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
Waneta Drake Miller Edmison Memorial Scholarship Applicants of this scholarship must be graduating seniors of an accredited high school in Minnehaha, Lincoln, Turner, or McCook County in South Dakota and plan to attend an accredited college, university, community college, vocational school, or technical school. Additionally, applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher and have participated in school and community activities. $3,500 March 15 Apply
Washington High Alumni Scholarship Graduating seniors from Washington High School in Sioux Falls who plan to attend an accredited college, university, or vocational or technical school can apply for this award. They must also demonstrate financial need, have maintained a “C” average or higher, and be committed to their educational goals. $2,000 March 15 Apply
Westward Ho Country Club Honor Golf Scholarship This scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who plan to attend an accredited four-year college or university and are youth golfers with two years participation in the WHCC junior golf program. Eligible applicants must be a child of a member who has been a WHCC member for two years. They must also be ranked in the top half of their class. $2,000 April 1 Apply
Wyatt Ammon Memorial Scholarship This award benefits graduating seniors from Dell Rapids public or private high schools. Eligible applicants must plan to attend an accredited college, or vocational or technical school, and demonstrate originality and interest in seeking personal challenges. Applicants may also be evaluated according to special circumstances, motivation to pursue goals, and the inspiration for those goals. $1,000 March 15 Apply
Yeager-Afdahl Memorial Scholarship This scholarship goes to the applicants with the highest class ranking among graduating seniors of Faith High School, traditionally the valedictorian and salutatorian. Applicants must plan to attend a college, university, or vocational or technical school. $2,250 March 15 Apply