Outside Scholarships

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South Dakota SHRM State Council Scholarship

Deadline: July 31, 2018

Summary: Applicant must be a current Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) national member; have submitted application at time of scholarship application; or be a current member at a local chapter within S.D. Must be enrolled in a HR-related degree-seeking program at a S.D. school with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. Requires contact information, essay, resume, recommendation letter, and transcript. One $1,000 scholarship.


Senior Caregiver Scholarship

Deadline: July 15, 2018

Summary: Applicant must be enrolled fall 2018 and have been involved in caregiving for a family member or friend. Requires online application and video essay. One $2,000 scholarship to be awarded.


Thrivent Student Resources Scholarship

Deadline: July 1, 2018

Summary: Applicant must be a legal U.S. resident who is at least 18 and currently attending/enrolled in school and cannot live in New York or Florida. Requires online sweepstakes entry. Four $5,000 scholarships to be offered.


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.


2018 Straight North STEM Scholarship

Deadline: Aug. 1, 2018

Summary: Applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate student majoring in STEM field of study. Requires online application, college transcript and a biography. One $1,000 scholarship and two $250 scholarships.


Clean this Carpet Scholarship

Deadline: Aug. 20, 2018

Summary: Applicant must be currently pursuing a degree. Requires online submission with proof of enrollment, essay, CV/resume and relevant course work. One $1,000 scholarship.


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.