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.


Scholarship applications open in mid-December.


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
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. $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. $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. $1,250 March 15 Apply
Landon Wulf Brandon Valley High School Scholarship To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must be graduating seniors of Brandon Valley High School who have completed at least two academic years at Brandon Valley. Additionally, applicants must have participated in both school-sponsored choir and band for at least three high school academic years, plan to attend an accredited four-year college or university, and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. $1,000 March 15 Apply
Louis H. Shoraga Scholarship This scholarship is open to graduating seniors of Alcester-Hudson High School. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate financial need, as opposed to those who demonstrate academic excellence. $600 March 15 Apply
Mark Bielen Scholarship Applicants must be graduating seniors from an accredited high school in Minnehaha or Lincoln County, South Dakota. Applicants must plan to attend an accredited college or university or vocational or technical school. Participation in school and community affairs and motivation to pursue goals is also a must. $1,250 March 15 Apply
Mary Scott Award This scholarship is open to Alcester seniors who have participated and excelled in Family and Consumer Science or Family, Career, and Community Leadership of America. $400 March 15 Apply
Myrtle and David Blomquist Scholarship This award benefits graduating seniors from Sisseton High School who plan to pursue a post-secondary course of study of at least two years duration, have maintained a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 grading scale for the final three years of high school, and demonstrate financial need. $1,250 March 15 Apply