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Fastweb Scholarships

Visit the Fastweb site for free scholarship information and tips on applying, as well as student loan and financial aid information!

Valburg, Missy
South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship

​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.  Eligibility requirements and application can be found here 

Valburg, Missy
Federal Student Aid

What is federal student aid?  It's money from the federal government - specifically, the U.S. Department of Education - that helps you pay for college, career school, or graduate school expenses.  Federal student aid is available through grants, work-study, and loans every year.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid - FAFSA

Valburg, Missy
SD JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship

South Dakota JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship Application

  • Eligibility: Graduating high school seniors in South Dakota.  You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this scholarship.

Each year we award 3 scholarships (in the amounts of $250, $200, & $150) to 3 graduating high school seniors in the United States, who plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities or vocational schools. The monies must be used for educational expenses in the first year of full-time study. Checks awarded will be made out in the name of the recipient and the educational institution of their choice.  Top two winners will be sent on to National JCI Senate Foundation for a chance to win an additional $1000 scholarship.

Scholarship Deadline - Jan. 22, 2021

2021 SD JCI Application.doc

More information:  United States JCI Senate

1/22/2021Valburg, Missy
Elks Legacy Scholarship

The Elks Legacy Scholarship is a $1,000 to $4,000 award given to students whose parents or grandparents are Elks members.  Student will complete the application online at

Application Deadline - Feb. 5, 2021

2/5/2021Valburg, Missy
West Central Electric Cooperative Scholarships

​The West Central Electric Scholarship program will award scholarships to students of rural electric cooperative members in the five counties served by West Central Electric Cooperative.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and the natural or adopted child of a member of West Central Electric Cooperative.  The applicant must be a graduating high school senior who is enrolled or planning to enroll in full-time graduate or undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university.

The scholarships are awarded on the following guidelines:  work experience, participation in school and community activities, a statement explaining his/her educational and career goals, SAT/ACT scores, and a written recommendation by a third party (not someone associated with the education system).  A short essay is also required.  Applications without all the listed criteria will not be considered.

Jones County High School seniors can find applications for this scholarship in the high school library.

Deadline to apply is February 12, 2021.

2/12/2021Valburg, Missy
West River/Lyman-Jones Rural Water Systems Scholarship


Four $500 scholarships (system wide) will be awarded.
Can be used at a 2 year vocational/technical school or at a 4 year college.  Money will be paid to the student subsequent to high school graduation.

1. You must be a child of a member of WR/LJ Rural Water or enrolled in one of the
seven service area school districts and will be eligible for graduation this spring.
2. All fields or careers will be considered.

Deadline to apply - Feb. 15, 2021

2/15/2021Valburg, Missy
Bellator Titan Motorcycle Club Scholarship

​The Bellator Titans Motorcycle Club is excited to announce the availability of a scholarship to an applicant who is in need of financial assistance. This is our ninth year presenting this scholarship and are looking for high school seniors who will be freshmen at any post-secondary intuition of higher learning. Applicants need to plan to attend an in-state post-secondary school in order to apply for the scholarship. Applicant does not need to be top of their class, but the committee is searching for students who are hardworking and motivated to succeed.

Eligibility Requirements
  • South Dakota resident
  • A Senior going into their first year of post-secondary education in South Dakota
  • Financial Need
Required Documents 3 hole punched:
  • Scholarship Application
  • Photo of Applicant printed on 8.5 X 11 plain paper
  • Essay Question
  • Letter of Recommendation
There will be one scholarship in the amount of $1,500. 

Applications are due by March 13th, 2021

3/13/2021Valburg, Missy
Sioux Falls Community Foundation Scholarships

​The Sioux Falls Community Foundation has numerous scholarship available for students to apply for each year.  Many scholarships are for Sioux Falls area students but there are a good handful of scholarship available to all South Dakota students who meet specific criteria.

3/15/2021Valburg, Missy