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South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship
$6,500
The South Dakota Legislature authorized the Regents Scholarship Program in 2003 to allow South Dakota's most academically accomplished high school graduates to receive an affordable education at any university, college, or technical school in South Dakota that is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. In 2004, the Legislature renamed the scholarship the South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship and authorized funding from the state of South Dakota's Education Enhancement Trust Fund, beginning with high school graduating classes in 2004. Scholarship Amounts Starting in Fall 2015, the South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship provides up to...
Deadline
Aug 31, 2022
The South Dakota Legislature authorized the Regents Scholarship Program in 2003 to allow South Dakota's most academically accomplished high school graduates to receive an affordable education at any university, college, or technical school in South Dakota that is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. In 2004, the Legislature renamed the scholarship the South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship and authorized funding from the state of South Dakota's Education Enhancement Trust Fund, beginning with high school graduating classes in 2004.

Scholarship Amounts

Starting in Fall 2015, the South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship provides up to $6,500 over four years to a qualifying student who attends an eligible higher education institution in South Dakota. Recipients may participate in the South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship program for the equivalent of four academic years (eight consecutive fall and spring terms), or until attaining a baccalaureate degree. During each academic year, one-half of the annual scholarship award will be distributed at the beginning of the fall semester and the other half distributed at the beginning of the spring semester:

Option 1

RESIDENT STATUS: Be a resident of South Dakota at the time of high school graduation

ACT SCORE: Have an ACT Composite or Super Score* of 24 or higher before the beginning of postsecondary education. If using a SAT score, the sum of the verbal and mathematics scores on the SAT must be at least 1090 (testing before January 2016) or 1180 (testing after March 2016).

CURRICULUM / GPA: Complete the high school course requirements (see Curriculum Requirements webpage) with no final grade below a "C" (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) and a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (grade of "B") prior to graduation (NOTE: One unit of high school credit equals one year of instruction).

ATTENDANCE: Attend a university, college, or technical school accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and that provides instruction from a campus located in South Dakota.

TIMING: Enter into the program within 5 years of high school graduation, or within 1 year of the student's release from active duty military service (if that release is within 5 years of the date of the student's high school graduation). Students seeking to transfer from a regionally accredited university, college, or technical school located outside of South Dakota may do so within two years following high school graduation and be eligible to receive partial award.

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Option 2 (has a higher ACT requirement, but no curriculum or GPA requirement)

RESIDENT STATUS: Be a resident of South Dakota at the time of high school graduation

ACT SCORE: Have an ACT Composite or Super Score* of 28 or higher and meet the ACT college readiness benchmarks scores equaling or exceeding 18 for English, 22 for Reading, 22 for Math, and 23 for Science. If using an SAT score the sum of the verbal and mathematics scores on the SAT must be at least 1260 (testing before January 2016) or 1310 (testing after March 2016).

ATTENDANCE: Attend a university, college, or technical school accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and that provides instruction from a campus located in South Dakota.

TIMING: Enter into the program within 5 years of high school graduation, or within 1 year of the student's release from active duty military service (if that release is within 5 years of the date of the student's high school graduation). Students seeking to transfer from a regionally accredited university, college, or technical school located outside of South Dakota may do so within two years following high school graduation and be eligible to receive partial award.

Due Dates

Complete application packages are due to institutional representatives by no later than September 1st for those seeking initial enrollment during the Fall term, and no later than January 15th for those seeking initial enrollment during the Spring term. However, it is recommended that the initial scholarship application and transcript be submitted by June 1st when establishing eligibility for the Fall term and November 1st for the Spring term so that the financial aid office can begin to work with eligible students to package a scholarship award in a more timely manner.
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Foundation Scholarship
$10,000
Administered by AISES for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Foundation (BNSF), this scholarship is made available to American Indian high school seniors with a 3.0 GPA or higher who reside in one of the 23 states serviced by the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Pacific Corporation and its affiliated companies: Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, Arkansas, Louisiana, Utah, Nevada, Wyoming, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, Wisconsin, or Iowa. Eligible Degrees Business, Economics, Finance, Mathematics, Technology, Supply Chain, Information Systems, Communications, Computer and Information Sciences, Construction Management, Construction Trades, Marketing, Engineering, Industrial...
Deadline
May 30, 2022
Administered by AISES for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Foundation (BNSF), this scholarship is made available to American Indian high school seniors with a 3.0 GPA or higher who reside in one of the 23 states serviced by the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Pacific Corporation and its affiliated companies: Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, Arkansas, Louisiana, Utah, Nevada, Wyoming, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, Wisconsin, or Iowa.

Eligible Degrees

Business, Economics, Finance, Mathematics, Technology, Supply Chain, Information Systems, Communications, Computer and Information Sciences, Construction Management, Construction Trades, Marketing, Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Agriculture

Student Status

Students must be accepted as a full-time undergraduate student at an accredited four-year college/university, or a current college student.

Location

Must reside in one of the 23 states serviced by the BNSF and its affiliated companies: Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, Arkansas, Louisiana, Utah, Nevada, Wyoming, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, Wisconsin, or Iowa.

Grade Point Average

Must have a 3.0 or higher cumulative grade point average (GPA) in order to apply.

Tribal Citizenship

Applicants must be: an enrolled citizen or a descendant of an enrolled citizen of a federal or state recognized American Indian Tribe or Alaska Native Village; or Native Hawaiian or descendant from a Native Hawaiian; or Pacific Islander or descendant from Pacific Islander; or Indigenous person of Canada. Enrollment documents and/or a copy of birth certificate(s) showing descendancy from an enrolled citizen, Indigenous group of Canada, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander are acceptable. Applicant may also, instead, provide a copy of their Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood or Certificate of Degree of Alaska Native Blood (CDIB) card. Please note, AISES may not always have scholarships available for non-citizens of the United States.
Stuck at Prom Scholarship
$10,000
We’re giving away $20,000 in cash scholarships to high school students who make the best prom attire out of Duck Brand duct tape. So, stock up on your favorite colors and prints now to create something that will wow our judges! STEP #1 - CREATE Create and wear your original promwear using Duck Brand duct tape and/or Duck Brand crafting tape. Remember to take a high resolution pic of the big moment! See official rules for details. STEP #2 - SUBMIT Fill out the entry form where you’ll upload at least one pic of yourself in your Duck promwear and...
Deadline
Jun 07, 2022
We’re giving away $20,000 in cash scholarships to high school students who make the best prom attire out of Duck Brand duct tape. So, stock up on your favorite colors and prints now to create something that will wow our judges!

STEP #1 - CREATE

Create and wear your original promwear using Duck Brand duct tape and/or Duck Brand crafting tape. Remember to take a high resolution pic of the big moment! See official rules for details.

STEP #2 - SUBMIT

Fill out the entry form where you’ll upload at least one pic of yourself in your Duck promwear and fill in more details. Don’t forget to get your parent’s permission if you’re under 18 years old for the photography release. After you submit, a confirmation email will be delivered right to your inbox.

STEP #3 - VOTE

Have a favorite you want to win? Register and vote on this site using your email address and wait to hear the results.

Eligibility

The Contest is open to any participant who meets the following requirements (an “Eligible Participant”):

(i) is a legal resident of (and is physically located or resides in) the United States, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and all U.S. territories and possessions (excluding, Maryland, Tennessee, Colorado, Vermont, Nebraska and North Dakota), or is a legal resident of (and is physically located or resides in) Canada (excluding the Province of Quebec);

(ii) is 14 years of age or older; and

(iii) is enrolled in a high school or home school association at the high-school level during the 2021-2022 school year.

Anyone who was designated as a Finalist in a previous Duck Brand Duct Tape Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest is not eligible to participate in this Contest. Void where prohibited. The following persons are ineligible to enter: Employees, directors and officers (and their immediate families including spouse, parents, children, siblings, and their respective spouses), and their respective household members (whether related or not), of Sponsor, and their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions, advertising and promotion agencies, and all others associated with the design, execution, production, development, and promotion of this Contest.
SILA Foundation Scholarships
$1,000
Between April 1st-May 31st each year, the Securities and Insurance Licensing Association Foundation, Inc. (SILA Foundation, Inc.) is proud to offer the availability of ten one thousand dollar ($1000.00) scholarships to students focused on careers in the insurance and securities industry for use at any accredited post-secondary college or university within the continental United States. Applicant Requirements A) Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident B) Have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 or better C) Be enrolled in one of the following areas of study: 1) Business administration 2) Education 3) Finance or accounting 4) Insurance studies...
Deadline
May 30, 2022
Between April 1st-May 31st each year, the Securities and Insurance Licensing Association Foundation, Inc. (SILA Foundation, Inc.) is proud to offer the availability of ten one thousand dollar ($1000.00) scholarships to students focused on careers in the insurance and securities industry for use at any accredited post-secondary college or university within the continental United States.

Applicant Requirements

A) Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

B) Have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 or better

C) Be enrolled in one of the following areas of study:

1) Business administration

2) Education

3) Finance or accounting

4) Insurance studies

5) Marketing

6) Mathematics

D) Be enrolled in a minimum of twelve (12) credit hours at an accredited post-secondary school OR

E) Be employed full-time and enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credit hours at an accredited post-secondary school

Application Requirements

A) A completed and electronically signed SILA Foundation Scholarship Application (submissions accepted April 1-May 31st)

B) A copy of a scholastic transcript that proves the academic requirement

Note: If you are a high school graduating senior please provide a copy of your high school transcript. If selected, you MUST provide a copy of your upcoming fall enrollment schedule from your college/university before we can release the fund.

C) A letter of reference

D) Employment verification letter if applying for consideration as a full-time employee

Note: If you fail to provide all required documentation at the time of application, your application will not be considered. If you request a copy of your transcript to be sent directly to us from your college/university, please upload the receipt from your request.

What you need to know

A) Applications are accepted from April 1 through May 31

B) Scholarships are awarded for the upcoming school year

C) Recipients are awarded based on the substance and value of the application information provided

D) Applications are evaluated and approved by the SILA Foundation

E) If chosen as a scholarship recipient, proof of citizenship or permanent residency is required (i.e. copy of US Passport, or birth certificate, or state issued driver's license, or USCIS Permanent Resident Card)
Got a Spine Scholarship
$500
To be eligible for the Arctic Chiropractic "Got a Spine Scholarship" a student must: 1) Be attending college or university no later than October of 2023. 2) Be attending college or university on a full-time basis by October of 2023. 3) Have achieved a GPA of 2.5 or greater during their last academic year. 4) Be a U.S. or Canadian resident. 5) Be attending a school in the U.S. or Canada by October of 2023. 6) Submit answers to the essay questions no later than 11:59 PM EST on the day of the deadline. *Note that you can be enrolled...
Deadline
May 01, 2023
To be eligible for the Arctic Chiropractic "Got a Spine Scholarship" a student must:

1) Be attending college or university no later than October of 2023.

2) Be attending college or university on a full-time basis by October of 2023.

3) Have achieved a GPA of 2.5 or greater during their last academic year.

4) Be a U.S. or Canadian resident.

5) Be attending a school in the U.S. or Canada by October of 2023.

6) Submit answers to the essay questions no later than 11:59 PM EST on the day of the deadline.

*Note that you can be enrolled in any field of study.
Odenza Vacations College Scholarship
$500
To be considered eligible for the Odenza Vacations College Scholarship you must: 1) Be between the ages of 17 and 24 on September 1st, 2023. 2) Submit an answer to the essay question, which can be found on the application page, prior to the May 1st, 2023 deadline. 3) Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater. 4) Be a resident of the United States or Canada. The scholarship winner will be announced roughly 6 weeks after the deadline and will be posted on this website immediately after. All applications must be received by 11:59 pm ET on the day of...
Deadline
Apr 30, 2023
To be considered eligible for the Odenza Vacations College Scholarship you must:

1) Be between the ages of 17 and 24 on September 1st, 2023.

2) Submit an answer to the essay question, which can be found on the application page, prior to the May 1st, 2023 deadline.

3) Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater.

4) Be a resident of the United States or Canada.

The scholarship winner will be announced roughly 6 weeks after the deadline and will be posted on this website immediately after. All applications must be received by 11:59 pm ET on the day of the deadline. No late applications will be reviewed.
Bryon Riesch Scholarship
$4,000
A $2000 to $4000 scholarship shall be awarded to two to three individuals with neurological disabilities, or the child of that person, for post high school education yearly (once a year). All of the following criteria must be met by an applicant to be considered eligible. A) Priority going to direct spinal cord injuries and diseases resulting in paralysis such as spinal tumors, strokes or aneurysms affecting the spinal cord, or spina bifida. Other diseases and disorders that would be considered include MS, traumatic brain injuries, Parkinson’s and cerebral palsy B) The applicant must have a high school or college...
Deadline
Jun 15, 2022
A $2000 to $4000 scholarship shall be awarded to two to three individuals with neurological disabilities, or the child of that person, for post high school education yearly (once a year). All of the following criteria must be met by an applicant to be considered eligible.

A) Priority going to direct spinal cord injuries and diseases resulting in paralysis such as spinal tumors, strokes or aneurysms affecting the spinal cord, or spina bifida. Other diseases and disorders that would be considered include MS, traumatic brain injuries, Parkinson’s and cerebral palsy

B) The applicant must have a high school or college GPA of 2.5 or higher.

C) There are no income restrictions.

D) Applications will be accepted only from individuals that are in their last semester of high school or currently in college.

E) Applicants must be attending a four-year college, pursuing an associate degree or attending a post graduate program.

F) A written essay of 200 words or less is required.

The essay should describe the reasons why the applicant deserves the scholarship. The essay should be typed and double spaced.

G) The applicant must list five and ten-year goals.

H) The applicant has to provide a list of work experience.

I) All application materials must be in by 6/17/2022.

Qualifications & Priority To Receive a Scholarship

A) Individuals suffering from a direct spinal cord injury or disease resulting in paralysis such as spinal tumors, strokes or aneurysms affecting the spinal cord, or spina bifida are given first priority. Other diseases and disorders that would be considered include MS, traumatic brain injuries, Parkinson’s and cerebral palsy. Conditions such as ADHD or dyslexia do not qualify.

B) Priority is also given to people living in Wisconsin, but scholarships still may be given out to individuals residing in the United States depending on the funds available.
Maritime Workers Scholarship
$2,500
The Laborde Earles Law Firm LLC offers a maritime workers scholarship to a deserving student. The 2022 Maritime Workers Scholarship is $2,500, and the application deadline is June 15, 2022. Eligibility The Maritime Workers Scholarship is open to all college applicants planning to study engineering, mechanics, or other related maritime careers. Eligibility guidelines include: A) A minimum GPA of 3.0 B) Being admitted to or currently attending a college or university C) Submitting an essay according to the application requirements D) Applicant agreeing to terms and conditions The scholarship award goes to the best submission that meets all required guidelines....
Deadline
Jun 14, 2022
The Laborde Earles Law Firm LLC offers a maritime workers scholarship to a deserving student. The 2022 Maritime Workers Scholarship is $2,500, and the application deadline is June 15, 2022.

Eligibility

The Maritime Workers Scholarship is open to all college applicants planning to study engineering, mechanics, or other related maritime careers. Eligibility guidelines include:

A) A minimum GPA of 3.0

B) Being admitted to or currently attending a college or university

C) Submitting an essay according to the application requirements

D) Applicant agreeing to terms and conditions

The scholarship award goes to the best submission that meets all required guidelines.

Application Guidelines

Applicants must write an essay presenting their goals for their future post-higher education. Our legal team encourages applications to share with us how your chosen area of study will help you reach your goal.

We want to get to know you, so make it personal! Tell us what attracted you to the maritime field, what your dream position within the industry is, and how you plan to use the $2,500 in scholarship funds.

Please limit the submission to 1,000 words. Essays must be submitted in a PDF format, accompanying the application.
Review It Scholarship
$1,000
Dr. Gabriel and Christine Chiu are active philanthropists who avidly support a variety of organizations such as: Children Mending Hearts, Cedars Sinai, the American Red Cross, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, John Wayne Cancer Institute, Children's Action Network, GenArt, AVIVA, Project Angel Food, Center Dance Arts, Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Obesity, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Help for Orphans, the American Red Cross, P.S. Arts, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Art of Elysium, Nancy Davis Foundation for Multiple Sclerosis, Children's Action Network and the Music Center. Student Eligibility To be eligible for the Dr. Gabriel and Christine Chiu "Review It" Scholarship...
Deadline
May 14, 2023
Dr. Gabriel and Christine Chiu are active philanthropists who avidly support a variety of organizations such as: Children Mending Hearts, Cedars Sinai, the American Red Cross, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, John Wayne Cancer Institute, Children's Action Network, GenArt, AVIVA, Project Angel Food, Center Dance Arts, Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Obesity, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Help for Orphans, the American Red Cross, P.S. Arts, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Art of Elysium, Nancy Davis Foundation for Multiple Sclerosis, Children's Action Network and the Music Center.

Student Eligibility

To be eligible for the Dr. Gabriel and Christine Chiu "Review It" Scholarship a student must:

1) Be attending college or university no later than September of 2023.

2) Have achieved a GPA of 2.5 or greater during their last academic year.

3) Be attending or planning to attend a school in the US.

4) Submit answers to the essay questions no later than 11:59 PM EST on the day of the deadline.