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
|Rush Family Scholarship||Applicants for this scholarship must be graduating high school seniors or current college students who are children of full time employees of North American Truck & Trailer, Inc. & Subsidiaries that plan to attend an accredited institution of higher education in the fall. Applicants must also have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.||$1,500||March 15||Apply|
|Sally Bertina Meyer Scholarship||This scholarship benefits high school seniors who attend a Minnehaha County high school in South Dakota. Applicants must plan to attend an accredited four-year college or university, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, show an interest in the out-of-doors, and have the desire and ability to succeed in further academic study||$1,500||March 15||Apply|
|Shon Trimble Memorial Scholarship||Applicants must be graduating seniors of Brandon Valley High School who plan to attend a four-year college or university. Applicants must also have actively participated in the BVHS band program for at least two academic years and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.||$1,000||March 15||Apply|
|Siouxland Chapter CFMA Scholarship||The Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) is a national organization that is dedicated to bringing together construction finance professionals and those partners serving their unique needs. The Siouxland Chapter created this scholarship to promote and award graduating high school seniors who wish to pursue an academic or technical degree in construction. Applicants must plan to attend an institution of higher learning within a 100-mile radius of Sioux Falls, SD. This scholarship offers multiple awards.||$500||March 15||Apply|
|Sunrise Sertoma and Minnehaha Sertoma Club Scholarships||These scholarships are open to graduating seniors who have been served by the South Dakota School for the Deaf. Applicants must plan to attend an accredited college, university, community college, vocational or technical school. Preference will be given to current residents of South Dakota.||N/A||March 15||Apply|
|Tea Area Community Scholarship||Graduating seniors of Tea Area High School, including home-schooled students in Tea who plan to attend an accredited college, university, or technical school are eligible for this scholarship. Students must also have a GPA of 2.5 or higher over the most recent three years; demonstrate leadership ability through participation in extracurricular, community, church, or work activities; and demonstrate financial need. This scholarship offers multiple awards.||$500||March 15||Apply|
|Trent Area Scholarship||Graduating seniors who live in the Trent area benefit from this award. Organizers have defined the Trent community as the area bounded on the south by the Moody County line, on the north by SD Highway 34, on the east by the South Dakota state line, and on the west by the Colman Road, also known as 470th Avenue. Eligible applicants must be of good moral character and plan to attend an accredited, post-secondary educational institution. They must submit a written application and official high school transcript or equivalent.||N/A||March 15||Apply|
|Verne and Ardith Forbes Scholarship||Applicants must be graduating seniors of any high school program in Dell Rapids, South Dakota or a graduating senior from a public high school program in Huron, South Dakota. Applicants must also plan to attend an accredited vocational or technical school and have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Prior completion of the FAFSA is also required.||$2,500||March 15||Apply|
|Vince Beck Five Point Scholarship||Applicants must be graduating seniors of Canton High School who plan to attend an accredited college, university, or vocational or technical school. Successful candidates must be involved in school and community activities and demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to students planning to pursue a career in agriculture, wildlife conservation, veterinary medicine, law enforcement, or youth counseling.||$1,500||March 15||Apply|
|Viola Lingo Watson Scholarship||This scholarship is open to graduating seniors from Canton High School who plan to attend an accredited college or university, are in the upper 50% of their class, have actively participated in extra-curricular school activities, and have financial need.||$500||March 15||Apply|