SCHOLARSHIPS

Eligibility

Deadline

Application

OCTOBER

AES Engineering Scholarship

Open to ALL high school seniors planning to attend a post secondary institution; not required to take engineering courses to be eligible

October 8th

Online App
Scholarship Link

NSHSS STEM Scholarship

Open to high school seniors who have a 3.0 or higher GPA and are planning to major in one of the STEM disciplines listed on the scholarship site

October 15th

Online App
Scholarship Link

Heisman High School Scholarship

Students whose senior year of high school is the 2020-2021 academic year, graduating with the class of 2021
Students who have at least a weighted “B” grade average (3.0 GPA) during grades 9, 10, and 11.
Students who have participated in volunteer service, community involvement or leadership within his/her school or community.
Students who are a resident of one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia (D.C.)

October 19th

Online App
Scholarship Link

South Dakota Farmers Union Scholarship

Applicants must be a current member of the SD Farmers Union and plan to attend a college, university or technical school in South Dakota

October 22nd

Online App
Scholarship Link

Coca Cola Scholarship

Seniors who have a 3.0 or higher GPA

October 31st 

Online App
Scholarship Link

Scholarship App Tips

VFW Voice of Democracy Scholarship

Open to all students 9th-12th grades

October 31st 

Fillable Scholarship App

NOVEMBER

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

Open to students in grades 9th-12th honoring outstanding community service

November 10th 

Online App
Scholarship Link

Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards

Open to current high school seniors of Hispanic heritage with a 3.0 or higher GPA

November 14th

Online App

Scholarship Link

Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship

Current HS seniors are eligible for this scholarship, students do NOT need to be a member or related to one to apply. Scholarship judged on leadership and financial need.

November 15th

Online App
Scholarship Link

USD Freshman Scholarship

Open to high school Seniors planning to attend the University of South Dakota in the fall.

November 15th (Priority Deadline)

Online App
Scholarship Link

South Dakota Elks Vocational Scholarship

Senior must be planning to enroll in an accredited post-secondary technical or vocational program

November 16th 

Fillable Scholarship App

Jack Kent Cooke College Scholarship

High school senior with 3.5 or higher GPA
Student must demonstrate financial need

November 18th  

Online App
Scholarship Link

DECEMBER

USD Freshman Scholarship

Open to high school Seniors planning to attend the University of South Dakota in the fall.

December 1st (Final Deadline)

Online App
Scholarship Link

Innovation Scholarship Contest

Senior student must have the intention of pursuing a career in the STEM fields and plan to attend an accredited U.S. college or university to follow a course of study to pursue a career in the STEM field, with a preference for those with space related interests.

December 1st 

Online App
Scholarship Link

The NHS Scholarship

Open to current seniors who are current NHS members in good standing; Student must plan to attend a post-secondary school in the fall

December 1st 

Online App
Scholarship Link

Hagen Scholarship Foundation

Seniors with a 3.75 or higher GPA and rank in the top 10% of graduating class
Student must show financial need

December 1st

Online App
Scholarship Link

SDSU Freshman Scholarship

Seniors planning to attend South Dakota State University in the fall

December 1st (Priority Deadline)

Online App
Scholarship Link

National Space Club Scholarship

Open to all high school students; Must be a US citizen
Applicants must have demonstrated on-going commitment to their community by performing unpaid volunteer services impacting hunger in the United States at least within the last 12 months. Added consideration is given to students working to fight childhood hunger.

December 3rd

Online App
Scholarship Link

Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship

Senior of Hispanic or Latino decent; Must have 3.0 or higher GPA; Must plan to attend post-secondary institution in the fall; must be US Citizen

December 5th 

Online App

Scholarship Link

Black Hills Stock Show Foundation Scholarship

Senior student from South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming or Nebraska

December 10th 

Fillable Scholarship App

Patriots of the American Revolution

DAR High School Essay Contest

Open to all high school students, 9th-12th

December 11th

Scholarship Instructions

The Science Ambassador Scholarship

Open to female students who are interested in the Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) field

December 13th

Online App
Scholarship Link

Burger King Scholars Program

Seniors who have a 2.5 or higher GPA, have achieved academic success and are actively involved in school/community activities.

December 15th

Online App
Scholarship Link

Equitable Excellence Scholarship

Open to current high school seniors who plan to attend a post-secondary school in the fall.

Focus is on student's personal accomplishments.

December 17th

Online App

Scholarship Link

Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Scholarship Program

Senior must plan to attend a 4 year college/university, have a 3.0 or higher GPA, and participate in high school athletics

December 17th

Online App
Scholarship Link

South Dakota Association of Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling Contractors Scholarship

Seniors planning to have a career in the PHC Industry

December 31st

Fillable Scholarship App

FIRE's Freedom in Academia Essay Contest

Open to 11th & 12th grade students

December 31st

Online App
Scholarship Link

JANUARY

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship

Seniors who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity and citizenship, have 3.0 or higher GPA, plan to attend a 4 year school, and demonstrates financial need.

January 6th

Online App
Scholarship Site

Ron Brown Scholarship Program

Student must be a US citizen or permanent resident; Must be African American; Student should demonstrate academic achievement, leadership, participated in community service and demonstrate financial need

January 9th 

Fillable Scholarship App

National FFA Scholarship Program

High School senior who is a current member of FFA.

January 11th 

Online App
Scholarship Site

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

Open to minority students planning to attend a 4-year college/university; Must have a 21 or higher ACT composite score and demonstrate financial need

January 12th

Online App
Scholarship Link

Profile in Courage Essay Contest

Open to 9th-12th grade students

January 14th

Online App
Scholarship Link

South Dakota JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship

Student must plan to attend a post-secondary institution in Fall 2022

January 14th

Student Check List

Fillable Scholarship App

*Mail completed application and all required materials to:

Kristie Hackley

1000 N. West Avenue

Suite 410

Sioux Falls, SD 57104

SDSMT Freshman Scholarship

Seniors planning to attend South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in the fall

January 15th 

Scholarship Site

MENSA Education & Research Foundation Scholarship

Scholarships based solely on written essays

January 15th 

Online App
Scholarship Link

BHSU Freshman Scholarship

Seniors planning to attend Black Hills State University in the fall

January 15th (Priority Deadline)

Online App
Scholarship Link

South Dakota Association of Environmental Professionals (SDAEP) Scholarship

Seniors with a 2.0 or higher GPA; Student  must go to college in South Dakota 

January 15th

Scholarship App

South Dakota Solid Waste Management Scholarship

Intended for students looking to study in fields relating to the protection and enhancement of our natural resources and environment, the solid waste industry or similar fields; preference is given to South Dakota students planning to attend post-secondary institutions in South Dakota.

January 15th

Scholarship App

Scholarship Site

Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship

Intended for students planning a career in Government Service

January 15th

Scholarship Site

South Dakota Engineering Society Scholarship

Student must attend SDSU OR SDSMT and major in Engineering

January 15th

Fillable Scholarship App

Avera & Mt. Marty Nursing Scholarship

Open to high school seniors.

Must have a 2.8 or higher unweighted GPA; ACT composite score of 20 or higher; and plan to major in Nursing at Mount Marty University.

January 15th

Online App

Scholarship Link

Kiwanis Educational Foundation Scholarship

Students are selected based on scholastic ability, financial need, and seriousness of purpose.
Three applicants will be selected to move on to the next round and represent CHS

January 19th

Fillable Scholarship App

Davis-Bachall Scholar Program

Up to eight students will be chosen to participate in this all-expense-paid summer-study program.

  • Be age 18 or older at time of travel

  • Be a high school senior or college freshman at time of application

  • Attend a South Dakota public, private or home school or postsecondary institution or have graduated from a South Dakota high school

  • Have a demonstrated interest in science, with the intent of pursuing an advanced degree in a math, science, engineering or technology field

  • Students may only participate in the program once

January 21st

Scholarship Site
Fillable application can be downloaded from scholarship site

Legends for Kids Scholarship

STUDENTS NEED TO HAVE A STAFF MEMBER NOMINATE
High school seniors who have demonstrated leadership and commitment in school athletics, their community and academic achievement

January 21st

Fillable Scholarship App


Dakotaland Federal Credit Union Scholarship

Must be a member of Dakotaland Federal Credit Union

January 22nd

Fillable Scholarship App

APIA Scholarship

Open to seniors of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity; Must be a US citizen; Must plan to attend a post secondary institution in the fall; Must have a 2.7 or higher GPA; Must fill out the FAFSA by April

January 26th

Online App

Scholarship Link

Union Plus Scholarship

Student must be a dependent child whose parent is a member in a participating union.
Have at least one year of continuous union membership by the applicant or applicant's parent/guardian

January 31st

Online App

Scholarship Link

DAR National Scholarship

Open to all seniors, do not need DAR nomination or sponsorship

January 31st 

Online App
Scholarship Link

FEBRUARY

Dakota Corp Scholarship

Student must have a 2.8 or higher GPA; Have a ACT composite score of 27 or higher; Agree, in writing, to stay in SD and work in a critical need occupation after college graduation for as many years as the scholarship was received plus one year.

Critical Need Occupations for 2022:

  • Teacher

    • K-12 Special Education

    • High School Math

    • High School Science

    • K-12 Foreign Language

    • Secondary Language Arts

    • English as a Second Language (ESL) or English Language Learners (ELL)

    • K-12 Vocal or Instrumental Music

  • Accountant / Auditor

  • Engineer (Includes all fields EXCEPT mining, chemical, biomedical, and computer hardware)

  • Information Technology

  • Registered Nurse

February 1st

Online App
Scholarship Link

Society of Manufacturing Engineers Scholarship

Open to graduating high school seniors planning to enroll in an accredited college or university.

February 1st 

Online App
Scholarship Link

Elks Legacy Scholarship

Must be a child or grandchild of an Elks member

February 7th

Online App
Scholarship Link

McDonald's Hacer Scholarship Program

Open to seniors; Must have a 2.8 or higher GPA; Must have one parent of Hispanic heritage

February 7th

Online App

Scholarship Link

South Dakota High School Coaches Association Scholarships

There are 4 scholarship opportunities aimed at senior student athletes from South Dakota

February 10th 

Scholarship App Site
All applications on the site are fillable

Stratford Community Theater Scholarship

Seniors who have shown outstanding school and community involvement

February 11th 

Fillable Scholarship App

Scholarship Guidelines

Dakota Energy Lineman Scholarship

Students planning to enroll in Powerline Construction & Maintenance at Mitchell Tech

February 11th 

Fillable Scholarship App

Dakota Energy Electrician Scholarship

Students planning to enroll in an Electrical programs at Mitchell Tech

February 11th

Fillable Scholarship App

Northern & Basin Electric Cooperative Scholarships

Must be a dependent of a member-cooperative employee or member-cooperative customer; Must plan to attend a college/university/technical school in the fall; Academic excellence, participation in school and community activities, and work experience will be considered

February 12th

Fillable Scholarship App

South Dakota DAR Scholarship

South Dakota high school senior who is planning to attend a post-secondary institution and is a direct descendant of a United States Military Veteran

February 12th

Scholarship App Info

Ty Eschenbaum Foundation Scholarship

Open to seniors who have been diagnosed with a form of cancer at some point in their life

February 15th 

Fillable Scholarship App

Ramia Boersma Memorial Scholarship

South Dakota students who are pursuing a degree in Education; Must be son or daughter of an active or retired SDEA/NEA member

February 15th 

Online App
Scholarship Link

Gordon Horgen Scholarship

South Dakota Native American students planning to enter the teaching profession

February 15th 

Online App
Scholarship Link

Gordon A. Rich Memorial Foundation Scholarship

Exceptionally qualified high school students with demonstrated financial need, whose parents or guardians have, or had, a career in the financial service industry

February 16th 

Online App
Scholarship Link

Davidson Fellows Scholarship for Gifted Students

Open to high school students
Students must have completed a significant piece of work in one of the submission categories:
*Science
*Technology
*Engineering
*Mathematics
*Literature
*Music
*Philosophy
*Outside The Box

February 23rd

Online App
Scholarship Site

Ag Ed Scholarship

Seniors who are current FFA members planning to attend SDSU and major in Agricultural Education in the fall

February 26th 

Fillable Scholarship App

Annis I Fowler/Kaden Scholarship

Senior must have a 3.0 or higher GPA; Plan to major in Elementary Education; Must attend either BHSU, DSU, NSU, or USD

February 25th 

Fillable Scholarship App

Argell Bjugstad Scholarship

Student must be an enrolled member of a federally recognized Native American tribe whose reservation is located in South Dakota or North Dakota

February 25th 

Fillable Scholarship App

South Dakota FFA Scholarship

High school senior who is a current member of FFA. Preference is given to those planning to major in an agricultural related area at a South Dakota post-secondary institution.

February 25th 

Online App
Scholarship Site

Yankton College Scholarship

Students must have a 3.0 or higher GPA; 21 or higher ACT composite score; planning to attend a private post-secondary school

February 25th 

Fillable Scholarship App

Women's Cybersecurity Scholarships

Female high school senior planning to pursue a degree with a focus on cybersecurity or information assurance.
Must have a 3.3 or higher GPA

February 28th

Online App
Scholarship Link

Esther S. Smith Memorial Scholarship

Minerva Chapter #5

Senior must be a student from one of the Aberdeen high schools or from the high schools surrounding Aberdeen, which include Ipswich, Frederick, Warner, Leola and Edmunds Central

February 28th

Fillable Scholarship App

March

NSU Freshman Scholarship

Seniors who have applied to and been accepted to NSU

March 1st

Scholarship Site

NSU Hatterscheidt Scholarship

South Dakota high school senior with a 3.0 or higher GPA, who demonstrates financial need, and is planning to attend NSU in the fall

March 1st 

Fillable Scholarship App

Dakota State University General Scholarships

Seniors planning to attend DSU in the fall

March 1st 

Fillable Scholarship App Online
Scholarship Site

Project Yellow Light PSA Scholarship Contest

Open to all seniors - This is for the Billboard PSA contest

March 1st

Online App
Scholarship Site

Daughters of American Agriculture Scholarships 

Must be the daughter of a farmer, rancher, or other person employed in Agriculture.
Must show financial need.

March 1st 

Fillable Scholarship App

American Chemical Society Scholars Program

Must be a US Citizen
Must be African American, or Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian
Must plan to major in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, chemical technology, or another chemistry-related science AND plan to pursue a career in a chemistry-related science as well .
Must demonstrate high academic achievement in Chemistry or Science and have a 3.0 or higher GPA.

March 1st 

Online App
Scholarship Site

SEG Scholarship

High school senior planning to pursue a college curriculum directed toward a career in applied geophysics.

March 1st 

Online App
Scholarship Site

WRCA Foundation Scholarship

High school senior with a 3.0 or higher GPA.
Must be the son or daughter of a working ranch cowboy.
A working ranch cowboy is any person, male or female, deriving a significant portion of their income taking care of cattle on a cattle ranch. Day workers are included.

March 1st

Fillable Scholarship App

Junior Achievement of South Dakota Scholarship

High school senior who has participated in any Junior Achievement elementary, middle school, or high school program.

March 1st 

Fillable Scholarship App

Central High School Music Scholarship

Seniors who have participated in 16 terms of high school music and will enroll, participate, and pass a course in Music in the fall

March 1st 

Fillable Scholarship App

Scholarship Site

South Dakota Nursery and Landscape Association High School Scholarship

Open to high school seniors who are planning to pursue employment in the Green Industry.

March 1st

Fillable Scholarship App

American Agri-Women Daughters of American Agriculture Scholarships

Open to 18 year old high school seniors. Must be the daughter or close relative of a farmer, rancher or other person employed in Agriculture. Must show financial need and knowledge of or work experience in Agriculture.

March 1st

Fillable Scholarship App

Scholarship Site

Dacotah Bank Scholarship

SD and ND high school seniors whose families currently have an account with Dacotah Bank, or Dacotah Insurance, or Dacotah Trust, or the Investment Centers of America located at Dacotah Bank

March 2nd

Fillable Scholarship App

Avera St. Luke's Auxiliary Scholarship

Seniors planning to enter an area of study in the healthcare field; Must have a 3.0 or higher GPA and attend post-secondary school in South Dakota

March 4th

Fillable Scholarship App
Scholarship Info

Curtis Marvin Hohn Scholarship

Seniors planning to attend a public or private college, university or technical school in South Dakota

March 10th 

Fillable Scholarship App

Young Women in Public Affairs Award

Open to female students ages 16-19 who have involvement in volunteer work and local or student government

March 11th

Fillable Scholarship App

South Dakota Sheriff's Association Scholarship

Students planning to major in Criminal Justice and seeking a career in Law Enforcement

March 11th 

Fillable Scholarship App

Scott Mecham BBB Student of Integrity Scholarship

Current high school senior planning to continue education

March 13th 

Application Guide/Instructions

Online Application Form

Bellator Titans Motorcycle Club Scholarship

Senior planning to attend a post-secondary institution in South Dakota who shows financial need

March 13th 

Application Instructions

Fillable Scholarship App

Horatio Alger Scholarship for HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS

Must be a full time high school JUNIOR; Must exhibit a strong commitment to pursue a Bachelor's degree from a post-secondary school in the United States; Must demonstrat critical financial need; Must be involved in co-curricular and community service activities; Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity; Must have a 2.0 or higher GPA

March 15th

Online App

Scholarship Link

Horatio Alger Targeted Scholarships for High School Seniors

Must be a full time high school Senior; Must exhibit a strong commitment to pursue a Bachelor's degree from a post-secondary school in the United States; Must demonstrat critical financial need; Must be involved in co-curricular and community service activities; Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity; Must have a 2.0 or higher GPA

March 15th

Online App

Scholarship Link

Brad Orr Youth Wrestling Scholarship

Available to Central High School or Roncalli High School Seniors; Show academic achievement; Show dedication to the sport of wrestling in the Aberdeen wrestling program

March 15th

Fillable Scholarship App

Dacotah Bank Hatterscheidt Scholarship

Twenty $2,500 scholarships will be awarded to CHS Seniors!

Must have a 3.0 or higher unweighted GPA, show financial need, and has been accepted and plans to attend a post-secondary school in the fall.

March 15th

Fillable Scholarship App

*Mail completed application and all required materials to:

Dacotah Bank

Attention: Cassie Backman, CTFA Dacotah Bank

PO Box 1210

Aberdeen, SD 57402-1210

BHSU Hatterscheidt Scholarship

South Dakota high school senior with a 3.0 or higher GPA, who demonstrates financial need, and is planning to attend BHSU in the fall.

Completed applications will include the following items:

  • Application form (signed by applicant and parents)

  • Financial information

  • High school transcript

  • Autobiography (no more than 200 words)

  • Three letters of recommendation

March 15th 

Fillable Scholarship App

*Mail completed application and all required materials to:
Angie Faulkner
1200 University St. Unit 9670
Spearfish, SD 57799

SDSU Hatterscheidt Scholarship

South Dakota high school senior with a 3.0 or higher GPA, who demonstrates financial need, and is planning to attend SDSU in the fall

Completed applications will include the following items:

  • Application form (signed by applicant and parents)

  • Financial information

  • High school transcript

  • Autobiography (no more than 200 words)

  • Three letters of recommendation

March 15th

Scholarship Link

*Send email to Lisa Schramm to get the application:
lisa.schramm@sdstate.edu

Cogley-Buffington Certified Property and Casualty Underwriters Fund

High school seniors who plan to attend a 4-year college/university;
Have a 3.5 or higher GPA;
Participate in extra-curricular and community activities;
Demonstrate financial need;
Demonstrate and interest and understanding of the roll of business in American society

March 15th

Online App
Scholarship Site

Fred & Marie Christopherson Scholarship

Seniors with a 3.9 or higher GPA; have a 28 or higher ACT composite score; planning to attend a 4-year college/university in South Dakota

March 15th

Online App
Scholarship Site

Joe Foss..."An American Hero" Scholarship

Senior with 3.5 or higher GPA; have a 21 or higher ACT composite score; demonstrates characteristics of an American Patriot

March 15th

Online App
Scholarship Site

Kimberly Rose Means Native American Council of Tribes Scholarship

Must be an enrolled member of a South Dakota Native American Tribe; have a 2.0 or higher GPA; have participated in school and community activities; possess the desire and ability to accomplish his/her goals

March 15th

Online App
Scholarship Site

Osmann Family Native American Scholarship

Seniors of Native American descent, who have a 2.5 or higher GPA; have participated in school and community activities, and plan to attend a post-secondary school in South Dakota

March 15th

Online App
Scholarship Site

Fool Soldier Scholarship

This award is open to descendants of the Fool Soldiers, and must be able to prove their ancestry; have a GPA of 2.0 or higher; be planning to attend an accredited college, university, or vocational or technical school; and have financial need.

March 15th

Online App
Scholarship Site

Rush Family Scholarship

Must be graduating high school seniors or current college students who are children of full time employees of North American Truck & Trailer, Inc. & Subsidiaries that plan to attend an accredited institution of higher education in the fall. Applicants must also have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

March 15th

Online App
Scholarship Site

Marion T. Wood Scholarship

Students interested in pursuing degrees in office related business programs; Must have taken two or more Business Education courses during high school and plan to enroll in college in the fall

March 15th

Fillable Scholarship App

Coach Russ Morrell Memorial Scholarship

South Dakota high school senior with a 3.2 or higher GPA

March 15th

Fillable Scholarship App

South Dakota Fire Service Scholarship

Must be a son or daughter of any member of a fire department in South Dakota or an active member of a junior fire department in South Dakota

March 15th

Fillable Scholarship App

Louie Family Foundation Scholarships

Open to current high school seniors who will be attending a college/university in the fall.
Must have a 3.7 or higher un-weighted GPA
Must have an ACT composite score of 27 or higher

March 15th

Online App
Scholarship Site

Microsoft Disability Scholarship

High school senior living with a disability
Student must plan to attend a college/university/technical school and major in Computer Science, Engineering, Computer Information Systems, Law, Business, or a related field.
Must have a 3.0 or higher GPA and demonstrate financial need.

March 15th

Online App
Scholarship Site

Grand Lodge, Ancient Free & Accepted Masons of South Dakota Scholarship

Student must plan to attend a post-secondary school in South Dakota; Must have a family connection to a member of the Masonic fraternity

March 15th

Fillable Scholarship App

Healthcare Plus Federal Credit Union Educational Scholarship

Must be a member of Healthcare Plus Federal Credit Union

March 18th

Fillable Scholarship App

Sanford Heart of Tomorrow Scholarship Program

High school senior planning to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical program of their choice;Have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale;Be a dependent child of full-time, part-time or unscheduled part-time employees of Sanford Health and Good Samaritan Society as of April 7, 2019; Employees of Sanford Health and Good Samaritan Society managed facilities are not eligible to apply

March 19th

Online App
Scholarship Site

BMW/SAE Engineering Scholarship

Student must have 3.75 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale; must rank in 90th percentile in both Math and Critical Reading on SAT 1 or ACT composite scores; must pursue a degree in Engineering or related Science through an ABET accredited program

March 21st

Online App
Scholarship Site

Marlin L. Johnson Memorial Scholarship

Student must be an active and registered member of the Aberdeen Gun Club; Must attend a post-secondary institution in South Dakota or neighboring state;

March 24th

Fillable Scholarship App

FEEA Scholarships

Student must be the child, step-child, or legal dependent of full or part time permanent federal civilian or postal workers employed with the federal government for more than three years

March 24th

Online App
Scholarship Site

Resource Conservation Speech Contest

Open to all South Dakota 9th-12th grade students

March 26th

Scholarship Site
Fillable Scholarship Registration

4-H Youth in Action Awards

Open to students who are members of 4-H

March 29th

Online App
Scholarship Site

Order of the Eastern Start - South Dakota Scholarship

Open to high school seniors.
Preference will be given to member of the Order of the Eastern Star, those who have Eastern Star or Masonic Relationships, the child or dependent of a US War Veteran, and to those attending schools within the State of South Dakota.

March 31st

Fillable Scholarship App

SD Association of Conservation District Employees Memorial Scholarship

Senior who is ranked in the upper half of the graduating class; Must attend a post-secondary school in South Dakota and major in an Agricultural/Conservation related field

March 31st

Scholarship Site
Fillable Scholarship App

Robert Knickrehm Agricultural Scholarship

High school senior planning to attend a post-secondary institution in South Dakota; Must major in an Agricultural related field, this includes Welding and Diesel Tech; Must demonstrate high quality of scholarship, leadership and citizenship

March 31st

Fillable Scholarship App

Western Agency Scholarship

Student must have a 3.0 or higher GPA and plan to attend a post-secondary institution in the fall

March 31st

Scholarship Info

*Rotating schedule with area high schools - Not available to CHS class of 2022.*

First District Development Company Scholarship

South Dakota senior who has a 3.5 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale; must attend a post-secondary school in South Dakota and major in Business/Finance

March 31st

Fillable Scholarship App

Scott Hegge Memorial Scholarship

Open to high school seniors within a 50 mile radius of Aberdeen, SD

March 31st

Fillable Scholarship App

Cobell Scholarship

Both a Merit and Needs Based Scholarship available to any student who is an enrolled member of a US Federally-Recognized Tribe
Must plan to attend an accredited post-secondary institution

March 31st

Online App
Scholarship Site

Presentation College Scholarships

For students who plan to attend PC in the fall.

March 31st

Scholarship Site

Mitchell Technical College Freshman Scholarships

For incoming freshman planning to attend MTC

March 31st

Online App
Scholarship Site

Western Dakota Technical College Freshman Scholarships

For incoming freshman planning to attend WDT

March 31st 

Online App
Scholarship Site

Lake Area Technical College Freshman Scholarships

For incoming freshman planning to attend LATC

March 31st 

Online App
Scholarship Site

Build Dakota Scholarship

FULL RIDE SCHOLARSHIP!!
Students must enroll in a high-need workforce program at one of South Dakota's 4 Technical Colleges; Demonstrate financial need; Demonstrated interest in one of the high need fields; Must commit to work in South Dakota for 3 years after graduation in the high need career field

March 31st

Online App
Scholarship Site

Clark County Riders Scholarship Program

Seniors planning to attend a Technical School in South Dakota; Must have a 2.0 or higher GPA

March 31st

Fillable Scholarship App

Folds of Honor Scholarship

Senior must be the dependent of a military service member and must be planning to enroll in am accredited college/university/technical school program

March 31st

Online App

Scholarship Site

Scholarship Info Site

APRIL

Aberdeen Federal Credit Union Scholarship

Seniors must be a member of the Aberdeen Federal Credit Union and have a 2.5 or higher GPA

April 1st

Fillable Scholarship App

USD Hatterscheidt Scholarship

South Dakota high school senior with a 3.0 or higher GPA, who demonstrates financial need, and is planning to attend USD in the fall

April 1st

Fillable Scholarship App


*Mail completed application and all required materials to:
Attn: Hatterscheidt Committee
Belbas Center
414 E. Clark St.
Vermillion, SD 57069

AFSA Scholarship


Completed applications will include the following items:

  • Application form (signed by applicant and parents)
    Financial information
    High school transcript
    Autobiography (no more than 200 words)
    Three letters of recommendation

High school senior planning to enroll in a post-secondary institution in the fall

April 1st

Online App
Scholarship Site

Web Water Scholarship

Must be a senior who resides within the WEB Water service area and plan to enroll in an accredited post-secondary institution in the fall

April 1st

Scholarship Instructions
Fillable Scholarship Info App

Scottish Rite Book Grant

Senior planning to attend a post-secondary school in South Dakota

April 1st

Fillable Scholarship App

South Dakota Association of Towns & Townships (SDATAT) Scholarship

Student must attend school in South Dakota

April 1st

Fillable Scholarship App

ASD FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS!

CHS Class of 1971 Scholarship

CHS Seniors who demonstrate financial need, have a work history outside of school as well as academic achievement and community service.

April 1st

Fillable Scholarship App

Ray Hollan Memorial Scholarship

CHS seniors majoring in music, demonstrating excellent character, and have a passion for community involvement.

April 1st

Fillable Scholarship App

Huff Construction Inc. Building/Construction Trades Scholarship

CHS Seniors who are pursuing a degree in Construction Management, Architecture or Carpentry.

April 1st

Fillable Scholarship App

Russ Keen Memorial Scholarship

CHS seniors or CHS graduates currently in their freshman, sophomore or junior year of college, and pursuing a degree in Communications or Journalism.

April 1st

Fillable Scholarship App

Charlotte Wilson Clarke Memorial Scholarship

CHS Seniors planning to attend a post-secondary institution in the fall and major in FACS or Education

April 1st

Fillable Scholarship App

Committed to the Community - Mike Miller Scholarship

CHS Seniors  with community involvement

April 1st

Fillable Scholarship App

Dean Kranhold Memorial Scholarship

CHS Seniors who have demonstrated leadership skills, excelled academically, participated in co-curricular activities and shown involvement in community and school groups/events

April 1st 

Fillable Scholarship App

Jeanette Hurrell Memorial Scholarship

CHS Seniors planning to earn a 4-year degree in Nursing

April 1st 

Fillable Scholarship App

Kurt Kruger Memorial Scholarship

CHS Senior who demonstrates excellent character, a passion for community service, academic excellence, and involvement in school activities; Student must plan to major in Education

April 1st 

Fillable Scholarship App

Kyburz-Carlson Building/Construction Trades Scholarship

CHS Seniors who are interested in careers in the building/construction trades industry

April 1st 

Fillable Scholarship App

Professor Virginia L. Dixon, Class of '63 Scholarship

CHS Senior female student who had challenging family circumstances requiring her to work to help support her family or care for a family member

April 1st 

Fillable Scholarship App

Sally J. Couser Memorial Scholarship

CHS Senior planning to attend a post-secondary institution and major in a certified health-related field

April 1st 

Fillable Scholarship App

Visual Arts Scholarship

CHS senior who plans to pursue a degree in Art, Graphic Design, Structural or Construction Engineering, Interior Design or Architecture

April 1st 

Fillable Scholarship App

CHS Hall of Fame Scholarship

CHS Senior planning to attend a 4-year college/university, who have demonstrated leadership skills, academic excellence, participated in both athletic and fine art activities and have shown involvement in civic or community groups/events

April 1st 

Fillable Scholarship App

Sanford Health Scholarship

CHS seniors pursuing healthcare-related degrees from post-secondary schools in North Dakota, South Dakota or Minnesota are encouraged to apply for five $2,000 awards. Applicants must have participated in school activities and shown determination for classroom academic achievement.

April 1st 

Fillable Scholarship App

Johnsen-Herschleb Scholarship

CHS Seniors who have a 2.8 or higher GPA, have demonstrated leadership throughout high school, and are interested in the field of Business or Fine Arts

April 1st 

Fillable Scholarship App

Joshua Hinderks Scholarship

CHS Senior pursuing a degree in the medical field, preference given to students majoring in Chiropractic or Massage Therapy, Physical Therapy or Sports Medicine.

Student must demonstrate excellenct character and show financial need.

April 1st

Fillable Scholarship App

Jerry Slaby "In Pursuit of a Law Career" Scholarship

CHS senior planning to pursue a degree in Law with the career goal of becoming a lawyer. Student must show academic achievement and mature character.

April 1st

Fillable Scholarship App

Aberdeen Central High School PTA Scholarship

CHS Seniors whose parent/guardian is a member of the CHS PTA and has a 2.5 or higher GPA

April 1st 

Fillable Scholarship App

Aberdeen City PTA Scholarship

CHS Senior whose parent/guardian is a current member of a PTA group for at least one year

April 1st

Fillable Scholarship App

Aberdeen Education Association Scholarship

Seniors who plan to attend a South Dakota post-secondary institution and major in Education; student must rank in the upper half of the graduating class

April 1st

Fillable Scholarship App

Inez Taylor Walter Scholarship

Senior planning to attend a college or university in South Dakota or North Dakota and major in Nursing

April 1st

Fillable Scholarship App

USA Softball Scholarship

Any senior who has been involved in a South Dakota ASA program, or who has a parent/guardian who has played softball in the program, for at least 3 years

April 1st 

Fillable Scholarship App

Project Yellow Light PSA Scholarship Contest

Open to all seniors - This is for the video PSA contest

April 1st 

Online App
Scholarship Site

NFU Foundation's Stanley Moore Scholarship & the Hubert K. & JoAnn Seymour Scholarship

Must be a Farmers Union member

April 1st 

Fillable Scholarship App

PEO Chapter BX Scholarship

Aberdeen area seniors who plan to attend Northern State University, Presentation College or Cottey College

April 1st 

Fillable Scholarship App

SDACTE Scholarship

SD high school seniors attending any SD Technical School OR applying or been accepted into on of the following fields at any SD University: Health, Business, Trade and Industry, Marketing , Agricultural Education, or Family Consumer Science Education

April 1st 

Online App
Scholarship Site

Perry and Doreen Evans Scholarship

Open to South Dakota high school seniors ; Must have 3.0 or higher unweighted GPA

April 1st 

Fillable Scholarship App

Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship

Open to high school seniors with a 2.5 or higher GPA
Must be enrolling in one of the following majors:

  • Aerospace Engineering

  • Computer Engineering

  • Computer Science

  • Electrical Engineering

  • Industrial Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Physics

April 1st 

Online App
Scholarship Site

Howard Memorial Fund

Seniors from Brown County who plan to attend a South Dakota college

April 1st

Fillable Scholarship App

Donald H. Quimby Memorial Scholarship

Open to South Dakota high school seniors

April 1st

Fillable Scholarship App

Aberdeen Knights of Columbus Scholarship

Scholarships available to members of either Sacred Heart Parish or St. Mary's Parish in Aberdeen 

April 1st 

Application Information

SD Weed Fighters Scholarship 

Open to South Dakota high school seniors. Must attend a South Dakota post-secondary school. Must major in one of the following:

  • Ag Production

  • Precision Farming

  • Agronomy

  • Entomology

  • Natural Resources

April 1st

Fillable Scholarship App

AFA Teens Awareness College Scholarship

Current high school Senior, must write an essay describing the impact of Alzheimer's disease or another dementia-related illness on themselves, their families, or the communities

April 1st

Online App

Scholarship Site

American Indian Education Fund Scholarship

Open to Native America, Alaskan Native, or Native Hawaiian students (student or one parent must be enrolled and able to provide documentation)
Must plan to attend an accredited university or technical school in the fall

April 4th

Online Fillable App
Scholarship Site

DSG Education Connection Fund Scholarship

Student must reside in South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Minnesota or Wisconsin.
Student must have been accepted to a program in a trade profession (such as electrician, plumber, HVAC/R technician, utility worker, etc.)

April 5th 

Online App
Scholarship Site

Sanford Health Network Scholarship

Seniors who plan to pursue a degree in a healthcare-related field

April 8th

Online App
Scholarship Site

Dakota Relays Gold Medal Scholarship

South Dakota senior track and field athlete who has participated in a Howard Wood Dakota Relay and has committed to attend a college/university and continue a track and field career

April 13th 

Fillable Scholarship App

Hagen-Harvey Memorial Scholarship

Seniors who are enrolled members of a Native American Tribe and plan to attend a post-secondary school in South Dakota

April 13th

Fillable Scholarship App

Plains Commerce Bank Scholarship

Seniors who plan to attend a post-secondary school in South Dakota; Awards are primarily based on community involvement, personal character, and financial need

April 15th 

Fillable Scholarship App

American Legion Legacy Scholarship

Children of post 9/11 veterans who dies on active duty or who have a combined VA disability rating of 50% or greater.

April 15th 

Online App
Scholarship Site

Aberdeen Education Association Scholarship

CHS Seniors who plan to attend a South Dakota post-secondary institution and major in Education; student must rank in the upper half of the graduating class

April 15th 

Fillable Scholarship App

Ethel Case Scholarship

CHS senior planning to attend a post-secondary institution in the fall and major in Education; who has been involved in extracurricular activities and shows financial need

April 15th 

Fillable Scholarship App

Evelyn "Evie" Kienow Scholarship Application

CHS senior who is the top third of the graduating class, who attended Lincoln Elementary and are planning to attend NSU in the fall.

April 15th

Fillable Scholarship App

Steve Risager Aberdeen Optimist Scholarship

Aberdeen area senior who has been active in community affairs

April 15th

Fillable Scholarship App

Kids Chance of South Dakota Scholarship

Student in good standing who is planning to attend a post-secondary institution. Must be a dependent of a parent who suffered either an on the job fatality or injuries that have had a significant effect on family income.

April 15th

Fillable Scholarship App


Scholarship Site

Sheriff Dale Elson Memorial Scholarship

Open to seniors on Brown, Marshall, Day and Roberts counties. Student must plan to pursue a 2-4 year degree in Criminal Justice or Social Services at a South Dakota post-secondary school.

April 15th

Online App
Scholarship Site

South Dakota Grand Commandery Knights Templar Scholarship

Seniors who plan to attend a state Technical Institute in South Dakota.
Must be a US citizen; demonstrate financial need and the capability to complete the vocational training program selected
ack and field career

April 15th 

Fillable Scholarship App

Elliott Economics/Tennis Award

CHS senior who played varsity tennis and took Economics in high school

April 20th 

Fillable Scholarship App

South Dakota Aviation Association & Ariel Guidance Solutions Scholarship

All Applicants must be sponsored by a SDAA Member. The award can be used for continued education at a college, university, technical school or approved flight training program for a future career that is related to or will benefit the Aerial Application Industry.

April 20th

Scholarship Info Page

Fillable Scholarship App

Student-View Scholarship

Seniors who plan to attend an a post-secondary institution in the fall
Scholarship is a random draw

April 23rd

Online App
Scholarship Site

Deanna Mauck E-Learning Scholarship

Senior who plans to attend Northern State University, have taken one or more NSU E-Learning classes, and earned a B or higher

April

Scholarship Site

Fillable Scholarship App

Ayn Rand Institute Fountainhead Essay Contest

Open to Juniors & Seniors

April 28th 

Online App
Scholarship Site

May

Paradigm Challenge Scholarship

Open to students 18 yrs and younger
Student must demonstrate a solution to a real-life problem using kindness, creativity, and collaboration

May 1st 

Online App
Scholarship Site

Society of Women Engineers Scholarship

Open to female students who are planning to study an ABET accredited program in engineering, technology, or computing.

May 2nd

Online App

Scholarship Site

Associated General Contractors of South Dakota Highway-Heavy-Utilities Chapter Scholarships

Seniors planning to enroll in construction related education programs at a technical institution or college/university

May 2nd

Online App
Scholarship Site

Aberdeen Home Builders Association Scholarship

Seniors planning to enter the Building Trades field of study

May 14th 

Fillable Scholarship App
Required Release for Scholarship

B. Davis Scholarship

Open to all 11th & 12th grade students

May 21st

Scholarship Info

Full Circle Scholarship

Student must be registered as an enrolled member of a federal or state recognized tribe, or a descendant of at least one grandparent or parent who is an enrolled tribal member; Must have a 2.0 or higher GPA; Must plan to attend an accredited post-secondary institution

May 31st 

Online App
Scholarship Site

June

Abbot & Fenner Scholarship

Open to all seniors

June 12th

Scholarship Info

South Dakota Telecommunications Association (SDTA) Scholarship

NeedHigh School Diploma or GED equivalent;
Are accepted into or attending a multi-year program degree at any accredited technical college or accredited post-secondary higher education institution in South Dakota for the fall 2021 semester;
Are majoring in a degree/program or field of study that is useful in the telecommunications or broadband industry or which significantly relies on the use of broadband services and related technology;
Customer/member or have a parent or legal guardian that is a customer/member of a SDTA member company

June 15th

Online App
Scholarship Site

Big Sun Scholarship

Open to all senior athletes

June 19th

Scholarship Info

South Dakota Golf Association Scholarship

Senior golfers planning to attend a post-secondary institution in South Dakota, have a golf history and have lived in South Dakota for at least two years

June 30th 

Fillable Scholarship App

July

James H. Jenssen Scholarship

South Dakota high school senior with a 3.0 or higher unweighted GPA.
Must have a parent, grandparent, sibling, uncle, aunt or cousin employed a minimum of three years with (or retired from) the South Dakota Department of Transportation.

July 15th

Fillable Scholarship App