get a “PIN number” and to process your application. You will need two PIN codes: one for the parents and one for the student. You can apply for your PIN codes at any time. (You may want to do this immediately.) These special PIN codes are needed to print your SAR.
Next, provide BCSC with the following four figures as reported on your FAFSA application:
- Adjusted Gross Income: (Total of lines 41, 42 & 43 plus lines 90, 91 & 92)
- Net Worth
- Number in Family
- Number in College
Email BCSC at
or contact the BHS Student Services office.