Area Students - College Bound
Anna and Paul Lind Scholarship Awarded to an Alcester, SD, high school senior based on need and other criteria. Award: $700; Deadline: March 15
AXA Advisors Sioux Empire Scholarship Applicants must be graduating seniors at an accredited public or private high school in the Sioux Falls, SD, area and must plan to attend an accredited four-year academic college or university. AXA employees, associates, immediate family members of employees, and associates of the Donor are not eligible for the award. Successful candidates will demonstrate diligence, determination to overcome challenges, and willingness to undertake unusual responsibility in pursuit of a worthy, nonacademic personal achievement. Award: $750; Deadline: March 15
Bill Barlow "Second Chance" Scholarship This scholarship provides an award for the first year of higher education at an accredited college, university, or vocational or technical school for students from the Sioux Falls, SD, area who have a financial need, and who are not normally eligible for such awards because they developed a motivation late in life or after leaving high school. Applicants who did not receive a traditional high school diploma, who entered the work force after graduation, or who were not the top students in previous academic work but who demonstrate personal growth and motivation through an improving academic record, strong work ethic, or some other factor will be given priority for this scholarship. Award: $1,500; Deadline: March 15
Cogley-Buffington Certified Property and Casualty Underwriters Fund To be eligible for this award, applicants must be graduating seniors from high schools throughout South Dakota, Southwest Minnesota, and Northwest Iowa who plan to attend an accredited, four-year college or university. Applicants must also demonstrate financial need; have a GPA of 3.5 or higher; participate in extra-curricular and community activities, and demonstrate an interest in and understanding of the role of business in American society. Award: $1,000; Deadline: March 15
Dakota Alliance Soccer Club Scholarship Applicants who benefit from this award must be graduating high school seniors from the Sioux Falls, SD, area who have participated in the Dakota Alliance Soccer Club (consisting of the former Dakota Gold USA and Sioux Falls Soccer Association), or in Sioux Falls high school soccer programs. Additionally, they must plan to attend an accredited college or university, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and demonstrate leadership through his or her role on a soccer team. Excellence in athletics or other extracurricular activities within the community will also be evaluated by the selection panel. Award: $500; Deadline March 15
Dale Lokke Law Enforcement Scholarship Successful candidates for this award must be graduating from a Minnehaha County public or private high school who plan to attend a South Dakota college or university. Additional criteria includes participation in extra-curricular and community activities and a desire and ability to succeed in a chosen career field. Award: $400; Deadline: March 15
Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith Scholarship To be considered for this scholarship, applicants must be graduating seniors of high schools in Brookings, Lake, Lincoln, McCook, Minnehaha, Moody, or Turner counties of South Dakota. They must also have high academic achievement as demonstrated by cumulative GPA, class rank, and ACT score; plan to attend an accredited four-year college or university in South Dakota; and be involved in school and community activities. Additionally, applicants must demonstrate a desire to pursue and meet educational goals. Children and immediate family members of the firm’s partners and employees are not eligible for the award. Award: $2,500; Deadline: March 15
David Jay Schmidt Memorial Scholarship This scholarship is open to graduating seniors of Dell Rapids Public High School in Dell Rapids, SD, who plan to attend an accredited college, university, or vocational or technical school. Applicants must also be ranked in the lower 90 percent of their graduating class and demonstrate financial need. The selection panel gives preference to qualified applicants who have not received other scholarship awards. Award: $1,500; Deadline: March 15
David L. Profilet Scholarship Winners of this award must be graduates of a South Dakota high school who plan to attend Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD. Additionally, successful candidates will have a GPA of 3.0 or higher; demonstrate financial need; and show character traits such as courage, determination, and an ability to overcome adversity. Award: $500; Deadline: April 1
Delmer Scott Award This scholarship is open to graduating seniors of Alcester-Hudson High School in South Dakota who have participated in agriculture courses or Future Farmers of America and who demonstrate financial need. Award: $350; Deadline: March 15
Duane and Bonnie Bly Family Scholarship This scholarship is open to graduating seniors of Brandon Valley High School who plan to attend an accredited South Dakota college or university. Students must also demonstrate financial need. FAFSA and Student Aid Report required. Award: $1,000; Deadline: March 15.
Fool Soldier Scholarship This award is open to descendants of the Fool Soldiers, a group of Teton Lakota men who ransomed the freedom of two white women and six children held captive by a band of Dakota Indians in 1862. Eligible applicants must be able to prove their descendancy; have a GPA of 2.0 or higher; be planning to attend an accredited college, university, or vocational or technical school; and have financial need. Award: $500; Deadline: March 15
Frank Lingo Scholarship This scholarship is awarded annually to graduating seniors from Canton High School in Canton, SD, who plan to attend an accredited college or university, are ranked in the top 50% of their class, have actively participated in extra-curricular activities, and demonstrate financial need. Award: $1,000; Deadline: March 15
Fred and Marie Christopherson Scholarship Applicants who plan to attend a four-year college or university in South Dakota, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.9 after seven semesters, and have a minimum ACT score of 28 are eligible for this award. It is available to seniors graduating from South Dakota high schools. Award: $2,500; Deadline: March 15
Gloria Rae Beck Scholarship This award is open to graduating seniors of Dell Rapids Public High School in Dell Rapids, SD, who plan to attend Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD. A GPA of 3.0 or higher and involvement in community activities, particularly volunteer community service, are also required. Award: $750; Deadline: March 15
Gordon Ingwersen School of Mines & Technology Scholarship This scholarship benefits graduating seniors of an accredited high school in Sioux Falls, SD, who plan to pursue higher education at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology in Rapid City, SD. Applicants must plan to study engineering and pursue a career in the engineering field. Applicants must also demonstrate financial need and academic achievement. Award: $1,000; Deadline: March 30
Harrison-Joslyn Memorial Scholarship Graduating seniors who have attended Canton Public High School in Canton, SD, for a minimum of two academic years are eligible for this award. Further criteria includes attendance at an accredited post-secondary educational institution in South Dakota and involvement in school, community, and church activities. Award: $1,250; Deadline: March 15
Harry Lee Scholarship Awarded to an Alcester, SD, senior based on financial need and interest in pharmacy, medicine, nursing, laboratory science, chemistry, physics, or other sciences. Award: $500; Deadline: March 15
Herman and LaVerne Griller Scholarship Applicants must be graduating seniors of an accredited high school in Minnehaha, Lincoln, Turner, or McCook County who plan to attend an accredited college or university and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants must also demonstrate financial need. Award: $2,500; Deadline: March 15.
Hovik Family Scholarship To be eligible for this award, applicants must be graduating high school seniors who live in Lincoln County, South Dakota, and are members of the Lutheran faith with plans to attend accredited four-year colleges or universities that are affiliated with the Lutheran church. Applicants must also demonstrate financial need and have the ability to achieve academic success. Award: $1,000; Deadline: March 15
Independent Insurance Agents of Sioux Falls Scholarship Successful applicants for this award must be graduating seniors of Sioux Falls, SD, public or private high schools who plan to attend a South Dakota college, university, or vocational or technical school. Applicants must also demonstrate financial need, which is the key factor in selecting a winner for this award. Additional criteria includes a GPA of 3.0 or higher and an ability to succeed in a chosen field of study. Award: $750; Deadline: March 15
James and Bernice Kopperud Scholarship This award benefits graduating seniors of Lincoln High School in Sioux Falls, SD, who plan to attend a four-year accredited college or university. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, demonstrate financial need, and have the desire and ability to succeed in his or her chosen field of study. Award: $2,500; Deadline: March 15
James Stenholtz Scholarship This scholarship goes to a graduating senior of Lincoln Senior High School in Sioux Falls, SD, who plans to attend an accredited college, university, or vocational or technical school. Eligible applicants must also demonstrate financial need and have participated in extra-curricular and community activities. Award: $500; Deadline: March 15
Jeremy Baum “Hope” Scholarship Applicants must be a graduate or a graduating senior of a Dell Rapids high school or a person who has earned a GED or equivalent and resides in Dell Rapids. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and plan to attend an accredited college, university, or vocational or technical school. Award: $1,500; Deadline: March 15
Jerry Hoftiezer Memorial Scholarship This scholarship benefits graduating seniors of Dell Rapids High School in Dell Rapids, SD, who plan to attend a four-year college or university and are involved in school and community activities. Special consideration is given to students who maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale and who have taken five math courses, including A.P. calculus. Applicants are not required to pursue a math-related college major to be eligible for this scholarship. Award: $750; Deadline: March 15
Jim and Fran Foss Scholarship This award is open to students graduating from Sioux Falls public high schools who plan to attend an accredited college or university. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA or higher demonstrate financial need. FAFSA and student aid report required. Award: $1,000; Deadline: March 15
Joe Foss "An American Hero" Scholarship To be eligible for this award, applicants must plan to attend an accredited college or university or vocational or technical school; have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better and a minimum ACT score of 21; and demonstrate characteristics of an American patriot. Available to seniors graduating from South Dakota high schools. Award: $1,000; Deadline: March 15
Julius A. and Dorothy L. Jacobsen Scholarship To be eligible for this award, applicants must be graduating seniors from Montrose, Tri-Valley, or West Central high schools in South Dakota. Applicants must also plan to attend an accredited, bachelor degree-granting, four-year college or university in South Dakota; excel in citizenship, work, extra-curricular activities, or other endeavors; and have distinguished themselves academically as demonstrated by an ACT score of 28 or better and a grade point average of 3.8 or better. The only exception to these academic standards are extenuating circumstances such as an illness or family crisis that interrupted the applicant’s focus. Award: $2,500 for students attending state schools, $5,000 for students attending private schools; Deadline: March 15
Junior League of Sioux Falls Scholarship The Junior League of Sioux Falls is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of other women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Applicants for this scholarship must be female; reside in Minnehaha or Lincoln Counties of South Dakota; be a graduating senior from an accredited high school or a home school program; and plan to attend an accredited college, university, community college, vocational school, or technical school (excluding institutions whose academic programs are conducted primarily online or via correspondence). Additionally, applicants must have a minimum ACT score of 23 or a minimum SAT score in the math and critical reading components of 1060. Award: $500; Deadline: April 1
Katherine A. Larson Scholarship Applicants for this award must be graduating seniors of Lincoln High School in Sioux Falls, SD, who have participated in extra-curricular and community activities; plan to attend an accredited college, university, vocational or technical school; have a GPA of 2.5 or higher; and demonstrate traits such as determination, desire to succeed, ability to work well with others, and to go beyond what is expected to help and inspire others. Award: $500; Deadline: March 15
Kimberly Rose Means - Native American Council of Tribes Scholarship This scholarship benefits graduating high school seniors who are enrolled members of a South Dakota Native American tribe or South Dakota tribal members who are returning to school after an absence. Applicants must plan to attend an accredited college, university, or vocational school; have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher; have participated in school and community activities (only applies to high school seniors); and have the desire and ability to accomplish his or her goals. Award: $500; Deadline: March 15
Kiwanis Club of S.F. Community Service Scholarship This scholarship is available only to students who have been selected as a Kiwanis Club of Sioux Falls Junior Kiwanian of the Month during the most recent academic year. Applicants must be graduating seniors of a Sioux Falls School District public high school or of a private high school located within the Sioux Falls city limits who plan to attend an accredited college, university, community college, vocational school or technical school. Award: $1,000; Deadline: July 1
Kiwanis Clubs of Sioux Falls Scholarship This scholarship is open to graduating seniors from a Minnehaha or Lincoln County high school in South Dakota who plan to attend a South Dakota college, university, community college, or vocational or technical school. Additionally, successful applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher; an ACT of 23 or higher; and be a child, grandchild, or stepchild of a Sioux Falls Kiwanis Club member or be a member of a Kiwanis affiliate Key Club in Minnehaha or Lincoln County. An applicant's interest in community service is also a criterion of this award. Award: $750; Deadline: March 15
Landon Wulf Brandon Valley High School Scholarship To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must be graduating seniors of Brandon Valley High School in Brandon, SD, who have completed at least two academic years at Brandon Valley. Additionally, applicants must have participated in both school-sponsored choir and band for at least three high school academic years, plan to attend an accredited four-year college or university, and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Award: $1,000; Deadline: March 15
Louis H. Shoraga Scholarship This scholarship is open to graduating seniors of Alcester-Hudson High School in South Dakota. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate financial need, as opposed to those who demonstrate academic excellence. Award: $600; Deadline: March 15
Mary Scott Award This scholarship is open to Alcester, SD, seniors who have participated and excelled in Family and Consumer Science or Family, Career, and Community Leadership of America. Award: $350; Deadline: March 15
Osmann Family Native American Scholarship This scholarship benefits graduating South Dakota high school seniors who are enrolled members of a Native American tribe. Applicants must plan to attend a college in the South Dakota university system or a vocational or technical school in Sioux Falls, Watertown, Mitchell, or Rapid City and have a GPA of 2.5 or higher after seven semesters of high school. Applicants must also have the desire and ability to succeed in further academic study and have participated in extra-curricular or community activities. Award: $1,000; Deadline: March 15
Regina "Grandma" Evans Scholarship This scholarship benefits graduating seniors from Dell Rapids who plan to attend an accredited technical school or four-year college or university. Applicants must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher. Award: $500; Deadline March 15.
Robert W. Best Scholarship This award is available to graduating seniors of Sioux Falls Christian High School or a Sioux Falls public high school in Sioux Falls, SD. Applicants must have a “C” average or higher and plan to attend an accredited college, university, or vocational or technical school. Financial need and potential to succeed through involvement in community or school are also criteria for the award. Award: $1,500; Deadline: March 15
Sally Bertina Meyer Scholarship This scholarship benefits high school seniors who attend a Minnehaha County high school in South Dakota. Applicants must plan to attend an accredited four-year college or university, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, show an interest in the out-of-doors, and have the desire and ability to succeed in further academic study. Award: $800; Deadline: March 15
Shon Trimble Memorial Scholarship Applicants must be graduating seniors of Brandon Valley High School in Brandon, SD, who plan to attend a four-year college or university. Applicants must also have actively participated in the BVHS band program for at least two academic years and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale. Award: $500; Deadline: March 15
Sunrise and Minnehaha Sertoma Club Scholarships These scholarships are open to graduating seniors who have been served by the South Dakota School for the Deaf due to a hearing or speech disability. Applicants must plan to attend an accredited college, university, community college, vocational, or technical school. Preference will be given to residents of South Dakota. Award: Up to $2,000; deadline March 15.
Tea Area Community Scholarship Graduating seniors of Tea Area High School in Tea, SD, who plan to attend an accredited college, university, or technical school are eligible for this scholarship. Students must also have a GPA of 2.5 or higher over the most recent three years; demonstrate leadership ability through participation in extracurricular, community, church, or work activities; and demonstrate financial need. Award: $250; Deadline: March 15
Trent Area Scholarship Graduating seniors who live in the Trent, SD, area benefit from this award. Organizers have defined the Trent community as the area bounded on the south by the Moody County line, on the north by SD Highway 34, on the east by the South Dakota state line, and on the west by the Colman Road, also known as 470th Avenue. Eligible applicants must be of good moral character and plan to attend an accredited, post-secondary educational institution. They must submit a written application and official high school transcript or equivalent. Awards are divided equally among qualified applicants. Deadline: March 15
Vince Beck Five Point Scholarship Applicants must be graduating seniors of Canton High School in Canton, SD, who plan to attend an accredited college, university, or vocational or technical school. Successful candidates must be involved in school and community activities and demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to students planning to pursue a career in agriculture, wildlife conservation, veterinary medicine, law enforcement, or youth counseling. Award: $1,000; Deadline: March 15
Viola Lingo Watson Scholarship This scholarship is open to graduating seniors from Canton High School in Canton, SD, who plan to attend an accredited college or university, are in the upper 50% of their class, have actively participated in extra-curricular school activities, and have financial need. Award: $500; Deadline: March 15
Waneta Drake Miller Edmison Memorial Scholarship Applicants of this scholarship must be graduating seniors of an accredited high school in Minnehaha, Lincoln, Turner, or McCook county in South Dakota and plan to attend an accredited college, university, community college, vocational school, or technical school. Additionally, applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher and have participated in school and community activities. Award: $1,000; Deadline: March 15
Washington High Alumni Scholarship Graduating seniors from Washington High School in Sioux Falls, SD, who plan to attend an accredited college, university, or vocational or technical school can apply for this award. They must also demonstrate financial need, have maintained a "C" average or higher, and be committed to their educational goals. Award: $1,000; Deadline: March 15
Westward Ho Country Club Honor Golf Scholarship This scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who plan to attend an accredited four-year college or university and are youth golfers with two years' participation in the WHCC junior golf program. Eligible applicants must be a child of a member who has been a WHCC member for at least two years. They must also be ranked in the top half of their class. Award: $1,500; Deadline: April 1
Wyatt Ammon Memorial Scholarship This award benefits graduating seniors from Dell Rapids public or private high schools in Dell Rapids, SD. Eligible applicants must plan to attend an accredited college, or vocational or technical school, and demonstrate originality and interest in seeking personal challenges. Applicants may also be evaluated according to special circumstances, motivation to pursue goals, and the inspiration for those goals. Award: $500; Deadline: March 15


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