• The following scholarships are available in the Guidance office.  Applications can be obtained from Mr. Gilbertson or are available for pick up in the outer Guidance office, located in the NEW SCHOLARSHIP BINDER.




    Wendys Heisman Scholarships

    If you excell in the classroom and in athletics you may want to check out this scholarship.  Go to  for to apply.

    Deadline:  10/17/2018  
    Chris Lund Memorial Scholarship One $2,000 will be granted to an Arlington High School Graduate of the year 2018.  Applicant must have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA to be eligible.  Applications can be picked up in the outer guidance office. Deadline April 3, 2019


     Prudential Spirit of Community Awards  If you have done volunteer work in the past year you may be eligible for this award.  Go to: or to apply  Deadline:  Nov. 6, 2018


    Build Dakota Scholarship

    Build Dakota Scholarship Fund is awarding multiple scholarships for individuals seeking an education at a technical institution towards a specific career in which they plan to work in for three years following graduation.  Recipients eligible for this scholarship must be a U.S or national citizen; enrolled as first-time student; possess financial need; and have demonstrated aptitude through on or more of the following: NCRC; technical, dual or concurrent credit courses taken in the career interest area; Career & Technical Education coursework completed in the career interest area; Work-based learning experiences, internships or work experience in the career interest area.  For more information please contact Deni Amundson via email at or via phone at (605)220-6300, or visit


     Deadline: March 15, 2019


     South Dakota State DAR Scholarship for Military Decendants.  This scholarship is for students who are a direct descendant of a United States Military Veteran.  Includes legally adoped descendents.  The term "Veteran" refers to former and current members of the United States Armed Forces, including members of the National Guard.  Information can be found in the outer guidance office.  Deadline:  February 15,  2019


     LATI/Winter Farm Show  and The Fred Morris Mimorial/Gene and Mary Lois Reichling Memorial Scholarship Program  For students whose families have been actively involved in the Watertown Winter Farm show.  Applications can be found in the outer guidance office.  Deadline:  Oct. 15,  2018


     You will find a list of 15 scholarship programs avialable to South Dakota Students.  More thatn 900 inidividual scholarship awards will be distributed through these 15 programs.    To download the scholarship Newsletter in a PDF, visit the following link:     Deadlines vary for different scholarships with the first deadline Oct. 15,  2018.


    Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation  Scholarships Visit to search scholarships that you qualify to apply? Deadline:  March 15, 2019  
    The Horatio Alger Denny Sanford Scholarship https://The Horatio Alger Denny Sanford Scholarship provides a $10,000 scholarship to be disbursed throughout a student’s collegiate career. Like all Horatio Alger Scholarships, the Horatio Alger Denny Sanford scholarship assists high school students who have faced great obstacles in their young lives to overcome their adversities, attend a post-secondary institution, and achieve success. To be eligible for the Horatio Alger Denny Sanford Scholarship a student must meet the following criteria: Be committed to complete a bachelor’s degree at University of South Dakota Be a current high school senior with plans to enroll in college Fall 2019 Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or less family income required) Be involved in community service activities Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 Be a United States citizen  Students may apply online!


     Michael J. Entringer Scholarship   *   Applicants must be a graduating senior from a participating school in the Michael J. Entringer Scholarship Basketball Classics or Brookings High School.
      *   Participated in high school sports for two or more years, and exhibited good sportsmanship.
      *   Participation includes athletes, cheerleaders, student managers and statisticians.
      *   Scholarship funds must be used for post-secondary education expenses the first year followings graduation.

    The application will be filled out and submitted on the MJEC website. Here is the link for that:
     information will be available in March




    Ethics Scholarship Two $1,000 scholarships will be presented to 2018 Arlington High School graduates.  For application requirements and mor details pick up an application in the outer guidance office.  See Mr. Gilbertson. Deadline:  April 1, 2019


    Sioux Valley Energy Member Scholarship Must be a child of a Sioux Valley Energy customer.  Forms are available in the outer guidance office or on the web at or by calling 1-800-234-1960. Deadline:  Jan 18, 2019  
    Karst Memorial Scholarship Students must be going to an agricultural/conservation related field and attending a South Dakota college or Vocational School.   Deadline?????  

    Dave Prohl Memorial Scholarship

    Applicant must be a 2015 graduating senior from Arlington High School; must have an accumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher; must be accepted to an accredited post secondary institution; and must have been active in school activities.


    Deadline: April 3, 2019

    Applications can be found in the outer guidance office


    GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program To apply go to Deadline January 4, 2019  
    John Cleveland Trust Memorial Scholarship

    Applicant must be a graduate from Arlington High School pursuing a degree in special education. Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.2 or higher. Applications are in the outer guidance office.


    Deadline: April 1, 2019  
    General Scholarship Search Go to:  vary depending upon the scholarship  
     Arlington Education Scholarship

     Applicants must be a graduating senior from Arlington High School planning on entering the field of Education


     Deadline: April 1, 2019

    Applications can be found in the outer guidance office

    Marlys and Dick Christensen Scholarship

    Must be a graduating senior; Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; Must be accepted to an accredited post secondary institution; Must show involvement in a variety of activities in and out of school.  Applications are in the outer guidance office.


    Deadline: April 1, 2019
    Triple Crown Storage Scholarship.

    Application and other information can be found in the outer guidance office.  Only Arlington High School Graduates of 2015 are eligible.


    Deadline:  April 1, 2019
    The listed scholarships are for students who are pursuing a degree in sales and/or marketing.  Click on the following links for more information.

     OppU Achievers Scholarhsip   Scholarship Name: OppU Achievers Scholarship
    Criteria: To be eligible for the OppU Achievers Scholarship, a student must: Be enrolled full time in high school or at least part time in college, graduate, professional, or trade school; Possess a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0/4.0; Be a U.S. citizen.
    Deadline: March 31, June 30, September 30, December 31
    Award Amount: $2,500
    Scholarship Website
     Varied Deadlines.  Read to the left.
    Bellator Titans Motorcycle Club Scholarship Criteria:  Students must be hardworking, motivated to succeed, attend an in state post secondary institution and have financial need.  Applications can be found in the outer guidance office or from Mr. Gilbertsons. Deadline:  March 16, 2019
     Redfin Scholarships  The $2,500 biannual scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college students. We will accept submissions from November 1st through January 31st!

    You can find all the information related to the scholarship on the link below. 
    • Redfin Scholarship:
     Deadline:  Jan. 31st 2018 and Nov. 1st 2018
     UEW Healthcare EEOICPA Scholarships

    Click on the link to find information and information about the healthcare scholarships.

     Check the application for deadline formation
     Kingbrook Rural Water Scholarships  This scholarship program is designed to encourage and recognize the achievements of children of members of the Kingbrook rural water System and to assist them in improving themeslves through persuit of higher eucation.  Applications can be found in the outer guidance office.  Deadline:  February 22,  2019
     Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation scholarships  SFACF has more than 50 different scholarship opportunities avaiable for students heading to college in the fall.  Awards range from $250-$5,000per academic year.  Seniors can search and complete applications directly throught our website-  Deadlines for various scholarships will vary
    Lori (Ringaard) Knutsen Memorial Scholarship Lori was a 1978 graduate from Arlington High school.  A $250 scholarship has will be presented to one AHS graduate in her honor.  Criteria:  Female, involved in athletics and band, strong service record, and character.  Information can be picked up in the outer guidance office. Deadline:  April 1, 2019 submitted to Mr. Gilbertson
     Inez Taylor Walter Scholarship Fund

    The Inez Taylor Walter Scholarship Fund was established by Harley Taylor in memory of his sister, Inez Walter who was from the Ipswich area. The scholarship is for high school students in South Dakota. Preference in awarding this scholarship will be given to a student planning on attending a South Dakotaa or North Dakota college or university in the field of nursing.

    College acceptance mus be provided with application materials


    • Application
    • Written Essay of 750 words or less on "Why I am choosing Nursing as my profession" 

    *Scan appplication and essay into one document and email to Barbara Gillick at


     Deadline: April , 2019
    Lyle Signs Scholarship

    Lyle Signs, Inc. is proud to make avaialbe four Scholarships to aid Kinsbury area students in post-secondary education.

    - 2 Scholarships @ $1,000

    - 2 Scholarships @ $500

    Eligilibity Terms & Conditions:

    • Applicatns must be a 2019 graduate of one of five Kinsbury County High Schools.
    • Scholarshiops are non-renewable
    • Funds may be used at any post-secondary institution
    • All scholarship checks are made payable to institution he / she will be attending and applied to the student's account. scholarships are issued August 1t for fall semester and December 1st for spring semester

    Include: Application form signed by student, parent, and counselor

    Essay Question Answers

    Transcript and / or Report Card (Seven Semesters)

    Due Monday April 1st, 2019 and mailed to the address below:

    Lyle Signs, Inc. 

    ATTN: Scholarship Committee

    PO Box 90

    De Smet, SD 57231

     Mulligan Open Scholarship

     The Mulligan Open Scholarship is sponsored by the friends and family of the late Doug Rogers, as a memorial in his honor. Doug was a former teacher and coach at Arlington High School. He spent many years as a volunteer coach for the girls basketball program teaching and mentoring young people. He was an avid fan of all of the activties at Arliington High School and attended and supported the kids every chance he had. Doug spent many hours on a lawn mower as he volunteered his time at the footbal filed maintaining the grounds.


    Doug was an avid golfer who loved to spend time with family and friends on the golf course, thus they felt the perfect name for the scholarship was the Mulligan Open Scholarship. A non-renewable scholarship of $300 will be presented to a deserving high school senior who will attend college or technical school. 2.5 GPA or higher is required. Forms and applications can be found in outer guidance office.

     Deadline April 1st, 2019
     First District Development Company Scholarship

     This scholarship is offered to five students, each recieving $1,000 in scholarship. These students MUST be pursuing a post-secondary degree in a busniess/finance related field. 

    Elgible if the following criteria is met:

    • Be a U.S. citizen
    • Be a high school senior attending a SD High School
    • Be accepted into a business/finance program at an accredited, post-secondary insitution in South Dakota
    • Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or greater, calculated on a 4.0 grading scale
    • Submit an application (with documentation) by April 1st, 2019

    Forms and applications can be found in outer guidance office.

     Deadline of April 1st, 2019
     SD Weed & Pest Conference Scholarship

     To be eligible for a Weed Fighter's Scholarship, you must meet the following requirements:

    1. Must be a cirizen of the United State, and a South Dakota resident
    2. Must be a HS graduate, funding after you complete one semster in college
    3. A post-seoncdary student with an agriculture production, precision farming, agronomy or entomology filed of study in a SD College, University or Technical School

    Minimum scholarship to be awarded is $500 or more.

    2 scholarships will be awarded, one to a high school graduate and one to a college student. Attach a written essay, appplication form, and unofficial HS or college transcript.

    Forms and applications can be found in outer guidance office.

     Deadline April 5th, 2019
    Kingsbury Conservation District Scholarship  The Kingsbury Consevation District will offer up to 4 $250 scholarships.  Applications can be picked up in the outer guidance office.  Deadline March 31,  2019
     TransCanada Opportunity Scholarship

    Could you or someone you know use some help with post-secondary education expenses? The TransCanada Scholarship program is offering more than 250 scholarships across the U.S. in values of $2,500, $5,000 and up to $10,000!


    Applications are now open and students have until May 17, 2019 at 11:59:59 p.m. EST to submit their applications.

    Students can visit Our Website now and answer five quick questions to see if they pre-qualify!


    A few important things to remember:

    1. If selected, students will need to provide proof of home address and proof of enrolment in a registered educational institution to receive a scholarship.

    2. Students must make sure to provide a working phone number and email address in their application, or we won’t be able to contact them if they are selected.

    3. Applications cannot be saved to work on it later, but it only takes 20 minutes to complete it.

    4. Our pre-qualification forms are available in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. Please make sure you’re on the correct country page when applying by clicking the flag toggles on the top, right-hand-side of

    If you have any questions, contact us at

     Deadline May 17, 2019
     MMA Scholarship  
    1. Will graduate from a South Dakota high school (or have earned or will earn a high school equivalency diploma) by the end of the 2018-19 academic year;

    2. Currently hold a GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale;

    3. Are not and have not previously been enrolled in a four-year institution or bachelor program

      (not counting credits earned in a pre-college or dual enrollment program in high school);

    4. Intend to enroll full-time in an accredited university or technical institute no later than the Fall

      term of 2019-20 academic year;

    To apply for the scholarship:

    1. Complete the scholarship application in full;

    2. Include two letters of recommendation who are not a family member;

    3. Mail in completed materials no later than May 10th;

    4. Only complete applications with all required supporting materials received by the deadline will

      be considered

    Award guidelines for scholarship:

    To be eligible for scholarship payment, all applicants for academic scholarships must provide written proof of enrollment in the program for which a scholarship is sought before the funds are released. Proof of enrollment must be sent directly from the university or technical school and generally takes theform of a letter from the registrar’s office. This only needs to be done after you have been announced as a recipient.


    A onetime (1) payment of $500 will be given to four (4) successful applicants. Applications can be mailed to:

    Howalt+McDowell Insurance, a Marsh & McLennan Agency Attention: April Buse
    300 Cherapa Place, Suite 601
    Sioux Falls, SD 57103

     Deadline May 10, 2019
    Arlington School District Huggable Supermom Scholarship   
    You can find more information about our scholarship award here:
    Our scholarship is called the Huggable Supermom Scholarship, and it’s designed to make things a little easier for single mothers and those supported by single mothers who are striving to achieve great things for themselves and their loved ones. To apply, students must be the child of a single mother or be directly supported by a single mother in some other way (or be a single mother themselves). All fields of study and GPAs will be considered
     B. Davis Scholarship  
    Please visit our website at to read about us and to provide your students with an opportunity to apply for our scholarship.
    Applications must be received by May 24, 2019
    Amount of Scholarship:  $1,000
    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at
    May 24, 2019 
     SDAA/DJ Fischer Foundation Scholarship  

    The South Dakota Aviation Association (SDAA) is an organization comprised of Aerial Applicators and allies from associated industries doing business in South Dakota. In an effort to assist young people in South Dakota pursuing higher education, the SDAA will award one or multiple scholarships up to the amount of $3,000 annually, if the criteria is met by one or more applicants. The SDAA Board of Directors will select the winner(s).

    The DJ Fischer Foundation is an organization founded in memory of DJ Fischer, who was an Aerial Applicator, that invests in youth and communities. They will award an additional scholarship up to $1,000 to one or more Applicants meeting the criteria. The DJ Fischer Foundation Board Members will select the winner(s).

    All Applicants must be sponsored by a SDAA Member. The award can be used for continued education at a college, university, technical school or approved flight training program for a future career that is related to or will benefit the Aerial Application Industry. Scholarship funds will be disbursed to the school of choice once the winner(s) is/are selected.

    Applications must be postmarked NO LATER than April 20, 2019 and mailed to the following address:

    South Dakota Aviation Association 30977 165th Street Gettysburg, SD 57442

    Winner will be notified via email no later than May 15th, 2019.

    Please direct any questions to Andrea Barber Goebel, SDAA Executive Director at

     April 20, 2019
     Curtis Marvin Hohn Legacy Scholarship

     This scholarship is given in honor of the life and work of Curtis M. Hohn: South Dakota state water policy leader, public servant, and commnity activist. Applicants should reflect the values emodied by Curt Hohn's life. These characteristics may include, but are not limited to: personal integrity, individual character, and courage; leadership in school and community; demonstrated involvement in civic affairs; participation in organizations that shape the school and community; individual leadership; demonstrated work ethic; demonstrated interest in national and global issues; and demonstrated interest in humanitarian issues.

     Dadline: March 10, 2018

    Applications can be found in the outer guidance office

     Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce Scholarship  Applicant must be a graduating senior; must have an accumulative GPA of 2.0 or above; and must be accepted to an accredited post secondary institution.

     Deadline: Application should be returned to Mr. Gilbertson on or before April 16, 2018

    Applications are located in the outer guidance office

     South Dakota Students Scholarship Programs  Please visit to find a list of 15 scholarships that vary in award amount and deadlines. The qualifying criteria for each scholarship differs, so be clear to identify this information to avoid disappointment.  Deadlines vary depending on the scholarship 
     Guaranteed Scholarships Please visit to find a list of scholarships for different colleges located around the US. To avoid disappointment or misunderstandings, you should verify the scholarship information with the offereing college or university.  Deadlines vary depending on the scholarship
     Citizens State Bank Scholarship  Applicants must be attending an accedited South Dakota post-secondary institution & be a customer (or child of a customer) of Citizens State Bank

     Deadline: April 1, 2018

    Applications are located in the outer guidance office

     Lyle Signs Scholarship  Applicants must be a senior from one of five Kingsbury County High Schools. Two scholarship amounts are offered: $500 and $1000.

     Deadline: April 1, 2018

    Applications are located in outer guidance office.

    Howard and Hazel Kjellsen Memorial Scholarship Applicants must have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA, be enrolled in a post secondary institution, and posses and portray the work ethic and character of a true champion.

    Deadline: April 3, 2018

    Applications are located in the outer guidance office

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