Current College Students

Scholarship Opportunities for Current College Students

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Behind every scholarship fund held at the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation is the belief that higher education is an investment in a better, brighter tomorrow.

The Community Foundation is proud to administer the following scholarships for current college students:

This scholarship is open to third or fourth-year, full-time medical students who demonstrate financial need, attend an accredited school, and are studying complementary and alternative therapies. This application requires an essay describing the applicant's interest in integrative medicine, which combines traditional and alternative medical practices. Winners who are fourth-year students will receive the award to assist with their career plans.

To be eligible for this award, applicants must be graduates of a Sioux Falls area high school or home school program; be admitted to or enrolled in their first year of medical school at an accredited institution in the United States; demonstrate financial need; have participated in school and community activities throughout high school and college; and have demonstrated academic excellence during college by maintaining a "B" or better average. Preference will generally be given to applicants entering their first year of medical school.

This scholarship is open to students who will be entering their junior year in college in the fall. Students must be enrolled at an accredited college or university and of Norwegian descent, with preference given to applicants from the Bomlo Community of Norway. Applicants must also demonstrate financial need and have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.

Applicants must be graduates of a Sioux Falls high school majoring in education and enrolled as full-time students entering their junior or senior year at an accredited, four-year academic college or university in South Dakota. Preference will be given to those who are pursuing degrees in elementary or secondary education or who plan to work in a middle school setting.

This scholarship benefits students pursuing a medical degree through the Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota. They must be classified as third or fourth-year students in the program, demonstrate the potential to succeed in medicine, and demonstrate financial need. The selection panel gives preference to applicants who plan to practice in the region following graduation.

To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must be 24 years of age or older and pursuing a graduate or undergraduate degree at University Center with a minimum class load of six credit hours per term. Applicants must also have completed at least one semester at University Center. A minimum 3.0 GPA and financial need are also criteria for this award.

This award benefits students majoring in education at an accredited South Dakota college or university who will be entering their junior or senior year. Eligible applicants must demonstrate financial need, have a GPA of 2.5 or higher, have participated in school and community affairs, and demonstrate motivation and commitment to the teaching profession.

This scholarship benefits graduates of Washington High School in Sioux Falls, who are pursuing an undergraduate degree in education at an accredited four-year college or university. Eligible applicants must have completed enough credit hours to be classified as an incoming junior or senior, and must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better in their major and overall.

This award is open to students who are entering their final year of the Dental Hygiene program at the University of South Dakota. Winners must also demonstrate financial need.

Applicants for this award must live in or maintain residency in Lincoln or Minnehaha County of South Dakota — even though they may attend a school outside the area, or they must attend school in one of these two counties. Applicants must also attend a school accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement. Applicants must be pursuing a degree in business and be able to demonstrate an understanding of the role of business in American society. A motivation and ability to succeed, academic excellence, and community involvement are also criteria for this award.

The Waneta Drake Miller Edmison Non-Traditional Student Scholarship is available to students 24 years of age or older who are residents of Minnehaha, Lincoln, Turner, or McCook counties of South Dakota. Applicants must have successfully completed a minimum of six credit hours in a course of study in a degree-granting program and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours per academic term at an accredited educational institution.


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