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

SD Association of Environmental Professionals
Deadline: 01/15
Amount:  $1,000
Description: one or more scholarships annually to students with directed studies relating to the protection and enhancement of our natural resources, the environment, and other similar fields.
How to Apply: https://sdaep.org/ (click the News tab)

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Janice S. Jones Scholarship for Critical Need Teachers
Deadline: 01/15
Amount:  $1,000
Description: Candidates for this award will be enrolled full time in a teacher preparation program. See more information here.
How to Apply: https://v3.rivs.com/i/aaee2019/

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Childhood Cancer Survivor Scholarship Program and Childhood Cancer Sibling Scholarship program by Northwestern Mutual
Deadline: 01/30
Amount:  $5,000
Description: Cancer survivors, or sibling of a child you is in current treatment, has survived or passed away from pediatric childhoood cancer, age 25 and under, who have been diagnosed by a physician as having had treatment for and survived cancer. Applicants who are selected as finalists will be asked to provide a medical verification form. Be high school seniors, high school graduates or current postsecondary undergraduates who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.
Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent).
How to Apply: Childhood Cancer Survivor or Childhood Cancer Sibling

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February

POET Never Satisfied Scholarships
Deadline: 02/01
Amount: $5,000
Description: Fill out the application along with 500 to a 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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Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: 02/10
Amount: $1,000
Description: High school senior or current college student who is employed by Hy-Vee or a child of an Hy-Vee employee.
How to Apply: http://www.hy-vee.com/company/scholarships/default.aspx
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Rossing Scholarship Competition in Physics
Deadline: 02/12
Amount: up to $10,000
Description: Applicants must be enrolled in an ELCA-related college or university, must be currently classified by their college or university as a sophomore or junior, must have declared their intention to graduate with a major in physics, and must have taken at least one course in physics at that college or university. A student who received an award as a sophomore may apply again by submitting a complete application.
How to Apply: download Scholarship Notice
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Grand Living at Lake Lorraine Scholarship
Deadline: 02/19
Amount: $1,000
Description: Augustana students pursuing a career in Healthcare, Hospitality, Culinary or Music and Arts. Must have a 3.0 GPA and commit to volunteering 50 hours at Grand Living at Lake Lorraine. 
How to Apply: download the application here

Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program

Deadline: 02/28
Amount: Varies
Description: Veteran or spouse of veteran enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate who is Pell-eligible.  
How to Apply: Scholarship Application
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National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)

Deadline: 02/28
Amount: $500-$2,500
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: Scholarship Application
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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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Fallen Heroes Scholarship

Deadline: 03/01
Amount: $500
Description: Intended for student who is a South Dakota resident with a major in Corrections or Human Services
How to Apply: Download Application
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SME - Sales & Marketing Executives, Inc. Scholarship
Deadline: 03/01
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: www.smesiouxfalls.org/student-programs
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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: 03/12
Amount: $1,000
Description: Applicants must have a FirstChoice Checking account and fill out an application.
How to Apply:  www.firstdakota.com
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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:  http://www.sfacf.org/college-tech-and-voc-students/
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South Dakota Bankers Association

Deadline: 03/15
Amount: $1,500-$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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Waneta Drake Miller Edmison Non-Traditional Student Scholarship
Deadline: 03/15
Amount: $3,250
Description: must be 24 years of age or older and resident of Minnehaha, Lincoln, Turner or McCook counties in SD. Must have completed 6 credits and be enrolled full-time in a degree-granting program. 
How to Apply:  http://www.sfacf.org/college-tech-and-voc-students/
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James B. and Vera A. Sadler Undergraduate Scholarship - Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation
Deadline: 03/15
Amount: $6,000
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:  http://www.sfacf.org/college-tech-and-voc-students/
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Sioux Falls Area Retired Teachers Scholarship - Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation
Deadline: 03/15
Amount: $2,000
Description: Students majoring in education at a South Dakota university who will be entering their junior or senior year. 
How to Apply: http://www.sfacf.org/college-tech-and-voc-students/
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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/scholarships/
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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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Hovland Scholarship - Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation
Deadline: 03/15
Amount: $2,250
Description: Open for students entering their junior year at an accredited university, and of Norwegian descent, with preference given to applicants from the Bomlo Community of Norway. Financial need and a 2.0GPA are also required.
How to Apply:  http://www.sfacf.org/college-tech-and-voc-students/
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Spirit of Sioux Falls Scholarship - Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation
Deadline: 03/15
Amount: $3,000
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:  http://www.sfacf.org/college-tech-and-voc-students/
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Grand Lodge A. F. & A. M. of South Dakota

Deadline: 03/15
Amount: varies
Description: Several scholarships of $1000 to SD residents who plan to attend a public or private college, university, or technical school, preferably located in South Dakota. See application for more details.

How to Apply: Download Application
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Yankton Medical Clinic, P.C. Scholarship Program 

Deadline: 03/19  (must be received by)
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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Spencer Hospital Bennie And Ernestine Shine Scholarship

Deadline 03/31
Amount: up to $2,500
Description: a 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:https://www.spencerhospital.org/about-us/professional-education/scholarships/
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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: https://www.spencerhospital.org/about-us/professional-education/scholarships/
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South Dakota Soil and Water Conservation Society Internship/Scholarship

Deadline 03/30
Amount: $1000
Description: This is a 40-hour internship that includes a $1000 scholarship. 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, show a reasonable need for financial assistance,  and be involved in conservation activities. 
How to Apply: Download Application
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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: http://www.sfacf.org/area-students-college-bound/
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iModules Scholarship Program
Deadline: 04/01

Amount: $1500
Description: Full-time student, attending a school that is an iModules client (Augustana University is!). Minimum "C" grade point average.
How to Apply: scholarships.imodules.com
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Black Hills Home Builders Association Scholarship
Deadline: 04/12
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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Sioux Falls Women Run Scholarship
Deadline: 04/05
Amount: $500
Description: Available for Sioux Falls area seniors that will graduate in 2019 and have demonstrated a love and commitment to the sport of running. 

How to Apply: https://www.siouxfallswomenrun.com/
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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 
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South Dakota Retailers Association Jerry Wheeler Scholarship Program 
Deadline: 04/22
Amount: Up to $1,600

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 the 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

 

Unity Lodge #130 Scholarship
Deadline: 5/01
Amount: varies
Description: Available to Minnehaha and Lincoln County residents OR direct descendents of a Unity Lodge #130 member. For new freshmen as well as returning students at a school located in SD.

How to Apply: Download Application
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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: http://www.siouxfallsbpw.com/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=620359&module_id=270478
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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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Horatio Alger Denny Sanford Scholarship
Deadline: 05/15
Amount: $25,000 over 4 years
Description: Current high school seniors who plan to enroll at Augustana. Must demonstrate financial need, be involved in community service activities, display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, be a U.S. Citizen and have a 2.5 GPA. More information can be found here
How to Apply: Complete the application found here by May 15th or October 25th depending on the time of year.

 

South Dakota Federation of Music Clubs Scholarship
Deadline: 5/31
Amount: $1000
Description: Two scholarships awarded. Must major or minor in music and preferably have completed 30 credit hours. More information can be found in the application link below

How to Apply: Download Application
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SDTA Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: 5/31
Amount: $2,000 and $1,500
Description: Eligible students will have completed at least two semesters of coursework 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. Preference will be given to students with majors within the communication and broadband industry. See application site for sample majors. 
How to Apply: https://sdta.memberclicks.net/sdta-scholarships
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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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Sioux Empire Rock-a-Bettys (SERAB) 
Deadline: 6/15
Amount: $600
Description: 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

 

August

 

Citizens Bank Graduate Scholarship
Deadline: 08/01
Amount: $2,500
Description: Legal resident of the United States, enrolled in a graduate program at an accredited university.
How to Apply: www.unigo.com
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 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

South Dakota Space Grant Consortium (SDSGC) Student Fellowship/Scholarship Stipend Program

Deadline: 10/2
Amount: $1,000-$2,500

Description: US Citizen pursuing a STEM degree at a South Dakota institution of higher education. See the application for more information.
How to Apply: http://sdspacegrant.sdsmt.edu/Fellowship.html
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Horatio Alger Denny Sanford Scholarship
Deadline: 10/25
Amount: $25,000 over 4 years
Description: Current high school seniors who plan to enroll at Augustana. Must demonstrate financial need, be involved in community service activities, display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, be a U.S. Citizen and have a 2.5 GPA. More information can be found here
How to Apply: Complete the application found here by October 25th or May 15th depending on the time of year.
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November

 
December

 

DocuTAP Scholarship Program
Deadline: 12/2
Amount: 2 $1,000 scholarships awarded
Description: Undergraduate student in good academic standing. Submit a 500-800 word essay.
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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Tuition Funding Sources

www.tuitionfundingsources.com
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Sallie Mae 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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