Outside Scholarships

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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.


ZipRecruiter Scholarship

Deadline: June 30, 2018

Summary: Applicant must be a legal resident of the U.S. or District of Columbia, 18 or older and be a student enrolled in high school or college in the U.S. Requires online submission and essay. One $3,000 scholarship.


2018 Volunteer Scholarship

Deadline: June 30, 2018

Summary: Applicant must be enrolled full time for the 2018-19 academic year, in good standing and show outstanding community volunteer involvement. Requires online application, reference, and essay. One $1,500 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.


Big Sun Scholarship

Deadline: June 19, 2018

Summary: Applicant must be a student athlete in capacity of participation and currently attending college or a high school senior. Requires essay and online submission. One $500 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.




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.