Northern State University-Hatterscheidt Scholarship Due: March 1st
Northern can award twenty-two, $2,500 scholarships (dollar amount increased this year) to incoming South Dakota freshman. They must have a 3.0 GPA, be accepted to NSU and enroll full time. They must also have completed their 2022-2023 FAFSA.
National Wild Turkey Federation - Dr. James Earl Kennamer Scholarship Due: March 1st
Seniors who have a 3.0 or higher unweighted GPA, are current members of the National Wild Turkey Federation and are actively involved in hunting, school, and activities.
American Chemical Society Scholars Program Due: March 1st
Must be African American, or Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian. Must plan to major in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, chemical technology, or another chemistry-related science AND plan to pursue a career in a chemistry-related science as well . Must demonstrate high academic achievement in Chemistry or Science and have a 3.0 or higher GPA.
WRCA Foundation Scholarship Due: March 1st
High school senior with a 3.0 or higher GPA. Must be the son or daughter of a working ranch cowboy. A working ranch cowboy is any person, male or female, deriving a significant portion of their income taking care of cattle on a cattle ranch. Day workers are included.
Microsoft Disability Scholarship Due: March 1st
High school senior living with a disability. Student must plan to attend a college/university/technical school and major in Computer Science, Engineering, Computer Information Systems, Law, Business, or a related field. Must have a 3.0 or higher GPA and demonstrate financial need.
SEG Scholarship Due: March 1st
High school senior planning to pursue a college curriculum directed toward a career in applied geophysics.
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.
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?”
For more information: www.we-online.com/scholarship
AGC of SD Highway Heavy Utilities Scholarship Application Due: March 2nd
The AGC of SD Highway-Heavy-Utilities Chapter is committed to providing $30,000+ annually in scholarships for students pursuing a career in a construction-related education program at a college/university or technical institute. The AGC also provides many other scholarships each year than what is listed below. It is AGC’s goal to provide financial assistance to all eligible applicants when possible.
2022 AGC of SD Highway Heavy Utilities Chapter Scholarships• $5,000 Sioux Falls Contractors Association Scholarship• $2,500 BX “Excellence” Women in Construction Scholarship• $2,500 John Shoemaker Memorial Scholarship• $2,000 AGC Associate Division Scholarship• $1,000 AGC Scholarship• $1,000 Floyd Knight Memorial Scholarship• $3,000 SDLICA Scholarship
• $11,000 Build Dakota Scholarship Industry Sponsorship for the HEO program at LATC
Eligible applicants must have a desire to pursue a highway-heavy-utilities construction career and be sponsored by an AGC member. A flyer is attached. Students can apply online at:
Dacotah Bank $1000 Due: March 2nd
Each Dacotah Bank Market will 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.
Venture Communications Citizenship and Community Service Scholarship Due: March 4th
Students must be a graduating high school senior in 2022. The student’s parent or legal guardian must be an active subscriber of Venture Communications. Students 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:
ITC Scholarship Due: March 4th
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 one recipient. This is a guaranteed scholarship for one Langford senior!
The Avera St. Luke’s Auxiliary Scholarship Due: March 4th
$500.00 scholarships are awarded to seniors who are planning to enter the healthcare field.
First Dakota National Bank Scholarship Due: March 7th
First Dakota National Bank understands the importance of higher education. We support our communities and the youth within them. In order to encourage students to pursue furthering their education, First Dakota is proud to offer scholarships ranging from $1,000 - $5,000 up to a total of $20,000 for the 2022-2023 school year. At the time of application, student must have a First Dakota checking account and demonstrate satisfactory account maintenance.
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 competitive $1,000 scholarships are awarded to seniors graduating from a South Dakota High School attending a public or private college, university, or technical school in South Dakota.
(Preference will be given to applicants pursuing studies in history, political science, or water resources (i.e., water conservation; water quality; hydraulics; water systems management and operation; or environment)
Applicants for the Curtis Marvin Hohn Legacy Scholarship will reflect the values that embodied Curt Hohn’s life. These characteristics may include, but not limited to:
Personal integrity, individual character, and courage
Leadership in school and community
Demonstrated involvement in civic affairs
Participation in organizations that shape the school and community
Individual leadership to reform policies that benefit the public good of the school and community
Demonstrated work ethic in the school and community
Demonstrated interest in national and global issues that impact the public interest
Demonstrated interest in humanitarian issues
The application is attached.
South Dakota Sheriff's Association Scholarship Due: March 11th
Students planning to major in Criminal Justice and seeking a career in Law Enforcement.
South Dakota Bankers Foundation Scholarship Due: March 11th
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.
BBB Student of Integrity Scholarship Due: March 12th
The Scott Mecham BBB Student of Integrity Awards have been established to:
- 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
Riverview Scholarship Due: March 15th
Recipients of the $1,000 scholarship will be announced in April. Application is attached.
Horatio Alger Scholarship for HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS Due: March 15th
Must be a full-time high school JUNIOR; Must exhibit a strong commitment to pursue a Bachelor's degree from a post-secondary school in the United States; Must demonstrate critical financial need; Must be involved in co-curricular and community service activities; Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity; Must have a 2.0 or higher GPA.
Horatio Alger Senior 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 2022 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.
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.
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.
Louie Family Foundation Scholarships Due: March 15th
Open to current high school seniors who will be attending a college/university in the fall. Must have a 3.7 or higher un-weighted GPA Must have an ACT composite score of 27 or higher.
SDSTE Scholarship Due: March 18th
1) Be a graduating High School senior enrolling or who has gained acceptance to a post secondary educational institution in the field of educational technology or a technology related field. Application and Rubric are attached.
2) Provide an official high school transcript demonstrating a minimum 2.5 grade point average or above.
3) Have a current member of SDSTE in their district or have a parent who is a current member of SDSTE.
4) Provide a Verification letter of Community Service.
5) Provide two (2) Letters of Recommendation from a teacher, coach, school administrator, and/or employer.
6) Provide one (1) Letter of Recommendation from a current member of SDSTE. (Ms. Hill is a current member)
Healthcare Plus Federal Credit Union Educational Scholarship Due: March 18th
Must be a member of Healthcare Plus Federal Credit Union.
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.
SAE Freshman Year of College Scholarships Due: March 21st
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.
Marlin L. Johnson Memorial Scholarship Due: March 24th
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.
FEEA Scholarships Due: March 25th
Student must be the child, step-child, or legal dependent of full or part time permanent federal civilian or postal workers employed with the federal government for more than three years.
2022 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:
4-H Youth in Action Awards Due: March 29th
Open to students who are members of 4-H.
First Bank and Trust Scholarships Due:March 31st
To be eligible for a First Bank & Trust Scholarship, you must meet all of the following criteria: • Be a First Bank & Trust Checking and/or Savings account holder • Be a U.S. citizen • Be a high school senior or full-time undergraduate student, attending an accredited post-high school educational institution • Have not previously received a First Bank & Trust Scholarship • 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.
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. This is a guaranteed scholarship for a Langford Student! The application is attached.
Mail or e-mail your applications to their office (Attention: Jennifer Malachowski/Scholarship Application) at 408 20th Ave SW, Suite 101, Minot, ND 58701. Applications being sent via e-mail can be sent to: email@example.com.
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.
Clark County Riders Scholarship Due: March 31st
Seniors planning to attend a Technical School in South Dakota; Must have a 2.0 or higher GPA.
First Bank and Trust Community Scholarshttps://www.bankeasy.com/about-us/our-communities/scholarshipship Due: March 31st
First Bank & Trust will annually award scholarships to students attending accredited colleges, universities, or technical schools in the fall. Scholarships will be awarded at $1,000 each, and the number of scholarships awarded will vary by location.
To be eligible for a First Bank & Trust scholarship, the applicant must meet all the following criteria:
• Be a First Bank & Trust Checking and/or Savings account holder (account must be opened before the application deadline).
• Be a U.S. citizen.
• Be a high school senior or full-time undergraduate student attending an accredited post-high school educational institution.
• Have not previously received a First Bank & Trust scholarship.
• Employees and members of the Board of Directors or Advisory 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.
Build Dakota Scholarship Due: March 31st
FULL RIDE SCHOLARSHIP!!
Students must enroll in a high-need workforce program at one of South Dakota's 4 Technical Colleges; Demonstrate financial need; Demonstrated interest in one of the high need fields; Must commit to work in South Dakota for 3 years after graduation in the high need career field.
Grand Lodge Ancient Free & Accepted Masons of South Dakota Scholarship Due: March 31st
The Grand Lodge A. F. & A. M. of South Dakota will award several scholarships of $2,000 each year to South Dakota residents who plan to attend a public or private college, university or technical school. Preference will be given to students attending a school in South Dakota. Successful candidates will demonstrate financial need, scholastic capability, and have a family connection, either by blood or marriage, to a member of the Masonic fraternity, either living or deceased. Application is attached.