Scholarships on this page include:


South Dakota Opportunities Scholarship
Criteria: minimum ACT score of 24 or minimum SAT score of 1090; complete the Regents Scholars curriculum; no final grades below a “C”; cum GPA of 3.0; attend a post-secondary school accredited by North Central Conference from a South Dakota campus; enter the program within 5 years if high school graduation or 1 year of release from active duty. For more information go to
Award: $6,500

Deadline: Prior to September 1st of the year you will be starting college.

Build Dakota Scholarship Program

Criteria: Interest in the high-need workforce areas; U.S. citizen or U.S. national; applicants need not be South Dakota resident; Financial need; demonstrated aptitude through one or more of the following: The National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) or other industry-recognized certifications in the career area. Visit
Award: Full Tuition covered

Jump Start Scholarship

Criteria: Be a resident of South Dakota; complete the requirements of the recommended high school program as established by the Board of Education and be awarded a high school diploma by a public high school in three years or less; have attended a public high school in South Dakota on a full-time basis for at least two semesters prior to graduating; and within one year of graduating from high school, excluding any time served on active duty in the armed forces of the United States, enroll in a college, university, or technical school accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools that provides instruction from a campus located in South Dakota. For an application go to
Award: $1,600
Deadline: Prior to September 1, 2017

Quest Bridge Scholarship Program
Criteria: Junior and Seniors; must have demonstrated academic excellence in the face of economic obstacles. For more information go
Award: Up to a full four-year scholarship.
Deadline: Varies

HyVee Scholarship
Criteria: Senior, works at HyVee and/or is't subsidiaries who began his/her employment on or before September 15, 2016, high school senior son or daughter of full-, regular-, and part-time HyVee and subsidiary associates who have a minimum of six months employment with the company.  Click here for more information 
Award: $1,000 (40)
Deadline:  February 10, 2017

POET Scholarship
Students who plan to attend any SD college, university or tech school this next fall.  For more information go to:
Award:  $5,000 (7)
Deadline:  February 24, 2017

National Association of Women in Construction Greater Sioux Falls Chapter
Criteria:  Student accepted into a college or vocation perusing a course of study that will lead to a degree or an associate's degree in construction field.  For more information go to:
Award: $1000 (2)  $500 (1)
Deadline:  February 24, 2017


Young Leaders in Agriculture Scholarship
   High school and/or undergraduate students majoring in agriculture in South Dakota.  For more information go to:
Award: $1000 (6)
Deadline:  March 1, 2017 


Student of Integrity Award Scholarship: Better Business Bureau
Criteria: Seniors; must be going on to higher education; must exhibit good character, and commitment to honesty, integrity and accountability. Applications are at 
Award: $2,000 (2)
Deadline: March 6, 2017

Curtis Marvin Hohn Scholaship
South Dakota students who plan to attend an in state school.  We are accepting of all students, however preference will be given to students pursuing studies in History, Political Science or Water Resources and Water Conservation. We are looking for students who have given back to their communities and have a volunteer spirit.  For more information
Award: $1000
  March 10, 2017

First Premier Community Scholarship
Criteria: Either the parent or the student must be a current customer of the bank at the time of application; student must be a U.S. citizen; must be a high school senior; must plan to attend a South Dakota accredited post-high school college, university, technical school, community college or junior college; student must provide confirmation of enrollment to the South Dakota accredited school. Payment of the scholarship will be made directly to the school. For more info go to
Award: $1,000 (18)
Deadline: March 17, 2017

South Dakota Fire Service Scholarship Program Application
Criteria: Senior; A son or daughter if an member (living, deceased or retired) of a fire department in South Dakota or an active member of a junior fire department in South Dakota.
Award: $1,000 (2)
Deadline: March 17, 2017

2017 Citi Youth Leadership Award
Criteria: Senior in a Sioux Empire School; must have 100 hours of community service in the last twelve months. For more information visit
 $1,000 (6)
Deadline: March 20, 2017

First Bank & Trust Scholarship
Criteria: US Citizen; high school senior or full time undergraduate student, attending an accredited post high school educational institution; have not previously received a First Bank & Trust Scholarship; student or parent must be a First Bank & Trust checking or savings account holder.
Award: $500
Deadline: March 27, 2017

Resource Conservation Speech Contest: “Technology: Bridging the Conservation Generation Gap”
Criteria: Any student attending high school, grades 9-12, in South Dakota. For more information visit
Award: $450 - $1,100
Deadline: March 28, 2017

Junior Achievement of South Dakota: Leo Crawford Scholarship
Criteria: Senior; participation in any Junior Achievement Program during applicant’s K-12 education;
Award: $500
Deadline: March 30, 2017

SLFC iHelp Scholarship 
Criteria: SD resident, senior. For information go to
Award: $1,000 (5) 
Deadline: March 31, 2017

Charley Johnston Memorial Scholarship
Seniors who display great academic potential, community involvement, and desire to play college football. For more information visit:
Award:  $1500 (2)
Deadline:  March 30, 2017

Home Builders Association of the Sioux Empire Scholarship
Criteria: Graduating high school senior who will be attending an accredited college, university, or technical school and major in a construction related field; applicants must reside in the HBASE service area of Lincoln, McCook, Minnehaha or Turner counties.
Award: $1,000 (multiple)
Deadline: April 1, 2017

Farmers Union Insurance Scholarship: Insuring a Brighter Tomorrow
Criteria: South Dakota high school senior seeking funds to attend post-secondary education at a South Dakota college, university, or technical school; Open to Farmers Union Insurance Policyholders, South Dakota Farmers Union Members, “Friend of the Farmers Union Foundation” (Defined as those who have contributed $25 or more to the Foundation in the past year), or Participant in any South Dakota High School Activity Association (SDHSSA) sanctioned event. For more information go to        
Award: $1,000 (25)
Deadline: April 17, 2017

Plains Commerce Bank Scholarship

Criteria: Senior; student or their parents must be a customer of Plains Commerce Bank; plan to attend a post-secondary South Dakota college, university, or vocational technical school on a full-time basis. Applicants will be judged on individual activities, community involvement, character and need, not GPA. Applications are available in the counseling office.
Award: $1,000
Deadline: May 1, 2017

Sioux Falls Federal Credit Union: Community Service Scholarship Award Program

Criteria: Must be a member of Sioux Falls Credit Union in good standing or meet eligibility criteria and become a member prior to submitting the entry; students who are currently enrolled in or plan to attend a post-high school educational institution; has demonstrated outstanding service to their community. Judging based on financial need, academic achievement, service to the community, letter of recommendations, and quality of essay. Click here for more information
Award: $1,000 (2)
Deadline: May 8, 2017

SF/Business and Professional Women
Criteria: Women pursuing a post-secondary education; based on a combination of demonstrated academic excellence and financial need.
Award: $500
Deadline: May 31, 2017


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