Inver Grove Heights B.E.S.T Scholarship Foundation

A nonprofit organization

13 donors

28% complete

$5,300 Goal

The Inver Grove Heights B.E.S.T. Scholarship Foundation mission is to raise funds to award scholarships to graduating seniors from Simley High School.  Help us reach our goal making the B.E.S.T. impact for Simley's Class of 2024. 

We are celebrating 35 years of the B.E.S.T. impact!!  Since 1988, the B.E.S.T. Scholarship Foundation has awarded $3.6 million dollars in scholarships to 3,000 Simley High School graduates. 

Your donation will assist students in pursuing their higher education goals.

Meet our 2023 IGH B.E.S.T. Foundation Scholarship Recipients.  The Inver Grove Heights B.E.S.T. Foundation awarded 102 scholarships totaling $162,645 to Simley High School Seniors on May 31, 2023. 

The highlight of the B.E.S.T. Foundation year was the evening of May 31, when we gathered at Simley High School for the announcement of our 2023 B.E.S.T. Foundation Scholarship recipients. It was a night filled with excitement and pride, marked by a red carpet "Watch Party". During this event, we collectively witnessed the premiere of the 2023 Scholarship Award video, with moments of group recognition and applause for our deserving scholarship recipients. Following the video, the "Party" continued with a heartwarming reception, where Scholarship Donors, Recipients, and their families came together to share in the joy of giving and receiving. There's something truly magical about witnessing the passing of a B.E.S.T. scholarship award envelope from the Donor to the recipient—it is a moment that embodies the impact of generosity and hope.

2023 B.E.S.T. Scholarship Recipient impact: It is really cool knowing that the community around Simley cares so much about graduates' futures. The scholarship that I was rewarded will help me achieve the goals I have for my future. LB

2023 B.E.S.T. Scholarship Recipient impact: It means a lot to me to know how much the Inver Grove Heights community cares about its students and their access to education. Thank you! ND

2023 B.E.S.T. Scholarship Recipient impact: I am grateful. From a young age my family has depended on me to break generational cycles. I always understood the pressure was not meant to be scary, or maybe even be present at all, yet I still felt obligated to be the change. My words may seem dramatic, however I have a lot of people in my life who I know look up to me. Whether they're my guardians, my friends, or even my cousins who I take care of as if they are my own. Having said all that, I would like to thank you for your kindness and generosity. You are helping me accomplish my goals, and allowing me to pave the way for a future in those who count on me. You are truly helping a struggling family finally get the dream they have lived their entire lives waiting for. I will not let this go to waste, and I cannot stress my appreciation enough for you helping me be able to make this possible. May you continue to show warmth to others, so that they can spread it as well. Gracias a ti y tu ayuda, sí se puede! AD

2023 B.E.S.T. Scholarship Recipient impact: I express my sincere gratitude for the scholarship you generously provided. As a first-generation student, receiving this scholarship means the world to me and my family. Your support will allow me to continue pursuing my academic and career goals without the added burden of financial stress. I am truly grateful for your kindness and generosity and I promise to work hard to make the most of this opportunity. Thank you again for your investment in my future. SA

2023 B.E.S.T. Scholarship Recipient impact: Thank you for supporting my educational journey, without the extended support my dreams couldn't become my reality. Words can't describe how grateful I am and may God continue to bless you as you are a blessing to others. I aspire to do the same in return for someone else, THANK YOU!!!! DG

2023 B.E.S.T. Scholarship Recipient impact: Thank you so much! Education is one of the most valuable assets a person can have in any society, and I greatly appreciate your dedication to helping me and other community members come closer to gaining this. I am excited to utilize these funds to help reach my career goals and lay a foundation for a fulfilling and financially stable life. Thank you again! ND

2023-2024 Simley High School: BIPOC 54%, White 46%. Student receiving Educational Benefits  48.9%

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Inver Grove Heights B.E.S.T Scholarship Foundation

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