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      Senator Mike Rounds would like to invite all interested high school students and their families to attend the annual Service Academy Day.  This event will help students and their parents familiarize themselves with the application and nomination process to any of the nation's five service academies.  Sioux Falls will host the event on April 18, 1 to 3 PM at the downtown Sioux Falls Library, Meeting Room BRapid City's event will be held April 25 from 10 AM to 12 PM at Room 309 at the SD School of Mines & Technology. 

      For more information or to RSVP, please contact Tyler Tordsen at 605-336-0486 or by emailing academy

      Any senior planning on going into the engineering field - SDSU is offering the Grand Challenges Scholarship - this award is automatically awarded to South Dakota residents upon admission in one of our engineering majors.  Student must have a composite ACT score of 24 or higher or SAT composite o 1160.  SDSU will honor test scores received until June 1, 2020.


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      America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders - $1,500 scholarship for students pursuing a career in various sects of agriculture. Applicant must be a high school senior planning to pursue a degree in a qualifying area of study at a 2-year or 4-year qualifyinig ag related study program; meet a 2.5 GPA and must obtain two electronic endorsements from qualifying farmers who live or farm in an eliglble county.  For more information and DEADLINE visit

      Cogley-Buffington Certified Property Underwriters Fund - $750 - Awarded to graduating seniors who plan to attend an accredited four-year college or university.  Applicants must also demonstrate financial need, have a GPA of 3.5 or higher; participate in extra-curricular and community activities; and demonstrate an interest in and understanding of the role of buisness in American society. Visit for application and dealine information.

       Fred and Marie Christopherson Scholarship - $3,000 - Applicants who plan to attend a four-year college or university in South Dakota, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.9 after 7 semesters and have a minimum ACT score of 28 are eligible for this award.    Visit for application and deadline information.

      Joe Foss "An American Hero" Scholarship - $1,000 - Applicants must plan to attend an accredited college or university or vocational or technical school; have a cumulative GPA of 35 or better and a minimum ACT score of 21; and domonstrate characteristics of an American patriot.  Visit for application and deadline information.

     Kid's Chance of South Dakota Scholarship - available to a graduating senior who has been impacted by a parent's serious work-related injury,  Contact for more information.

    Freshman Impact Alcohol And Drug Awareness Scholarship - $750 - available to all seniors.  Deadline is April 3, 2020    See Rhonda for application.

      Black Hills Home Builders Association Scholarship Program - $1,000 - The Black Hills Home Builders Association is accepting scholarship applications for two $1,000 scholarships for students from the Black Hills area high schools - with preference given to family members or employees affiliated  with the Black HIlls Home Builders Assocation and to applicants with goals of employment in the home building industry.  Application is available at Deadline is April 10, 2020

      Dr. Dale A Gibson Oral Health Scholarship - available to students pursuing a Dental Assisting degree at Lake Area Technical Institute.  See Rhonda for application.  Deadline is April 15, 2020

      SD Community Foundation - Gene Abdallah Scholarship - available to a graduating senior pursuing a law enforcement career.  See Rhonda for application.  Deadline is April 15, 2020.

      Northern Hills Federal Credit Union Scholarship - the credit union is offering 3 scholarships in the amount of $1,000, $750 and $500. Applicants must be a member in good standing of Northern Hills Federal Credit Union and plan on attending an accredited college, university or vocational/technical school.  Deadline is March 31, 2020  See Rhonda for application.

      Inez Taylor Walter Scholarship - for a student going into the field of nursing and planning on attending a South Dakota or North Dakota college university.  Deadline is April 1, 2020.  See Rhonda for application.

      Donald H. Quimby Memorial Scholarship - $350 - awarded to high school graduates planning on attending a post-secondary institution.  See Rhonda for application.  Deadline is April 1, 2020

      USA Softball Scholarship - awarded to those who have participated in USA Softball of South Dakota and desire to further their education.  These participants must have participated in the USA Softball of South Dakota sanctioned programs for at least years as a player, coach or umpire.  Deadline is April 1, 2020.

      South Dakota Grand Commandery Knights Templar Scholarship - $1,000 - awarded to seniors who plan to attend a state technical institute in South Dakota.  See Rhonda for application.  Deadline is April 15, 2020

      2020 Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarship -  up tp $2500 - applicants must be graduating seniors who exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program (up to 2 years) at an accredited post-secondary institution in the US; demonstrate financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pel grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA).  Deadline is April 15, 2020.  To apply online

      Black Hills Roundup Rodeo Scholarship - to be eligible the applicant must be enrolled ina post-secondary institution of their choice and have been active in rodeo during their high school years.  Applicant must be a member of the Northwest Region.  Deadline in April 20, 2020.  See Rhonda for application.

     Student -View Scholarship Program - the 2020 Student-View Scholarship program is offering $12,000 worth of scholarships to high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year college, community/junior college or career school.  Simply log on to for more information.  Deadline is April 22, 2020.

      Neiman Enterprises Post-Seconday Education Scholarship Program - To apply for scholarship the graduating senior must be a child/stepchild of an employee of Spearfish Forest Products or Spearfish Pellet Company.  Deadline is May 1, 2020.  See Rhonda for application.

      Lawrence County Community and Family Extension Leaders Scholarship - $500 - Eligibility - Lawrence County CFEL members, a member of her family, a Lawrence County 4-H member in good standing.  Deadline is May 1, 2020  See Rhonda for application.

      "B. Davis Scholarship - $1,000 - the creators of the "Student Award Search Aid" website are offering a scholarship for 2020  Please visit the website to apply for the scholarship.  Deadline for applications is May 22, 2020

      Big Sun Scholarship - This scholarship is offered to high school senior student athletes.  All student athletes are eligible for this award regardless of which sport they are participating in.  Their participation may be in any capacity, whether as a player, coach or official.   Please visit the following website to learn how to apply -   http://www.bigsunathletics.comThe deadline for this $500 scholarship is June, 19, 2020.

      James H. Jensen Scholarship - $500 - applicant must be enrolled in an engineering at SDSM&T or SDSU for the upcoming academic year; have a parent, sibling, uncle, aunt or cousin employed with the SD Department of Transportation a minium of 3 years or retired; have a current GPA of 3.0 and demonstrate the ability to become an asset to the engineering field.  Deadline is July 15, 2020.  See Rhonda for application.

      AES scholarship - $500 - scholarship available to all gradating seniors. Visit Deadline is Oct. 5, 2020

Image result for images for selective service registrationSenior 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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