David P. Balmer Athletic Scholarship

We award five $1,000 scholarships every year

Dave_Balmer_AHS_ADIn 1961, David Balmer began his teaching and football coaching career at Arrowhead High School. He was head football coach from 1961 – 1971, during which time the team won three conference titles. He became the athletic director in 1966, a position he held until his retirement in 1990. Following his death in 1994, the David P. Balmer Athletic Scholarship was established in his memory.


In keeping with tradition, the Arrowhead Athletic Booster Club will award up to five Balmer Athletic Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 to graduating seniors who have:

  • Received a varsity athletic letter at Arrowhead
  • Displayed sound character and strong leadership skills
  • Exhibited team play and good sportsmanship
  • Earned the respect of coaches, teachers, peers and the community
  • Demonstrated solid academic performance
  • Made a commitment to pursue higher education

Application process for the Balmer Scholarship

The Balmer Scholarship is administered through the Arrowhead Scholarship Fund. The Balmer Scholarship Application is also available on the Arrowhead web site. Please note that (a) the application must be completed electronically; (b) handwritten applications are not recommended; and (c) the Balmer and Arrowhead  Fund Scholarships are both completed using the same form.

Application materials are made available in December of each year. The deadline for the completed application is early March. Please send your questions to  Lburchett@brenntag.com

2016-2017 Balmer Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to our 2016-2017 Balmer Scholarship Recipients

Dylan von Heimburg
Elijah Tormala
Anna Hayes
Abby Leyden
Elizabeth Wahmhoff

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