• National FFA Scholarship                                                               Due: January 5th

    Through the National FFA Foundation, businesses and individuals support scholarships that are awarded to students with a wide variety of higher education plans and career goals. Whether you are planning on attending a specialized training program or seeking a four-year degree, the National FFA Scholarship Program has opportunities for all.

    Scholarships support FFA high school seniors and collegiate members as well as non-FFA students. Just one application is required for multiple scholarship opportunities totaling close to $2 million.

    America’s Farmers: Grow AG Leaders                                    

    America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders awards scholarships to students pursuing ag-related fields of study. From Agribusiness, to drone piloting to welding, the possibilities for careers in ag are endless.

    Ford Built Tough Scholarship

    n order to apply for this scholarship, members must meet the below criteria:

    • Must obtain a Ford Dealer electronic signature to qualify — opt in for Ford Scholarship.
    • Must be an FFA member.
    • Must be a graduating high school senior.
    • Must be attending a vocational, two-year or four-year continuation of studies. Any major may apply.




    GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program                          Due: January 6th

    Honoring the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education.

    Each year, the Program selects numerous recipients to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to an additional three years – up to $40,000 total per recipient. Awards are for undergraduate study and may be used for education-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, and board. In addition, Scholars are invited to participate in a special awards program and receive ongoing leadership-development support.




    The American Legion Department of South Dakota 2022 High School Oratorical Scholarship:                                                                Due: January 9th

    Write an oration, which takes not less than EIGHT (8) minutes nor more than TEN (10) minutes to deliver, on some phase of the Constitution of the United States which will give emphasis to the attendant duties and obligations of a citizen to our government. In addition to the above prepared oration, each contestant must be prepared to speak extemporaneously for THREE (3) to FIVE (5) minutes on any of the Articles or Amendments of the Constitution that have been chosen as Assigned Topics for the 2022 Contest, which can be found at:


    Information is attached.



    Terry Crews "Creative Courage" Scholarship                   Due: January 12th

    To apply, submit a link to an original art piece you've created. Whether your passion is painting, photography, drawing, music, sculpture, or any other art form, share a piece that you are proud of and that demonstrates your artistic vision.

    Please also share a brief statement about your vision, the life experiences that have molded it, and your artistic dreams for the future. 




    Profile in Courage Essay Contest                                  Due: January 14th

    Describe and analyze an act of political courage by a US elected official who served during or after 1917. 





    Dr. Meme Heineman Scholarship                               Due: January 14th

    Any high school senior, undergraduate student, or graduate student who is majoring in or planning to major in Psychology or Applied Behavior Analysis is encouraged to apply for this scholarship.



    The Mensa Foundation's College Scholarship Program                                  

                                                                                                                        Due: January 15th

    There are two requirements for applicants:

    • Applicants must be enrolled in a degree program in an accredited U.S. institution of higher learning during the academic year following the application date.
    • Applicants must submit an application and essay explaining his or her career, academic and/or vocational goals.  




    SDAEP SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION                              Due: January 15th

    Who is eligible for the SDAEP Scholarship?

     Applicants should desire a career in a trade supportive to the protection and enhancement of our natural resources, environment, and/or related fields.

     Students that are intending to enroll or are already enrolled at a South Dakota university, technical institution, or other post-secondary trade school. Applicants must intend to enroll for the fall semester.

     High school seniors are eligible to apply.

     Students that possess a Grade Point Average of 2.0 or greater





    Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship                Due: January 15th 

    Intended for students planning a career in Government Service.




    The SDSWMA Scholarship Program                                     Due: January 15th

    An applicant should desire a career in a trade supportive to the protection and enhancement of our natural resources and environment, the solid waste industry and/or related fields.

    Applicants must intend to enroll for the fall semester. • Preference will be given to South Dakota residents intending to or enrolled at a South Dakota institution of higher learning, vocational school, or other postsecondary trade school. • High school seniors are eligible to apply




    South Dakota Engineering Society Scholarship                    Due: January 15th

    The Eastern Chapter will award $2000 Engineering Scholarship.  Applicants should be high school seniors and must be planning on attending an engineering program at either South Dakota School of Mines and Technology or South Dakota State University.  The Eastern Chapter’s Scholarship Committee chooses the recipients.  Application forms may be obtained from your high school counselor or the link below.  The scholarship recipient is presented with an award at the chapter’s annual Engineering Banquet usually held in mid February. Application is attached.



    Legends for Kids Scholarship Application                              Due: January 21st

    Purpose Legends for Kids awards scholarships* to outstanding college-bound high school seniors who have demonstrated academic achievement and leadership and commitment in school athletics and their community. Award recipients must have demonstrated exceptional character and leadership in furthering their own progress and enriching the lives of others, especially in athletics, academics and community involvement.

    Criteria Eligible students must:

    • Be a graduating high school senior as defined by their school.

    • Reside in or around the areas outlined on the attached map.

    • Commit to continuing their education at a two- or four-year college or university in the fall immediately after graduation.

    • Have a high school cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

    • Have participated or contributed to a high school athletic program in a significant way.

    • Display high character and values that make them a positive role model within their community.

    • Be nominated by a school official such as a principal, athletic director or coach




    SD JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship                                    Due: January 22nd

    We have the opportunity to award 3 scholarships to graduating 2022 High School Seniors.  The top two candidates from the state of SD will be forwarded automatically for a chance at a $1000 national JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship.  In 2021 one of SD scholarship winners also received the national scholarship. They must be planning to attend a technical college or University starting in fall 2022.  Please advise them to read the rules carefully and follow them exactly.  Some of the past applications have been disqualified because not ALL pages had their name and page number, this includes letters of reference and supporting documents.  You are permitted to handwrite this info on pages.  The application and Checklist are attached.





    If you are a senior in a high school in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota or Superior, Wisconsin that is in a community that has a Kiwanis Club you will be eligible to make application for a $700.00 scholarship award. This award, if you are successful, would be for the 2022 – 2023 academic year. This award must be used when you attend an institution of higher learning in the Minnesota-Dakotas Kiwanis District.  If you complete this application form, it must be returned to your high school counseling and guidance department for selection to be entered at the Kiwanis District level. Each high school is only allowed to enter applications from three individual students




    ULTATEL Scholarship Grant                         Due: January 31st

    Must be pursuing a degree in one of the following areas: Mass Communications, Developmental Communications, Information Systems, Software Development, Web Development, Cyber Security, Computer Science or Management and Technology.




    AllTrucking.com Women in Trucking Scholarship                Due: January 31st

    AllTrucking.com Women in Trucking Scholarship The AllTrucking.com team is proud to offer a $1,000 scholarship for women in the trucking industry. If you’re ready to begin a career in the trucking industry, or if you are continuing your education to pursue your next career goal within the transportation industry, submit the application form at the following link:




    Union Plus Scholarship                          Due: January 31st

    Student must be a dependent child whose parent is a member in a participating union. Have at least one year of continuous union membership by the applicant or applicant's parent/guardian.




    Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship:         Due: January 31st

    Each year the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) awards multiple scholarships to students showing dedication to the pursuit of higher education in diverse areas of study including history, economics, law, political science, medicine, nursing, occupational and physical therapy, elementary and secondary education, chemistry, math, science and English. 




    Additional Scholarships:

    Mounty Marty Nursing Scholarship

    The Avera Scholars Program invites high school seniors planning to major in nursing at Mount Marty University to apply for $10,000 in funding, renewable for four years (a total of $40,000). This new education loan program offers a unique opportunity for nursing students to gain experience through a work commitment with Avera. Once they work as nurses for three years after graduating from Mount Marty University, the loans will be forgiven. These nursing students will also get first-hand experience in health care by working at least eight hours a week in a paid employment role at Avera during their time at the university.
    Applicants must meet the following criteria:
    1. Cumulative unweighted high school GPA of 2.8 or higher
    2. Composite ACT score of 20 or higher
    3. Plan on majoring in nursing at Mount Marty University
    For continued eligibility and funding, Avera Scholars must:
    1. Work eight hours per week in the Avera system each year while enrolled at Mount Marty University.
    2. Pledge to work in the Avera Health system full-time for three years following their graduation.




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