Private Scholarship Opportunities

 

The following scholarship opportunities are from agencies outside Augustana University. These scholarships vary in their qualifications, requirements, and deadlines. All students are encouraged to pursue the opportunities listed here.

If you do receive a scholarship from any outside agency, you should report these scholarships.

Application Deadline Date

Applications for the following scholarship opportunities are available online (unless otherwise noted).

 

January

 

February

 

Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: 2/10
Amount: $1,000
Description: High school senior or current college student who is employed by Hy-Vee or a child of a Hy-Vee employee.
How to Apply: http://www.hy-vee.com/company/scholarships/default.aspx
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SME - Sales & Marketing Executives, Inc. Scholarship
Deadline: 02/17
Amount: Up to $3000
Description: Fill out the application along with an attached questionnaire. Also provide a resume, professional reference, and an official transcript.  
How to Apply: http://smesiouxfalls.org/Student-Programs 
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National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)
Deadline: 02/17
Amount: $500-$1000
Description: High school senior or undergraduate (male or female) pursuing a course of study that will lead to a degree in a construction related field.  
How to Apply: www.siouxfallsnawic.org
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POET Never Satisfied Scholarships
Deadline: 02/24
Amount: $5,000
Description: Fill out the application along with 500 to 1000 word essay and two letters of reference. A short video statement is optional. 
How to Apply: www.poet.com/scholarship

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March

 

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
Deadline: 03/01
Amount: $1,000 to $12,500
Description: Children of current or former Marine, Marine Reservist, or former U.S. Navy Corpsman who served with U.S. Marine Corps. Must have a GPA of at least 2.0. 
How to Apply: www.mcsf.org
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South Dakota Corrections Association Fallen Heroes Scholarship
Deadline: 03/02
Amount: $500 
Description: Junior or senior interested in South Dakota Corrections or Human Services field.
How to Apply: Download Application
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South Dakota Bankers Association
Deadline: 03/04
Amount: $3,000-$4,000
Description: South Dakota junior with interest in banking, finance or business. 
How to Apply: 
http://www.sdba.com/college-scholarships
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Minnesota Association of Counselors of Color (MnACC) Scholarship
Deadline: 03/04
Amount: $500 to $2,500
Description: MnACC, along with contributions from the Minnesota Association for College Admission Counseling (MACAC), provides scholarships for students of color who are in pursuit of higher education.
How to Apply: www.mnacc.org
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Veterans United Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: 03/07
Amount: $2,000
Description: Eligible recipients include: current and prospective ROTC program students; active-duty military personnel with plans to attend college; honorably discharged veterans of the US military; and sons and daughters of veterans or active-duty military.
How to Apply:  www.enhancelives.com/scholarships
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First Dakota National Bank Scholarship
Deadline: 03/07
Amount: $1,000
Description: Applicants must have a FirstChoice Checking account and fill out an application.
How to Apply:  https://www.firstdakota.com/2016FirstChoiceScholarship.aspx
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Premier Community Scholarship
Deadline: 03/12
Amount: $1,000
Description: High school seniors that are attending college in South Dakota. Student or parents must be a current customer of First Premier Bank.
How to Apply:  https://www.firstpremier.com/scholarships
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Jim and Pat Croston Family Scholarship - Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation
Deadline: 03/15
Amount: $1,000
Description: Must be graduates of a Sioux Falls, SD high school, majoring in education and entering their junior or senior year. 
How to Apply:  https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/16423-Sioux-Falls-Area-Community-Foundation
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James B. and Vera A. Sadler Undergraduate Scholarship - Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation
Deadline: 03/15
Amount: $5,000
Description: Graduates of Washington High School in Sioux Falls, SD that will be an incoming junior or senior in college, pursuing an education degree. 
How to Apply:  https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/16844-Sioux-Falls-Area-Community-Foundation
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Sioux Falls Area Retired Teachers Scholarship - Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation
Deadline: 03/15
Amount: $1,500
Description: Students majoring in education at a South Dakota university who will be entering their junior or senior year. 
How to Apply:  https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/16877-Sioux-Falls-Area-Community-Foundation
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Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation - Various Scholarships
Deadline: 03/15
Amount: Varies
Description: Various scholarships for students graduating from South Dakota high schools. 
How to Apply:  http://www.sfacf.org/scholarship-and-award-funds/
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Hawkinson Foundation
Deadline: 03/15
Amount: $1,000-$5,000
Description: High school, undergraduate or graduate student who is a resident or attending school in South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota or Wisconsin with a commitment to peace and social justice. 
How to Apply:  www.hawkinsonfoundation.org/
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Yankton Medical Clinic, P.C. Scholarship Program 
Deadline: 03/28
Amount: $1,000
Description: The scholarship will be awarded to a student currently enrolled in a laboratory, radiology, respiratory therapy or nursing program. Preference is given to those intending to work with a 50-mile radius of Yankton, SD.
How to Apply: Download Application 
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Kordillia Johnson Scholarship Award
Deadline: 03/30
Amount: Varies
Description: Women who have completed 30 credits and a 3.0 GPA and a permanent resident of eastern SD. Must demonstrate academic achievement, financial need and are active in college life or community service.
How to Apply: Download application 
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Spencer Hospital Bennie And Ernestine Shine Scholarship
Deadline 03/31
Amount: up to $2,000
Description: Current college student in their second semester seeking a degree in nursing, athletic training, physical, occupational or speech therapy. Preference is given to students from or planning to work in Spencer, IA. Not intended to fund education for physicians, dentists, physician assistants or veterinarians.
How to Apply: Download Application
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Spencer Hospital Ruth Cornwall Memorial Student LOAN Fund
Deadline: 03/31
Amount: an applicant may BORROW up to $2,000 a year, to a maximum of $5,000 for all years
Description: the Ruth Cornwall Memorial Student Loan was established to assist persons interested in entering the nursing or an allied health profession, or to complete an advanced degree in one of these areas. Preference is given to Spencer Hospital employees or family members.
How to Apply: Download application
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South Dakota Soil and Water Conservation Society Scholarship
Deadline 03/31
Amount: up to $500
Description: Applicants must be enrolled in a South Dakota educational institution, have completed at least one year of study, have a GPA of at least 2.8, be an undergraduate enrolled in an agricultural or natural science conservation related major/curriculum and show a reasonable need for financial assistance. 
How to Apply: www.sdswcs.org
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April

David L. Profilet Scholarship
Deadline: 04/01
Amount: $500
Description: SD high school graduate who plans to attend Augustana. 3.0 GPA or higher, financial need and character traits
How to Apply: https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/16837-Sioux-Falls-Area-Community-Foundation
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Black Hills Home Builders Association Scholarship
Deadline: 04/01
Amount: $1,000
Description: Students from Black Hills area high schools with preference given to family members with an affiliation with the Black Hills Home Builders Association.
How to Apply: http://www.blackhillshomebuilders.com/education/scholarship-information
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Great Lakes National Scholarship Program
Deadline: 04/06
Amount: $2,500
Description: High school senior, undergraduate or graduate-level student enrolled in STEM fields.
How to Apply: https://www.scholarsapply.org/greatlakes/
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Critical Teaching Needs Scholarship
Deadline: 04/15
Amount: varies
Description:This scholarship is available to current undergraduate students who are South Dakota high school graduates, in their final two years of post-secondary education pursuing one of the following Critical Teaching Need areas: Teaching K-12 special education in a public, private, or parochial school, Teaching high school math or science in a public, private, or parochial, school. Teaching high school career and technical education (in a public, private,or parochial school). Students that apply and are awarded the scholarship will in-turn sign a promissory note agreeing to work in one of the teaching fields above for a time frame of 5 years in South Dakota after graduating from a participating post-secondary institution.

How to Apply: Apply Online at http://www.sdbor.edu/students/CriticalTeachingNeedsScholarship.htm
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South Dakota Retailers Association Jerry Wheeler Scholarship Program 
Deadline: 04/13
Amount: Up to $1,000 in past years
Description: Students who intend to enroll in a retail or business-related course of study at a 2 or 4-year college. 
How to Apply: Print application from website: www.sdra.org/educationevents/scholarshipprogram
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Elmer C. Anderson Memorial - Minnehaha Lodge #5 - Scholarship
Deadline: 04/30
Amount: $1,000
Description: Complete scholarship application and provide a short statement of your future goals. The scholarship is based on financial need.
How to Apply: Download application
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May

 

Sioux Falls Business and Professional Women Scholarship
Deadline: 5/01
Amount: $500
Description: This scholarship is for women pursuing a post-secondary education. Selection is based on a combination of demonstrated academic excellence and financial need. 
How to Apply: Download Application.
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Bethesda Lutheran Communities Scholarship
Deadline: 05/01
Amount: Up to $3,000
Description: scholarships will be awarded to Lutheran students pursuing undergraduate degrees in any academic area that will prepare them to serve and support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
How to Apply: http://bethesdalutherancommunities.org/scholarships
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Honored Women Educators of South Dakota Book Award
Deadline: 05/15
Amount: $500 Book Award
Description: $500 book award for a female student majoring in the field of education who is in the second semester of her junior year.
How to Apply: Download Application
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South Dakota Telecommunications Association (SDTA) Memorial Scholarship 
Deadline: 05/31
Amount: $1500
Description: Applicants or applicant's family must be a member/customer of a South Dakota Telecommunications Association (SDTA) member company and be pursuing a major listed on the website. Application found on the following website. 
How to Apply: http://sdtaonline.com/resources/sdta-scholarship/
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Augustana Lutheran Camp Scholarship
Deadline: 5/31
Amount: $500
Description: Continuing students who work at a Lutheran camp over the summer for at least six weeks.
How to Apply: www.augie.edu/finaid
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June

 
Walter N. Graham and Dorothy D. Graham Scholarship Fund
Deadline: 06/01
Amount: Varies
Description: Awarded to a nursing student attending a 4 year, South Dakota, public or private university. Must have at least 24 completed credits and a 2.5 GPA. Financial need may be considered.
How to Apply: Download application
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Lavonne H. Cooper Scholarship
Deadline: 06/01
Amount: $300-$1,000
Description: Fill out an application and respond to the essay prompt in 200-300 words. Applicant must have completed 2 years of post-High School education and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. 
How to Apply: Visit https://sites.google.com/site/nhwomenoftoday/chapter-projects/cooper-c/lavlavon-h-cooper-scholarship
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Sioux Empire Rock-a-Bettys (SERAB) 
Deadline: 6/15
Amount: $300
Description: Non-Traditional female student from South Dakota attending a South Dakota accredited college or university.
How to Apply: http://www.siouxempirerockabettys.org/scholarship
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July

Spirit of Sioux Falls Scholarship - Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation
Deadline: 07/01
Amount: $2,500
Description: Must live or maintain residency in Lincoln or Minnehaha County, or attend school in these two counties, and be pursuing a degree in business.
How to Apply:  https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/16882-Sioux-Falls-Area-Community-Foundation
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Hovland Scholarship - Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation
Deadline: 07/15
Amount: $2,000
Description: Open for students entering their junior year in the fall of 2015 at an accredited university, and of Norwegian descent, with preference given to applicants from the Bomlo Community of Norway. 
How to Apply:  https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/16657-Sioux-Falls-Area-Community-Foundation
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August

 

 September

awarded each year to five, non-traditional, fulltime students pursuing undergraduate degrees in nursing. - See more at: http://www.b4brands.com/nursing-scholarship#sthash.WG8y6DEy.dpuf
 

October

Sioux Empire Rock-a-Bettys (SERAB) 
Deadline: 10/15
Amount: $300
Description: Non-Traditional female student from South Dakota attending a South Dakota accredited college or university.
How to Apply: http://www.siouxempirerockabettys.org/scholarship
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Brian Meyer Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: 10/31
Amount: $1,250 and $500
Description: Eligible students will have completed at least two semesters of course work at any accredited post-secondary school in South Dakota. The student or student's family must be a subscriber of a South Dakota Telecommunications Association (SDTA) member company
How to Apply: http://www.sdtaonline.com/resources/scholarships
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November

 

December

DocuTAP Scholarship Program
Deadline: 12/1
Amount: 5 $1000 scholarships awarded
Description: Undergraduate student in good academic standing. Submit a 500-800 word essay answering the question: How do you think technology should impact healthcare for good? 
How to Apply: https://docutap.com/resources/docutap-scholarship-program
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Other Scholarship Resources

 

Black Hills Special Services Cooperative - Farmworker Jobs Program
Amount Varies
Description: Eligible students must have earned wages on a farm or ranch in the last two year. 
How to Apply: Contact Black Hills Special Services Office (Sioux Falls Location) at 800-726-9026. Ask for Juan or Edgar 
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SallieMae Scholarship Database

www.salliemae.com/scholarshipsearch
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Scholarships.com

www.scholarships.com
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The College Board

www.collegeboard.org
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Fastweb

www.fastweb.com
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