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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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South Dakota Retailers Association Scholarships

Deadline: April 12, 2013
Summary: Applicants must have completed one year of college by September 2013 and be enrolled in a retail or business-related major (accounting, banking, business administration, computer science, etc.)  Requires application, most recent transcript, and two letters of reference.  Number and amounts of scholarships vary.

 

James B. and Vera A. Sadler Undergraduate Scholarship

Deadline: March 15, 2013
Summary: Applicants must be graduates of Washington High School in Sioux Falls, S.D., pursuing a degree in education.  Applicants must also maintain a 3.0 GPA and be classified as juniors or seniors next fall.  Requires application, two recommendations, and a transcript.   Two $5,000 scholarships to incoming juniors and two $5,000 scholarships to incoming seniors. 

 

Spirit of Sioux Falls Scholarship

Deadline: July 1, 2013
Summary: Applicants must live in or maintain residency in Lincoln or Minnehaha County (South Dakota) and be current students majoring in business at a university or technical school.  Requires application, transcript, and two recommendations.  $2,500 scholarship.

 

Sioux Falls Area Retired Teachers Scholarship 

Deadline: March 15, 2013
Summary: Applicants must be education majors with at least a 2.5 GPA entering their junior or senior year next fall.  Requires application, two recommendations, and a transcript.  One $1,250 scholarship. 

 

Jim and Pat Croston Family Scholarship

Deadline: March 15, 2013
Summary: Applicants must be graduates of a Sioux Falls, S.D., high school and majoring in education.  Applicants must also be entering their junior or senior year next fall and have a 3.0 or higher GPA.  Requires application, two recommendations, and a transcript.  One $1,000 scholarship.

 

SD Association of Environmental Professionals Scholarships               
Deadline:  January 15, 2013
Summary:  Applicants must be high school seniors or current college students planning to enroll at a South Dakota university or technical institution for the 2013 fall semester.  Requires cover letter, transcript, and three reference letters.  $1,500 in scholarships will be awarded.

 

Basin Electric/Northern Electric Scholarships
Deadline: February 18, 2013
Summary: Applicants’ parents must be customers of Northern Electric Cooperative and may be either high school freshmen or current college students.  Requires application, transcript, ACT scores, essay, and a written recommendation.  One $500 scholarship and one $1,000 scholarship.

 

Epsilon Sigma Alpha Foundation Scholarships       
Deadline: February 1, 2013
Summary: Several scholarships are available to students based on their state of residency.  All application materials must be submitted electronically.  Numerous scholarships available for 2013-2014.

 

iHELP Scholarship      
Deadline: March 31, 2013
Summary: Applicants must be South Dakota high school seniors.  Requires application.  Five $1,000 scholarships. 


Mensa Foundation Scholarships

Deadline: January 15, 2013
Summary:  Applicants must be U.S. citizens enrolled in a U.S. college or university.  Requires application and essay.  Multiple scholarships of $500 to $1,000.

 

American Indian Graduate Center Scholarships
Deadline: earliest is May 11, 2012
Summary: They administer two different scholarship programs but both require students to be of American Indian or Alaskan Native descent.
 

Yankton College Scholarships  
Deadline: February 15, 2013
Summary: Applicants must be high school seniors with a family relationship to a Yankton College alumni, former faculty or staff or have a recommendation made by someone with a connection to Yankton College.  Requires two reference letters, essay, high school transcript, and application.  Twenty $1,000 scholarships.

 

Yankton College Graduate Student Scholarships

Deadline: February 15, 2013
Summary: Applicants must be seeking a graduate degree and have either (a) a family relationship to Yankton College alumni, former faculty or staff OR (b) a recommendation made by someone with a connection to Yankton College OR (c) be a Yankton College graduate or former staff member.  Requires undergraduate transcript, resume, two reference letters, essay, and application.

 

 

South Dakota Board of Regents Scholarships

Jump Start Scholarship
Deadline: September 1
Summary: Applicants must be SD residents who graduate high school in 3 years or less. Guaranteed $1771.34 for one year.

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, $5000 over four years.