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!

AIGC Scholarship & Fellowship Opportunities

Amount: up to $30,000

Deadline: July 15 each year


  • Be a full-time degree seeking student
  • Applicant must be able to demonstrate tribal affiliation through the submission of a Tribal Eligibility Certificate
  • Applicant must be able to demonstrate financial need through the submission of a Financial Needs form and FAFSA

Application: For more information and to apply visit https://www.aigcs.org/aigc-scholarship-fellowship-opportunities

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/

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

SDTA Memorial Scholarship

Amount: (1) $2000 and (1) $1500

Deadline: May 31, 2018


  • Student must have completed at least 24 credit hours (this can include any "Dual Credit" hours.
  • Must attend a post-secondary higher education institution and be majoring in a program with technical skills or a filed for study that is useful for work in the telecommunications or broadband industry.
  • The applicant must be a member/customer or have parents that are members/customers of an SDTA member company.

Application: For more information and to apply visit http://sdtaonline.com/resources/sdta-scholarship/ or visit Jill Corbin in the Financial Aid Office.

Sioux Empire Rock-A-Bettys (SERAB) Scholarships

Amount: (1) $600

Deadline: June 15th, 2018


  • Applicant must be female
  • Applicant must be a South Dakota resident
  • Tow forms of reference from academic advisor, employer, family friend, etc. attesting to your scholastic ability, leadership qualities, and character.
  • Resume

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

Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Amount: Tuition assistance up to $18000 for tuition, fees and books

Deadline: July 31, 2018


  • This is financial needs based initiative that offers undergraduate students an unmatched experience in diverse and inclusive environment.
  • Undergraduate students, serving as scholarship recipients with the CIA, attend full-time and work during the summer breaks at the CIA.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older by the date of application
  • Financial need as demonstrated by the gross annual household income ceiling up to $70,000 for a family of four or less, and $80,000 for a family of fiver or more.
  • If the applicant has not been listed as a dependent for the previous tax year, the gross annual household income ceiling is $35,000 or less.
  • 1000 SAT (new official score scale) or 1500 (old score scale); or 21 ACT scores or higher
  • Pursing an undergraduate degree as a full time student enrolled in or planning to take, at least 9 credits per semester
  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for high school and/or college
  • Availability to work at least two 90-day summer tours prior to graduation and willingness to work at CIA full time after graduation.

Application: For more information and to apply visit https://www.cia.gov/careers/student-opportunities/undergraduate-scholarship-program.html