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Kids' chance of South Dakota is proud to provide postsecondary and trade school scholarships to the children of South Dakota workers who have been severely or fatally injured in a workplace accident. 




  Visit the following link for scholarships for Harrisburg University




ZipRecruiter Recurring Scholarship
Scholarship Award: $3,000
Deadlines: June 30th & December 31st every year
Eligibility Requirements: Student must be 18+ years old and enrolled in classes by deadline date
Entry Rules: 500-800 word essay that addresses both prompts
Prompts: Write a Follow-up Email for After a Job Interview. On a separate page, describe the sections of your job interview follow-up email template, and explain why each section was included.

You can visit our ZipRecruiter Scholarship Page for more information. If you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to reach me via phone or email. 



iHELP Scholarships are given out every year to SD high school seniors. This year we will be giving away 5- $1,000 scholarships to South Dakota high school seniors that will be attending a college, university or technical school for the 2019/2020 school year. Deadline to enter is March 31, 2019.

I have attached the pdf of the application or your students can go to this website to apply online:




Boston University Trustee Scholarship



Chadron State College Scholarship Opportunities


Gold-Four-Year Full Tuition Waiver and $600 Leadership Room Waiver

ACT 25+/SAT 1200+

3.0+ GPA

Eagle-Four-Year Half Tuition Waiver and $500 Leadership Room Waiver

ACT 23+/SAT 1130+

3.0+ GPA

Silver-Four-Year Quarter Tuition Waiver and $500 Leadership Room Waiver

ACT 21+/SAT 1060+

3.0+ GPA



QuestBridge College Match Program and Scholarship

The QuestBridge National College Match connects academically outstanding high school seniors from low-income backgrounds with admission and full four-year scholarships to the nation's best colleges.  For more information and to see what schools partner with this program please visit





Horatio Alger Scholarship

This scholarship awards students who possess the character to succeed in life. They help students overcome the financial barriers of pursuing higher education. To qualify students must have at least a 2.0 GPA and require financial assistance to go to college. For more information visit .

 Deadline: October 25, 2018




Elks National Foundation Legacy Awards

Any College
Applications open online on September 1, 2018 and close on February 1, 2019 at 11:59 am CT.
Qualifications: (Step)Child or (Step)Grandchild of Elks Member due paying members
                     Judged on core values-knowledge, charity, community and integrity
Money: 300 college scholarships worth $4000
If you are interested in this scholarship please visit




lks Foundation Emergency Educational Grant

 Elks Foundation Emergency Educational Grant

The EEG Program provides college financial assistance to eligible children in the form of renewable, on-year grants ranging up to $4000. Students must demonstrate financial need to qualify for an EEG. The grant is for educational assistance only and is not intended to cover the entire cost of a college education.
Qualifications also include, attending an accredited college and being unmarried and under the age of 23.
Applications are available between May 1 and October 31 of the academic year for which assistance is desired.
Please visit for more information.



Elks Foundation Most Valuable Student ScholElks Elks

Elks Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship

Any high school senior who is a US citizen may apply.

Qualifications: Scholarship


                      Financial Need

Money: 500 four-year awards ranging from $4000 to $50000.

Applications open online on August 15, 2018 and close on November 15, 2018.

Applications are available at 





South Dakota Elks $1000 Vocational Grant

Senior planning to attend an accredited post secondary technical or vocational school.

 Qualifications: transcript
                     350-500 word essay describing yourself
                     2 letters of reference
Deadline: must be received on or before November 15, 2018
Money: $1000
Applications are available in Stevens Student Services. Applications can be dropped off at the Elks Lodge #1187, 3333 Jolly Lane, Rapid City SD 57703-6068.




    Get scholarships on RaiseMe from Dakota Wesleyan University for your achievements in high school.

    For more information and to sign up for free visit




As you may have heard, McDonald's recently announced a $150 million investment through its Archways to Opportunity education program to triple tuition assistance and lower eligibility requirements for U.S. restaurant employees. As one of the largest employer brands, McDonald's is evolving how we support people joining the workforce.  

Specifically, our new changes include:

* Increased Tuition Investment:  Increase in tuition investment for eligible Crew to $2,500/year, up from $700/year.

* Lowered Eligibility Requirements:  Increase access to the program by lowering participation requirement from nine months to 90 days of employment.  In addition, dropping from 20 hours to 15 hours minimum per week to enable restaurant workers more time to focus on studies.

In addition to the college benefits, Archways to Opportunity also includes:

* Educational Advising:  Providing access to free educational advising services.

* English as a Second Language (ESL):  Offering a program that teaches employees the English they need to communicate effectively and confidently with customers and staff every day.

* Online high school completion:  This program helps employees earn a high school diploma at no cost.

If you are interested in letting your students know about the program or would like more information from me please feel free to contact me. Archways is aimed at helping thousands of employees support their college dreams with tuition assistance, complete their high school diplomas, and/or learn English while on the job. I have also attached the poster that we place in our break rooms for our current employees.

For more information please visit


The South Dakota State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution offers this annual $500 scholarship to direct descendants of the United States Military Veterans.


Any high school senior who plans to attend an institution of higher learning, is a resident of South Dakota, and is a direct descendant of a United States Military Veteran are eligible. This includes legally adopted descendants. The term "Veteran" refers to former and current members of the United States Armed Forces, including member of the National Guard.

Application Requirements:

*Personal letter

*3 recommendation letters


*Copy of qualifying military member's service record

Deadline: February 15, 2019

Please see Brenda in Stevens Student Services for more information.





National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

 Open to any High School Senior

Qualifications: 70% -- Dependability, Service, Leadership and Patriotism

                     30% --Essay--must be written in a TWO HOUR time period on 8 1/2 by 11 paper. Essay must be no

                               more than 550 words handwritten in ballpoint pen or computer generated.                                                         The essay must be written in the presence of a faculty member. Only the student my

                               edit the essay and then only in the allotted time. Neatness, legibility, originality,

                               and historical accuracy will be considered in the judging. No other material other than                                dictionary may be used.           

 ***Essay: November 6th from 810 am to 1010 am in Stevens Student Services***

Applications are due at time of essay writing. Please see Brenda in the Stevens Student Services for application and to sign up for essay slot on November 6th, 2018.

 Money: State Winner -- $250

           Multi State Winner -- $500

            National Winner -- $5000



AES Scholarship Deadline Is Approaching
The deadline for the 13th annual AES Scholarship is October 6, 2018. 
Visit our website at and please encourage your students to apply.  We wish them all good luck!





Application Deadline: FEBRUARY 15, 2019

Please note deadline exceptions on Partners page for:
Clarkson University
Drexel University

Merrimack College
 Johnson & Wales University

Rochester Institute of Technology

University of Cincinnati

University of Toledo

Wentworth Institute of Technology

State University of New York Oswego

QUALIFICATIONS: To qualify for this scholarship, students must:

• Have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale

• Apply and be accepted for the 2018-2019 academic year at one of the WACE Partner Institutions listed.


*Meet other merit scholarship criteria as established by the institutions selected on the application

INSTRUCTIONS: Please complete the National Co-op Scholarship Program Application including a typed one-page essay (200-words) describing why you have chosen to pursue a college cooperative education program.

If you are downloading application to submit by mail, please mail it to:
600 Suffolk Street, Suite 125
Lowell, MA 01854

For General Questions, please contact: Michelle Hansford at

Early applications are highly encouraged

WACE encourages minority and female students as well as students interested in science, mathematics, engineering and technology (SMET) to apply for this merit co-op scholarship.

Please note the selection of scholarship winners is decided by each partner institution.

All scholarships are non-transferable.

Applications are available in Stevens Student Services.


The Jackrabbit Guarantee program is a commitment by SDSU to award a minimum of $1,000 in academic scholarship aid per year for four years to eligible undergraduate students.  In order to qualify, students must achieve a composite score of 24 or higher on the ACT or a 1090 on the SAT (math and verbal only), and be a first time freshman student attending the main SDSU campus in Brookings. Students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and complete a minimum of 30 credit hours from SDSU in each academic year (fall and spring semesters). 

Deadline:  January 15th, 2019





The Dakota State University Champion Scholarships are renewable up to four years if student maintains a cumulative DSU GPA of 3.0 or greater and is continuously enrolled with a minimum of 12 DSU credits per semester (fall/spring).  Three scholarship exist including the Presidential Champion ($2,150 per year for those with a 28-26 ACT), Merit Champion ($1,650 per year for those with a 24-27 ACT), and Achievement Champion ($500 per year for those with a 21-23 ACT).  All three scholarships required a high school GPA of 3.0 or greater and no separate scholarship application is necessary.





Black Hills State University 

The Buzz Bonus Scholarship is awarded upon admission to incoming freshmen who are 1) in the top 1/3 of their graduating class; and 2) have a minimum composite ACT of 21.  Scholarship amounts vary depending on the students ACT score with annual awards of $500 (21-24), $750 (25-26), and $1,000 (27 or higher) and are renewable for three years if the student maintains a 3.0 cumulative GPA and takes 30 credit hours per academic year. Homeschooled students, in lieu of class rank, must attain a 3.0 GPA along with a minimum ACT composite score of 21



2018 marks another exciting year for the BIG Idea Competition. Watch your mailbox for more information and a poster for your school in late August. Here's an update on what we've been working on.

NEW this year is another industry prize category for students to enter their qualified business.  Midwest Ag Supply is sponsoring a Food Animal Agriculture category. Food Animal Agriculture is defined as agricultural processes related to beef, dairy, sheep, goat, swine and poultry. There will be $500 prize for the category winner in addition to the existing Wellness category prize and Marketing Design prize. 

Do not think for one second that we have forgotten the wonderful work our teachers do in getting their students involved in the BIG Idea Competition! It is very appreciated. To make your lives just a little easier, this year we have created a BIG Idea powerpoint for our teachers. The powerpoint discusses and introduces the BIG Idea Competition. This tool is a great resource for teachers that are new to the BIG Idea Competition, and it can be modified for teachers to use when introducing BIG Idea in their class.  Find the powerpoint under the Advisor menu at 

Additional Updates for 2018 

  • Addition of career clusters.  As part of their application, students will choose the career cluster related to their idea. 
  • Updated website with simplified navigation.
  • New location, on NSU's campus, for the BIG Idea Final Event.
  • Expanded mentor program for finalists. 
  • Partner In Business Award (for teachers) to encourage network building.
Advisors and teachers are crucial to getting students to think BIG, and we appreciate everything you do!  

Competition Opens:  September 1, 2018
Submission Deadline:  October 31, 2018
Finalists Notified: Mid-November
Final Competition & Awards: December 5, 2018 in Aberdeen
1st Place 
$1000 Cash, $1000 Presentation College Scholarship
& $1000 Northern State University Scholarship

2nd Place 
$500 Cash, $500 Presentation College Scholarship 
& $500 Northern State University Scholarship

3rd Place - $250 Cash

Marketing Design Winner- $500 Cash

Wellness Design Winner
$500 Cash

Food Animal Agriculture 
Category Winner-  
$500 Cash 

 Makerspace Consultation Prize (open to all schools)

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Please contact us with any questions.  Looking forward to your participation,

Kelly Weaver

South Dakota SBDC and BIG Idea Coordinator


South Dakota SBDC, 416 Production Street North, Aberdeen, SD 57401



Chadron State College Scholarship Opportunities


Gold-Four-Year Full Tuition Waiver and $600 Leadership Room Waiver

ACT 25+/SAT 1200+

3.0+ GPA

Eagle-Four-Year Half Tuition Waiver and $500 Leadership Room Waiver

ACT 23+/SAT 1130+

3.0+ GPA

Silver-Four-Year Quarter Tuition Waiver and $500 Leadership Room Waiver

ACT 21+/SAT 1060+

3.0+ GPA






Northern State University’s WolfPACT Scholarship is the largest guaranteed scholarship in South Dakota.  NSU is offering more money to college students when they need it most! The WolfPACT program is simple.  Students with an ACT of 30 or higher are guaranteed $12,000 over 4 years; ACT scores of 28 or 29 qualify for $11,000 over 4 years; scores of 24 to 27 qualify for $7,000 over 4 years; and score of 21 to 23 receive $5,000 over 4 years. To apply for the WolfPACT scholarship, send a completed admission application, application fee, high school transcript and ACT score to the admissions office at NSU and be accepted for admission by March1.  The WolfPACT scholarship is for new freshman only. The scholarship website is






Deadline:  January 15th, 2019

Surbeck Scholarships  $9000 per year, renewable for 4 years  Must be accepted for admissions and complete the SD Mines Scholarship App.

Presidential Scholarships  $5,000 per year, renewable through four years.  Must be accepted for admissions and complete the SD Mines Scholarship App.

SD Mines Scholarships  $3000, $2000, and $1000 renewable thru 4 years.  Must be accepted for admissions and SD Mines Scholarship App.   




South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship

There is no limit to the number of students who may receive this scholarship.  If you meet the requirements, you receive the scholarship.  If you have questions regarding this scholarship, please see your high school counselor.

The SD Opportunity Scholarship provides up to $6500 over four years to a qualifying student who attends an eligible higher education institution in South Dakota.  Recipients may participate in the SD Opportunity Scholarship program for the equivalent of four academic years (eight consecutive fall and spring terms), or until attaining a baccalaureate degree.  During each academic year, one-half of the annual scholarship award will be distributed at the beginning of the fall semester and the other half distributed at the beginning of the spring semester:

$1,300 - 1st year of attendance

$1,300 - 2nd year of attendance

$1,300 - 3rd year of attendance

$2,600 - 4th year of attendance

Initial Eligibility Requirements

Be a resident of South Dakota at time of high school graduation.

Have an ACT composite score of 24 or higher before the beginning of post-secondary education.  If using a SAT score, the sum of the verbal and math scores on the SAT must be at least 1090.

Complete high school course requirements with no final grade below a "C" and a cum high school GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale prior to graduation.

Effective for those students entering into postsecondary education for the first time on or after August 2013, the curriculum requirements specified in section 3 above are not required for any student who has received a composite score on the ACT of at least 28 and meets the ACT college readiness benchmarks scores equaling or exceeding 18 for English, 22 for Reading 22 for Math, and 23 for Science.

Attend a university, college, or technical school accredited by the Learning Commission of the NCACS and that provides instruction from a campus located in South Dakota.

Enter into the program within 5 years of high school graduation, or within 1 year of the student's release from active military service (if that release is within 5 years of the date of the student's high school graduation).  Students seeking to transfer from a regionally accredited university, college, or tech school located outside of South Dakota may do so within two years following high school graduation and be eligible to receive partial award.

For more information on requirements for the Opportunity Scholarship go to the SD board of Regents web site at





2018 National High School Poetry Competition

Students in grades 9-12 are invited to enter up to two poems in the 2018 National High School Poetry Competition sponsored by Penn State Barnes and Nobel Bookstores and presented by Lake Effect, the literary journal of the BFA program in Creative Writing at Pen State Erie, The Behrend College. Cash prizes of $300, $200 and $100 will be awarded to three entries.

Deadline for submission is November 15, 2018. Find competition guidelines and entry instructions at




University of Wyoming Music Scholarships

Audition Dates:

November 9, 2018

February 1, 2019

February 8, 2019

February 15, 2019

February 22, 2019

Scholarships available for majors and non-majors

For more information visit




The Horatio Alger Denny Sanford Scholarship provides a $10,000 scholarship to be disbursed throughout a student’s collegiate career. Like all Horatio Alger Scholarships, the Horatio Alger Denny Sanford scholarship assists high school students who have faced great obstacles in their young lives to overcome their adversities, attend a post-secondary institution, and achieve success.

To be eligible for the Horatio Alger Denny Sanford Scholarship a student must meet the following criteria:
  • Be committed to complete a bachelor’s degree at University of South Dakota
  • Be a current high school senior with plans to enroll in college Fall 2019
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or less family income required)
  • Be involved in community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5
  • Be a United States citizen
Students may apply online


Joni Freidel
Director of Scholarships




to learn more and apply online.


AXA Achievement Scholarship opportunity has started!  Deadline for students to apply for the AXA Achievement Scholarship is December 14,2018.  Please encourage your Senior students to apply.  This is a fantastic opportunity!


School flyer & other information pieces attached.  If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact me at the number listed below my name.

 Jen LeVasseur
EVP Assistant & Branch Event Coordinator
AXA Advisors, LLC

Great Plains Branch/New Dimension Region

1111 N. 102 Court, Suite 100

Omaha, NE  68114

402-392-8404 (direct line)
402-397-9573 (fax)

AXA Equitable: 150 Years of Promises Kept

 Branch Website:




South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Note that the scholarships for incoming freshmen required a separate online application.  The application opens November 1, 2018 and closes January 15, 2019.

Scholarships for Incoming Freshmen

In order to be considered for incoming freshman scholarships at the School of Mines, prospective students must complete an online scholarship application. The online scholarship application will be available beginning November 1 and is due by January 15. You must be accepted for admission to SD Mines prior to completing the scholarship application. Students interested in departmental scholarships should contact their respective department for further information.

    Types of Scholarships Available

    The SD Mines Scholarship Committee awards scholarships which include:

    • Surbeck Scholarships - $9,000 (renewable for 3 additional years)
    • Presidential Scholarships - $5,000 (renewable for 3 additional years)
    • Distinctive Scholarships - $1,000 to $5,000 (renewable for 3 additional years)
    • SD Mines Scholarships - $2,000 to $3,000 (renewable for 1 additional year)
    • Freshman Scholarships - $100 to $2,000 (non-renewable)

    SD Mines commits to awarding scholarship funds to as many students as possible. All of the scholarship funds in which SD Mines receives are from alumni, family, corporations, and friends of SD Mines. SD Mines has outstanding students and merit scholarships are extremely competitive. 

    National Merit Finalists

    Date of Scholarship Award Notification

    Scholarship recipients will be notified of their award offer approximately mid-February. If the scholarship is a multi-year award, the award notice will indicate the criteria the recipient must meet to maintain their scholarship for subsequent years.

    If you were initially awarded a scholarship stated above, it may have been made without regard for specific funding sources. If so, by August, the Financial Aid Office will assign (replace) each initial scholarship award with a named donor-funded scholarship and notify the student of this information. At that time, a thank-you letter will be required before scholarships funds can be disbursed to student accounts.

    Scholarship Requirements

    Scholarship recipients must meet certain enrollment and academic achievement requirements.  Find out more on our Scholarship Requirements page. 

    Find more information, see:



    Augustana University


    Nov 18-Distinguished Scholars

    Nov 30- Dean's Scholars

    Jan 21- Dean' Scholars

    Feb 8 - Visual Arts

    Feb 17-Distinguished Scholars

    Feb 18- Dean's Scholars

    Feb 24- Distinguished Scholars

    For more information please visit




     At West River Electrics annual meeting this held in Wall South Dakota this year we will be giving away 6 - $500 scholarships to students that are on West River Electrics service territory. There are two stipulations to having a chance to have your name drawn for one of the scholarships. First you must attend the entire meeting and seconded you must live on West River Electrics service territory. The meeting will be held at the Wall community center on Main Street in Wall, South Dakota. Registration opens at 9 am and the official meeting is held from 10am to 12pm on October 13th.  If you could please let your students know about this great opportunity we at West River Electric would greatly appreciate it.


    Adam Daigle

    West River Electric

    Marketing and Member Services






    Davidson College

    Nomination Scholarship Deadlines

    Belk Scholarship
    Nomination Deadline – November 9, 2018
    Nominees' Admission Application Deadline – December 3, 2018

    Charles Scholarship (Chicago Public Schools)
    Nomination Deadline – December 1, 2018
    Nominees' Admission Application Deadline – January 7, 2019




     B. Davis Scholarship” 

    The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website are offering a scholarship for 2019.

      Please visit our website at to read about us and to apply for our scholarship.  While you’re there, please browse through the rest of the site to learn more about applying for scholarships.


    Our website was developed solely for the purpose of helping students locate and apply for scholarships.  We are trying to improve the students’ chances for success.  The site is free and we charge nothing for the information or the application.


    The deadline for applications is May 24, 2019


    Amount of Scholarship:  $1,000


    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at





    Norwich University


    Scholarship Opportunity
    Here at Norwich, we want to reward those students who are on top of all things college with a special $2,000 “Take the Lead” Scholarship.

    Here’s how it works:
    • Complete an online application for Fall 2019 enrollment.  
    • Send in any required supplemental items (i.e. high school transcript, test scores).
    • Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and include Norwich University - 00369200.
    That’s it! Students that complete these easy steps by December 15, 2018, and are accepted, will earn an additional $2,000 for the next four years. That’s equivalent to $8,000 towards a Norwich education!



    The ACT Student Champion is tenacious and persistent, no matter the challenge, and is prepared for life after high school with a goal in mind and a plan in place.

    • High school seniors who have overcome challenges and can articulate their education and/or career actions
    • At a minimum, students must have a composite ACT score of 22 on a single test date OR a Gold ACT® WorkKeys® National Career Readiness Certificate®

    Students will fill out their own applications.

    *Applicants must be members of the graduating class of 2019 who have taken the ACT. 

    Please note: If you are selected, the $500 nonrenewable scholarship will be sent directly to the postsecondary institution or program in which you are enrolled by May 2019. This may include any 2- or 4-year institution or certificate program, apprenticeship program, etc. 


    Student Champions receive a $500 non-renewable scholarship.

    Applications close on October 31, 2018!


    View the selection criteria and apply at State Champions will be notified on or before January 31, 2019. Questions may be directed to





     St. Cloud State University four-year full-ride scholarships

    We are looking for students who want to major in a STEM field (requirement of the scholarship) and are academically high-achieving.  By academically high-achieving we aren’t necessarily looking for those AP/honors kids, but for students who show strong potential and “grit.”  They will need to place into math classes above the developmental level (meaning ACT math score of 22+ or equivalent).  The students need to be Pell-Eligible which usually translates to free/reduced lunch eligible.  However, we will help interested students fill out the FAFSA to see if they qualify.



    the Coolidge Scholarship is a full-ride, four-year, merit scholarship that may be used by recipients for undergraduate study at any accredited college or university in the United States. Any high school junior who plans on enrolling in college in the fall of 2020 and is an American citizen or legal permanent resident is eligible to apply (unfortunately current high school seniors are not eligible to apply).




    In case you missed the announcement, the 2019 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program application opened last week. This program annually provides college-bound students with $10,000 renewable scholarships – up to $40,000 total per recipient. Applications are accepted until Jan. 4, 2019.  Additional information, eligibility requirements, and a link to the application are available online
    You are receiving this email because a past applicant listed you as a potential nominator. If this is the first time you've heard from us, please complete this form to receive news about this and other scholarship and education programs.

    You may also follow us on Facebook and learn more about the Foundation’s other programs for students and educators.




    Dickinson State University




    Northern State University




    Black Hills Stock Show Foundation Scholarship

    The deadline to receive application is: December 10th Applications MUST be postmarked or received at the BHSSF office no later than Midnight, December 10th. 

    *If date falls on Saturday/Sunday, the Friday immediately preceding. 

    *Please Note: While every effort has been made to eliminate the issue of outdated submission deadline dates, there continues to be some instance of incorrect information being provided to students.

    Applications not received by the deadline dates noted above will not be considered for scholarship awards.

    Applicants must be planning to attend a post-secondary accredited institution, including technical institutes, preferably located in the five states referenced above, and understand that the scholarship will be disbursed directly to the institution.

    If a scholarship winner withdraws from school during the time for which a refund is due, the refund will be prorated back to the scholarship fund of the Black Hills Stock Show Foundation. Scholarship winners may be asked to appear in person during the annual Black Hills Stock Show for an award presentation. In case of a recipient not being able to use this scholarship or not accepting it, an alternate recipient may be selected.  





     Subject: Junior Leadership Rapid City

     Junior Leadership Rapid City - Application Deadline is 5:00 pm on November 30th.

    Access the application via  - juniorleadership

    Note that two letters of recommendation are required.

    Those students selected to participate in the Junior Leadership Program may be eligible for one $500 scholarship.




     University of North Dakota



    BigSun Scholarship

    The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. We are offering our 10th annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in.
    Deadline               -     June 19, 2019   
    Amount of Award  -        $500.00
    The successful applicant will be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute and currently involved in some sport at that institution or in the community..
    Please visit our website at

    to learn how to apply.
    This scholarship has been listed with FastWeb




    South Dakota Dept of Agriculture Resource Conservation Speech Contest

    Open to any SD student grades 9-12.

     Subject of Speech: "Ag Technology: Farming and Ranching for a Future"

     Money: 1st $1,100

               2nd $750

               3rd  $450


            Local Contest - must be completed by March 30, 2019

            Area Contest - must be completed by April 13, 2019

            State Finals - held in Pierre on April 27, 2019

     Information and Entry Forms are available in the Stevens Student Services.




    The Cancer Unwrapped High School Writing Contest invites students o submit essays about their experience with cancer for the opportunity to win on of several $500 cash prizes. Winning essays will be well-written, compelling and emotionally honest.


    *Open to students in grades 9-12 residing in the US

    *Essays must be between 500-2000 words

    *Essays must be submitted at by April 15, 2019

    For more information please email Liz Lange at




    Washington College-Chestertown, MD

    Application due:  December 7, 2018

    You must also have your NHS advisor complete a letter of recommendation for you.


    Fall is upon us, and it’s the perfect time for your students to start planning for higher education—both for seniors who are narrowing their college searches and for younger students who are developing the next phase in their learning.

    As you guide your students in preparing for their future, I wanted to announce that Washington College, a liberal arts college in Chestertown, MD, is offering the Washington College Academic Tuition Scholarship—and it’s automatically awarded to National Honor Society (NHS) members who are accepted into the school.

    Beginning fall 2019, the scholarship grants a minimum of $18,000 per year for up to four years while enrolled at Washington College, up from $15,000 per year. The increase reflects Washington College’s ongoing commitment to make higher education accessible to all students regardless of means, especially those who demonstrate promise as tomorrow’s leaders.

    I encourage you to forward this information to your students so that they may visit to view all that Washington College has to offer, and explore how it might fall within their education goals.

    And don’t forget—the deadline for the NHS Scholarship award is just around the corner! Make sure your students submit their applications by December 7, and complete your adviser recommendations by December 14.


    Nara Lee
    Director, National Honor Societies




    Gramberg Millner Scholarship
    This scholarship was created by the Will of Emma Gramberg Millner who was a long-time rural school teacher in Pennington County. Her Will established a trust fund to provide scholarships under the following conditions:
    1. Applicants must be a senior or graduates of high schools located in Pennington County, west of the Cheyenne River, or all of Custer County, South Dakota.
    2. Applicants must be residents of either of the above areas for a minimum of three years prior to applying for the scholarship.
    3. Applicants must plan to attend or be enrolled full-time at an accredited public or private, two-year or four-year college, university, or an accredited nursing school located in South Dakota.
    4. Recipients must have minimum GPA of 2.0.

    Deadline: February 1, 2019 at 500 pm est.
    Applications are available at




     North Dakota State University




    Below are two scholarship opportunities - we would appreciate if you could encourage your seniors to apply!

     Local Junior Achievement of South Dakota $500 Leo Crawford Scholarship

    ·         Application Deadline: March 1st

    o    Please note this application has been updated and the deadline has been moved to March 1st

    o    If you have printed applications from year’s past – please disregard and print new applications for your file.

    ·         Available for South Dakota seniors who have had Junior Achievement at some point in their K-12 education (including the high school JA Ethics program).

    ·         Application Posted:

    National Scholarship - KPMG Future Leaders Program

    ·         This is an application we were made aware of through JA USA

    ·         Application Deadline:  January 31st

    ·         Click here for the application document

    ·         Applicant criteria includes:

    o    High school female seniors planning to enroll in a 4-year undergraduate program for the upcoming fall semester

    o    Proven track record of academic excellence and leadership potential

    o    Minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA

    o    Interest in a business or STEM academic track

    o    Demonstrates a significant financial need

     Please let us know if you have any questions (336-7318 or 800-871-7007).

     Thank you for distributing these opportunities to your students!

    Resa, Janice, and Tessa

    Resa Kirchhevel
    Sr. Education Director | Junior Achievement of South Dakota
    1000 N. West Avenue, Suite 110 | Sioux Falls, SD 57104
    605.336.7318 | Direct Line: 605.271.5202 | ­

    Junior Achievement: Empowering young people to own their economic success.®



     Sioux Falls Area Community foundation

    *More than 50 scholarships are now online at
    *Students headed for college, vocational, or technical schools have 24-hour access to local and statewide scholarship opportunities.
    *Initial awards range from $250 to $5000. Several can be renewed for up to three years.
    *Visit and start your search now.





    Subject: Scholarships for Military Children

     The Scholarships for Military Children Program is accepting applications from December 14, 2018 through February 15, 2019.  Please visit for additional information about this scholarship.
    Providing a home away from home for military families to be close to a loved one during hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury. Because a family's love is ...



    Subject: SD Solid Waste Management Association Scholarship - open to students pursuing tech school or college

    South Dakota Solid Waste Management Association Scholarship

    Go to the following website to access the application and to view the list of career paths that would make you an eligible candidate for this scholarship:

    Deadline:  Application must be postmarked no later than Jan. 15, 2019

    What information must be supplied in the application letter?

    A cover letter containing and explaining

      • Contact Information
      • Interests
      • Back ground
      • Work history and/or extra curricular activity
      • Financial need
      • Goals for the future and career goals
    • Applicants must furnish a copy of their most recent grade transcript – However, this scholarship is not awarded based on grades or overall GPA. We are more interested in your dedication and goals for the future.
    • Three letters of reference.
    • High School seniors applying for a scholarship must include an acceptance certificate from the post-secondary institution they will be attending.

    Submit application letters to:

    South Dakota Solid Waste Management Association
    Attention: Scholarship Program
    PO Box 89802

    Sioux Falls, SD  57109

    How are scholarships awarded?
    The SDSWMA Board President appoints a committee of SDSWMA members who review all applications. Applications are reviewed on a point system basis and those applications with the highest points are awarded scholarships.

    How many scholarships are awarded?
    The number of scholarships and the dollar amount awarded vary from year to year. In 2018, $8,000 in scholarships were awarded!




    Deadline:  Must be postmarked by March 31, 2019

    Pennington/Jackson County Farm Bureau Scholarship

    TWO $1500 scholarships to be awarded


    1. Applicant, applicant’s parents, or guardian must be a current member of Pennington/Jackson County Farm Bureau and must have been a member for two years.

    2. Must be accepted by an accredited school of higher learning and planning to study a minimum of one year as a full-time student.

    3. Must be 17 years of age or older, a high school graduate, or college freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior. If still in high school, must have an expected graduation date of Spring 2019.

    4. High School Senior applications must include a copy of most recent ACT score. All applicants must include current transcript with grade point average.

    5. Graduate students are not eligible for this scholarship.

    6. Scholarship is applied toward tuition fees only, and will be awarded after the first semester.

    The following information will be considered in selecting Scholarship recipients:

    1. Academic performance, honors, and ACT score.

    2. Leadership abilities and involvement in activities.

    3. Agriculture impacts all areas of our daily lives. How will your chosen career path affect rural


    4. A brief statement explaining your determination to succeed in your chosen field.

    5. Two signed and currently dated letters of recommendation that demonstrate the student’s moral character and potential for successful completion of a course of study.

    Please include with your application:

    1. Official high school transcript and ACT scores or official college transcript.

    2. Two letters of recommendation.

    3. A copy of the Letter of Acceptance from the qualified school you are planning to attend. College students – please include a letter from qualifying school confirming your enrollment acceptance.

    Please mail your completed application to:

    Pennington/Jackson County Farm Bureau

    %Diane Geigle

    19318 Geigle Road

    Wall, SD 57790

    Applications and supporting materials must be postmarked by March 31, 2019.

    Scholarship recipient will be required to sign an agreement form.




    Truman D. Picard Scholarship 

    Native America/Alaskan Students

    Students pursing higher education in Natural Resources

    Open the attachment for details. 

    Deadline:  March 15, 2019




    BigSun Scholarship

    The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. We are offering our 10th annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in.
    Deadline               -     June 19, 2019   
    Amount of Award  -        $500.00
    The successful applicant will be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute and currently involved in some sport at that institution or in the community..
    Please visit our website at
    BigSun Scholarship...2019. The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. In order to do our part we are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student.

    to learn how to apply.
    This scholarship has been listed with FastWeb
    We recognize that each school will have the responsibility for scholarships assigned to  different staff positions so we are giving this notice a wide distribution to ensure that each school receives fair notice.  Please note that at no time will any student or other individual be asked for a fee of any description for any service.
    If you do not wish to receive further notices, please reply to this message and type "unsubscribe" in the subject line or in the body of the email.
    Norm Fielder




    2019 Kimberly Rose Means Native American Council of Tribes Scholarship

    This scholarship was established in 1997 to honor the memory of eleven-year-old Kimberly Rose Means, who died in a tragic car accident in June 1981 on her way to participate in the annual Freedom Run at the South Dakota State Penitentiary.

    Kimberly lived on the Pine Ridge Reservation and attended the Little Wound School. She was a sweet, laughing child with a pure spirit that held an unrestrained faith in the hopes and dreams of herself and her people. The intensity of her belief is legendary among the proud people of the Great Sioux Nation — she died a young girl who believed in freedom and commitment to one’s dreams.

    Among the Sioux people, Kimberly symbolizes all that is good and honorable. She knew that the price of a dream worth having is the cost of seeing that dream realized.


    Be graduating high school seniors who are enrolled members of a South Dakota Native American tribe or South Dakota tribal members who are returning to school after an absence.

    Plan to attend an accredited college, university, or vocational school.

    Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.

    Have participated in school and community activities (only applies to high school seniors).

    Have the desire and ability to accomplish his or her goals.







    Deadline: March 15, 2019

    Apply online at




    Construction Financial Management Association Scholarship

    The Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) is a national organization that is dedicated to bringing together construction finance professionals and those partners serving their unique needs. Established in 1981, CFMA's General Members represent all types of contractors—including general contractors and specialty trades—as well as developers, construction managers, architects, engineers, principals, and material and equipment suppliers. Associate Members include professionals in the accounting, insurance, surety, software, legal, and banking industries, as well as any other specialist who serves in the construction industry.

    The Siouxland Chapter was formed in 2004 and includes members primarily in Eastern South Dakota, Southwest Minnesota, and Northwest Iowa. The Chapter created this scholarship to promote and award graduating high school seniors who wish to pursue an academic or technical degree in construction.


    Be graduating high school seniors.

    Plan to attend an institution of higher learning within a 100-mile radius of Sioux Falls

    Plan to pursue a degree or field of study with an emphasis in construction or building trades







    Deadline: 3/15/19

    Apply at





    Sunrise Sertoma Club Kevin Roth Memorial Scholarship

    The Sunrise Sertoma Club - Kevin Roth Memorial Scholarship was established in 2003 to honor Kevin Roth, a Sunrise Sertoma Club member who brightened the lives of all who know him with his ready wit, warm smile, intelligence, generosity, and enthusiastic participation in club activities and fundraisers.

    Established in 2004, the Minnehaha Sertoma Club Scholarship encourages young people to maximize their opportunities for personal growth and career potential by pursuing post-secondary education.

    Because speech and hearing are the focus of Sertoma Club philanthropy worldwide, Both Sertoma Clubs have a special interest in students who have hearing loss. Awards are given annually to graduating seniors who have been served by the South Dakota School for the Deaf.


    Be a graduating high school senior

    Have been served by the South Dakota School for the Deaf 

    Plan to attend an accredited college, university, community college, vocational or technical school

    * Preference will be given to current residents of South Dakota

    Deadline: 3/15/19

    Apply at




    2019 Osmann Family Native American Scholarship

    Allan and Adeline Osmann established this award in 1998 to help high school graduates of Native American descent pursue higher education. The Osmanns had many community interests, but they were most enthusiastic about supporting children and education. This scholarship is one way they can do both.

    Allan and Adeline enjoyed more than fifty years of marriage. They had two daughters — Kathryn and Susan — whom they raised in Sioux Falls. A World War II veteran, Allan worked for the United States Postal Service for 36 years. The couple served at St. John American Lutheran Church where they were members.

    Allan passed away in January 2004. But the words he wrote when he and Adeline established this scholarship fund express a heart full of thanks for the community he and his family called home. “We established this endowment in appreciation of having spent most of our lives here and having raised our family here. We plan to benefit future Sioux Falls area generations,” he writes. Because of the Osmanns foresight and generosity, this scholarship is sure to do just that. For good, for ever.


    Be an enrolled member of a Native American tribe.

    Be a high school senior graduating from an accredited South Dakota high school.

    Plan to attend a college in the South Dakota university system or a vocational or technical school in Sioux Falls, Watertown, Mitchell, or Rapid City.

    Have a GPA of 2.5 or higher after seven semesters of high school.

    Have the desire and ability to succeed in further academic study.

    Have participated in extra-curricular or community activities.

    * Financial need is only considered in cases of a tie between two qualified applicants.

    * This award may be renewable for up to three years, for a total of four years of support. Students must maintain enrollment and a 2.5 GPA to be considered.









    Application Deadline:

    Apply online: scholarships




    North American Truck and Trailer is a premier heavy and medium duty truck and trailer dealership with locations in Sioux Falls, Watertown, and Rapid City South Dakota, Sioux City Iowa, Omaha, Tekamah, Lexington, and West Point Nebraska, and Denver Colorado.


    1. Applicants must be children of full-time employees of North American Truck & 
    Trailer, Inc. & subsidiaries.

    2. Applicants must plan to or already attend an accredited institution of higher education.

    3. Applicants must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.







    Deadline:  March 15, 2019

    Apply online at American Truck and Trailer




     Subject: Dakota Corp Scholarship Application 2019-20


    Hello All –


    The Dakota Corp Scholarship Application has now been posted to the Dakota Corp Website!


    The application, in both an electronic version and a PDF printable version, can be found on the How to Apply and Forms pages of the site as well as at the links below.


    2019-2020 Dakota Corps Scholarship




    Kerri Richards

    Student Services Coordinator

    South Dakota Board of Regents

    306 East Capitol Ave, Suite 200

    Pierre, SD 57501

    (Ph) 605-773-3455

    (Fax) 605-773-5320




    The South Dakota Board of Regents system scholarship applications are available on the SDBOR Website.  You can find out more information at the following link:





    Fool Soldier Scholarship

    This award is open to descendants of the Fool Soldiers, a group of Teton Lakota men who ransomed the freedom of two white women and six children held captive by a band of Dakota Indians in 1862. Eligible applicants must be able to prove their ancestry; have a GPA of 2.0 or higher; be planning to attend an accredited college, university, or vocational or technical school; and have financial need. 

    Award: $2,000; 

    Deadline: March 15

    To apply go to /scholarships/Fool Soldier Scholarship



    Rushmore Lions "Greg Rudel" Fine Arts Scholarship

    This scholarship is to encourage young men and women to continue their post-secondary education by attending a university or college in pursuit of a Visual Arts career.

    Qualifications: demonstrate scholastic ability

                         demonstrate good citizenship

                         applicant's course of study must be a duration of 2 or more years.

     Money: Each scholarship granted will be in the minimum amount of $500.

     Deadline: Must be in the hands of the selection committee by April 13, 2019.

     Applications are available in the Stevens Guidance Office.



    The Bellator Titans Motorcycle Club is excited to announce the availability of a scholarship to an applicant who is in need of financial assistance. This is our seventh year presenting this scholarship and are looking for high school seniors who will be freshmen at any post-secondary intuition of higher learning. Applicants need to plan to attend an in-state post-secondary school in order to apply for the scholarship. Applicant does not need to be top of their class, but the committee is searching for students who are hardworking and motivated to succeed.

     Eligibility Requirements

     South Dakota resident

     A Senior going into their first year of post-secondary education in South Dakota

     Financial Need

     Application must be received by March 15th, 2018




    First District Development Company Scholarship



    Scholarship Deadline:  April 1, 2019

    Five - $1000 scholarships will be awarded


    Must be a US citizen

    Must be a senior attending a high school in the state of South Dakota

    Must plan to attend a post-secondary institution in the state of South Dakota and pursue a business/finance related field of study

    Cum gpa of 3.5 or higher

    Applications available in Student Services.




     Karst Memorial Scholarship

    Deadline:  Must be post-marked on or before March 31, 2019.

    SPONSOR: South Dakota Association of Conservation District Employees (SDACDE)

    QUALIFICATIONS: The recipient will be a current year graduate of a South Dakota High School.

    The recipient shall have graduated in the upper 50% of the class.

    Students must be going into an Agricultural/Conservation related field and attending a South Dakota College or Vocational School

    PAYMENT: Three (3) $500 Scholarships Offered.

    Payment will be rendered to the recipient. The amount of the scholarship is $500 to be paid upon completion of 2nd semester registration.

    The scholarship money will be used for buying books or any other college use.

    PRESENTATION: The award will be presented at the recipient’s annual school awards program.


    1. Personal (employment, extra-curricular, honors,

    community service) 40%

    2. Brief description of education and career goals 30%

    3. Academic (grades) 10%

    4. Letters of recommendation (2) 10%

    5. Financial Need 10%




    Farmer's Union Insurance "Insuring a Brighter Tomorrow" Scholarship. Farmer's Union has been a great partner to the SDHSAA for many years, and this opportunity provides twenty-five $1,000 scholarships to students in South Dakota. Anyone who participates in a SDHSAA sport or activity is eligible for the scholarship. Applications available in Student Services.




     Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program

    Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue with our scholarship program for the 12th year.
    We will be awarding up to $1,000 to the winner(s) each year.
    Scholarship Deadline   -  June 14, 2019.
    Application Process
    Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of our web site:
    Full details are available on our site.





     Inez Taylor Walter Scholarship Fund

    Applications are available in Student Services

    Application Deadline:  April 1st, 2019

    Award Amount:  $2000

    Contact information if you have questions:

    Kelly Nelson

    Program Accountant

    South Dakota Community Foundation

    PO Box 296

    Pierre, SD 57501





    Better Business Bureau (BBB) Foundation serving Nebraska, South Dakota, The Kansas Plains and Southwest Iowa is notifying you that it is accepting applications from high school seniors for the 2019 Scott Mecham BBB Student of Integrity Awards.

    This year, three students from South Dakota will each be granted $2,000 college scholarships.

    These scholarships are not based on ethnicity, need or grade point average, but recognize students who exemplify ethical behavior and personal integrity, and who demonstrate humility, courage, compassion and respect for their peers, teachers and community — values of the BBB.

    The application guide with complete instructions and required forms can be accessed at by clicking on the link “Student of Integrity Award Scholarship” on the bottom of the homepage. Applications must be postmarked by Friday, March 8, 2019 and sent to BBB’s office in Sioux Falls to be considered by the judges. Scholarship winners will be announced in April.

    Aside from the obvious benefit to the students, these awards are also a wonderful opportunity for your institution to be publicly recognized!

    For more information, please contact BBB Communications Director Margo Riekes at 800-649-6814 #8526, 800-649-6814 #8526 or

    Margo Riekes, Communications Director

    Better Business Bureau, Inc.

    Serving Nebraska, South Dakota, The Kansas Plains and Southwest Iowa

    11811 P St Omaha, NE 68137

    P. 402.898.8526

    p. 800.649.6814 x8526

    Start With Trust® at




    Donald H. Quimby Memorial Scholarship

    Award Amount:  $350

    Deadline:  April 1, 2019

    You may access this scholarship application via the attachment.

    Donald Quimby spent his professional life in service to others as a teacher, coach, and administrator. He believed that everyone should have the same opportunity at a higher education, regardless of GPA. 
    Applicants for this scholarship award must meet the following minimum criteria: 
     Graduate from a South Dakota high school
    Submit a 300 to 500-word essay detailing your personal story, interests and educational goals
    Please attach your essay and a copy of your high school transcript to this application before submitting it 
    Provide a copy of the acceptance letter to the post-secondary institution
    *Applications available in Student Services




    Do you know a student who is not afraid to be themselves? We are looking for fun and unique candidates for our Flavorful Futures Scholarship. Sparkling Ice® is awarding FIVE $5,000 scholarships to eligible high school seniors who are planning their bright and colorful futures. If this sounds like one of your students, tell them to apply today!
     The deadline is approaching soon! Applications are due by February 15, 2019and winners will be announced in Spring 2019. Apply now at

    General Requirements
    Visit for full list of requirements. 

    • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States.
    • Must be a high school senior graduating between August 1, 2018 and July 31, 2019.
    • Must have a cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale (high school/home school seniors).




    South Dakota Association of Towns & Townships Scholarship

    Applications available in student services

    Application deadline: April 1, 2019.

    For questions, please contact: or 605-353-1439.




    Vivint Smart Home is very excited to offer your students the opportunity to receive the Vivint Smart Home Scholarship. The application deadline for fall semester is May 1, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. MST. After the deadline, five winners will be selected from across the United States. Each winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship award. The Vivint Smart Home Scholarship will be recurring and available both in the Fall and Spring with new video prompts.

    We hope you’ll be able to include this information on your website.

    Eligibility Requirements
    Scholarship award is not based on financial need. To be eligible for the scholarship contest, applicants must meet the following criteria:

    • Must be a high school senior or college student
    • Must be a legal U.S. resident and currently living in the United States
    • Must submit a video that meets the guidelines described on The Vivint Smart Home Scholarship webpage

    We would be honored if you could let your students know of this opportunity and include us on your scholarship resource page with the following link

    If you do not post outside scholarships, let us know and we can remove your information.


    Vivint Smart Home Scholarship Team




    Applications for the 2019 Ty Eschenbaum Foundation Scholarship are now being accepted through February 1, 2019 for South Dakota youth cancer survivors. Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded.

    The application is open to all high school seniors graduating from a South Dakota school district in 2019, attending a post-secondary education of their choosing who were diagnosed with a form of cancer at any point during their life.

    Applications can be found at: or see attached. Any questions can be directed to Ty at


    About the Ty Eschenbaum Foundation:

    The Ty Eschenbaum Foundation was founded in 2011 to create a sustainable resource for youth cancer survivors and their families. Funds raised are awarded to South Dakota Survivors through scholarships to support their ambitions at the post-secondary school of their choice. This fund is the only dedicated source of scholarship specifically for cancer survivors in the state of South Dakota. For more information, visit or contact Ty Eschenbaum at   





     Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation Scholarship

    (Please see below for information shared on the scholarship by Jeanna Adams)

    A representative from our organization contacted you previously regarding the widening skill gap in our Country and the threat it holds on our future economic growth. Too few students are pursuing education in career training and as a result there are millions of vacant jobs nationwide because there are not enough skilled workers to accept them. Like you, the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation believes that career technical education is pivotal for our society.

     We connected with you previously because only 8% of our current 2,300 recipients pursue a career/technical education certificate or degree. Our organization is passionate about increasing this number through awareness and connecting with people like you. As a reminder, our scholarships are for children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen pursuing a post-secondary education at any accredited school—whether that be a career training, trade school, community college, or four-year university. We are a financial need scholarship and we award scholarships to every eligible applicant. Since 1962, the Scholarship Foundation has provided over 40,000 need-based scholarships, valued at $120,000,000.

     Our scholarship application is open year-round for students pursuing career and technical education programs less than 12 months in length. Students can apply at  For programs longer than 12 months, our application is open from January 1 to March 1 each year at We are eager to get the word out to as many students as possible and your help is essential to making this happen!

     We hope you will consider using your network to raise awareness of our scholarship to the communities in your state; attached are materials that can be distributed electronically. Click here for a digital brochure. If you would like print materials or more information about our program, please visit or e-mail

     We believe every dream has a journey and every career has a path. Together, we can help children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen forge their career path with scholarship support and lessen the worry about affording their education.

     Thank you for your time and consideration.


     Jeanna Adams

    Director of Scholarship Programs



    South Dakota Fire Service Scholarship

    Applications available in Student Services.

    Application deadline: March 16, 2019

    For questions, please contact Denny Gorton at 605-484-0806 or





    The Scholarships for Military Children Program is accepting applications from December 14, 2018 through February 15, 2019.  Please visit for additional information about this scholarship.



    Paul Georgas was a special education teacher at Rapid City Central High School, teaching in the Rapid City Public Schools from 1972-2004. In 1962, as a Greek immigrant to Rapid City, SD, Mr. Georgas integrated into the Rapid City Public School system and attended North Junior High School before attending Rapid City High School. At Rapid City High School, he proudly represented the Cobblers in multiple sports including football, track and field, and wrestling. He graduated from Rapid City High School in 1968 and went on to attend Black Hills State University from 1968-1972. Mr. Georgas highly valued education and encouraged all his students to reach their fullest potential. He was an educator, a mentor, and a supporter of extracurricular activities, particularly football, wrestling, and track and field. Mr. Georgas devoted much of his life to special education and his students. To honor his dedication to education and sustain his support of lifelong learning, an educational award has been established to assist a deserving high school graduate pursuing a bachelor’s degree in education. 

    Award Detail: This award is a one-time $1000 award to one student based on academic merit, participation in extracurricular activities and community service, one letter of recommendation from one of the applicant’s current or former teachers, and a personal essay. 

    Eligibility: To apply, the student must be a high school senior with a minimum GPA of 3.0. The recipient must demonstrate a desire to pursue a bachelor’s degree in education at a four-year South Dakota college or university following high school. 

    Applications available in Student Services.

    Return all application material postmarked by April 20, 2019 to: 

    Paul Georgas Memorial Award

    3411 Wonderland Dr.

    Rapid City, SD 57702 

    Selection: The recipient will be selected by members of the Georgas family and announced at the respective school’s scholarship awards night. Funds will be directly given to recipient in the form of a check addressed to the student’s intended college/university.




    2019 Student View Scholarship Program

    The 2019 Student-View Scholarship contest is offering $11,000 worth of scholarships to high school senior who plan to attend a four-year college, community/junior college or career school.
    Deadline: April 22, 2019
    Log on to and complete a 15-20 minute application survey about colleges in your area.



    The exciting new $29 million facility houses NWU’s departments of biology, chemistry and psychology. With its state-of-the-art equipment, instrumentation and lab spaces, it’s the perfect place for the way our students learn in the sciences today.
    NWU offers a STEM Professions Scholarship Event on February 12. Students attending compete for $10,000 scholarships and will meet NWU alumni who are leaders in STEM-related industries. Students will tour the newly opened Acklie Hall of Science and meet NWU’s renowned science faculty.
    If your students’ career goal is in healthcare, you can be confident in NWU’s record. In fact, NWU is the third largest feeder school into UNMC and boasts an 86 percent medical school placement rate.
    In addition, Nebraska Wesleyan supports The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP). Funded by the National Science Foundation, LSAMP empowers underrepresented students to look beyond healthcare and into STEM careers (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). As an LSAMP student, students get a week-long STEM Summer Transitions Program and faculty mentoring throughout their academic career at NWU. The LSAMP program supports student field trips, guaranteed internships and student research opportunities. All for free!
    Please share the STEM scholarship and LSAMP opportunities with deserving students. You are more than welcome to refer students directly to me.
    Please contact me for more information about LSAMP or NWU.
    Sincerely yours,
    Candice Howell
    Assistant Dean for Student Success




    The Rapid City Chamber Workforce Development Scholarships will be available starting February 1, 2019 and closing on March 31, 2019.

    This scholarship is available to students graduating from a Rapid City High School this year, or a post-secondary student who has lived in Rapid City for at least the past 12 months and they must be attending a Rapid City Higher Ed/Vocational/or equivalent school. See attached for details.

    We are accepting applications online only this year. Applications are available on the Chamber’s website at:




    Northern Hills Federal Credit Union Scholarship

     Graduating High School Senior planning to attend an accredited college/university/technical school. Must also be a member in good standing of the Northern Hills Federal Credit Union.

    Qualifications: complete application form


                         2 letters of recommendation






    Deadline: March 30, 2019

     Applications are available in Stevens Student Services.





    Diesel Technician Scholarship (Floyd’s Truck Center Brian H. Greif Memorial Scholarship)   Applications available in Student Services. 





    Each year the South Dakota Education Association awards scholarships to high school students and college sophomores who are entering a teacher education program.  The Gordon Horgen scholarship is dedicated to Native American high school students or college sophomores going into teacher education.

    The scholarship is for $700 and may be renewed each year by meeting specific criteria.   Scholarship applications may be submitted online at or by completing the attached forms and returning them to SDEA.




    We are getting ready for our 13th annual Rising Star of the West Scholarship contest.  Along with Black Hills Energy, we are once again offering $7,500 in scholarship money for area high school students, with a $4,000 scholarship for this year’s first place winner.

    We are hoping you can help us get the word out to your students about the contest.  It’s easy to enter and we think it’s a great opportunity to showcase your students on the air.  They merely need to submit a short video to us and we will pick 20 contestants who will then tape commentaries in our studio to be seen on Black Hills FOX News.

    I hope we have a chance to showcase the students at your school.  I have attached a press release and an entry form for this year’s contest.

    Please contact me if you would like any more information or if you would be willing to have someone from our staff come to your school to talk to your students about the contest.  Once again, the contest is open to students in any grade.  The entry deadline is coming up on February 22nd.

     Thanks for your help and we will be looking forward to hearing from your outstanding students.

     Jack Caudill

    KEVN/KOTA News

    2001 Skyline Dr.

    Rapid City, South Dakota  57701

    605-394-7777 ext. 152




    Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to write back. I work with a group of senior care advocates and based on conversations with the caregiver community, more and more high school and college students are taking on the role of caregiver for aging loved ones. To help support these students, we have made available scholarships that can provide financial assistance. You can read more about our work here:

    We would appreciate the opportunity to collaborate with you to share this anywhere on your website, as it would be of tremendous value for students who are juggling caregiving and educational responsibilities.
    Let me know when you have it live on your site. Talk to you soon!

    Barbara Smith
    Community Outreach and Senior Advocate is a leading senior care resource for family caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses and other loved ones. We have been featured on the Administration for Community Living, AARP, Forbes, and is referenced by many governmental agencies and organizations across the internet.
    If you do not wish to receive future emails, please reply to this email with “UNSUBSCRIBE” in the subject line. Your email address will be removed from our database within 7-10 business days.




    The Society of Black Hills Pioneers

    This scholarship is open to high school seniors who will be attending a public or private college, university, or technical school.  The scholarship will be granted for one year.

    Award Amount:  $500

    Deadline:  Must be received by March 15, 2019

    The scholarship app is available in Student Services.






    Black Hills Golf Association Scholarship


    Open to seniors who have or are now participating in a Junior golf program.


    Qualifications: leadership


                         extracurricular and civic activities

                         personal statement on vocational or professional goals

                         letters of recommendation

                         financial need


    Deadline: May 15, 2019



    Applications are available in the Stevens Student Services.




    RCEA Scholarship

    1. Must be a child, stepchild, grandchild, step-grandchild or ward of an active or retire RCEA member.
    2. Must have attended a public high school.
    3. Must be entering or attending a college.
    4. Must be attending or planning to attend a SD Post Secondary Institution.

    Money: $1000

    Deadline: April 30

    Applications are available in Stevens Student Services.




    The Denny Sanford Scholarship is awarded to high school seniors in the amount of $10,000 to $25,000 depending on which school they attend, and is to be disbursed over the student's college career. This scholarship is made possible through the generosity of Association Member, T. Denny Sanford. Students must pursue a bachelor's degree in one of the  following schools.

    Black Hills State University

    Dakota State University

    South Dakota School of minds

    South Dakota State University

    University of South Dakota

    University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

    Augustana University

    University of Sioux Falls

    For more information and to apply go to Students may apply online from January 15-March 15.





    CRST Wicozani Wiwokiave Oyate Scholarship for Nursing

    Award Amount:  $1300

    A native anerucab pursuing nursing-RN degree program

    A member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe-must show proof of tribal enrollment

    If there are no qualified applicants from the CRST then scholarship will be open to another tribal member with proof of enrollment

    Proof of enrollment can be verified by contacting the tribe listed and then asking for an enrollment officer and asking them if they can give you an enrollment number, etc.

    Open to second through fifth year students pursuing a nursing degree that will give the RN status.  This would exclude LPN

    GPA requirements of 2.0-4.0

     CRST Wicozani Wiwokiaye Oyate Scholarship for Nursing

    c/o Karla Abbott

    5501 West 50th St

    Sioux Falls, SD  57106-1815




    Annis Irene Fowler/Kaden Scholarship


    Scholarship Deadline:  February 22, 2019

    The Annis Irene Fowler/Kaden Scholarship is awarded to first-time entering freshman at BHSU, DSU, NSU or USD and who will select elementary education as their major field.  Special consideration is given to students with demonstrated motivational ability, a disability, or who are self-supporting.

    Eligibility Requirements:
     A 3.0 cumulative high school GPA
     First-time entering freshman at BHSU, DSU, NSU or USD in 2019
     Intent to major in Elementary Education
    To apply, submit all of the following:
     A completed Fowler/Kaden Scholarship application form
     An original essay on a topic selected by the donors each year
     Two letters of recommendation
     Official high school transcript
     Copy of the applicant’s ACT test results




    Ardell Bjustad Scholarship Program

    Award Amount:  $500

    Award Deadline:  Feb.22, 2019

    Eligibility Requirements:
      Enrolled member of a federally recognized Indian tribe whose reservation is located in South Dakota or North Dakota
     Resident of South Dakota or North Dakota
     Demonstrated academic achievement
     High school senior planning to earn a degree in agriculture or natural resources or a related field
     To apply, submit all of the following: 

      A completed Bjugstad Scholarship application form
     Two letters of recommendation
     An official high school transcript
     Verification of tribal enrollment




    Security First Bank Scholarship

    The details of this scholarship and the scholarship application may be downloaded via the attachment.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    *Student must be a Security first Bank customer or a child of a Security First Bank customer.

    *Student must be a senior in high school.

    *Student must plan to attend a South Dakota college, university, or technical school.

    Award Amount:  $1000

    Deadline:  June 1st, 2019




    QuestBridge College Match Program and Scholarship-College Prep Scholars Program

    The College Prep Scholars Program gives talented 11th graders the preparation they need to not only get into top colleges, but possibly attend for FREE. Deadline is March 20, 2019. See information below.

    The QuestBridge National College Match connects outstanding students from low-income backgrounds with admission and full four-year scholarships to the nation's best colleges. It also offers a second chance for admission with QuestBridge Regular Decision through which students can receive a very generous financial aid package. For more information and to see what schools partner with this program please visit




    The Northwestern Engineering Company, NWE Management Company, and Hills Products Group scholarship program is now 25 years old.  The program has awarded over $370,000 in scholarships to local high school seniors furthering their educations at trade schools, colleges, or universities.  Our scholarship program and monies are funded by many hard-working NWE & HPG employees and the Adelstein family.  If you are interested in our company history you can find out more here -
    About Us - NWE Management Co. - Northwestern Engineering Company (“NWE”) incorporated in South Dakota in 1927 as an engineering and contracting company.

    This year we plan to award $10,000 in scholarship monies with a goal of 10-15 scholarship awards of up to $1,000.  Scholarship award preference is given to the relatives of current and past NWE, NWE Management Company, & HPG employees.  Award decisions are made regardless of GPA to applicants displaying strong character, morality, leadership, work-ethic, having a need, and who will ultimately make South Dakota a better place to live and work.

     We changed our application process this year to hopefully make it more efficient for all and to give our committee members more insight into the applicants.  The scholarship application is Excel based and the pages will allow students to fill in the appropriate data.  The application spreadsheets are protected by the password “scholarship” if you need to unprotect the for printing or layout purpose.  Hopefully those instances are rare.  Completed application packages with all supporting documentation should be scanned and emailed to my attention on or before April 1, 2019.

     Scholarship applicants who are chosen by our committee for interviews must attend a 30 minute in-person interview at the NWE office located at 314 Founders Park Drive in Rapid City.  We have previously asked sponsoring teachers to attend in-person but this year will ask that sponsoring teachers make themselves available via conference call while the student is in our office for their interview.  Interviews will be schedule sometime in April with award determinations finalized shortly thereafter.  We will communicate via email to applicants chosen to receive monies.

     Thank you and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

     Thank you.

     Brad Hammerbeck

    NWE - COO

    W  (605) 718-7062

    M  (605) 381-4577




    I wanted to send a reminder that the iHELP scholarship deadline for all high school seniors Is March 31st, 2019. iHELP Student Loans will be giving away FIVE $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors attending college in the fall of 2019. They can be attending any university, college or technical school in the United States. I will let you know when we will do the drawing live on Facebook. All winners and their counselors will be contacted by me after the drawing.

    Here is the link where your students can apply online:
    iHELP gives you an opportunity to work with a real person, who knows private student loans inside and out. Administered by RSLFC, a company with decades of experience in college financing, we offer great rates, flexible repayment options and personal assistance every step of the way.




    Black Hills Home Builders Association Scholarship

    The application for this scholarship is located in Stevens Student Services.

    Application Deadline:  April 12, 2019

    Eligibility Requirements:

    Preference will be given to a child or grandchild of an owner or employee of an association member or a child or grandchild of a BHHBA staff member.

    Preference will be given to applicants with goals of employment in the home building industry.

    Completed application form, cover letter, transcripts, three reference letters and a statement of financial need should be returned to the BHHBA by the April 12th deadline.  If your application is incomplete, you will not be contacted to complete it, and you may forfeit your chance to be considered to receive the scholarship.




    Mary Lark Scholarship

    This scholarship is available to graduating seniors. 

    Award Amount:  4 - $2500 scholarships will be awarded.

    Scholarship Deadline:  March 31, 2019

    Return your completed scholarship application to Brenda in Stevens Student Services.


    Applications available in Student Services.





    Curtis Marvin Hohn 2019 Scholarship

    This scholarship application is available in Stevens Student Services.

    Application Deadline:  March 10, 2019




    first annual Evie Kahnke memorial scholarship. This is a scholarship for a senior who is very well rounded and active in sports as well as the agriculture industry. The applicant should also be planning to go into a secondary education that involves agriculture. Applicants from across the state are encouraged to apply. Thank you.  Applications can be found in Student Services.




    The Construction Industry Center is now accepting applications for the CIC 2019 Scholarship Program.

     This year, again, the program is open to include all eligible students, regardless of their field of study. Up to eleven (11) awards five (5) industry related and five (5) outside industry of $500.00 each may be given to individuals who meet ALL eligibility requirements as listed on the application. Additionally, one (1) individual (from all candidates) who is deemed as submitting the best essay (see application for details) will receive an additional $500.00 for a total of $1,000.00 scholarship. The deadline for receipt of applications is March 31, 2019.  A committee will review the scholarship applications and select the recipients. Winners will be notified by May 1 and scholarships will be redeemable after August 1 by providing C.I.C. with school registration confirmation.

    website: Please contact the CIC office with any questions. 





    Black Hills Symphony League Scholarships
    The Black Hills Symphony League has 2 scholarship opportunities for young musicians.
    • $1000 Jack Knowles Scholarship for College and Graduate Students studying and playing music

    • Summer Music Scholarships for tuition help for summer music camps, institutes, and lessons
    Jack Knowles Scholarship ($1000
    To apply: 
    • You must be a current or former BHSO player.
    • You must be a senior in high school or older.
    • You must be actively playing an orchestral instrument
    To download the application, please click here:

    Summer Music Scholarships

    Intended for K-12 students interested in summer music camps, institutes or special lesson programs. Applications available in Student Services.



    The ACT Scholarship Giveaway for Sophomores & Juniors


    Win a $40,000 scholarship

    One lucky student will win a $40,000 Scholarship + a bonus $5,000 Tech Package!

    Eligible sophomores and juniors that register for the April, June, or July, 2019 US national test date (and opt-in to the giveaway during registration) has a chance to win the scholarship. It’s just that easy! Eligible students may also enter by mail.*

    Go to to learn more.

    JUST FOR YOU: Download a printable PDF flyer to help inform students of this amazing opportunity.




      It’s senior scholarship time! C.O.R.E. / Freshman Impact is excited that your high school seniors are eligible to apply for the 2019 Freshman Impact Senior Scholarship.  The criteria and application are attached.  Complete applications are due back in Stevens Student Services by April 1.




     Farmer's Union Insurance "Insuring a Brighter Tomorrow" Scholarship. Farmer's Union has been a great partner to the SDHSAA for many years, and this opportunity provides twenty-five $1,000 scholarships to students in South Dakota. Anyone who participates in a SDHSAA sport or activity is eligible for the scholarship. Applications available in Student Services.






    The Rapid City Branch of the American Association of University Women is now accepting applications for the 2019 Success Awards.  

    The purpose of the Rapid City AAUW Success Award is to provide stipends up to $500 for local women and girls as they strive to improve their lives through education.  The financial support from the stipend could be used to defray a wide array of education costs such as tuition, gas, books, babysitting fees, etc.  The help requested should adhere to the mission of AAUW described below.

    Success Award applications must:

    1. Be female aged 13 and older and United States citizens from the West River Region of South Dakota.

    2. Have a specific educational goal, program, or project to be funded.

    3. Agree with the AAUW mission to advance equity for women and girls through research, education, and advocacy.  

    4. Submit a complete application by March 15, 2019. 

    Selected candidates will receive their awards at a luncheon on April 6, 2019.

    To download the application, please see our website at or our facebook page

    You may also email or call the following individuals for an application or with questions regarding the application:

     Justine Ashokar 605-484-0560

    Lisbeth Leagjeld 224-315-0727