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NOAA's Ernest F Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship

Deadline: January 31, 2023

Summary: This scholarship is through the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration and recognizes outstanding students in NOAA mission fields, including but not limited to oceanic, environmental, biological, and atmospheric sciences, mathematics, engineering, remote sensing technology, computer and information science, physical and social sciences including geography, physics, hydrology, geomatics, or teacher education that support NOAA's programs and mission. Scholars receives up to $9500 per academic year and paid summer internships opportunities.

Application: Visit NOAA Scholarships


Electric Member Cooperative Scholarship Program

Deadline: February 10, 2023

Summary: Requires an online submission and an essay about what challenges face rural electric cooperatives in the coming years and how you think these challenges should be addressed. One $1,000 and one $500 scholarship.

Application: Visit Northern Electric Cooperative Member Cooperative Scholarships


POET Never Satisfied Scholarship

Deadline: February 13, 2023

Summary: POET will be awarding twelve scholarships of up to $5,000 each to students enrolled in the 2023 Fall Semester at any two- or four-year post-secondary school, regardless of major or GPA. At least one scholarship will be reserved for an applicant whose parent, sibling, aunt/uncle, or grandparent works at any POET location.

Application: Visit POET Never Satisfied Scholarship


Marlin R. Scarborough Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: February 28, 2023

Summary: Applicant must be a junior with a 3.5 GPA, attending a South Dakota public institution at the time funding is received. Requires application and essay. One $1,500 scholarship.



SmartSolar Sustainability Scholarship

Deadline: April 1, 2023

Summary: High school seniors, undergraduates, or graduate students who makes sustainable everyday choices.

Application: Visit SmartSolar Sustainability Scholarship


Witzelben Scholarship

Deadline: April 1 each year

Summary: Applicant must be a high school graduate residing on the Standing Rock Reservation in South Dakota and North Dakota. The applicant will need to reflect personal integrity, individual character, and demonstrate an interest in humanitarian issues. Requires a brief essay, a copy of their high school transcript, and two reference letters. One must be from a teacher. One $1,000 scholarship.



Gerash Steiner Blanton P.C. 2022 Undergraduate Scholarship

Deadline: June 1, 2023

Summary: Applicants must be in an undergraduate program at an accredited college or university. Must be a legal resident of the U.S. Requires one 500-word essay about why you think something that is currently legal should be illegal. One $1,000 scholarship.

Application: Visit Gerash, Steiner, Blanton P.C. 2022 Undergraduate Scholarship


Berger and Green Heart Disease Scholarship

Deadline: June 15, 2023

Summary: Applicant must be in an undergraduate or graduate program (men and women living with heart disease) with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Requires one 500- to 1,000-word essay. One $1,000 scholarship

Application: Visit Berger and Green Attorneys at Law Heart Disease Scholarship


Pittsburgh Injury Lawyers P.C. $500 Scholarship Essay Contest

Deadline: July 31, 2023

Summary: For undergraduate students wishing to go to law school in the future and current graduate/law students. Must be actively enrolled in the U.S. undergraduate, graduate, or law school program.

Application: Visit Pittsburgh Injury Lawyers Scholarship


Pheabs Financial Awareness Scholarship

Deadline: August 7, 2023

Summary: Applicants must write a 500-800 essay titled “Why Society Should Become Increasingly Aware of their Financial Decisions.”

Requires average GPA of at least 2.5, be a current or future college student.

Application: Visit Pheabs Finance Scholarship Award


Future of Finance Scholarship

Deadline: August 17, 2023

Summary: Applicants must write a 500-800 essay titled “Why Society Should Become Increasingly Aware of their Financial Decisions.”

Requires average GPA of at least 2.5, be a current or future college student.

Application: Visit Dollar Hand Future of Finance Scholarship


New Image Dental Scholarship for Underserved Populations

Deadline: September 1, 2023

Summary: $2000 dollar scholarship being offered in honor of underserved populations. This scholarship provides financial aid to minority students to help offset tuition costs, student loans, and other expenses. All eligible candidates must be in good academic standing, submit a personal resume and a 750-word essay, and an unofficial transcript.

Application: Visit New Image Dental Scholalrship


Completing the Dream Gap Scholarship

Deadline: See website

Summary: Applicant must be a U.S. citizen who is enrolled in a post-secondary institution with a GPA of 2.75 or higher. Applicants also must be in good academic standing but at risk of not returning to or graduating/ completing due to an outstanding financial need, and/or emergency situation that leads to a financial aid crisis. Requires a two-minute video statement explaining how education will benefit you, your family, and the community. Recipients are awarded $2,500.

Application: Visit The Thurgood Marshall College Fund-The Sallie Mae Fund Completing the Dream Gap Scholarship


SDSWMA Scholarship

Deadline: See website

Summary: Applicant must be a South Dakota resident planning to pursue a career that supports protection and enhancement of our natural resources and environment, the solid waste industry and/or related fields. Requires three letters of reference and a cover letter that contains required material.

Application: visit SDSWMA Scholarship Program


Citizens Scholarship

Deadline: See website

Summary: Applicant must be in an undergraduate or graduate program. Requires an online submission. $2,500 scholarship each month.

Application: Visit Citizens Scholarship


College Ave Scholarship

Deadline: None

Summary: Entrants can win a $1,000 College Ave Student Loans scholarship. One winner each month. Applicants may apply monthly.

Application: Visit College Ave Student Loans Scholarship Monthly Sweepstakes


Howard Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: March 17, 2023

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 $3,000 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.

Application: Visit South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship


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