American Legion Auxiliary Scholarships Due: March 1st
If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, check out the scholarship links for eligibility requirements, deadlines, and application form. There are 7 scholarships.
American Legion Auxiliary-Department of South Dakota Scholarship Due: March 1st
Objective: South Dakota American Legion Auxiliary shall award annually two $500 scholarships for a college/university and two $500 scholarships for technical institutions, in order to further education beyond high school level.
Eligibility: The applicant shall be a. the child or grandchild of a veteran, or the child or grandchild of a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. b. not under sixteen (16) nor over twenty-two (22) years of age. c. financially unable to attend a university or technical institute after graduation from high school. d. a resident of South Dakota. e. a first time winner of this award; an applicant who has previously been awarded this scholarship is ineligible.
Requirements: The applicant shall submit a. Original article of not more than 500 words on “Why I want to attend a College/University” or “Why I want to attend a Technical Institute.” b. Copy of high school or current college/ university/technical institute grades. c. Completed application, stating actual need of financial assistance. d. All required documents to Department Education Chairman, postmarked by March 1. e. Letters of Recommendations.
Application is attached.
$400 Senior Member Scholarship-American Legion Auxiliary Due: March 1st
Objective: South Dakota American Legion Auxiliary shall award annually a $400 scholarship to be used for attending either a technical institution or college/university.
Eligibility: The applicant must be a Senior member, and have been a Junior or Senior member of the South Dakota American Legion Auxiliary for at least three years, and be a current member. She must be in need of financial assistance.
Requirements: The applicant must be attending, or will be attending, a college/university or technical institute. She shall submit (1) Two letters of recommendations, one from a local or Department officer of the American Legion Auxiliary, and the other from a community, school or church representative. (2) a resume of Auxiliary/community/school activities, honors and awards. (3) an essay of 200-400 words entitled Why I am a Member of the American Legion Auxiliary. (4) a copy of her most recent high school/university transcript. (5) the completed application to include financial need.
Application is attached.
Thelma Foster Junior Scholarship American Legion Auxiliary Due: March 1st
There will be one scholarship award in the amount of $300 to a Junior American Legion Auxiliary member as a gift, not a loan. This scholarship is awarded to Junior Members who are not over the age of 18. If applying for this scholarship then you do not apply for the Thelma Foster Senior Scholarship which is for members that are 19 years old or older. This Scholarship is based on the age not the year in school. 1. Candidates shall be Junior members of the South Dakota American Legion Auxiliary, and said Junior to have held membership in the American Legion Auxiliary for the past three years and must now hold a Junior membership card for the current year, or have turned 18 years of age in her Senior year of school.
Application is attached.
Thelma Foster Senior Scholarship American Legion Auxiliary Due: March 1st
There will be one scholarship award in the amount of $300.00 to a senior American Legion Auxiliary member as a gift. Applicant must have been a member of the South Dakota American Legion Auxiliary for the past three years and a current senior member this year.
Application is attached.
South Dakota Farmers Union Foundation Scholarship:Ensuring a Brighter Tomorrow Scholarship Due: March 1st
Twenty-five high school seniors from across the state who plan to continue post-secondary education at a college, university, or technical school in the state of South Dakota will each receive $1,000. South Dakota high school seniors seeking funds to attend a South Dakota college, university, or technical school.
Open to Farmers Union Insurance Policyholders, South Dakota Farmers Union Members, or a Participant in any South Dakota High School Activities Association (SDHSAA) sanctioned activity.
Beauty School Directory $2500 Cosmetology Scholarship Due: March 1st
The BeautySchoolsDirectory.com team is proud to offer a $2,500 scholarship for students and professionals changing others’ lives through wellness and beauty. If you’re ready to begin a fulfilling and rewarding career in the beauty and wellness industry, or if you are continuing your education to pursue your next career goal, submit the application form below for the chance to win a $2,500 scholarship toward your tuition and education expenses.
Wurth Electronics Scholarship Due: March 1st
Criteria for eligibility for the Wurth Electronics Midcom scholarship are as follows:
· Acceptance to and intent to attend a South Dakota accredited school
· Applicant must pursue a bachelor’s degree
· A cumulative grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale
· Leadership and service displayed in the community
· An essay which answers the question, “What does South Dakota mean to you?”
The application is attached.
For more information: www.we-online.com/scholarship
Dacotah Bank $1000 Due: March 3rd
Each Dacotah Bank Market with award one $1000 scholarship and two $2000 scholarships. To be eligible you need to be attending a college in North Dakota, South Dakota, or Minnesota next year and you or your immediate family must have a Dacotah Bank Account. The scholarship is attached.
Venture Communications Citizenship and Community Service Scholarship Due: March 5th
Students must be a graduating high school senior in 2021. The student’s parent or legal guardian must be an active subscriber of Venture Communications. Student must have a cumulative B average or above grade point average.
Applications will be judged based on the following criteria:
- Citizenship and Community Service
- School Involvement
- Leadership Skills
- Appearance of Application
Application is online at:
Foundation for Rural Service Scholarship Due: March 5th
• Be a graduating high school senior.
Receive any telecommunications service from a current NTCA member
• Be accepted by an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school.
• Have at least a C grade point average (GPA). FRS scholarships will be awarded to deserving students whose academic
credentials fall within an average to above-average range.
• Express an interest to return to a rural community following graduation.
• Be sponsored by a contributor to, or supporter of, the Foundation for Rural Service. The foundation for rural service is part of the National Telephone Cooperative Association and Venture Communications is a sponsor.
ITC Scholarship Due: March 5th
Applicants parents or guardians must maintain at least one ITC service and students must plan on attending a post-secondary institution in SD or MN. ITC will award one scholarship for every school district within the ITC service area. Print off the application and submit it to Mrs. Lynde. Your school will choose the one recipient. This is a guaranteed scholarship for one Langford Senior!
The Avera St. Luke’s Auxiliary Scholarship Due: March 5th
$500.00 scholarships are awarded to seniors who are planning to enter the healthcare field.
Curtis Marvin Hohn Scholarship Due: March 10th
The competitive $1,000 scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors of a South Dakota High School attending a public or private college, university, or technical school in South Dakota and pursuing studies in history, political science, or water resources related studies. The application is attached.
LockHeed Martin Vocational Scholarship Due: March 11th
Lockheed Martin has launched a new scholarship program that will award up to 150 scholarships.
- Be a U.S. Citizen
- Current high school seniors, graduate (GED equivalent), or are college undergraduates who have not obtained a bachelor’s degree
- Planning to enroll full-time at an accredited vocational technical school, trade school, two-year community college or state college
- Pursuing a degree or vocational-technical certificate in one of the specified areas of study:
Fields of Study
Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, Computer and Information Systems Security, Computer Programming, Computer Science, Computer Software Engineer, Computer Support Specialist, Computer Systems Analyst, Computer Systems Networking & Telecommunications, Data Processing Tech, Information Sciences, Information Technology, System Administration, System Networking, Web Page Design
Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineer Tech, Automation Engineer Tech, CAD Drafting and Design, Computer Engineer Tech, Computer Hardware Tech, Computer Software Tech, Computer Technology/Computer Systems Tech, Electrical/Electronics Tech, Electromechanical Tech, Engineering Tech, Industrial Tech, Instrumentation Tech, Laser and Optical Tech, Manufacturing Tech, Mechanical Engineer Tech, Quality Control Tech, Robotics Tech
Mechanic & Repair Technologies
Aircraft Powerplant Tech, Airframe Mechanics & Aircraft Maintenance, Avionics Maintenance Tech, Electrical/Electronic Equipment Install & Repair, Heating & AC Maintenance, Industrial Mechanics Tech, Mechanics & Repairers
CNC Machinist Tech, Machine Shop Tech, Machine Tool Tech, Tool and Die Tech, Welding Tech
Transportation & Materials Moving
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Tech
Security & Protective Services
BBB Student of Integrity Scholarship Due: March 12th
The Scott Mecham BBB Student of Integrity Awards have been established to:
- honor the memory of Scott Mecham who served as the Better Business Bureau President from 1991 until January 2006
- recognize high school seniors who personify the values of leadership and integrity that Mr. Mecham exemplified – humility, courage, compassion and respect
- emphasize the importance of ethical behavior, community service and academic accomplishments
- strengthen BBB ties to the communities it serves
- establish relationships with future business leaders
- Qualifies as a high school senior
- Plans to continue education after high school graduation
- Resides in BBB’s service area - Nebraska, South Dakota, The Kansas Plains
The Bellator Titans Motorcycle Club Scholarship Due: March 13th
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. The application is attached.
- South Dakota resident
- A Senior going into their first year of post-secondary education in South Dakota
- Financial Need
2021 Amy P. Todd Education Scholarship Due: March 15th
This scholarship is open to South Dakota high school seniors who will be entering their freshman year of college in the fall 2021 semester and pursuing no less than a bachelor’s degree in early, elementary, or secondary education. I have attached the scholarship in Google Classroom or I have copies in my office.
Horatio Alger Scholarship: Due: March 15th
As one of the nation's largest need-based college scholarship programs in the country, the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs specifically assist high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. While many programs are directed primarily to recognizing academic achievement or leadership potential, the Horatio Alger Association seeks students who have exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, as well as have critical financial need.
To be eligible to apply for any of the Horatio Alger Undergraduate Scholarships, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2021 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation
- Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
- Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
- Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
- Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
- Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and
- Be a United States citizen
Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation Scholarships Due: March 15th
More than 100 scholarships are available for students going to four-year, vocational, and technical schools. Awards range from $250-$5,500. There are multiple scholarships available to students throughout the state. When you enter your information it will match you with scholarships you are eligible for.
South Dakota Bankers Foundation Scholarship Due: March 15th
TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR A SOUTH DAKOTA BANKERS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED ON BEHALF OF FIRST BANK & TRUST, YOU MUST MEET ALL OF THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA: - Be a First Bank & Trust Checking and/or Savings account holder - Be a South Dakota resident and a US citizen - You must be entering your junior or senior year of post-secondary school during the 2021-2022 school year - Employees and members of the Board of Directors of First Bank & Trust, its affiliates, and the immediate families (spouse, parents, siblings and children, and each of their respective spouses regardless of where they live) and persons living in the households of each of these individuals whether related or not, are not eligible.
Marion T. Wood Due: March 15th
A $500 scholarship will be awarded to a student who intends to continue in an office-related business program. The state winner will go on to compete for a national scholarship of $1000. See application for additional requirements. This can also be students already in college. https://www.naeop.org/files/members/awards/Marion%20T%20Wood%20Award.pdf
SAE Freshman Year of College Scholarships Due: March 15th
Through generous contributions from various individuals, corporations, and universities, SAE International is proud to award scholarship money to both undergraduate and graduate engineering students. Funded through the SAE Foundation, these scholarships encourage academic excellence and help students around the world to pursue their passion for engineering.
Coach Russ Morrell Memorial Scholarship Due: March 15th
Applicants for this scholarship award must meet the following minimum criteria:
*Graduate from a South Dakota high school;
*Attain a minimum 3.2 GPA through 7 semesters of high school;
*Provide a list (resume') of extra-curricular and community service activities;
*Submit a 300 to 500-word essay detailing a personal story which illustrates an event in which the applicant demonstrated resourcefulness and optimism in the face of adversity;
*Provide contact information (phone and email) of two character references who can speak on behalf of the applicant's ability to demonstrate perseverance. Contacts will also be asked to speak of dedication to the service of others. Character references may not be related to applicant. Please inform character references that they may be contacted by members of the selection committee. The application is attached.
South Dakota Firefighters Association Scholarship Due: March 15th
Son or daughter of any member (living, deceased or retired) of a fire department in South Dakota or an active member of a junior fire department in South Dakota.
Marlin L. Johnson Memorial Scholarship Due: March 18th
Student must be an active and registered member of the Aberdeen Gun Club; Must attend a post-secondary institution in South Dakota or neighboring state. Application is attached.
First Premier Bank Scholarships Due: March 20th
Students and/or their parents must be First PREMIER Bank customers at the time of application.
Students from Huron and Dakota Dunes are not required to have a banking relationship with First PREMIER Bank. Instead, the student must attend either Huron High School or Dakota Valley High School. Dependents of First PREMIER Bank/PREMIER Bankcard personnel are not eligible for this scholarship program.
Students must be high school seniors.
Students must plan to attend an accredited South Dakota post-secondary college, university, technical school, community college or junior college during the 2020-21 Fall semester.
2021 Speech Contest: ”What have you done for Conservation lately?” Due: March 27th
South Dakota Department of Agriculture speech contest with a $2300 in scholarships. Your school counselor has a brochure with more information or there is information about the contest at the following website:
The Scott Hegge Memorial Scholarship Due: March 31st
This scholarship provides a one-time $1,000.00 award to a worthy high school graduate attending a post-secondary institution. Two scholarships will be awarded each year.
Scott Hegge was an Aberdeen Central High School and Moorhead State University graduate. He was interested in outdoor activities ranging from hunting and fishing to baseball, softball and golf. He loved to help others, which lead to a group of his friends starting the Scott Hegge Memorial Scholarship to keep his giving spirit alive.
- Scholarships are limited to high school seniors or a collegiate freshman, sophomore, or junior who reside in a 50-mile radius from Aberdeen, SD.
- Submit a 300 to 500-word essay detailing your life’s highlights, aspirations and goals. Please include examples of your outdoor activities and how they have enhanced your life. (For example: Being a member of the PGA JR Golf program…….)
- Please attach your essay and a copy of your high school or college transcript to this application before submitting it.
- Provide a copy of the acceptance letter to the post-secondary institution.
The application is attached.
SD Association of Conservation District Employees (SDACDE) MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Due: March 31st
The South Dakota Association of Conservation District Employees started a Memorial Scholarship fund in 1995 to honor the memory of past employees and their passion, dedication and commitment to the conservation movement.
The SDACDE is offering three (3) - $500 scholarships. The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage those students concerned with conserving their natural resources by furthering their education in an agricultural/conservation related field. The scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors who will be attending a 4-year college or a vocational school.
Western Agency Due: March 31st
Must be enrolling full time in post-secondary education in upcoming school year. Must have a GPA of 3.0 or better. The application is attached.
Janice Scott Memorial Scholarship Due: March 31st
Be sure to open the qualifications document before applying. A couple new qualifications are your family income needs to be less than $100,000. and you need to have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Credit Union Foundation of the Dakotas Scholarship Due: March 31st
The Credit Union Foundation of the Dakotas will award twenty $500 scholarships for undergraduate applicants that exemplify the credit union philosophy of “people helping people” through volunteering, community service, and leadership. Ten scholarships will be awarded to North Dakota applicants and ten to South Dakota applicants. Eligibility Requirements: 1. Applicant must have been a credit union member for at least one year and account must be in good standing. 2. Credit union must be affiliated with the Credit Union Association of the Dakotas.
First District Development Company Scholarship Due: March 31st
First District Development Company, South Dakota’s small business finance partner, is pleased to offer five - $1,000 scholarships to students pursuing a post-secondary degree in a business/finance related field.
To be eligible for a First District Development Company scholarship, you must meet all of the following criteria:
Be a U.S. citizen
Be a high school senior attending a South Dakota High School
Be accepted into a business/finance program at an accredited, post-secondary institution in South Dakota
Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or greater, calculated on a 4.0 grading scale
The scholarship is attached.