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Sharon Kienow, Director
Dacotah Hall 103
1200 S. Jay St.
Aberdeen, S.D. 57401
Phone: 605-626-2640
Fax:      605-626-2587
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Outside Scholarships

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Deadline: December 15, 2014
Summary:  Applicants must be U.S. or Canadian citizens or permanent legal residents of the U.S. or Canada.  Applicants must also be full-time students pursuing either undergraduate or graduate studies.  Requires essay and application.  One $1,500 scholarship. 
Deadline:  December 29, 2014
Summary:  Applicants must be majoring in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or a related life science field and have at least a 3.0 GPA.  Requires application and transcripts.  Two $10,000 scholarships and four $5,000 scholarships.
Crazy Horse Memorial Scholarships
Deadline:  Nov. 21, 2014
Summary:  Applicants must be enrolled members of a tribe. Requires application, letter of recommendation, and transcript. 
Deadline: March 4, 2015
Summary:  Applicants must be juniors majoring in banking, finance, or business.  Requires application, two letters of recommendation, and transcript. Three $3,000 scholarships, one $4,000 scholarship, and one $1,500 scholarship. 
Deadline:  Dec. 30, 2014
Summary:  Applicants must be legal residents or U.S. citizens who are high school seniors or current undergraduate or graduate college students.  Requires application, personal statement, and essay.  One $1,000 scholarship.
Deadline:  March 1, 2015
Summary:  Applicants must be U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals who have a bachelor’s degree or plan to have a bachelor’s degree no later than Aug. 31.  Applicants must also be a teacher or plan to become a teacher of American history, American government, or social studies for grades 7-12.  Winners will be expected to complete a master’s degree.  Requires application, transcripts, and recommendations.


Elie Wiesel Foundation Prize in Ethics Essay Contest 

Deadline:  Dec. 8, 2014
Summary:  Applicants must be full-time juniors or seniors.  Requires application, essay, enrollment verification, and faculty sponsor contact information.  Five scholarships totaling $10000.


S.D. Well Drillers Association Scholarships

Deadline:  Dec. 1, 2014
Summary:  Applicants must be South Dakota residents who have completed at least their freshman year of college with a major related to the water well/groundwater industry.  Majors include environmental sciences, engineering, geology, etc.  Two $4,500 scholarships.


MENSA Education & Research Foundation Scholarships

Deadline: Jan. 15, 2015
Summary: Applicants must be U.S. citizens enrolled in a degree-granting program.  Requires online application and essay. 


Rosenfield Injury Lawyers’ Single Mother Scholarships

Deadline: Dec. 5, 2014
Summary:  Applicants must be single mothers who are enrolled in a U.S. college or university with at least a 3.0 GPA.  Requires essay and transcript.  Two $1000 scholarships.


Financial Assistance through the National Farmworker Jobs Program                   

Summary:  To qualify for financial assistance through the Black Hills Special Services Cooperative’s National Farmworker Jobs Program, applicants must have earned wages on a farm or ranch in the last two years (not including the family farm).  Fifty percent of applicants’ income must be earned through farm labor or 50 percent of time must be spent in farm or ranch work.  Dependents of the eligible farm worker are also eligible for assistance.  See application for details.


South Dakota Board of Regents Scholarships


Jump Start Scholarship
Deadline: Sept. 1
Summary: Applicants must be SD residents who graduate high school in 3 years or less. Guaranteed $1771.34 for one year.

South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship
Deadline: See website

Summary: Applicants must be South Dakota students who attended an eligible higher education institution in South Dakota. Requires composite ACT score of 24 or higher, a cumulative GPA of 3.0, and completion of the high school course requirements commonly known as the Regents Scholar curriculum. Guaranteed to all students who qualify, $5000 over four years.