Senior Scholarships/Scholarship Sites
SOUTH DAKOTA SCHOLARSHIPS:
COLLEGE STEPS PROGRAM:
A program developed by Wells Fargo to help you plan for college. Enroll at any time and receive electronic postcards with helpful college-planning information. In random drawings seniors can receive a $1,000 college tuition prize. http://www.wellsfargo.com/collegesteps
DISCOVER PRIVATE COLLEGES:
By logging into the discover colleges web site for free information about private colleges, you will be automatically entered into the $2,500 drawing.
FAFSA (FEDERAL STUDENT AID):
FASTWEB – http://www.fastweb.com
These websites add more scholarships to weekly:
$1,000 scholarships to students that have a Yankton College connection. www.yanktoncollege.org
2019 Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship Program: https://lockheedmartin.com/scholarship
South Dakota State DAR Scholarship for Military Descendants:
The South Dakota State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution offers a $500 scholarship to direct descendants of United States Military Veterans. Applications are in the counseling office. Deadline: February 15, 2019
SDACDE Karst Scholarship:
The SDACDE is offering three $500 scholarships. The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage those students concerned with conserving their natural resources by furthering their education in an agricultural/conservation related field. The scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors who will be attending a 4-year college or a vocational school.
Applications can be picked up in the counseling office or online at www.brookingsconservation.org Deadline: March 31, 2019
Davis-Bahcall Scholar Program:
This is a wonderful, fully supported experience for students interested in any career related to science, engineering, mathematics or technology. We are eager to involve students from all over the state in this program so we are hoping you will help us cast a wider net and get more students applying for this fantastic learning and travel experience. If you would like additional information regarding the Davis-Bahcall Scholar Program, please visit: https://doe.sd.gov/scholarships/DAVIS-BAHCALL.aspx.
B. Davis Scholarship:
The creators of the ‘Student Award Search Aid’ website are offering a $1000 scholarship. Deadline: May 24, 2019 Apply online: http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm
Resource Conservation Speech Contest:
Resource Conservation Speech Contest for students 9-12. Scholarship value for first place $1100. Applications can be picked up in the counseling office. Deadline: March 30, 2019.
Local Junior Achievement of South Dakota $500 Leo Crawford Scholarship
Basin Electric scholarship- Members of Clay Union Electric:
Each year the Basin Electric Power Cooperative Scholarship Program awards more than 180 scholarships in the amount of $1000 each. Five 25 scholarships are for children of BEPC or subsidiary employees will be designated for qualified applicants who plan to attend a certified Vocational or Technical school, and five of 25 will be designated for qualified applicants who plan to achieve an engineering degree. Twenty will go to children of member cooperative employees and 141 to member-cooperative consumers.
Clay-Union Electric will award one $1000 scholarship to a child of a member. The scholarship must be used for educational costs and the student must enter college in the fall of the school year and will be distributed in August for the full amount. Applications are available on our website at www.clayunionelectric.coop, in our office or call to request one.
Completed applications must be received by February 15th, 2019 and can be emailed to email@example.com, mailed to PO Box 317 Vermillion, SD 57069 or dropped off at the office at 1410 E. Cherry St. Vermillion.
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. Award: $1,000; Deadline: March 15 Apply online: http://www.sfacf.org
David L. Profilet Scholarship:
Winners of this award must be graduates of a South Dakota high school who plan to attend Augustana University in Sioux Falls. Additionally, successful candidates will have a GPA of 3.0 or higher; demonstrate financial need; and show character traits such as courage, determination, and an ability to overcome adversity. Award: $500; Deadline: April 1 Apply online: http://www.sfacf.org
Cogley-Buffington Certified Property and Casualty Underwriters Fund:
To be eligible for this award, applicants must be graduating seniors from high schools throughout South Dakota, Southwest Minnesota, and Northwest Iowa who plan to attend an accredited, four-year college or university. Applicants must also demonstrate financial need; have a GPA of 3.5 or higher; participate in extra-curricular and community activities, and demonstrate an interest in and understanding of the role of business in American society. Award: $1,000; Deadline: March 15 Apply online: http://www.sfacf.org
South Dakota State University Speech and Debate Scholarship:
Students will complete the application form and upload a performance of the student’s choosing to showcase their work (ideally a 7-10 min. performance). Students who are awarded the scholarships will earn academic credit for their participation on the team. Students will be awarded up to $1,000 for the 2019-20 school year. For more information and scholarship application: http://www.sdstate.edu/school-communication-journalism/join-our-team
Jack and Arlene Devany Scholarship:
Clay RWS will award three $500 scholarships to students who are members or the children of members of Clay Rural Water System; this includes residents in the Towns of Wakonda and Gayville. Applications can be picked up in the counseling office. Deadline: March 1, 2019.
CLAY COUNTY YOUTH TRUST FUND, INC:
Rosie & Vi Venard Scholarship $500:
Applicants must be a current or former Clay County, South Dakota 4-H member. Applications in the counseling office. Deadline: March 1, 2019.
Centennial Scholarship $200:
Applicants must have been a resident of Clay County at the time of graduation from high school. Enrolling in a private, public college or vocational school. Preference will be given to those attending institutions in South Dakota unless the applicant’s designated study program is not available in the state. Applications in the counseling office. Deadline: March 1, 2019.
4-H Scholarship $200:
Applicants must be a current Clay County 4-H member and must apply during their last two years of club work. Applications in the counseling office. Deadline: March 1, 2019
Janice L. Miller 4-H Scholarship $100:
Applicants must be/or have been an active member of Clay County 4-H will plans to attend a college or university in South Dakota, with preference being given to an applicant attending SDSU or USD. Applications in the counseling office. Deadline: March 1, 2019.
Southeast Area Principals (SEAP) Scholarship $500:
Applicants must be pursuing a teaching degree. Applications in the counseling office. Deadline: March 1, 2019.
Clay-Union Foundation, Inc. Community Service/Scholarship:
Applications in the counseling office. Deadline: March 15, 2019.
“Insuring a Brighter Tomorrow” Scholarship $1000:
South Dakota high school seniors seeking funds to attend a South Dakota college, university, or technical school. Open to farmers Union Insurance Policyholders, South Dakota Farmers Union Members, Friends of the SDFU Foundation (defined as a contribution of $25 or more during the past year), or Participant in any South Dakota High School Activities Association (SDHSAA) sanctioned activity. Applications in the counseling office. Deadline: March 1, 2019.
Becky and Dave Nelson Healthcare Career Scholarship:
Awarded by Dakota Hospital Foundation and Sanford Vermillion. Applicant must attend University of South Dakota and study in a healthcare profession. Applications in the counseling office. Deadline: April 12, 2019.
Dakota Hospital Foundation SVMC Employee-Child Scholarship:
Awarded by Dakota Hospital Foundation and Sanford Vermillion. Dependent children of full-time, part-time or unscheduled part-time employees of Sanford Vermillion Medical Center. Applicant’s parent must be employed as of April 12, 2019 of the current year. Applications in the counseling office. Deadline: April 12, 2019.
Morningside College Nursing Scholarship $1000:
Applicant must attend Morningside College pursuing a bachelor of science in nursing degree starting in August of 2019. Applications in the counseling office. Deadline: March 8, 2019.
Fore the Cure Scholarship $1000:
This scholarship is available to provide financial assistance to graduating high school seniors impacted by cancer. A minimum of 1 of the 4 criteria. 1. Has an immediate relative (Mom, Dad, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins) who has/had any type of cancer. 2. Pursuing a career in any medical field. 3. Helping care for or helped someone with cancer. 4. Has cancer or is a cancer survivor. Information can be picked up in the counseling office.
Yankton Medical Clinic Scholarship:
Any high school senior with an interest in pursuing a major in a medical field. Applications in the counseling office. Deadline: March 19, 2019
Vermillion Public School Foundation:
The Walter and Margaret Kaeberle Scholarship $1000:
VHS Senior pursuing Health Sciences, Agriculture or Religious Studies. Applications in the counseling office. Deadline: March 28, 2019.
Edith Siegrist Scholarship $1000:
VHS Senior planning to attend any University, College or Technical School.
Applications in the counseling office. Deadline: March 28, 2019.
The Dennis Helseth Scholarship $1000:
VHS Senior planning on attending a South Dakota University, College or Technical School. Applications in the counseling office. Deadline: March 28, 2019.
The Ribs, Rods & Rock’ n Roll Scholarship $150:
VHS Seniors pursuing vocational-technical education. First preference Auto Mechanics. Applications in the counseling office. Deadline: March 28, 2019.
Vermillion Rotary Club Scholarship:
Two $1000 scholarships will be awarded named Vermillion Rotary Club Scholarship and one $1000 scholarship named the Roger Kozak Rotary Scholarship. All are one-year scholarships. No less than one scholarship will be awarded to a student attending the University of South Dakota and the Roger Kozak Rotary Scholarship will be a preference to a student attending the University of South Dakota. Recipients will be asked to attend a Rotary Club meeting and be introduced to the general membership. Deadline: April 2, 2019.
CorTrust Bank along with South Dakota Bankers Association are honored to be able to offer our Scholarship Program to seniors who will be attending a post-secondary school in South Dakota! This year we have sixteen – $1,000 scholarships to award. Below are some details about our program as well as a link to the online application. Please share this with your senior students.
Scholarship Requirements. Applicant must:
- Be a graduating high school senior in the year in which the scholarship is awarded
- Attend high school or live in the community of a CorTrust Bank location
- Be attending a South Dakota college or post-secondary school as a full-time student
- Submit a completed online form
- Students DO NOT have to be a customer of CorTrust Bank to apply
Applications must be submitted by March 15, 2019.
All applicants will be notified via email and/or mail by April 19, 2019.
First National Bank Scholarship:
First National Bank is proud to offer three $1000 scholarships for graduating high school seniors in our banking area. Applicant must have a checking account with First National Bank. First National Bank employee and their immediate family are not eligible. Applications in counseling office. Deadline: March 21, 2019
Vermillion Fraternal Order of Eagles and Eagles Auxiliary #2421:
The Vermillion Fraternal Order of Eagles and Eagles Auxiliary #2421 will be offering six $500 educational assistance grants to six surrounding area students who have a desire to continue their education. These grants may be used at any two or four year college, university, technical, or vocational school. These post-high school institutions may be in or out of state. Applications in counseling office. Deadline: April 15, 2019.
Horatio Alger Denny Sanford Scholarship:
Students attending the following schools should apply!
Black Hills State University, Dakota State University, South Dakota School of Mines, South Dakota State University, University of South Dakota, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Augustana University, University of Sioux Falls
Apply online at: application.horatioalger.org
You MUST enter the application code SAN19
Deadline: March 15, 2019
Vermillion Lions Club Scholarship:
The official motto of Lions Clubs International is “We Serve.” Lions clubs are involved in service activities that benefit your community directly or perhaps a larger community, such as major city or state. Any senior can apply.
Applications in counseling office. Deadline March 29, 2019