Outside Scholarships

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Brian Meyer Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: Oct. 30, 2018

Summary: Applicant must have completed two semesters of post-secondary school in S.D. and be a member or a dependent of a subscriber of a S.D. Telecommunications Assosciation (SDTA). Requires application, transcript, typed statement, and two letters of recommendation. Two scholarships of $1,250 and $500 will be awarded for the 2019 spring semester.


HTR Scholarship (Hartford Technology Rental)

Deadline: Nov. 30, 2018

Summary: Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate junior or senior with a 3.0 GPA; pursuing a degree related to IT; and a U.S. resident. Requires application and proof of full-time enrollment. One $1,000 scholarship.


Spolin Law Civil Rights and Criminal Law Essay Competition and Scholarship

Deadline: Oct. 1, 2018

Summary: Applicant must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program and have a 3.0 GPA or higher. Requires online application form, essay and transcript or proof of enrollment. One $1,000 scholarship.


Camping Carnival Scholarship

Deadline: Dec. 31, 2018

Summary: Applicant must be either be a high school senior with a 3.0 GPA or a current college student with a 2.5 GPA and a citizen of the United States. Application requires essay with pictures and a submission of application form via Google Docs. One $500 scholarship to be awarded.


Legal Zoom Emerging Entrepreneur Scholarship

Deadline: Sept. 10, 2018

Summary: Applicant must be a citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States and be 18 years or older. Requires online application, including a business plan. One $5,000 scholarship. 


A Place for Mom Scholarship

Deadline: Sept. 30, 2018

Summary: Applicant must enrolled in a program related to medical, nursing, or social sciences majors with a plan to pursue a career that involves working with senior citizens. Application requires video submission, signed scholarship agreement, and email submission. One $1,000 scholarship.


2019 Volunteer Scholarship - DealHack

Deadline: Jun. 30, 2019

Summary: Applicant must be enrolled full time for the 2019-20 academic year currently in good standing and show outstanding community volunteer involvement. Requires online application, reference, and essay. One $1,500 scholarship will be awarded.


Howard Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: Application available each spring

Summary: Applicants for the Howard Memorial Scholarship must be residents of Brown County OR plan to attend Northern State University regardless of where they live. Requires application, page one of the federal income tax return, and a transcript. Scholarships up to $1,000 available.



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.