South Dakota Farmers Union Foundation Scholarship Application - Deadline is Oct. 25, 2019 Eligibility Criteria - Current members of South Dakota Farmers Union; senior in high school planning to attend a SD post-secondary institution; completed application received by 8 AM Oct. 25, 2019.
South Dakota's Big Idea Competition offers students over $25,000 in cash and scholarships. This free online competition promotes entrepreneurship by allowing students to describe a business idea. This contest runs Sept. 1 thru Oct. 31st. The entry form and competition guidelines can be found at www.BIGideaSD.com
Horatio Alger Association seeks to assist students who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength of character, financial need, a good academic record, commitment to pursue a college education and a desire to contribute to society. To be considered for the Horatio Alger Scholarship applicants must be enrolled full-time as a high school senior; exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor's degree; demontrate 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 GPA of 2.0; must be a US Citizen. Go to scholars.horatioalger.org - deadline is Oct. 25, 2019.
South Dakota Elks Vocational Grant - this $1,000 award is given to students who will be enrolling in a Post-Secondary Vocational/Technical school program by fall of 2019. See Rhonda for application. Applications must be returned to Rhonda by end of day Oct. 31st.
Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship - this scholarshis is an achievement based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive the $20,000 scholarship. Apply at http://www.Cokeurl.com/Apply2019 Deadline is Oct.31, 2019 at 5 PM E.T.
Elks Most Valuable Student Award - local scholarship given to three boys and three girls. This year the top three scoring boys and girls will each receive a $1,000 award. In addition, students may qualify to compete at the state level for $4,000 state awards with the opportunity to earn up to $50,000 if the applicant makes it to the national level. To access the application, students will go to https://www.elks.org/scholars/mvs.cfm and complete the application online. Applications just be completed and submitted online by 5:00 pm CST, Nov. 5, 2019
Prudential Spirit of Community Award - apply for this award and you could win a $1,000 scholarship and a trip to Washington D.C. in May. Access application at www.spirit.prudential.com or www.nassp.org/spirit Deadline is Nov. 5. 2019 and is open to all High School students.
DAR Good Citizens Program and Scholarship Contest - is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship. The program is open to all seniors enrolled in an accredited public or private secondary school. The students selected must have the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism. See Rhonda for application. Deadline is Nov. 9, 2019.
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation scholarship is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year college and universities. Apply at Common App Applicant Solutions Center. Deadline is Nov. 13, 2019
Hagan Scholarship Foundation - this nationwide scholarship is a need-based scholarship. Most Hagan Scholars graduate college debt free. Each scholarship provided us to $6,000 each semester for up to 8 consecutive semesters. For more information and to accss the Hagan Scholarship aplication visit www.hsfmo.org. Application deadline is 5 PM CST, Nov. 15, 2019.
Elks Legacy Scholarship - is a $1,000 to $4,000 award given to students whose parents or grandparents are Elks members. Students will complete the application online at https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/Legacy.cfm. All applications must be completed online by 11:59 AM CST, Jan. 31st, 2020
SD State DAR Scholarship for Military Decedents - any high school senior who plans to attend an institution of higher learning; is a resident of SD and is the direct decedent of a US Military veteran is eligible. Deadline is Feb. 15, 2020. See Rhonda for application.
Curtis Marvin Hohn Legacy Scholarship - this competitive $1,000 scholarship is awarded to seniors graduating seniors from a South Dakota High School attending a public or private college, university or technical school in South Dakota. Deadline is March 10. See Rhonda for application.
2020 HonorsGradU Scholarship - Design A Better Future - Five $10,000 awards will be offered. High school students can participate in a design-thinking community building project. Here is a link to anything else you may need to know about this scholarship. http://www.honorsgradu.com/graduation-scholarship.htm. Deadline is March 21, 2020
VFW Voice of Democracy Contest
It is time again for the VFW Voice of Democracy contest. This is open to all high school students. Winners will be awarded prizes at the local, district, state and national levels with the top prize being a $30,000 scholarship. Participating students will need to submit a 3-5 minute speech on this year's theme: What Makes America Great. Along with the recorded speech, students will need to submit a typed essay and completed entry form. The submissions will be judged on originality, content and delivery. Submissions need to be turned in to Mr. Caldwell by Friday, Nov. 1, 2019.
Senior boys - please remember to sign-up for the Selective Service on your 18th birthday. Go to sss.Gov to sign-up.
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