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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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Lavonne H. Cooper Scholarships
Deadline: June 1, 2015
Summary: Applicants must be graduates of a Robbinsdale District 281 high school (Armstrong, Cooper or  Highview). Requires application, essay, and transcript.  

Cobell Scholars Program 
Deadline: June 1, 2015
Summary: Applicants must be members of a federally-recognized American Indian or Alaska Native tribe and demonstrate financial need. Requires application, a FAFSA submission, tribal eligibility certificate, and a financial needs form. 


Remote DBA Scholarship
Deadline: July 1, 2015
Summary: Applicants must be pursuing or intending to pursue a bachelor’s degree in computer science, or physics or mathematics with an interest in computer science. Requires essay and cover letter. One $3,500 scholarship.


NOPHNRCSE Scholarships
Deadline: May 29, 2015
Summary: Applicants must be high school seniors or current students and plan to major in agriculture, natural resources, or a natural resources conservation-related field of study. Requires application, essay, transcript, two letters of recommendation, proof of U.S. citizenship, and college acceptance letter (high school seniors only). Three $1,000 scholarships.
iHELP Scholarships  
Deadline: June 30, 2015
Summary: Applicants can be any high school senior or current college student. Requires application. One $3,000 scholarship, one $2,000 scholarship, and one $1,000 scholarship.


Goodwin & Scieszka Innovation Scholarships
Deadline: June 1, 2015
Summary: Applicants must be current undergraduate students planning to attend law school. Requires application, essay, and transcript. One $1,000 scholarship and two $500 scholarships.


SDTA Memorial Scholarships
Deadline: May 31, 2015
Summary: Applicants must be customers or have parents who are customers of a South Dakota Telecommunications Association member company. Applicants must also have completed at least two semesters of post-secondary higher education in South Dakota. Requires application, two letters of recommendation, and transcript. Two $1,500 scholarships.


Astanza Q-Switched Laser Annual Scholarship
Deadline: June 30, 2015
Summary: Applicants must be majoring in physics, biology, nursing, or other natural or applied science fields and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Requires application, college acceptance letter, transcript, and cover letter. One $2,500 scholarship. Student-Caregiver Annual Scholarships
Deadline: May 31, 2015
Summary: Applicants must have been caring for an older relative while attending school (high school or college) and intend to continue to do so. Requires application and essay or video.  Three $1,500 scholarships.


AT&T Internet and Education Scholarship
Deadline: June 17, 2015
Summary: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents. Applicants must also be full-time freshmen, sophomores, juniors, or seniors during the 2015-2016 academic year. One $1,000 scholarship.    

Discover Student Loan Scholarships
Deadline: May 31, 2015 for initial drawing; Feb. 29, 2016, for final drawing
Summary: Recipients chosen randomly at 4 drawings. Twenty $2,500 awards.
Eraser Clinic Laser Tattoo Removal Scholarship 
Deadline: June 30, 2015
Summary: Applicants must be majoring in nursing, natural sciences, applied sciences, or a related field; be U.S. citizens or permanent residents; and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Requires application, essay, and transcript. $1,000 awarded twice each academic year.


Deadline: Dec. 31, 2015
Summary: Open to all degree-seeking students.  Applicants must submit a bio, signed agreement, and an essay on the topic:  “How can your major of study improve the lives of seniors in assisted living facilities in your town?”  Two $2,000 scholarships.
InkAddict Tattoo Art Scholarship 
Deadline: June 15, 2015
Summary: Applicant must be a graphic design or art major with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Requires application, transcript, and submission of a design. $1,000 first-place award; $500 runner-up prize.
Abbott and Fenner Scholarship 
Deadline: June 15, 2015
Summary: Application requires an essay. One $1,000 scholarship.
Deadline: May 30, 2015
Summary: Applicants must be enrolled fulltime and majoring in business, economics, or finance, demonstrating ambition and a desire to be an entrepreneur or business owner. Requires transcript and essay.  One $2000 scholarship awarded over 2 years.


Deadline: July 1, 2015
Summary: Applicants must live in or maintain residency in Lincoln or Minnehaha counties and be majoring in business. Requires application, two recommendation forms, and transcript.  One $2,500 scholarship.


South Dakota Board of Regents Scholarships


Jump Start Scholarship
Deadline: Sept. 1
Summary: Applicants must be South Dakota residents who graduate from high school in 3 years or fewer. 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.