Build Dakota Scholarship
Build Dakota Scholarships will be awarded to students entering high-need workforce programs at South Dakota’s technical institutes to fill the state’s technical careers with skilled professionals. Recipients of the full-ride scholarships will commit to living and working in the state, in their field of study, for three years following graduation. The full-ride scholarships will support tuition, fees, books and other required program expenses in the eligible technical institute programs.

Critical Teaching Needs Scholarship   (Deadline: April 18)
Provides financial assistance to SD high school graduates who attend an eligible higher education institution in South Dakota and promise to work in a critical teaching need occupation in South Dakota for five years after graduating from a participating postsecondary institution.

Dakota Corps Scholarship   (Deadline has passed)
Provides full tuition to SD high school students who promise to enter a critical need occupation in South Dakota following completion of the program of study.

Davis-Bahcall Scholarship   (Jan. 31, 2015)
All-expense paid summer-study program to study physics, plus a variety of other science and engineering topics. Spend two weeks at the Sanford Underground Research Facility, and travel to research laboratories within the United States and possibly in Italy.

Hagen-Harvey Scholarship   (Deadline has passed)
Provides $6,000 over four years for study at a South Dakota post-secondary institution to enrolled members of American Indian Tribes.

SD Opportunity Scholarship   (Deadline: Sept. 1, Jan. 15)
Provides $5,000 over four years to a qualifying student who attends an eligible higher education institution in South Dakota.

US Senate Youth Program Scholarship   (Deadline: Sept. 25)
Nationwide youth program that brings high school students to Washington, D.C., for a brief on-site introduction to the functions of the federal government and, in particular, the United States Senate.