Outside Scholarships

Get the extra financial help you need.

There are more scholarships out there than most folks know what to do with. So we’ve decided to help curate some of the best into an easy-to-peruse list. We update it often, so please check back regularly!

Campus Explorer Exclusive Scholarships

Amount: $1000

Deadline: Monthly rolling deadline


  • Be legal residents of the United States and the District of Columbia who are are least 16 years old at the time of entry
  • Monthly $1000 giveaway, designed to help students pay for their higher-education expenses
  • Every Month a new scholarship will be announced with a winner selected randomly from the entrants

Application: To Apply visit https://www.campusexplorer.com/campus-explorer-scholarships/

Chamber Endowed Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: April 21st, 2017


  • Employee of a Madison Chamber Member Business


  • Children or Spouse of Employees of a Madison Chamber Business or individual member of the Chamber
  • DSU New or Continuing Student
  • Any Field of Study
  • Preference given to students with demonstrated community service

Application: For application and more information visit http://www.chamberofmadisonsd.com/  

Cobell Scholarship


Deadline: March 31,  2017


All Applicants must self-report:

  • Membership in a US Federally-recognized Tribe (or ¼ verifiable descent of multiple US Federally-recognized tribes)
  • Intention to enroll full-time as a degree-seeking student attending a public or private non-profit institutions (without exception)
  • A qualifying GPA, as listed in OASIS, for the selected academic level (vocational, undergraduate, graduate) Priority will be given to applicants demonstrating overall academic excellence
  • Provide contact information for an individual that can attest to academic history, ability and promise
  • Provide contact information for an individual who can attest to continued community engagement

Application: For more information and to apply visit http://cobellscholar.org/

DocuTAP Scholarship Program

Amount: (5) $1000 scholarships

Deadline: December 31, 2017


  • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate program in the United States
  • Must be 18 years old or older and in good academic standing

Application: For more information and to apply visit https://docutap.com/company/docutap-scholarship-program

Doolittle Business Scholarship

Amount: $800 - $1500

Deadline: May 1st, 2017


  • Must be a graduate of and who attended Aberdeen Central High School for at least two years
  • Must be a sophomore, junior or senior at a four year accredited university or college
  • Have demonstrated leadership skills, civic community involvement, and sincere concern for others
  • Preference will be given to students majoring in Business, other majors may be considered

Application: Applications may be picked up at the Aberdeen Public Schools Foundation Office, the Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce or in the Student Services area at Aberdeen Central High School.  If you would like an application emailed to you, please contact either Michelle.Kingsriter@k12.sd.us or Gretchen.Sharp@k12.sd.us

Florence Krieger Scholarship

Amount: $2000

Deadline: March 31st, 2017


  • This scholarship is intended to encourage and help students entering the field of education in the area of mathematics, computer science and STEM.
  • To be eligible for the scholarship, an applicant must currently be accepted into a South Dakota university education program preparing to teach in middle/secondary schools.
  • The selection of the recipient(s) will be made by the Scholarship Committee of BHSP, basing its decision on the scholastic achievement and leadership ability of the applicant.
  • The (1) application, along with (2) letters of recommendation from instructors at your university, should be mail by March 31, 2017 to the following address.

Del Beck, Treasurer

2016 West Flormann St.

Rapid City, South Dakota 57702


e-mail: beckshausrc@gmail.com

  • Finalist(s) will be notified by letter in April. 
  • The money will be sent to the university business office and will be available for the finalist’s next school year.
  • If the finalist does not return to school in the fall, the scholarship shall be nullified.  If the reason is an emergency, the BHSP will determine the validity.

Application: For application please contact Jill Corbin at jill.corbin@dsu.edu

Kallstrom Scholarship

Amount: $750

Deadline: March 31st, 2017 (extended from March 1st)


  • Student must be entering into or be in the last year of an accredited respiratory care program
  • Student must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA
  • Must demonstrate an aptitude for serving those afflicted with lung disease, as well as a commitment to the respiratory care profession
  • Student will exhibit community service, preferable in healthcare related organizations including but not limited to the SDSRC, American Association for Respiratory Care, American Lung Association, American Heart Association, COPD Foundation, American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, or other medical related organizations.
  • Must submit the completed application form including all required inclusions to the SDSRC President by March 31st (extended from March 1st)

Application: For application visit http://sdsrc.org/scholarships.html   


Amount: $3000

Deadline: April 30th, 2017


  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate program for the 17-18 academic year or a high school senior 17 or older
  • Enrolled in a degree program in the STEM field
  • Proposal of intent, this can include current or future project, desired field of study (this is limited to 4000 characters including spaces, minimum of 250 words)

Application: For more information and to apply visit https://www.labroots.com/scholarships/details/1

Mary Chilton Chapter: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Amount: $2000

Deadline: Open


  • Descendant of a Vietnam Veteran
  • Must be attending a college, university, or technical school in South Dakota
  • student needs to provide proof of their relationship to the South Dakota Vietnam Veteran
  • A copy of the Veterans military record
  • Letters from two references outside of the family
  • Submit a transcript for Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior years plus a list of Senior subjects and a summary of community service activities in your school, church, community, and family
  • An essay of 200 words or less on “What impact the Vietnam War has had on American History”

Application: To Apply Contact, Mary Chilton Chapter NSDAR    520 S First Ave Sioux Falls, SD 57104   Telephone: 605-271-2595 or Email:DAR@midconetwork.com

PEO Chapter CP Scholarship

Amount: $500



  • Must be a resident of Lake County
  • Must have completed at least 1 semester of college
  • Must be currently enrolled as a full time student in at least 12 credit hours

Application: Send a resume including name, age, and name and residence of parents, extracurricular activities, goals, and work experience, names and addresses of 2 references, and a college transcript to Sandy Anderson 47515 255th ST Renner, SD 57055

Russ Keen Memorial Endowment Scholarship

Amount: $750

Deadline: May 1st, 2017


  • Aberdeen public schools graduate
  • Currently a sophomore or junior
  • Pursuing a degree in Communications or Journalism

Application: Applications may be picked up at the Aberdeen Public Schools Foundation Office, the Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce or in the Student Services area at Aberdeen Central High School.  If you would like an application emailed to you, please contact either Michelle.Kingsriter@k12.sd.us or Gretchen.Sharp@k12.sd.us

The Scott Alan Turner Personal Finance Scholarship

Amount: 1-$500 to high-school senior and 1- $1000 to currently enrolled undergraduate student

Deadline: July 1, 2017


  • Graduating high school seniors or undergraduate college students must be in good standing
  • Be between the ages of 16 and 21
  • Planning to or currently enrolled full or part time
  • United States Citizen or legal resident
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0

Application: For more information and to apply visit https://scottalanturner.com/personal-finance-scholarship/

SDSRC Scholarship (South Dakota Society for Respiratory Care)

Amount: (2) $1000

Deadline: July 1st, 2017


  • One scholarship will be awarded to a A.S. clinical student in Sioux Falls and the other to an A.S. clinical student in Rapid city
  • The application and letter of reference must be returned to Bruce Feistner by July 1st
  • References must not come from the respiratory care faculty or immediate family members

Application: For application visit http://sdsrc.org/scholarships.html. For questions call 605-322-8613 or email bruce.feistner@dsu.edu.

SDTA Memorial Scholarship

Amount: (3) $1500

Deadline: May 31st, 2017


  • Student must have at least 24 credits of completed course work
  • Student or the student’s family must be a subscriber of a South Dakota Telecommunications Association (SDTA) member company.
  • Previous recipients are not eligible to apply again

Application: For application and more information visit http://sdtaonline.com/resources/sdta-scholarship/.  

Sioux Falls Business Professional Women’s Organization Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: May 1st, 2017


  • Woman pursuing post-secondary education
  • Need to show academic excellence and financial need

Application: For application please contact Jill Corbin at jill.corbin@dsu.edu.   

TopProducts Single Mother Scholarship

Amount: $1000

Deadline: August 1st, 2017


  • Single mother
  • Custodial care of one or more children under 18
  • Do not have a college degree from a 4-year institution
  • Are enrolled in a 4-year institution or have a high school diploma
  • Submit a 1,200 to 1,500 word essay in PDF or Word Doc format to the submission form

Application: For application and more information visit http://topproducts.com/scholarship