March Scholarships

April Scholarships

May Scholarships

  • James H. Jenssen Scholarship

    $500.00 Scholarships (4 are given out)

    Due: July 15th

    You are able to apply if you:

    *are a US citizen and a resident of SD and a high school senior or a college freshman at SDSU/SDSMT(engineering program)

    *have a current GPA 3.0

    *have a parent, grandparent, sibling, uncle, aunt or cousin employed for a minimum of 3 years in the DOT.

     

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September Scholarships

  • South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship

    Initial Eligibility Requirements:

    ACT-24

    3.0 on a 4.0 scale

    Coursework: (No grade lower than a C)

    4 credits English

    4 credits Science

    4 credits Math

    3 credits Social Studies

    2 credits Foreign Language and/or CTE

    1 credit Fine Arts

    Please note: It is the student's responsibility for sending completed and signed application with final transcript to SD post-secondary school.

    $1,300-1st Year

    $1,300-2nd Year

    $1,300-3rd Year

    $2,600-4th Year

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October Scholarships

November Scholarships

  • Dakota Elks Vocational Scholarship

    This $1,000 award is given by the State Elks Association for students who will be enrolling in a Post-Secondary Vocational/Technical School Program by Fall 2022.

    Applications must be received by your local Elks Lodge in your home area on or before November 5th.

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  • Hagan Scholarship

    The Hagan Scholarship is a nationwide need based scholarship designed to help students in small towns and rural settings graduate college debt free.

    The scholarship offeres $48.000 over 4 years.

    Deadline: November 15th

    Must have a GPA of 3.75 and be a US citizen.

    ACT and SAT scores ARE NOT required.

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December Scholarships

  • Getting Real About Distracted Driving Scholarship

    At Comedy Defensive Driving, we believe that quality education is too damn expensive for many students and should be obtainable for everyone. So, if you are up for trying something meaningful to help achieve your goal of a quality college education, continue reading.

    Getting Real About Distracted Driving Scholarship: Design an advertisement that will educate the public about the dangers of distracted driving, and convince them with a clear call to action not to text and drive, drink and drive, eat and drive, or any other distraction you choose to focus on. You may focus on distracted driving as a whole, or pick a specific kind of distracted driving, but the message/focus of your advertisement must be clear. You will be judged based on the quality of the content, it’s usability as an ad (billboard, commercial, PSA, poster, radio ad, etc.) and how it effectively convinces drivers to stay focused on the road. We are looking for creative, and helpful ads with maybe a bit of humor or irony.

    SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT: $1,500

     

    Fall Semester Scholarship:

    • Submission Deadline: December 31, 2021
    • Winner Announced: January 31, 2022
    • (This Scholarship repeats on an annual basis)

    REQUIREMENTS:

    • Open to students planning on or currently attending an accredited college, university or continuing education program.
    • No GPA Requirement, financial requirement, or any other kind of requirement – Just knowing you are making the effort to get out of bed and do something positive before noon qualifies.
    • Take the pledge to not use your phone while driving, and definitely not to drive while you’re buzzed.. And definitely don’t use your phone if driving (see footnote 2)
    • All forms of ads accepted including: PSA, commercial, music, billboards, media, graphics, etc. MUST BE AN ADVERTISEMENT WITH CLEAR CALL-TO-ACTION
    • No time restraints, however, keep in mind that you are making an advertisement, not a Ridley Scott movie
    • No overt profanity
    • Nudity will not be allowed.
    • Plagiarism automatically disqualified.

    How To Apply: Submit advertisement to support@comedydefensivedriving.com; in the body of your email, include the following:

    • your name
    • best way to reach you if you win,
    • major or intended major
    • which University/College you plan on or will be attending
    • What kind of advertisement you created (i.e. is it a billboard, a magazine ad, a commercial/PSA, radio ad, etc.)

    NOTHING ELSE IS NEEDED. We will not be judging based on anything other than the advertisement, so don’t sweat over an introductory email. Winners will be contacted directly; submissions through phone calls, physical mail, fax, etc. will NOT be accepted. Scholarship will be awarded to the student who provides the most compelling ad against distracted driving. Quality, creativity, your choice of medium, the message both visually and verbally, and whether we can see this ad actually being used as part of a campaign against distracted driving, will all be taken into consideration.

     

    https://comedydefensivedriving.com/scholarships/

     

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  • Horatio Alger National Scholarship

    106 scholarships at $25,000 each

    As one of the nation’s largest college financial aid programs in the country, the Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program is one of the major scholarship programs nationally that specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. The scholarships are funded by Horatio Alger Members who, like the Scholars, have experienced challenges but ultimately overcame them to become successful business and civic leaders.

    The National Scholarship is awarded to eligible students in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. National Scholars receive an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., during the spring of their senior year to participate in the National Scholars Conference.  Recipients must attend the National Scholars Conference to receive the award.

    To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger National Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

    • Be enrolled full time as a high school junior in the United States
    • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
    • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
    • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
    • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
    • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and
    • Be a United States citizen

    The undergraduate application will be available from December – March 15. 

    To apply visit: application.horatioalger.org

     

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  • Horatio Alger State Scholarship

    Horatio Alger State scholarships are awarded to eligible students in all fifty states and the District of Columbia. The program specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. The scholarships are funded by Horatio Alger Members who, like the Scholars, have experienced challenges but ultimately overcame them to become successful business and civic leaders. 

    To be eligible to apply for a Horatio Alger State Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria*:

    • Be enrolled full time as a high school junior in the United States
    • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
    • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
    • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
    • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
    • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and
    • Be a United States citizen

    The undergraduate application is available from December – March 15.

     

    To apply visit: application.horatioalger.org

     

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January Scholarships

February Scholarships