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

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
Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation Scholarships

Several awards are available to students statewide, including two of SFACF’s most recognized scholarships. The Joe Foss “An American Hero” Scholarship honors students who demonstrate characteristics of an American patriot, and the Fred and Marie Christopherson Scholarship highlights high school seniors who plan to continue their education at a college or university in South Dakota.

3/15/2019Valburg, Missy
Golden West Telecommunications Scholarship

Golden West Telecommunications offers a one-time, $1,000 scholarship to students who's parents/legal guardian reside within one of the Golden West service areas and subscribe to a Golden West service (phone, internet and/or cable tv). Forty-five awards will be given, one for each of the high schools within the service area.

JONES COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS - only 1 student from Jones County will receive.  Completed applications due to Mrs. Valburg by March 15, 2019.  DO NOT mail to Golden West.  Applications can also be found in the library.

2019 Scholarship Golden West Telecommunication application.docx

3/15/2019Valburg, Missy
Horatio Alger Denny Sanford Scholarship

The Horatio Alger Denny Sandford Scholarship is awarded to high schools seniors in the amount of $10,000 or $25,000 depending on which school they attend, and is to be disbursed over the student's college career.

Eligibility Criteria (addition and in-depth information found online):

  • Be enrolled full-time as a high school senior
  • Pursue & complete a bachelor's degree
  • Attend a participating univeristy (list found online and contains most SD state schools, as well as others)
  • Demonstrate critial financial need
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Be a United States citizen

Deadline to apply is March 15, 2019

Additional information and application found in Jones County High School library or here Horatio Alger Denny Sandford Scholarship


3/15/2019Valburg, Missy
The Bellator Titans Motorcycle Club

The Bellator Titans Motorcycle Club is excited to announce the availability of a $1,500 scholarship to an applicant who is in need of financial assistance. This is our seventh 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 ​
Application, essay and other required paperwork described in attached documents
Bellator Titans MC Scholarship App 2019.pdf
3/16/2019Valburg, Missy
South Dakota Fire Service Scholarship

The South Dakota Firefighters Association, South Dakota Firefighters Association Auxiliary and the Dear Old Timers Organization (DOT) are offering two $1000 scholarships to two high school students to assist in their higher education.

Eligibility Requirements:
1. A Son or daughter of any member (living, deceased or retired) of a fire department in South Dakota or an active member of a junior fire department in South Dakota.
2. A high school senior or student entering their first semester of college.
3. The applicant must be sponsored by a fire department that has 100% membership in the SD Firefighters Association for the current year.
4. The applicant may also be sponsored by a member of the SD Firefighters Auxiliary, a local fire department auxiliary or a member of the Dear Old Timers.
5. The scholarship may be used at any university, college or Post-Secondary institution (Vo-Tech.) Preference will be given to those who are obtaining a fire science or emergency service degree.

Application deadline is March 16. 2019

South Dakota Firefighters Association Scholarship.pdf

3/16/2019Valburg, Missy
Gerald and Elna Miller Memorial Scholarship

The family of Gerald and Elna Miller will be awarding a $400 scholarship in the memory of their parents, to a Jones County high school graduate who plans to attend or is currently attending a technical institute or trade school.  The scholarship will be given to the student the second semester of their freshmen year after proof is shown they are registered as a full-time student.  Priority will be given to applicants who are current Jones County high school seniors.

Gerald and Elna Miller Memorial Scholarship 2019.docx

Completed applications are due to the Jones County high school office by March 29, 2019.

3/29/2019Valburg, Missy
Build Dakota Scholarship

The Build Dakota Scholarships is awarded to skilled scholars entering high-need workforce programs at South Dakota technical institutes.

  • Both in-state students and out-of-state students are eligible for the scholarships.
  • Enroll full-time in a technical institute program determined as a high-need workforce area in South Dakota.
  • The scholarships will support tuition, fees, books and other required program expenses in the eligible technical institute programs.
  • Recipients of the scholarships will commit to living and working in the state, in their field of study, for three years following graduation
Applications are open now through March 31, 2019. 

3/31/2019Valburg, Missy
The South Dakota Association of Conservation District - Karst Scholarship

The South Dakota Association of Conservation District employees (SDACDE) set up the Karst Memorial Scholarship in 1995 in memory of a fellow employee, David Karst, who passed away in 1992.

David was employed with the Edmunds County Conservation District as District Manager from October 1972 until the time of his death on September 16, 1992. He was very active in the soil and water conservation movement and dedicated to educating our youth on the benefits of conserving our natural resources. David was named 1981 Outstanding Employee of the South Dakota Association of Conservation District Employees and also Honorary Chapter Farmer by the Bowdle Vocational FFA. In 1983 he was recognized for his service to the South Dakota Association of Conservation District Employees. In 1984 he was named Outstanding Alumni Member of Vocational FFA and in 1991 he received the Honorary State FFA Degree.

The SDACDE is offering Three (3) - $500 scholarships. The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage those students concerned with conserving their natural resources by furthering their education in an agricultural related field. The scholarship is available to those attending a four-year college or a vocational college and pursuing an Ag related career.


  • The recipient will be a current year graduate of a South Dakota High School. 
  • The recipient shall have graduated in the upper 50% of the class. 
  • Students must be going into an Agricultural/Conservation related field and attending a South Dakota College or Vocational School


      Deadline is March 31, 2019

3/31/2019Valburg, Missy
South Dakota Association of Towns & Townships Scholarship

The South Dakota Association of Towns & Townships is offering one $500 and one $1000 scholarship to senior high school students who complies with the following: 

  • Must be a graduate of the class of 2019 
  • Must attend a South Dakota public, private, parochial high school or a home school program
  • Must reside in a town or township who is a current member of SDATAT (Click the following link to see if your town or township is a member: towntownshipmembers.pdf)
  • The student must use the scholarship for a college, university, or vocational school which has a physical presence in South Dakota.
  • Applicants must complete an application form (Found here SDATAT_scholarship_information.pdf ) and submit it along with a written essay on this year’s topic:

Deadline for applications:  April 1, 2019

SD Association of Towns and Townships Scholarship Application 2019.pdf

4/1/2019Valburg, Missy
Freshman Impact Scholarship

Graduating seniors from qualifiying high schools shall be aware of this scholarship and afforded the opportunity to apply for said scholarship. A minimum Grade Point Average of 2.5 is required. Students planning to attend any college or vocational school are eligible to apply.

The recipient must submit the completed application form, high school transcript, activities resume, four (4) letters of recommendation (see Application) and a 300 word essay.

Applications will be judged on the following criteria:  Character; Leadership Skills; Community Involvement; Respect for the Law; and Awareness of the harmful effects of drugs and alcohol (Essay).

Freshman Impact Scholarship Info & Application

Deadline:  April 1, 2019

4/1/2019Valburg, Missy
Lee Johannsen Memorial Scholarship for current college students

The Johannsen scholarship for current college students is a $4,000, $2,000 fall semester & $2,000 spring semester award.   This scholarship is available to a Jones County High School graduate who will be enrolled as a full-time student in a college or university as a junior or senior during the 2019-2020 school year.  Scholarship selection will consist of application evaluation.

  • A copy of a current college transcript, showing completed courses, cumulative credits and cumulative GPA should accompany the application. 

The student selected as the Johannsen college scholar will:

  • maintain their GPA, staying within the academic 'good standing' as stated in their current college catalog
  • send a copy of their college class schedule and transcript at the end of fall semester to the high school office to verify full-time enrollment and GPA 

Lee Johannsen college scholarship 2019.doc

Mail or email completed application by April 12, 2019 to:

Missy Valburg

Jones County High School

PO Box 109

Murdo, SD  57559

4/12/2019Valburg, Missy
West River Pheasants Forever scholarship

The West River Pheasants Forever chapter is offering two $500 scholarships to local students.  The student or one of their parents need to be members of West River Pheasnats Forever.

Applications deadline - April 24, 2019

West River Pheasants Forever scholarship app 2019.pdf

4/24/2019Valburg, Missy
Evie Kahnke Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Evie Kahnke by her family.  Evie was an outstanding student-athlete and well rounded individual active in sports, FFA, 4H and her religion.  She lost her 3 month battle to Acute Myeloid Luekemia at the age of 17, just ​days after her high school graduation.

This scholarship is open to South Dakota students who were active in extra curricular activities through all of his/her high school years and plan to pursue a careere in the ag industry.

Deadline:  April 28, 2019

Information and scholarship application can be found here:  Evie Kahnke Memorial Scholarship

4/28/2019Valburg, Missy
Scavenger's Journey Scholarship

The Corporation will award a $250 scholarship to a South Dakota High School graduate, resiging in one of the participating towns of Scaventer's Journey Inc., and attending a South Dakota university or techinical school pursuing a business major.

Application deadline is May 1, 2019

Scavenger's Journey Scholarship App 2019.pdf

5/1/2019Valburg, 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 

8/31/2019Valburg, Missy