2022/2023 Scholarship Timeline

The BDSA New Student Scholarship and the African American First-Generation Student Scholarship Timeline
  • March 15, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. Arizona time application available online for completion.

  • May 23, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. Arizona time is the deadline to submit application.

  • May 23 –June 30, 2022, Applications reviewed and prepared for Scholarship Committee.

  • June 30 – July 15, 2022, First Scholarship Committee assessment of applications

  • July 15 – July 30, 2022, Final selection of award recipients.

  • August 1, 2022, All students notified of award status.

  • August 10 – 15, 2022, Scholarships mailed to the school/student.

Continuing Students
  • Ongoing:
    Renewal for Continuing Scholars is available for completion

  • June 19, 2022:
    Continuing Students are required to submit your transcripts and Continuing Student Questionnaires at the end of Spring Semester and no later than June 19, 2022 to maintain your eligibility if applicable for a continuing scholarship

  • August 2022:
    Notification of Scholarship decisions and if applicable, checks mailed to colleges and universities

The Bill Dickey Scholarship Association (BDSA) provides scholarships and continuing education grant monies of up to $20,000 for four years to high school and college students demonstrating academic achievement (2.5 or above GPA on 4.0 scale), leadership, financial need, evidence of community service, and golfing ability. Students may pursue an undergraduate degree at a college or university of their choice.

Scholarship FAQs

What are the requirements to qualify for a scholarship?
A student must be enrolled or accepted at any accredited college or university of the recipient’s choice in the United States with a minimum high school cumulative GPA of 2.5/4.0 scale, as of March 31, 2022.

Can I apply for both scholarships?
No.  You are eligible to apply for one scholarship based on the eligibility guidelines.   However, if you apply for the African American First-Generation Scholarship, and are ranked high; and are not selected,  your application will be taken into consideration for the Bill Dickey New Scholarship.

How many scholarships will be awarded?
The scholarship committee will determine the number of scholarships that will be awarded for both the Bill Dickey New Student Scholarship and the African American First-Generation MARCH Foundation and Bill Dickey Scholarship.

What is an official transcript?
The academic document must come from your high school office and be signed by an appropriate official.  Documents and grades printed from the internet or other unofficial copies are not accepted.  You should upload your transcript to the application if applicable, otherwise read the eligibility guidelines for the recommendation to submit your transcript.

What if I have additional questions?
Please feel free to email you questions to assistant@bdscholar.org and reference the Bill Dickey New Student Scholarship or the African American First-Generation Scholarship.

Continuing Scholarship Questionnaire:
To complete the continuing scholarship questionnaire, please click here.

Scholarship Database Profile: If you are a high school student and you are not yet in our database, click here to enter your scholarship database profile.