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Sharon Kienow, Director
 
Dacotah Hall 103
1200 S. Jay St.
Aberdeen, S.D. 57401
 
Phone: 605-626-2640
            1-800-NSU-5330
Fax:      605-626-2587
 
 
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Deadline:  April 13, 2015
Summary:  Applicants must have completed at least 1 year of college and be enrolled fulltime in a retail-related course of study, such as accounting, agribusiness, business administration, business management, computer science, sales or marketing management.  Requires application, goals, transcript, and two letters of recommendation.  Scholarship numbers and awards vary; but in 2014, 14 scholarships were awarded ranging from $500 to $1,000.
 
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:  May 1, 2015
Summary:  Applicants must be an employee of Avera, or the spouse or child of an employee, who is pursuing undergraduate degree work in a health care-related field.  Recipients must be high school graduates with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, and be in their junior or senior year of college in the 2015-2016 school year.  Requires application, essay, and four letters of recommendation.  Up to five $2,000 scholarships awarded.
 
Deadline:  March 15, 2015
Summary:  Applicants must be majoring in a technical discipline such as computer science, computer engineering, physics or math, with a demonstrated interest in database administration or data science.  Requires cover letter, essay and visual infographic.  One $3,500 scholarship.
 
Deadline:  March 1, 2015
Summary:  Applicants must be full time, have at least a 2.5 GPA and be a U.S. citizen. Requires submission of a video about unsecure wifi. One $1,000 scholarship.
 
Deadline:  March 1, 2015
Summary:  Applicants must be full time, have at least a 2.5 GPA and be a U.S. citizen. Requires submission of an essay about how the Internet of Things will affect your future. One $1,000 scholarship.
 
Deadline:  March 1, 2015
Summary:  Applicants must be full time, have at least a 2.5 GPA and be a U.S. citizen. Requires submission of an essay about where you see Internet security in the next five years. One $1,000 scholarship.
 
Deadline: March 2, 2015
Summary: Applicants must be current members of Healthcare Plus Federal Credit Union and enrolled in classes full time. Requires application, essay or video submission, transcript and photo. Three $500 scholarships.
 
A Place for Mom Senior Care Innovation Scholarship
Deadline: April 15, 2015
Summary: Applicants must be majoring in sociology, social work, gerontology, nursing, medicine, physical therapy, or occupational therapy. Requires letter of introduction, essay and signed agreement. Five $1,000 scholarships.

 

Buick Achievers Scholarship Program 
Deadline:  Feb. 27, 2015
Summary:  Applicants must major in engineering/technology or business related fields and must be U.S. citizens.  Applicants must also be interested in a career in the automotive industry.  Requires application, transcript, and financial information.  50 scholarships awarded.

 

Deadline: April 1, 2015
Summary: Applicants must either be related to a BHHBA staff member or have goals of employment in the home building industry.  Requires application.  Two $1,000 scholarships.
Deadline: March 15, 2015
Summary: Applicants must be graduates of Washington High School in Sioux Falls, S.D., majoring in education.  Applicants must also be juniors or seniors.  Requires application, two recommendation forms, and transcript.  Four $5,000 scholarships.
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.
 
Deadline: March 15, 2015
Summary:  Applicants must be graduates of a Sioux Falls, S.D., high school majoring in education.  Applicants must also be juniors or seniors next fall.  Requires application, two recommendation forms, and transcript.  One $1,000 scholarship.
 
Deadline: March 15, 2015
Summary: Applicants must be majoring in education and be entering their junior or senior year in the fall.  Requires application, two recommendation forms, and transcript.  One $1500 scholarship.
 
Basin Electric/Northern Electric Scholarships
Deadline:  Feb. 16, 2015
Summary:  Applicants must be dependent children of Basin Electric or Northern Electric consumers or be dependent children of Basin Electric or Northern Electric employees.  Requires application, transcript, ACT scores (freshmen only), and essay.  One $1,000 scholarship and one $500 scholarship.
Deadline:  Feb. 17, 2015
Summary:  Applicants must be female U.S. citizens who are pursuing a postgraduate degree.  Preference will be given to applicants who plan to pursue a career in public service or international studies or those who have goals to improve the lives of women and girls.  Requires application, personal statement, and three letters of recommendation.  One $2,000 scholarship.
 
Deadline: Jan. 15, 2015
Summary: Applicants must be enrolled in or plan to enroll in a South Dakota University for the fall 2015 semester and major in a field related to natural resources and the environment.  Eligible majors include business administration, accounting, biology, chemistry, and environmental science.  Requires application letter, transcript, and three reference letters.  Number and amount of scholarships vary.
 
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:  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.

  

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.  

 

South Dakota Board of Regents Scholarships

 

Ardell Bjugstad Scholarship      

Deadline:  Feb. 27, 2015
Summary:  Applicants must be enrolled members of a federally recognized Indian tribe whose reservation land is located in South Dakota or North Dakota.  Applicants must also be high school seniors planning to major in agriculture, natural resources, or a related field.  Requires application, two recommendation letters, high school transcript, and verification of tribal enrollment.  One $500 scholarship.

 

Marlin R. Scarborough Memorial Scholarship 

Deadline:  Feb. 18, 2015
Summary:  Applicants must be juniors beginning with the Fall 2015 semester and have at least a 3.5 GPA when application is submitted.  Requires application and essay.  One $1,500 scholarship.

 

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.

 

Deadline:  Feb. 27, 2015
Summary:  Applicants must be sophomores, juniors, or seniors enrolled in a South Dakota public university and majoring in a teacher education program.  Applicants must have a minimum 3.5 GPA.  Requires application, resume,  and two essays.  One $2,150 scholarship.

 

Annis I. Fowler/Kaden Scholarship 
Deadline:  Feb. 27, 2015
Summary:  Applicants must be first-time freshmen in 2015 majoring in elementary education.  Requires application, essay, two recommendation letters, transcript, and ACT scores.  One $1,000 scholarship.