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
|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. Financial need, participation in school and community affairs, and motivation to pursue goals is also a must.||$1,750||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 and demonstrate financial need.||$500||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.||$1,750||March 15||Apply|
|Osmann Family Native American Scholarship||This scholarship benefits graduating South Dakota high school seniors who are enrolled members of a Native American tribe. Applicants must plan to attend a college in the South Dakota university system or a vocational or technical school in Sioux Falls, Watertown, Mitchell, or Rapid City and have a GPA of 2.5 or higher after seven semesters of high school. Applicants must also have the desire and ability to succeed in further academic study and have participated in extra-curricular or community activities. Scholarships awarded through this fund are renewable.||$1,000||March 15||Apply|
|Ralph and Doris Wallin Scholarship||Applicants must be residents of Minnehaha or Lincoln County who are 25 years old or younger and are enrolling for the first time at an accredited vocational or technical institution in South Dakota or within 250 miles of Sioux Falls. Applicants must have maintained at least a 2.5 GPA for the last three years of the student’s high school study. This scholarship offers multiple awards and is renewable.||$6,000||March 15||Apply|
|Raymond Eddy Scholarship||Applicants must be graduating seniors of Sioux Falls Public Schools who plan to attend an accredited college or university in South Dakota. Financial need is a must. An outstanding GPA is not a distinguishing criterion for the award. The scholarship may be renewed for a second year. This scholarship offers multiple awards and is renewable.||$5,000||March 15||Apply|
|Regina “Grandma” Evans Scholarship||Applicants for this scholarship must be graduating seniors of a public or private high school located in Dell Rapids, South Dakota who plan to attend an accredited technical school or four-year academic college or university. Applicants must also have a GPA of 2.0 or higher. This scholarship offers multiple awards.||$500||March 15||Apply|
|Robert W. Best Scholarship||This award is available to graduating seniors of Sioux Falls Christian High School or a Sioux Falls public high school. Applicants must have a C average or higher and plan to attend an accredited college, university, or vocational or technical school. Financial need and potential to succeed through involvement in community or school are also criteria for the award. This scholarship offers multiple awards.||$5,000||March 15||Apply|