Scholarships For WHS STudents
Last Updated - 11-14-18
Criteria: A senior in National Honor Society. More information is available at www.nhs.us/scholarship.
Deadline: December 7, 2018
AXA Achievement Community Scholarship
Criteria: Demonstrates ambition and self-drive, determination to set and reach goals, respect for self, family and community, ability to succeed in college. To apply please go to www.axa.com/achievers
Award: $2,500 - $25,000
Deadline: December 14, 2018 or until they receive 10,000 applications, whichever comes first
Touchstone Energy Scholar of the Week
Criteria: Seniors; We are now accepting applications to be nominated for "Touchstone Energy Scholar of the Week" a program that recognizes top seniors where students may be featured on KSFY and receive a scholarship. If you are interested in applying, please submit a resume and your electric co-op by email to Jennifer.Witt@k12.sd.us.
Award: Featured on KSFY and scholarship money
Deadline: Application must be submitted by email to Jennifer.Witt@k12.sd.us by December 18, 2018
Sioux Valley Energy: Customers Scholarship
Criteria: Senior; only dependents of SVE members/customers are eligible to apply; must have a 3.0 GPA or higher; plan to be a full-time student in an accredited college or vocational-technical school. For more information visit the counseling office or www.siouxvalleyenergy.com
Deadline: 4:30pm, January 1, 2019
GE-Reagan Scholarship Program
Criteria: Must be a current high school senior with a strong academic performance, leadership, drive, integrity and citizenship. Must also be a US Citizen and plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree an accredited four -year college of university in the US for the entire upcoming academic year. Additional information is available at reaganfoundation.org.
Award: $10,000 or more (renewable)
Deadline: January 4th, 2019
Davis-Bahcall Scholar Program
Criteria: Must be 18 or older at the time of travel; be a high school senior or college freshmen at time of application; attend a South Dakota public, private or home school or postsecondary institution or have graduated from a South Dakota high school; have a demonstrated interest in science with the intent of pursuing an advanced degree in a math, science, engineering or technology field. Student may only participate in the program once. For more information please go to http://doe.sd.gov/scholarships/DAVIS-BAHCALL.aspx
Award: All-expense-paid summer-study program. Two or three of the students enrolled at South Dakota university will be designated South Dakota Space Grant Consortium Davis-Bahcall Scholars.
Deadline: January 11, 2019
South Dakota Engineering Society Scholarship
Criteria: Senior; plans to pursue a degree in engineering; plan to attend South Dakota State University or South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Schools of Engineering; have competitive ACT/SAT score, grades and demonstrate responsibility. Information is at www.SDES.org or in the counseling office.
Applications can be sent to:
Lance Mayer, PE
Scholarships – SDES/EC
2909 East 57th St, Suite 101
Sioux Falls, 57108
Deadline: January 16, 2019
Sioux Valley Energy: Work Field Scholarship
Criteria: Dependents of Sioux Valley Energy members/customers; students interested in the Power line work field. Information in the counseling office or www.siouxvalleyenergy.com
Deadline: 4:30pm, January 18, 2019
The Coolidge Scholarship
Criteria: Any high school junior who plans to enroll in college in the fall of 2020 and is an American citizen or legal permanent resident is eligible to apply. More information is available at Coolidgescholars.org.
Award: full-ride scholarship at any accredited US college or university
Deadline: 5:00PM Eastern Standard Time, January 23, 2019
Criteria: senior; works at HyVee and/or subsidiaries who began his/her employment on or before September 15, 2018; high school senior sons or daughters of full-, regular-, and part-time HyVee and subsidiary associates who have a minimum of six months employment with the company as of September 15, 2018; must be enrolling in college for the first time. For an application go to www.hy-vee.com.
Award: $1,000 (80)
Deadline: February 8, 2019
South Dakota State DAR Scholarship for Military Descendants
Criteria: Any high school senior or student receiving an accredited high school diploma or GED, who plans to attend an institution of high learning, is a resident of South Dakota and is the direct descendant of a United States Military Veteran is Eligible. This includes legally adopted descendants. The term “Veteran” refers to former and current members of the United States Armed Forces, including members of the National Guard. Application information is available in the counseling office.
Deadline: February 15, 2019
Simon Youth Foundation
Criteria: Be a high school senior attending school and living in a Simon community, a legal US resident, plan to enroll full-time at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational/technical school in fall 2019, demonstrate academic promise, and finical need. Information is available at http://programs.applyists.com/syf/#1532705644069-1264de34-e5ec
Award: up to $1,500 (varies)
Deadline: February 20th, 2019
ACS Scholars Program
Criteria: Must be a US citizen or legal permanent resident of the US, underrepresented minority student majoring in chemistry or chemistry relate field, high academic achievement, and demonstrate financial need. For more information please go to
Award: up to $5000 per academic year (varies)
Deadline: March 1, 2019
All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in. The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post-secondary institute. For more information visit http://www.bigsunathletics.com/
Award: $500 (varies)
Deadline: June 19, 2019
College Board Opportunity Scholarships
Criteria: The College Board Opportunity Scholarships program is open to class of 2020 high school students in the United States, Puerto Rico, and other U.S. territories. There's no citizenship requirement. Class of 2021 students are eligible next year. For more information please go to https://opportunity.collegeboard.org/?SFMC_cid=EM85689-&rid=47678405
Award: $500 - $40,000 (varies)
Other Scholarship/College Search Websites
Horatio Alger - scholars.horatioalger.org/