We believe in the power of education.
So we harness the power of philanthropy to help build the thought-leaders and change-makers of tomorrow.
We’re proud to award more than 150 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 2021-22 academic year open on December 15.
Available High School Scholarships
|Delmer Scott Award||This scholarship is open to graduating seniors of Alcester-Hudson High School who have participated in agriculture courses or Future Farmers of America and who demonstrate financial need.||$500||March 15||Apply|
|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 Student Aid Report required.||$2,250||March 15||Apply|
|Equitable Sioux Empire Scholarship||Applicants must be graduating seniors at an accredited public or private high school in the Sioux Falls area and must plan to attend an accredited four-year academic college or university. Equitable 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.||$1,000||March 15||Apply|
|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 ancestry; 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. This scholarship offers multiple awards.||$2,000||March 15||Apply|
|Frank Lingo Scholarship||This scholarship is awarded annually to graduating seniors from Canton High School 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. This scholarship offers multiple awards.||$1,250||March 15||Apply|
|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. This scholarship offers multiple awards and is renewable.||$3,500||March 15||Apply|
|Gloria Rae Beck Scholarship||Applicants must be graduating seniors who live in the Dell Rapids, South Dakota area, which is defined as the area bounded on the south by Interstate 90, on the north by SD Hwy 34, on the east by the South Dakota/Minnesota state line, and on the west by SD Hwy 19. Applicants must also plan to attend Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.||$1,250||March 15||Apply|
|Gordon Ingwersen Scholarship||Graduating high school seniors from Doland High School are eligible for this award. Applicants must plan to attend an accredited college, university, or vocational or technical school; demonstrate financial need; have a GPA of 2.0 or higher; and demonstrate the desire, motivation, and ability to succeed in his/her chosen field. This scholarship offers multiple awards.||$1,500||March 15||Apply|
|Gordon Ingwersen School of Mines & Technology Scholarship||This scholarship benefits seniors graduating from Sioux Falls public or private high schools who plan to pursue higher education at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology in Rapid City. Applicants must plan to study engineering and pursue a career in the engineering field. Applicants must also demonstrate financial need and academic achievement.||$2,000||March 30||Apply|
|Harrison-Joslyn Memorial Scholarship||Graduating seniors who have attended Canton Public High School for a minimum of two academic years are eligible for this award. Further criteria include attendance at an accredited post-secondary educational institution in South Dakota and involvement in school, community, and church activities. This scholarship offers multiple awards.||$2,250||March 15||Apply|