The mission of the Inver Grove Heights B.E.S.T. Foundation is to raise and award funds for post-secondary scholarships to Simley High School graduates.

– The application form, Data Release Form-Simley, 2016 Recommendation Form(s) and Scholarship Criteria Essay(s) are to be submitted by 3 p.m. on Monday, March 7, 2016! There are NO EXCEPTIONS to 3 p.m. Monday, March 7, 2016, due date.

– Some scholarships require a “Recommendation” from faculty &/or staff, clergy &/or community member(s). Please ask for “Recommendation(s)” EARLY in this application process. Recommendations MUST be submitted using the 2016 Recommendation Form. Hard copy or emailed recommendations will NOT be accepted. http://goo.gl/forms/6X5f9QrEzM

– Some scholarship criteria require a brief essay. Meeting essay(s) criteria could earn $500-$5000 in scholarship funds.. Submit your essay using the 2016 Scholarship Essay Criteria Form. The 2016 Scholarship Essay Criteria Form allows you to copy/paste constructed responses into it drafted from Word or Google Drive document.   http://goo.gl/forms/YShHvXTxX6

– This Scholarship Application Form needs to be completed in ONE session for your answers cannot be saved and then restored. Please plan for 60 minutes to complete this application. It would be helpful to complete the IGH BEST Foundation Activities Worksheet prior to completing this application. IGH BEST Foundation Activities Worksheet

-If applying for scholarship(s) with a financial need requirement, you MUST provide the EFC or Estimated Family Contribution number information from your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application. The FAFSA application must be completed FIRST, prior to this 2016 Scholarship Application. The FAFSA application is found at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The EFC or Estimated Family Contribution number code is posted in your FAFSA email confirmation. Enter your EFC number code in this application.

-ALL scholarship criteria(s) is submitted online: (A) 2016 B.E.S.T. Application Form, (B) Data Release Form, (C) Recommendation(s) Form (D) Essay Criteria(s) Form. If you have any questions, please see your counselor.

– When documenting Simley High School Experiences, Activities, Honors, Awards, Service Learning, Volunteering and/or Employment, PLEASE follow the example(s) provided in the application.

-An electronic signature on Data Release Form is required for Simley High School to release certain student academic data to the B.E.S.T. Foundation. This information is necessary for use in assessing the criteria needed for many scholarships. If you (the student) will be 18 years old on or before March 7, 2016, you may sign your data release form. If you are not yet 18 years old on March 7, 2016, your parent or guardian will need to electronically sign the data release form. http://goo.gl/forms/vE43vNKK0j

-For scholarship specifics and details, reference the online 2016 B.E.S.T Scholarship Booklet. Scholarship criteria must be met for scholarships to be awarded. Scholarship Booklet 2016

 

2016 Scholarship Essay(s) Form B.E.S.T Foundation

http://goo.gl/forms/YShHvXTxX6

2016 Scholarship Application 

http://goo.gl/forms/IkAQacbmFZ

Data Release Form

http://goo.gl/forms/vE43vNKK0j

2016 Recommendation Form

http://goo.gl/forms/6X5f9QrEzM

2016 B.E.S.T Scholarship Booklet

Scholarship Booklet 2016

 

Dorothy Taylor was the Chairperson of the Physics Department and Hazel Rothlisburger was the Chairperson of the Math Department at Iowa College in the mid 1960s.  Both women were influential in encouraging women, in particular, to pursue careers in the “true sciences” of chemistry, physics and biology.

In the spirit of Taylor and Rothlisburger, the Inver Grove Heights B.E.S.T. Foundation invites you to apply for this scholarship, which is established by residents of Inver Grove Heights to provide financial assistance to a young woman in her third year of college. The applicant must be in a Bachelor of Arts or Science Degree Program, Full-time student in good academic standing and must provide an official transcript. The applicant must provide a recommendation from her college advisor/professor.  First preference is given to a student with a declared major in secondary education who will become a teacher of physics, mathematics, chemistry, computer science or biology.  Second preference is given to a student with a declared major in physics or mathematics. Third preference is given to an applicant who has received this scholarship previously.

One final reminder the Due Date and Time is: 3 p.m. Monday, March 7, 2016 – NO Exceptions.

Submit:  (1) Taylor-Rothlisburger Memorial Scholarship Application Form,

(2) email to ighbest@comcast.net a pdf copy of your most recent College/University transcript/Student Academic Record

(3) Advisor/Professor Recommendation Form submitted.

Taylor Rothlisberger Scholarship Application-

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ai-SKFft0G5harbCsd5RDRvoO2ITbD0TFkG2jSzWFw0/edit?usp=sharing

Taylor Rothlisberger application form:  http://goo.gl/forms/Z1I9W8zu2k

Taylor Rothlisberger recommendation form:  http://goo.gl/forms/79DHUOsBEw

 

Screen Shot 2016-02-13 at 1.26.40 PMPlease join us for Mardi Gras Madness

Break out your favorite Mardi Gras mask and enjoy delicious Bourbon Street Fare at this years Dinner and Silent Auction on Saturday, March 12th, 2016.

5:00 PM ~ Cocktail and Carnival Hour

6:00 PM ~ Bourbon Street Dinner Buffet with Live Music and Entertainment throughout the evening.

Ongoing all evening: Silent Auction

Attached is the 2016 Dinner and Silent Auction Invitation please share it with your friends and neighbors!

 

Inver Grove Heights Best Foundation Board Members and friends, walked the parade, handed out t-shirts and bags full of candy along Cahill.

Attached are 473 photos of the parade! https://goo.gl/photos/LQq96k8itfCZLmtU9BEST Parde

 

IMG_0091 Thank you to all of our wonderful sponsors, donors and participants who contributed to the success of the 24th Annual Inver Grove Heights BEST Foundation Benefit Golf Tournament, which was held on Monday, August 24, 2015.

Click on the photo to the left to see more pictures taken at the tournament.

 

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The Inver Grove Heights B.E.S.T Foundation Scholarship Reception was held on Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. in Cahill Court.

124 Scholarships were awarded to Simley Seniors, with awards totalling over $184,000!

Congratulations to the class of 2015!

Here is a link to the photos of the night.

Attached is the 2015 Awards Booklet.

 

The IGH BEST Foundation Scholarship Awards Reception was held on Wednesday, May 28, at 6:30 p.m. in Cahill Court.

120 scholarships totaling $160,250 were awarded to Simley Seniors.

Congratulations Class of 2014!

Download a color version of the 2014 Scholarship Awards Book-  2014 Awards Booklet

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 the IGH B.E.S.T Foundation Scholarship Awards Reception was held in Cahill Court.

118 Scholarships valued at over $144,000 were awarded to Simley Seniors.

Congratulations to all of the recipients!

Attached is the 2013 Awards Brochure- 2013 Awards Booklet final

 

 

 

2012 IGH BEST Foundation Scholarship Award Winners Group Photo

2012 IGH BEST Foundation Scholarship Award Winners Group Photo

 

Wednesday, May 30th, at 6:30 PM in Cahill Court, 117 scholarships totaling over $160,000 were awarded to Simley Seniors at the Inver Grove Heights BEST Foundation Scholarship Awards Reception.

Congratulations to the class of 2012!

Attached is the Inver Grove Heights BEST Foundation Awards Book for the class of 2012 Scholarship Recipients.

2012 IGH BEST Foundation Scholarship Awards Booklet

 

 

2011 IGH BEST Foundation Scholarship Recipients

 

The annual BEST Foundation Scholarship reception was held in Cahill Court at 6:30 p.m. on May 18, 2011. More than 110 students received scholarships totaling more than $140,000. Many donors were in attendance to share scholarships honoring loved ones and/or acknowledging Simley graduates.