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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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SDRA Jerry Wheeler Scholarship Program
Deadline: Postmarked April 17, 2017
Summary: Applicant must enroll full time in a retail-related course of study fall of 2017, have either graduated high school in South Dakota, received GED in South Dakota, or attend college in South Dakota as well as currently completed 24 postsecondary credits. Requires application process, transcripts and two recommendations. 12 scholarships ranging from $500 -$2,250 were awarded in 2016.

The Andrew Flusche Scholarship
Deadline: June 30, 2017
Summary: Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or lawful resident enrolled in college, or a high school senior accepted to college. Requires creating video PSA uploaded to YouTube, online application and proof of enrollment/acceptance to college. One $500 scholarship per deadline.

Basin Electric/Northern Electric Scholarship

Deadline: Feb. 17, 2017

Summary: Applicant must be a dependent of a member-system consumer or employee, 25 or younger and a U.S. citizen. Must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a full-time undergraduate program. Requires application, ACT or SAT scores (college freshman only), essay and appraisal. One $1,000 scholarship and one $500 scholarship.

POET Never Satisfied Scholarship

Deadline: Feb. 24, 2017

Summary: Applicants must be enrolled for the fall 2017 semester in any South Dakota post-secondary school. Requires online application, essay and two letters of recommendation. $5,000 scholarship.

Ampronix College Scholarship

Deadline: May 31, 2017

Summary: Applicants must be a United States resident, enrolled as an undergraduate student and have performed at least 20 hours of community service in the last year. Requires taking a survey and photo with essay. Three $1,000 scholarships.


Abrahamson & Uiterwyk Scholarship Essay Contest

Deadline: Jan. 31, 2017

Summary: Applicants must be 18 years or older, U.S. citizens enrolled in college, or high school seniors registered in college. Requires essay and application. One $1,500 scholarship.


2017 Senior Care Scholarship

Deadline: April 15, 2017

Summary: Applicants must be enrolled in an associate, bachelor or graduate level program in medical, nursing or social sciences-related major planning to pursue a career working with senior citizens. Must be attending classes at the time of the spring deadline. Requires a signed application and essay. Five $1,000 scholarships.


Burger King Scholarship

Deadline: Dec. 15, 2016

Summary: Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, be passionate about serving the community and be a high school senior, Burger King employee, spouse/domestic partner or child of an employee. Requires creating login to apply. $1,000 scholarship.

NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund Youth Essay Contest 

Deadline: Dec. 31, 2016

Summary: Open to high school students, including homeschooled students who have not currently received this scholarship. Requires an application and essay. Top four to be awarded with the top scholarship award totaling $1,000. Scholarship

Deadline: Dec. 9, 2016

Summary: Applicant must be 18 years old and either accepted or currently enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate program. Requires application and essay. Top three awarded with the top scholarship totaling $2,000.

AlcoRehab Scholarship

Deadline: Feb. 1, 2017

Summary: Applicant must be enrolled full time, be a U.S. citizen/permanent resident and at least 18 years old. Requires application and essay. Three scholarships with the top valued at $3,000.

American Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship
Deadline: April 7, 2017
Summary: Applicants must be high school seniors enrolled at a post-secondary institution for fall of 2017. Home-schooled students whose study is equivalent to a senior in high school are eligible. Requires online application process. Relatives of AFSA staff or NATIONAL board members may not enter. Ten $2,000 scholarships awarded.

Frank Kazmierczak Memorial Migrant Scholarship
Deadline: Feb. 1, 2017
Summary: Applicants must have recent history of migration for agricultural employment, teaching as a career goal, scholastic achievement, and financial need. Requires application, two letters of recommendation, essay, and official transcript. $1,000 scholarship awarded.


South Dakota Board of Regents Scholarships

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.