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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.

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Marine Corps Scholarships

Scholarships are available for children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen pursuing a post-secondary education at any accredited school—whether that be a career training, trade school, community college, or four-year university. We’re not competitive and we award scholarships to every eligible applicant. Since 1962, the Scholarship Foundation has provided nearly 40,000 need-based scholarships, valued at nearly $120,000,000. We are the Nation’s oldest and largest provider of scholarships to military families.

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DEADLINE is March 1, 2018

3/1/2018Valburg, Missy
South Dakota Farmers Union Scholarship

South Dakota high school seniors seeking funds to attend post-secondary education at a South Dakota college, university or technical school.  Open to Farmers Union Insurance Policyholders, South Dakota Farmers Union Members, Friends of the SDFU Foundation or particpant in any South Dakota High School Activities Association sanctioned activity.

DEADLINE is March 1, 2018

3/1/2018Valburg, Missy
Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation Scholarships

Visit to view more than 100 awards available for students going to four-year, vocational and technical schools.  Awards range from $250-$5000. ​

3/15/2018Valburg, Missy
Build Dakota Scholarship

The Build Dakota Scholarship was created to be a catalyst to help solve this problem. By providing full scholarships and creating industry partnerships, Build Dakota can get more skilled scholars into the state’s workforce. Build Dakota Scholars receive a free education, businesses gain employees, and South Dakota grows. We all win!

Build Dakota Scholarship Application


3/31/2018Valburg, Missy
West River Pheasants Forever chapter Scholarship

The West River Pheasants Forever chapter is offering two $500 scholarships to local students.  They or one of their parents need to be members of West River Pheasants Forever.  Scholarships are available to students going to college or vocational school and will be paid directly to the student after completion of their first post-secondary semester of school.  Deadline - April 25, 2018

West River Pheasants Forever Scholarship 2018.pdf

4/27/2018Valburg, Missy
Fastweb Scholarships

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

5/31/2018Valburg, 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 

8/31/2018Valburg, Missy