Click here to access the BSF scholarship claim form.

A completed claim form must be sent with a copy (does not need to be an original) of your transcript when requesting scholarship money.

BSF scholarship money will be awarded to designated institutions upon completion of one semester* of college classes and verification of completion by transcript. All checks will made payable to the institution. No payments will be made directly to a student. Part-time college students are eligible for award money.


Ruth Schloeman Memorial Scholarship recipients will be paid to the college after satisfactorily completing freshman year (2 semesters) at a four-year college.

H.O. Schloeman Memorial Scholarship recipients must attend Iowa State University beginning their collegiate freshman year to be eligible for consideration. The scholarship will be paid to Iowa State after satisfactorily completing their freshman year (2 semesters) of college.  

Scholarship recipients have three years to claim award money, i.e. 2020  graduates have till 2023. Those entering the armed forces and attending college at a later date may be eligible to defer their award money longer than three years following graduation. To do this, notify Treasurer-Carrie Newton by email or send a letter to the BSF postal address.

The claim form along with an e-copy of your college transcript can be sent directly to BSF Treasurer- Carrie Newton at Or, the two items can be mailed to Benton Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box 129, Van Horne, Iowa 52346. 

Any unclaimed award money will be returned to the endowment fund of the Benton Scholarship Foundation. 

Please direct financial questions to Carrie Newton at, Benton Scholarship Foundation Treasurer.