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Deadline Extension

The Department of Education has announced a delay in the full rollout of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). In keeping with guidance from the Department, the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation is extending the deadline for submitting scholarship applications to May 1, 2024.

The Student Aid Index provided by the FAFSA is critical in determining a student's financial need and matching them with appropriate scholarships, however ongoing delays are impacting some students’ ability to obtain their SAI. In order to provide the opportunity for as many students as possible to apply for scholarships, we will accept SAI figures estimated using the FAFSA Submission Summary or Federal Student Aid Estimator.

Supporting Area Students

We’re proud to award more than 70 scholarships to deserving students each year. Whether you’re preparing to graduate from high school, wrapping up a general equivalency diploma, or working toward your undergraduate or graduate degree, the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation is proud to partner with passionate donors to administer a wide variety of competitive scholarships to help you achieve your educational goals.


Applications for scholarships for the 2024-25 academic year are open until May 1, 2024.

Scholarship Matching Tool

Use our interactive search-and-match tool to find scholarships you are eligible for. To begin, follow these steps:

  • Step One: Complete your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
  • Step Two: Select the appropriate button below to use our search-and-match feature. Enter your SAI (Student Aid Index), found on your FAFSA, to find scholarships you qualify for. In some cases, you may be eligible to apply for multiple scholarships. Our system will match your common application to the scholarship(s) you qualify for.

Get Started

Choose your path to begin your scholarship search and start your application today:

Begin your application here. Scholarship applications are due by May 1, 2024.

Begin your application here. Scholarship applications are due by May 1, 2024.

Every Scholarship Has a Story

We're grateful to the donors behind our scholarship funds, which provide life-changing opportunities for area students to pursue their educational dreams.

Meet Our Scholarship Donors