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.


Applications for scholarships for the 2021-22 academic year open on December 15.


To get started, select from the options below to view a list of available scholarships you may be eligible for, or view all scholarships for high school or college students.

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Available High School Scholarships

Name Description Award Deadline
Joe and Norma Rahm Memorial Scholarship This scholarship supports graduating seniors of Doland or Redfield high schools who plan to attend a South Dakota accredited college, university, or vocational or technical school. Successful applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, be involved in school and community activities, and be highly motivated self-starters. This scholarship offers multiple awards. $1,500 April 1 Apply
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. This scholarship offers multiple awards. $1,000 March 15 Apply
Jon Richter Memorial Scholarship Open to graduating seniors of Lennox High School who plan to attend an accredited college, university, or technical school. This scholarship offers multiple awards. $500 March 15 Apply
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 higher and a grade point average of 3.8 or higher. Notes: $5,000 scholarships available to students pursuing education at a public institution; $10,000 scholarships for students pursuing education at private institutions. This scholarship offers multiple awards and is renewable. $5,000 March 15 Apply
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. $1,000 March 15 Apply
Katherine A. Larson Scholarship Applicants for this award must be graduating seniors of Lincoln High School 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. Scholarships awarded through this fund are renewable. $750 March 15 Apply
Kent Hegge Memorial Scholarship This award benefits graduating seniors of Baltic High School who plan to attend an accredited college, university, vocational school, or technical school. Applicants must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher. $750 March 15 Apply
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. $750 March 15 Apply
Kiwanis Club of Sioux Falls 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. Scholarships awarded through this fund are renewable. $1,000 July 1 Apply
Kiwanis Clubs of Sioux Falls Scholarship This scholarship is open to graduating seniors from a Minnehaha or Lincoln County high school 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. $1,500 March 15 Apply
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