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SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

  • 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.

    Scholarships

    Requirements

    Deadline

     
     American College Foundation Visionary Scholarship Program  Requirements:  Applicants must type a 500 word Essay.  Awards range from $1,000-$5,000.

     To Apply go to www.AmericanCollegeFoundation.org

    Deadline:  May 1,  2017

     
     Fred Morris Memorial/Watertown Winter Farm Show Scholarship  These Scholarships have been created to provide financial assistance tin abtaining post-secondary education and career development to youth that, along with their families, have been actively involved in the Watertown Winter Farm Show and/or 4-H.

     Deadline:  October 15,  2016

    Applications can be found at www.watertownsd.com/ag-scholarships  or in the outer guidance office.

     

     Horatio Alger Association Scholarship Program  To provide financial assistance to students throughout the nation who have financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity.  Must be committed to completing a minimum of a bachelor's degree. 

     Applications must be filled out online at application.horatioalger.org

    Deadline:  June 15, 2017

     

    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 deni.amundson@state.sd.us or via phone at (605)220-6300, or visit http://www.builddakotascholarships.com.

     

     Deadline: March 15, 2017

     

     SD/US JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship Application.  Go to www.sdjcisenate.org to download an application.  Or get the paper version from Mr. Gilbertsons outer office.  Application Deadline is Dec. 15,  2016

     

    Wendys Heisman Scholarship Program  Go to www.wentysheisman.com for for application and more details.  Must excell in academics, athletics and in the community.  Deadline:  Oct. 3,  2016

     

     Griswold Home Care Scholarships    Griswold Home Care which is offering $1,000 scholarship for incoming and current college students. We’re trying to spread the word and encourage students to apply. I believe this scholarship is a good fit for your list of scholarships. You can get more information here: www.griswoldhomecare.com/scholarship/  Dec. 1st, 2016

     

     Healthcare Leaders Scholarships  Healthcare Leaders Scholarship - Sponsored by Nurse.org Based in Bellevue, WA, Nurse.org is seeking applications for the Healthcare Leaders Scholarship. To be eligible for the $1000 award, students must have a GPA of 3.0 or above, be pursuing a degree related to healthcare, and submit a 600-1000 word essay by January 29th. Scholarship is offered once a year and award is paid directly to the student.  Jan. 29,  2017  
     GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program  High school seniors who demonstrate exceptional leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship are invited to apply for the 2017 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program. This program annually provides college-bound students with $10,000 renewable scholarships-up to $40,000 total per recipient–and supports them as they lead and serve in college and beyond.  For more informations visit www.reaganfoundation.org  

     

     Sioux Valley Energy Scholarships  Visit www.siouxvalleyenergy.com for details.  There are also applications in the outer guidance office.  Deadline:  Jan. 13,  2017

     

     Scholarship Programs  Go to:  www.studentscholarships.org/newsletter.php  Deadlines Vary Depending on the scholarship

     

     Bellator Titans MC Scholarships  The Bellator Titans MC is dedicated to our local communities and area students.  We are a charity motorcycle club and participate in raising money by hosting and participation in poker runs for various charities as well as volunteering our time for our communities.  Applications can be picked up in the outer guidance office.  or for more information contact Roger Moeller at 605-310-3970.  Deadline:  March 15,  2017

     

     South Dakota Fire Service Scholarship  Must be a son or daughter of any member (living or deceased or retired) of a fire department in South Dakota that is a member of the SD Firefighters Association.  Applications can be found in the outer guidance office.  Deadline:  March 15,  2017  
     Dacotah Bank Scholarship

     Applicant must be a graduating high school senior whose immediate family has account relationships with Dacotah Bank, Dacotah Insurance, or Dacotah Trust.

    Dacotah Bank will award $1,000 scholarships to successful applicants who plan to attend a South Dakota post-secondary institution of higher learning, as well has $500 to successful applicants who attend a post-secondary institution of higher learning not limited to the state of South Dakota.

     Deadline: March 1, 2017

    Applications can be found in the outer guidance office

     

    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 1, 2017

    Applications can be found in the outer guidance office

     

    Michael Entringer Scholarship Classic

    Applicant must be a 2015 graduating senior; must have participated in high school sports for two or more years, and exhibited good sportsmanship. The application can be downloaded at http://entringerclassic.k12.sd.us/

     

     

     

     Deadline: March 1, 2017  
    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 1st, 2017  
     South Dakota Engineering Society Scholarships  These scholarships are available for high school seniors applying to engineering colleges in South Dakota.  Applications forms are available at www.sdes.org under student Information.  Deadline:  Jan. 17,  2017  
     Arlington Education Scholarship

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

     

     Deadline: April 1, 2017

    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 1st, 2017
    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 1st, 2017
     Becky and Loren Converse Scholarship  Applicants must have a minimum 2.7 GPA and be accepted into a college or technical institute.

     Deadline: April 1, 2017

    Applications can be found in outer guidance office
     Groth & Associates 2017 Scholarship  Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher; fill out the form with contact information; attach school transcript to verify enrollment; and attach a 500-word essay about difficulties or hardships you have had to personally overcome.

     Deadline: July 31, 2017

    Applications can be found online at www.grothlaw.com/scholarship/

     South Dakota Society Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship.  Open to all high school seniors from South Dakota and is the direct decendant of a United States Military veteran.  Applications can be found in the outer guidance office.  Deadline:  March 15,  2017
     Sanford Health Network Chairman's Callenge Scholarship  Sanford Health Network is offering a scholarship challenge to current high school and university students interested in rural health care.  Information can also be found in the outer guidance office.

     For more information contact chairmanschallenge@sanfordhealh.org

    Deadline:  February 1,  2017

     Opportunities in the Ag Industry  ffa.org/scholarships for more information.  FFA membership is not required.  Deadline:  Feb 1,  2017
     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.  Deadline:  February 24,  2017
     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-  www.sfacf.org  Deadlines for various scholarships will vary
     Mediacom Communications Scholarships  Go to www.mediacomworldclass.com for more information.  You must live in the areas serviced by Mediacom.  A list of all towns they service is inclulded on the application.  Deadline:  February 17,2017
     Yankton College Scholarship opportunities  Yankton Colege Scholarship PRogram provides the opportunity to award scholarships to deserving high school seniors and post-grad students with a Yankton College Connection.  Applications can be found online at www.yanktoncollege.org  Deadline:  Feb. 20,  2017
     National Association of Women in Construction Scholarship  Applicants must meet one of the following: high school senior currently accepted into a college or vocational institute, may be an undergraduate currently enrolled in a college or vocational institute, or may be a part-time student enrolled in at least 8 credits while working full-time in a construction related field. Applicants also must be pursing a course of study that will lead to a degree in a construction related field and submit a complete application. 

     Deadline: February 28, 2017

    Application can be found online at www.siouxfallsnawic.org

     Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program

     Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of the website http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarshipts.htm

    Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution.

    They will be awarding up to $1,000 to the winner(s)

     Deadline: July 12, 2017
    Playin' With an Angel Scholarship  The Cleveland family is awarding a student a scholarship in memory of Kayla Cleveland.  Requirements for applying for this scholarship in attending Lake Preston High School, or participate in the "Playin with an Angel" basketball tournament.  Those awarded the scholarship must earn at least a 2.0 GPA throughout their first two semesters of post-secondary schooling.  Forms and applications can be found in outer guidance office.  Deadline: April 1, 2017
     AgFirst Farmers Coop Scholarships  There will be 6 scholarships to students majoring in an Ag related field.  Applications can be found at www.sdaba.org  Deadline:  March 1, 2017
     Dakota Corps Scholarship Program

     Applicants must be a graduating senior with the following requirements: GPA greater than 2.8, ACT composite score of 27 or greater, agree in writing to stay in SD and work in a critical need occupation after graduation for as many years as the scholarship was received (plus one additional year), apply and use the scholarship for a school period starting within one year after high school graduation, attend a college in SD that participates in preparing students for working in a critical occupation, and be a U.S. citizen.

    Critical occupations include: Teacher (HS Math, HS Science, Elementary or Secondary Education, HS Career and Technical Education, K-12 Foreign Language), Accountant/Auditor, Engineer (including all fields EXCEPT Mining), Information Technology, and Registered Nurse.

     Deadline: February 1, 2017

    Applications can be found at https://www.sdbor.edu/dakotacorps/Pages/Forms.aspx or in the outer guidance office

     

     Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship Program  Applicants must intend to pursue an animation related filed at an accredited post-secondary college, have a demonstrable record of academic success, and have a passion and drive for an animation and/or design related career.

     Deadline: June 1, 2017

    Applications and elegibility requirements can be found at http://www.animationcareerreview.com/

    The scholarship will be on the right side of page

    Kayla Cleveland Memorial Scholarship

    Applicant must be a senior, write an essay on the topics listed on the application and have a 2.0 GPA.  Applications can be found in the outer guidance office.

     Applications not yet available

     

     
     Aspiring Business Professional Scholarship

     Applicants must intend to pursue a business related field at an accredited post-secondary college, have a demonstrabl record of academic success, and have a passion and drive for a business career.

     

     Deadline: June 1, 2017

    Applications and eligibility requirements can be found at http://www.onlinembareport.com/

    The scholarship will be on the right side of the page.

     State Farm Good Neighbor Scholarship  Applicants must be a 2017 graduating senior, have a cumulative GPA between 2.5 and 3.2, plan to enroll full-time for the 2017-18 academic year at an accredited 2- or 4-year college or technical school, and must be a U.S. citizen.

     Deadline: March 1, 2017 or the first 700 submitted applications

    Application can be found at https://www.scholarsapply.org/statefarmgoodneighborscholarship/

     Better Business Bureau Student of Integrity Award Scholarship  Applicant must be a high school senior who plans to continue education after graduation and displays personified values, leadership, and intergrity.

     Deadline: March 10, 2017

    Application can be found at http://www.bbb.org/nebraska/for-businesses/programs-services/bbb-awards-pages/student-of-integrity-award-scholarships/

    *Make sure to check out the Aplication Guide on the website to see all the application contents*

     2017 Careers in Agriculture Scholarship  Applicants must be a high school senior pursuing a two- or four-year degree in agronomy, crop production, or closely related field.

     Deadline: February 10, 2017

    Applications can be found in the outer guidance office

     Horatio Alger South Dakota Scholarship  Applicants must be a resident and attend high school in South Dakota, be enrolled full-time as a high school senior in the US with plans to enter college no later than the Fall semester following graduation, exhibit a srong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor's degree, demonstrate critical 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, hold a minimum GPA of 2.0, and be a US citizen.

     Deadline: April 15, 2017

    Application can be found online at scholars.horatioalger.org

    *Click on the Applicant Information tab at the top of the page and then proceed to "Click here to start your application!"

    **Application Procedures:

    -Fill out online application

    -Complete One Support Form online (must be completed by an adult over the age of 21 who is not related to the aplicant)

    -Online Certifaction Form (Mr. Gilbertson will receive a login via email after you fill this out)

    -High school transcript

    -Income Verification

     

     

     Karst Memorial Scholarship

    Applicants must be a current graduate of a South Dakota high school, graduated in the upper 50% of the class, and will be a student going into an agricultural related field.

    Reward: $500

     Deadline: March 31, 2017

    Applications can be found in the outer guidance office

     Bob Redder Scholarship  Applicants must be a senior student in SD FFA Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, or 7; has been an active member for at least 3 years; plans to attend college in SD; and plans to pursue a major in an agriculturally related field and intend to return to farm or ranch.

     Deadline: March 1, 2017

    Applications can be found in the outer guidance office

     WNAX Scholarship  WNAX and 104.1 the Wolf are pleased to recognize 5 active FFA members from the state of SD. $600.00 reward

     Deadline: February 15, 2017

    Application can be found at http://wnax.com/2017/01/12/ffa-all-stars-2017/

                                              Grow Ag Leaders Scholarship        Applicants must be endorsed by two farmers; be a high school senior; have a minimum GPA of 2.5; and intend to pursue higher education in an ag related field.

     Deadline: February 1, 2017

    Application can be found at http://www.americasfarmers.com/community-outreach/grow-ag-leaders-faqs

    Farmer endorsements can be found at https://apps.ffa.org/Scholarship/Endorsement/monsantofund.aspx

     POET Scholarship  POET is awarding seven scholarships of up to $5,000 to full-time undergraduate students who will be attending any South Dakota two-year or four-year college, university, or technical school in Fall 2017.

     Deadline: February 24, 2017

    Applications can be found online at poet.com/scholarship

     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, 2017

    Applications can be found in the outer guidance office

     SDABA Ag Scholarship Program  Applicants must be a customer, employee, or family member of an employee of a memeber of the South Dakota Agri-Business Association; must major in agriculture; and must attend an accredited SD University or Technical School.

     Deadline: March 1, 2017

    Applications can be found online at https://www.sdaba.org/scholarships.htm

     Government Day Scholarship

     Scholarship opportunity for seniors attending college or tech school in South Dakota.

    Write a 1-2 page essay titled, "Honoring our Veterans."

     Deadline: February 14, 2017 (submit to Mrs. VanBockern)

    Information can be found in the outer guidance office, otherwise see Mrs. VanBockern!

     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 25, 2017

    Applications are located in the outer guidance office

     CorTrust Bank Scholarship  Applicants must be a graduating high school senior, be attending a SD college as a full-time student in the fall after graduation, and submit a completed online form.

     Deadline: March 25, 2017

    Applications can be found online at https://www.cortrustbank.com/resources/online-scholarship-application/

     Black Note $2,000 Smoke-Free World Scholarship  Applicant must be a full-time student; be 18 years or older; submit an essay as outlined in Essay Instructions; enter only one application and one essay per person; and be a legal resident of the U.S

     Deadline: February 29, 2017

    Applications can be found online at https://www.blacknote.com/scholarship/

     Kingsbury Klassic Kruisers Scholarship  Applicant must be senior from Kingsbury County who is entering the automotive, auto body, or diesel field after graduation.

     Deadline: April 3, 2017

    Applications are located in the outer guidance office

     KXLG Radio "The Dean Johnson Family Business" Scholarship

     Applicants must be a senior who is a resident of SD within a 60 mile radius of Watertown and must be attending a post-secondary institution majoring in business or a related field of study.

    Some preference will be given to the applicant with the greatest financial need.

     Deadline: March 31, 2017

    Applications are located in the outer guidance office

     KXLG Radio "The David J. Law Journalism" Scholarship

     Applicants must be a senior who is a resident of SD within a 60 mile radius of Watertown and must be attending a post-secondary institution majoring in journalism or a related field of study.

    Some preference will be given to the applicant with the greatest financial need.

     Deadline: March 31, 2017

    Applications are located in the outer guidance office

     Jakes Run Memorial Scholarship

     This scholarship was created in memory of Jacob Cassutt. He passed away on April 29, 2014 due to injuries sustained in a car accident. He loved sports, and excelled at running. The recipient will receive $1,000 to be paid 2nd semester to the college/technical school that the student is enrolled in.

     Deadline: April 3, 2017

    Applications are located in the outer guidance office

     Guaranteed Scholarships Please visit www.guaranteed-scholarships.com 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
     Fisher & Talwar $1,000 Legal Inspiration Scholarship  Applicants must be a U.S. citizen; be a full-time student who is currently attending (or planning to attend full-time) an accredited institution of higher education; must provide proof of current enrollment or plans to enroll in higher education; & must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA

     Deadline: November 15, 2017

    Application can be found online at http://www.fishertalwar.com/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, 2017

    Applications are located in the outer guidance office

     Street Masters $500 Scholarship  Applicants must be a senior with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better; must be enrolling in an institution of higher learning with the intention of preparing for a career in a field related to the automobile industry; and must submit a letter (details included on application form).

     Deadline: April 11, 2017

    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, 2017

    Applications are located in outer guidance office.

     College Success Scholarship  Applicants must be a US citizen and be a graduating senior enrolled (or accepted) into an accredited university or college.

     Deadline: April 1, 2017

    Application can be found online at http://study.com/blog/college-success-scholarship-by-study-com.html

     Kingsbury County Farm Bureau Scholarship  Applicant must be a graduating senior; have parents who are a member of Kinsbury County Farm Bureau; and use the scholarship toward college or technical school the first year following graduation.

     Deadline: May 1, 2017

    Applications are located in the outer guidance office

     Kingsbury Conservation District Scholarship  The Kingsbury Conservation District will offer up to four $250 Scholarships. The amount will be paid upon completion of 2nd semester registration.

     Deadline: March 31, 2017

    Applications are located in the outer guidance office

    Kingsbury County Cattlemen's Association Scholarship Applicant must be a child or grandchild of a current active or associate member of the KCCA or involved in a FFA or 4-H beef or beef industry project.

    Deadline: May 15, 2017

    Applications are located in the outer guidance office

    Weird Scholarships Small and unique scholarship opportunities for high school students who would like to find less competitive awards tailored to their personality, interests, and career goals.

    Deadlines may vary according to scholarship

    Application Website: https://weirdscholarships.net

    Donald 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 1, 2017

    Applications are located in the outer guidance office

    Just a warning:  Any scholarship that costs any money such as an application fee is usually a fraud. 

    Don’t get taken by phony scholarship search offers.   Check out this site first.

    http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/edcams/scholarship/

     

    Check out the following sites for Scholarship Searches:

    1. fastweb.com:  The world’s largest online scholarship search.
    2. Sallie Mae's Online Scholarship Search
    3. FASTAID Scholarship Search
    4. http://www.scholarships.com/College Net's MACH25 Scholarship Search

    5)  http://www.scholarshiphunter.com

    6)  http://www.gocollege.com

    7)  http://www.collegenet.com/mach25/app

    8 )  http://apps.collegeboard.com/cbsearch_ss/

    9)  http://www.collegeanswer.com/global/registration/what_you_need.jsp

    10)    www.meritaid.com/counselor

    www.scholarships.com/educators

     

    11)    The scholarship application season is upon us. NOW is the time for your students to use www.SchoolSoup.com for their scholarship and financial aid searches. SchoolSoup features the following:

    12) www.sfacf.org

    13) www.college-scholarships.com

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