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

Criteria:

  • 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/

Cobell Scholarship

Amount:

Deadline: March 31,  2017

Criteria:

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/

The Disabled Student Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: August 1, 2016

Criteria:

  • Be enrolled in at least 12 undergraduate credits or 9 graduate credits for the upcoming fall semester
  • Must have a GPA of at least 2.5 from most recent transcript (high school or college)
  • Must have one letter of recommendation from a creditable source
  • Must be legal resident of the United States
  • This scholarship if for students who have a debilitating condition(s) while continuing their education
  • Can be any Medically diagnosed impairment (physical or mental) that interferes with everyday activities
  • Will need a physician’s statement of diagnosis
  • Essay topic: Describe an obstacle or hardship that arose due to your condition and how you were able to overcome it.  Explain the impact it has had on your life and how it will influence you in the future.

Application: For more information and to apply visit http://www.disabilitycarecenter.org/giving-back/scholarships/#blue-grey2

Discover Student Loans 2016 Scholarship Award

Amount: $2500

Deadline:

Criteria

Must be a citizen of the United States, District of Columbia, and the U.S. Territories
Must be a senior in high school, planning to attend college , or a current student planning to continue attending college

Application: To enter and for full list of official rules visit https://scholarship.collegecovered.com/?acmpgn=E_SCH_REGT_BM_X_SCOL

Mary Chilton Chapter: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Amount: $2000

Deadline: Open

Criteria:

  • 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

DocuTAP Scholarship Program

Amount: (5) $1000 scholarships

Deadline: December 31, 2016

Criteria:

  • 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

PEO Chapter CP Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline:

Criteria:

  • 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

POET Scholarship

Amount: $5000

Deadline: February 24, 2017

Criteria:

  • Must be enrolled for the Fall 2017 semester
  • Open to all majors and GPA’s
  • If you have a parent, sibling, aunt/uncle or grandparent who works at POET you are eligible for the internal scholarship award

Application: For more information and to apply visit http://poet.com/scholarship

The Special Education Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: August 1, 2016

Criteria:

  • Be enrolled in at least 12 undergraduate credits for the upcoming fall semester
  • Must have a GPA of at least 2.5 from most recent transcript (high school or college)
  • Must have one letter of recommendation from a creditable source
  • Must be legal resident of the United States
  • Must be majoring in special education
  • Must be enrolled in at least one major required course for the upcoming fall semester
  • Essay topic: Explain why you are pursuing a degree in special education and how you plan to make a difference in the lives of the disabled.

Application: For more information and to apply visit http://www.disabilitycarecenter.org/giving-back/scholarships/#blue-grey2