Scholarships

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.

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Available High School Scholarships

Name Description Award Deadline
Delmar and Rosemary Skluzak Scholarship This scholarship is open to graduating seniors of Kimball Public High School who plan to attend an accredited college, university, vocational, or technical school. Applicants must also be U.S. citizens, rank in the top 50% of their class, and have participated in extra-curricular and community activities. Preference will be given to students who plan to enroll in a South Dakota educational institution. $600 March 15 Apply
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
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. $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. $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. $3,000 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. $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. $2,250 March 15 Apply