Scholarship Opportunities


Senior Scholarship Opportunities


 

Bellator Titans MC

$500

DEADLINE: March 18, 2017

Criteria:

  • Plan to attend an in-state post-secondary school

  • SD resident

  • Senior going into their first year of post-secondary education

 

Application Form


 

Build Dakota Scholarship

FREE RIDE

           DEADLINE:March 15, 2017
 
Apply online at BuildDakotaScholarships.com/apply

Criteria:

  • Attend a technical school in SD (Southeast Tech, Western Dakota Tech, Lake Area Tech, Mitchell Technical Institute)
  • Go into one of the following high-need fields of study below
     

 

Lake Area Tech:

    • Agriculture (Dairy, Precision Ag)

    • Automotive Technology

    • Building Trades Technology

    • Computer Information Systems

    • Custom Paint and Fabrication

    • Diesel Technology

    • Energy Technology/Energy Operations

    • Electronic Systems Technology

    • Environmental Technology

    • Heavy Equipment Operator

    • Med/Fire Rescue and Paramedic

    • Medical Lab Tech

    • Precision Machining and Precision Machining E-Degree

    • Practical Nursing and Practical Nursing E-Degree

    • Robotics and Robotics E-Degree

    • Welding Technology

 

  • Mitchell Tech:

    • Architectural Design & Building Construction

    • Automation Controls/SCADA

    • Electrical Construction & Maintenance

    • Electrical Utilities & Substation Technology

    • Farm Power Technology

    • GPS GIS Mapping Technology

    • Heating & Cooling Technology

    • Information Systems Technology

    • Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)

    • Medical Laboratory Technology

    • Precision Technology Specialist

    • Telecommunications

    • Welding & Manufacturing Technology

    • Wind Turbine Technology

 

  • Western Dakota Tech:

    • Computer-Aided Drafting

    • Computer Science

    • Drafting and Machining Technology

    • Electrical Trades

    • Environmental Engineering Tech

    • HVAC/R Technology

    • Medical Lab Technician

    • Paramedic

    • Practical Nursing

    • Precision Machining Technology

    • Surgical Technology

    • Transportation Tech- Heavy Duty

    • Transportation Tech- Light Duty

    • Welding and Fabrication

       

  • Southeast Tech:

    • Automotive Technology

    • Civil Engineering Technology

    • Collision Repair and Refinish Technology

    • Computer Network Security Technician

    • Computer Programming

    • Construction Management Technology

    • Diesel Technology

    • Electirician

    • Electronics Technology

    • HVAC/R

    • Land Surveying Science Technology

    • Mechanical Engineering Technology

    • Mechanical Systems/Plumbing Technology

    • Mechatronics

    • Network Administrator

    • Residential Heating & Air Conditioning Technology

    • Surgical Technology

    • System Administrator

    • Welding



 

FirstChoice Student / First Dakota Family

18 X $1,000 / 3 X

DEADLINE: March 7, 2017

Criteria:

  • U.S. Citizen

  • HS senior planning to attend an accredited post-high school college, university, vocational technical school, community college or junior college on a full-time basis

 

FirstChoice Student:

  • Must have FirstChoice checking account

 

First Dakota Family:

  • Must be a regular employee, spouse or dependent child of an employee at time of award

  • Employee/recipient must be employed by First Dakota when next school term begins

 

Application Form


Reliance Community Scholarship

1 X $300

DEADLINE: April 7
 

Criteria:


Randall Carsten Memorial Scholarship

2 X $300

DEADLINE: March 1
 

Criteria:

  • No specific requirements

Application Form​


 

Midstate Communications Scholarship

11 X $500

DEADLINE: March 25, 2017

Criteria:

  • HS Senior

  • Parents/Guardians receive telephone service from Midstate

  • Judging is based primarily on the (typed!) essay and community and school involvement

  • Applicant must submit photo

 

Application Form


 

National Association of Women in Construction

2 x $1000 1 x $500

DEADLINE: February 28, 2017

Criteria:

  • Pursuing a course of study that will lead to a degree in a construction related field.

  • Meet one of the following:

    • High school senior currently accepted into a college or vocational institute

    • Undergraduate student currently enrolled in a college or vocational institute

    • Part-Time Student, enrolled in a minimum of 8 credits, while working full-time in a construction related field

 

Application Form


 

Ralph Mitchell Scholarship

$2,500

DEADLINE: April 1, 2017

Criteria:

  • HS Senior graduating from Chamberlain

  • Scholarship will be paid in increments throughout the first two years of post-secondary education upon proof of enrollment, a 2.0 GPA for each semester, and a full-load (usually 12 credit hours)

 

Application Form


Lyman & Jones County Farm Bureau Scholarship

1 X TBD

DEADLINE: April 1

Criteria:

  • Must live in Lyman or Jones County

  • Must be attend school in the fall


Carson E. Powell Memorial Scholarship

1 X $1,000

DEADLINE: April 1
 

Criteria:

  • Must attend a South Dakota public college or university

  • Must be pursuing a bachelor of science degree

  • Rewarded after the first semester of college if a 2.25 GPA is earned

​Application Form


 

South Dakota Engineering Society

Central Chapter

$800

DEADLINE: March 15, 2017

Criteria:

  • Pursue an engineering career.

  • Plan to attend South Dakota State University (SDSU) or South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (SDSMT)

  • Citizen of USA and SD resident

  • Live in Central Chapter area

  • Application Form


 

South Dakota Fire Service Scholarship

2 x $1000

DEADLINE: March 15, 2017

Criteria:

  • Son or daughter of any member (living, deceased or retired) of a fire dept in SD or an active member of a junior fire dept in SD

  • High school senior or student entering their first semester of college

  • Sponsored by a member of the SD Firefighters Auxiliary, a local fire dept auxiliary or a member of the Dear Old Timers

 

Application Form


 

Sanford Chamberlain Scholarship Program

$500

DEADLINE: April 1, 2017

Criteria:

  • Preparing for education in the health care industry

  • HS Senior graduating from Chamberlain May 2016

  • Graduate with a grade average of a “C”

 

Application Form


Better Business Bureau (BBB) Student of Integrity Award

3 X $2000

DEADLINE: March 10

Apply online: http://bbb.org/h/mqf OR bbbinc.org > Student Scholarships

Criteria:

  • HS Senior

  • Recognize students who exemplify ethical behavior and personal integrity- humility, courage, compassion and respect for their peers, teachers and community- BBB’s values


 

 

John Forkenbrock Educational Scholarship

$500

DEADLINE: February 26, 2017

Criteria:

  • Plan to be a teacher

  • Graduate from SD high school

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA

 

Application Form


SD Agri-Business Association (SDABA)

6 X $1,000

DEADLINE: March 1 

Criteria:

  • Must be a customer, employee, or family member of an employee of a member of the South Dakota Agri-Business Association (SDABA)

  • Major in agriculture

  • High school senior

  • The scholarship will be sent directly to the South Dakota University or Technical School


 

 

Sanford Health Network Scholarship

$2000

DEADLINE: March 4, 2017

Criteria:

  • Must officially be accepted into a healthcare program at an accredited, post-secondary institution.

  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or greater (4.0 scale)

  • Application (with documentation) must be submitted to local Sanford Health Network CEO, Erica Peterson 300 S Byron Blvd., Chamberlain, SD 57325 by March 4 for potential sponsorship of the scholarship

  • (See application for needed documentation)

 

Application Form


 

 

Sanford Chamberlain Scholarship Program

TRIBAL ELGIBILITY

$500

DEADLINE: May 1, 2017

Criteria:

  • Preparing for a profession or training in a career related to medical or hospital work.

  • Must be a member of one of the Crow Creek or Lower Brule Tribes. Proof of enrollment or proof of 1/4th Indian Heritage with proof of ancestral enrollments will be required

  • Applicants need not be current high school seniors and no age limits will be applied

 

Application Form


 

Prime Cattlewomen Scholarship

1 X $500 & 1 $250

DEADLINE: April 1, 2017

Criteria:

  • Studies related to Agriculture or the Beef Industry are preferred

  • Must attend a SD College or Vocational school, public or private

  • Graduating senior from Chamberlain, Kimball, Lower Brule, or Lyman High schools

 

Application Form

 


 

 

GreatWestern Bank
$500

DEADLINE:April 1, 2017 

Criteria:

  • Graduating HS Senior from Chamberlain


  • J. Dennis Shepherd Scholarship    

    $200

    DEADLINE: April 1, 2017  

    Criteria:

    • Graduating HS Senior from Chamberlain

    Application Form


    Junior Achievement Scholarship

    1 X $500

    DEADLINE: March 30 

    Criteria:

    • High school senior

    • Participate in any Junior Achievement Program during K-12 education

      


    Bartholow Brothers       

    4 X $5000 per YEAR

    DEADLINE: March 31, 2017

    Criteria:

    • Lyman County Resident is highly preferred

    • NOT in top 10% of class is preferred

    • Must attend South Dakota post-secondary institution (college or university, or technical, trade, or business school)

    • Graduating HS Senior

    •  Finalists will be required to attend a personal interview

    • Application Form

     

       


    Burt Anderson

     

    1 X $500

    DEADLINE: April 1, 2017

     

    Criteria:

    ·         Must be attending a post-secondary institution in SD

    ·         May be used for any type of school

     Application Form


    American Legion Potter Post 3 Scholarship        

    2 X $250 (given as a bookstore gift certificate)

    DEADLINE: April 1, 2017

     

    Criteria:

    ·         Based on family membership in American Legion (parent, grandparent, etc), participation in American Legion Oratory Contest, participation in Boys and Girls State, membership in the SD National Guard, or any other programs of the American Legion.

    Application Form


    Audrey Gilman Memorial        

    1 X $500

    DEADLINE: April 1, 2017

     

    Criteria:

    ·      Pursuing a degree in nursing.

    ·         Any type of post-secondary education

    ·         May be used in or out of state

     Application Form


    Barbara Fox Memorial–Mid Dakota Reading Council        

    1 X $250

    DEADLINE: April 1, 2017

     

    Criteria:

    ·         Must be majoring or minoring in an education-related career/field

    ·         Must attend a post-secondary institution (2 or 4 year) 

    Application Form


    Chamberlain Education Association (CEA)        

    TBD X TBD

    DEADLINE: April 1, 2017    

    ·         Criteria:

    ·         Preference will be given to any student that has shown an interest in and makes a commitment to a teaching major

    ·      Upper 2/3 of class

    ·         May be used for any accredited 2 or 4 year program

    ·         May be used in or out of state 

    Application Form


    Angels Among Us-Jessica Lepkowski Memorial        

    1 X $500

    DEADLINE: April 1, 2017    

    Criteria:

    ·         Must attend a post-secondary institution (2 or 4 year)

    ·         Can be used in or out of state

    Application Form


    C Club Scholarship        

    TBD X TBD

    DEADLINE: April 1, 20167   

    Criteria:

    ·         GPA of 2.0 or higher

    ·         Must be a letter winner in at least one sport and have participated and completed one other sport. Competing in a powerlifting competition would qualify as participation in a sport.

    ·         Attending a SD school of higher learning or tech school

    ·         Active member of C-Club

    ·         No discipline violation of training rules

    ·      Senior at CHS 

    Application Form


    Dr. Henry C. Mueller Scholarship       

    1 X $8,000

    DEADLINE: April 1, 2017

     

    Criteria:

    ·         Accepted into a community or public institution of higher education and must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree in nursing.

    ·         Proof of acceptance into a pre-nursing or nursing program will be required.

    ·         GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale

    ·         Priority may be given to those attending in-state institutions

    ·         Graduate of Chamberlain High School

    Application Form


    Orrion Barger Memorial        

    2 (1 boy & 1 girl) X $1000

    DEADLINE: April 1, 2017    

    Criteria:

    ·         Must be pursing 4-year bachelor’s degree in SD

    ·         Overall grade point average of an A or B at CHS

    ·      Graduating HS Senior from Chamberlain

    Application Form 


    VFW Scholarship       

    2 X $500 (given as a bookstore gift certificate)

    DEADLINE: April 1, 2017    

    Criteria:

    ·         Based on family members who are veterans (past or present) (parent, grandparent, etc), participation in VFW Voice of Democracy or other VFW programs, membership in the SD National Guard, or plans to attend an ROTC program.

    Application Form

     


    John Glaus Memorial        

    1 X $500

    DEADLINE: April 1, 2017    

    Criteria:

    ·         Pursuing a degree in the Ag industry

    ·         Must be attending a school in SD

    ·      CHS Senior

    Application Form


    Lee Schoenhard Foundation Memorial        

    1 X $4,000

    DEADLINE: April 1, 2017    

    Criteria:

    ·         Upper one-third of class or “B” average

    ·         Any school (2 or 4 year) in SD 

    Application Form


    Masonic Lodge of Chamberlain Scholarship        

    2 X $250

    DEADLINE: March 31, 2017     

    Criteria:

    ·         HS Senior

    Application Form


    Myrtle Glaus Memorial/Lions Club        

    1 X $500

    DEADLINE: April 11, 2017

     


    Criteria:

    ·         Preference will be given to applicants pursuing a Fine Arts major

    ·         GPA of A or B

    ·         CHS Graduate

    ·         Must be enrolled in an accredited post high school institution

    Application Form


    Paul Gust Memorial Scholarship        

    1 X $1000

    DEADLINE: April 8, 2017

     


    Criteria:

    ·         May be used for any type of post-secondary education

    ·         May be used in or out of state

    Application Form


       

    Curtis Marvin Hohn Scholarship

    TBD X $1,000

    DEADLINE: March 10

     

    Criteria:

    • Preference given to students pursuing a degree in: history, political science, or water resources (i.e., water conservation; water quality; hydraulics; water systems management and operation; or environment

    • Attend college, university, or technical school in SD

    • High school senior

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


    • Statewide Ag Insurance        

      TBD X TBD

      DEADLINE: April 15, 2017     

      Criteria:

      • Must have an agriculture background

      • Must be attending a school in SD

      • CHS Senior with a minimum 2.0 GPA

      • Application Form

         


      Veda Mueller Memorial Scholarship 

      1 X $500

      DEADLINE: April 1, 2017

       


      Criteria:
      • Applicant must be a female
      • Must plan to major in business or education
      • Must attend a post-secondary institution (2 or 4 year)
      • Can be used in or out of state
      • Must have attended CHS for four years of high school
      • GPA 3.0

  • Alfred Mueller Memorial Scholarship 

    1 X $500

    DEADLINE: April 1, 2017

     


    Criteria:

    • Must attend a post-secondary institution (2 or 4 year)

    • Can be used in or out of state

    • Must have attended CHS for four years of high school

    • GPA 3.0

        Application Form

 


 

SUMMER FRESHMAN PROGRAM AT CRAZY HORSE

Saturday, June 10th through Sunday, August 6th

If you are a motivated college bound high school Native senior (Class of 2017) interested in jump starting your college adventure this summer, please contact Aaron Poor Bear at aaron.poorbear@crazyhorse.org and 605-677-7935 for more information and/or an application for the 2017 Summer Freshman Program. Although the application deadline is April 14th, we are having early interviews and selections for applicants who apply by Friday, February 17th. Just submit an application, HS transcript, ACT scores, letter of recommendation, and a personal essay to meet the deadline. Here are the benefits of participating.

Earn 12-14 USD credits that should transfer to your school of choice

  • Earn 12-14 USD credits that should transfer to your school of choice in the fall.
  • Work a credit-bearing paid internship - @22-24 hours per week at $9.00 per hour.
  • Receive a $500 National Jump Start stipend.
  • Learn and practice college success strategies.
  • Earn a $400 Incentive Grant.
  • Engage in stimulating cultural-educational activities unique to the Paha Sapa.
  • Work a post-summer program optional Sturgis Rally Week - at least 50 hours at $9.00 per hour.
  • Continue to build your employment and educational resume'.
  • Receive post-summer tracking and follow-up.
  • Receive a Scholarship and Internship to cover summer expenses.
  • Jump start your college adventure this summer!

 


 

SD Opportunities Scholarship - $6,500

 DEADLINE: September 1

Application Form: https://sdos.sdbor.edu/forms/documents/InitialEligibilityApplicationForm_000.pdf

  • ACT Score of 24
  • High School Course Requirements with no final grade below a “C” and a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
    • If you score 28 on ACT you get the scholarship without the high school course requirements—still need a final grade of a “C” or higher
  • Participating Institutions:

 

  • Application, Official High School Transcript, and ACT Scores are due to your school of choice by September 1.