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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.®