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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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Outside Scholarships

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Past Governors Award North Central Region (NCR) Soroptimists
Deadline: Feb. 15, 2017
Summary: Applicants must be female graduate students and U.S. citizens residing in the NCR (IA, MN, NE, ND, SD) or who have attended a NCR four-year college/university. Soroptimist members and immediate family are not eligible. Requires application, personal statement, and 3 letters of recommendation. One $2,000 scholarship.

The AZAZIE Scholarship
Deadline: May 31, 2017
Summary: Applicant must be a high school senior or freshman/sophomore in college attending college at a U.S. or Canadian university/college. Requires essay. One $1,000 scholarship.


Cobell Scholarship
Deadline: March 31, 2017
Summary: Applicant must have membership in a U.S. federally recognized tribe, be enrolled full time and provide references. Requires online application. Scholarship amounts vary.

Worgul Law Firm Scholarship
Deadline: March 31, 2017
Summary: Applicant must be currently enrolled or accepted in an undergraduate or graduate program or be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident maintaining a 3.0 GPA or higher. Applicant must demonstrate community service, have high initiative to further their education and have strong academic performance. Requires transcript, letter of recommendation, application form and essay. One $10,000 scholarship.

National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)
Deadline: Feb. 28, 2017
Summary: Applicant must be a high school senior accepted into college or a current undergraduate student pursuing a degree in a construction related program. Requires application, essay, and reference. Two $1,000 scholarships and one $500 scholarship.

Global Grant Scholarship
Deadline: Early February
Summary: Applicants must be a graduate student studying abroad in one of six areas. Scholarships range from 1-4 years. Applicants must show proof of admission and participate in club/district activities before, during and after the scholarship. Scholarship amounts vary.

S.D. Association of Environmental Professionals Scholarship
Deadline: Jan. 15, 2017
Summary: Applicants must be either currently enrolled or plan to enroll in a South Dakota university in fall of 2017 in a program related to the protection/enhancement of our natural resources and environment. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. Children/spouses of scholarship committee members are not eligible. Requires cover letter, transcript, 3 reference letters and acceptance letter (if you are a high school senior). Minimum scholarship award of $2,500.

S.D. Solid Waste Management Association Scholarship
Deadline: Jan. 15, 2017
Summary: Applicants should desire a career related to the protection/enhancement of natural resources and environment and/or the solid waste industry (listing of related courses provided on application). Preference given to South Dakota residents currently enrolled or planning to enroll in a S.D. school in fall 2017. Children/spouses of scholarship ommittee members are not eligible. Requires cover letter, transcript, 3 reference letters and acceptance letter (if you are a high school senior). Number and amount of scholarships varies.


Wayne V. Black Scholarship

Deadline: Jan. 20, 2017
Summary: Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or Canadian citizen currently enrolled full time and in good academic standing working on a bachelor’s degree in: political science, pre-law, computer science/MIS, telecommunications/information technology, or engineering/engineering technology. Family members of active members of ENTELEC Board of Directors are not eligible to apply. Requires application, biography and an essay. One $5,000 scholarship.

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.


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, $6,500 over four years.