Ken ReifDavid Garrison



Here are two of our recipients of the BFAL scholarships!

Notre Dame's Bryce Riniker
will be attending Iowa majoring in journalism and mass communications

Rachael Langerud
will attend Iowa State majoring in fashion.
Congrats to these graduates, and we look forward to your continued success.



Burlington Fine Arts League Scholarships

The Burlington Fine Arts League offers scholarships to students in Des Moines County who intend to pursue college education in an art related major, as well as those who wish to obtain advanced degrees in art-related fields. These scholarships are given in the form of tuition and paid directly to the school each semester. The scholarship is renewable, and funding may be received for up to three years. The amount of funding awarded to each student may vary and is dependent on the revenue from GALA, and the number of qualified applicants.

The BFAL Scholarship Committee accepts recommendations from Burlington Community High School, Notre Dame High School, West Burlington High School, Danville Community High School, Mediapolis Community High School, and Southeastern Community College, as well as applications submitted by individual students.

Applications for the Fall semester are available beginning January of the same year, and recipients will be notified in May.

All scholarship applications for the 2017-2018 academic year
are due by February 24, 2017.



Applicants for scholarships must be working towards an art-related major.

Undergraduate students must carry a minimum of 12 credit hours or the equivalent per semester, and Graduate students must carry a minimum of 9 credit hours or the equivalent per semester.

A GPA of 3.0 or above should be maintained in the major field of study.

Past scholarship recipients include Music Education and Vocal Music majors; Studio and Art Education majors; and Communication/Broadcast Journalism majors, among others.



First-time applicants must submit the following:

  1. Completed application form
  2. An explanation of his/her goals in the arts in 100 words or less.
  3. One letter of recommendation from the head of the department or a
    professor in the field the applicant is majoring in
  4. Official transcript from the last school attended



Please click on links below to print your application.

For Application:

Renewal Application:

Contact Information

For inquiries, please contact your academic advisor or send an email to

Mailing address:
BFAL Scholarship Committee Chair
Box 243
Burilngton, Iowa 52601


2016 Recipients

Hayley Buetrell
Ashlyn Butler
Andrea Campbell
Shawn Foster
Cole Garrelts
Rachel Gibbons
Danielle Haeffner

Shelby Howard
Clara Reynen
Grace Reynolds
Grace Rosson
Carissa Todd
Jeenneette Wolf



We would like to thank the following donors for their contributions to our 2017 scholarship fund:

Michelle & Mike AbouAsally

Monika & Rick Coursey

Deb Fowler

Bary Green & Jenny Link

Tom & Sally Parrott

Chip & Dana Redinger

Lois & Jerry Rigdon

Matthew Rinker

Pam & Gary Schmeiser

Lonnie Schuyler

Cindy & Scott Spear

John & Audrey Thurman