Hagen-Harvey scholarship applications now online
Applications for the 2012 Hagen-Harvey scholarship are now available on the Department of Educationís website, and must be submitted by March 15 in order to be considered for the award.
Hagen-Harvey scholarships are awarded to recent high school graduates who are enrolled members of any American Indian tribe. Recipients are selected on the basis of grade-point average, ACT score, leadership potential and other indicators of the drive for success.
Scholarship winners must attend institutes of higher education in South Dakota. The scholarships range from $1,000 for a single year to as much as $6,000 over four years for incoming freshmen.
The scholarship program was established in 2003 after Minerva Harvey left the proceeds of her estate to the South Dakota Department of Education to develop a scholarship program for Native American students. The late Richard Hagen was a Native American legislator from Pine Ridge who served in both the state House of Representatives and state Senate. Click here to learn more, including detailed information on how to apply.