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If you need money for college, apply for scholarships! It is your responsibility to pick up applications and fill them out. Applying for scholarships is hard work and it takes dedication, persistence, and organization on your part. Mr. Thomas is always willing to help you but remember that he has other responsibilities in the school and isn’t always available. Plan ahead and make an appointment with him. LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION – Whoever you ask for these, please give them at least one week’s notice, so they have time to prepare a good letter.
Remember the old adage “Lack of preparation on YOUR part does not necessitate an emergency on MY part”.
Need information concerning NCAA Division I and II and NAIA Athletic Scholarships? *Visit the NCAA Clearinghouse website or the NAIA website to get approved to participate in athletics. See Mr. Thomas for more information.
Make sure you are getting your applications sent in for the colleges of your choice. It is of the utmost importance to get those in early. If you are waiting for the results of your ACT testing....DON’T! Mark as “pending” on your application, but get them sent in as soon as possible. Programs in some of these schools fill up a year in advance, and then you find yourself playing the waiting game.
Most applications for these scholarships will be located in the Senior Corner on 3rd floor or they can be downloaded off the internet sites.
REMEMBER IF THERE IS ONLY ONE APPLICATION IN THE SENIOR CORNER, PLEASE HAVE SOMEONE MAKE MORE COPIES BEFORE YOU TAKE THE LAST ONE!
CHECK OUT THIS WEBSITE FOR A LISTING OF VARIOUS SCHOLARSHIP POSSIBILITIES http://www.studentscolarships.org Check this one out too:
TAKE A LOOK AT THE SIOUX FALLS AREA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION WEBSITE as they offer a number of scholarships. Some may actually apply to you. http://www.sfacf.org/Scholarships.aspx
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA SCHOLARSHIPS – Various Scholarships offered based on Academics, Talents (Fine Arts), and Athletics – www.usd.edu/financial-aid/scholarships.cfm – Various Deadlines
HATTERSCHEIDT SCHOLARSHIP – $1,500 – Must be a SD resident, show financial need and apply for Federal Student Aid through FAFSA, Minimum GPA of 3.0, 3 Letters of Recommendation – Go to your college’s website to download application – Deadline is varied for each school, but most are the middle of March, 2014
FRED & MARIE CHRISTOPHERSON SCHOLARSHIP – This is one of the SFACF scholarships – $2,500 – Must have a minimum GPA of 3.9 and ACT score of 28 – 2 Letters of Recommendation – Essay Required – This scholarship may be renewable for up to three more years for recipients who maintain at least 12 credit hours per semester at a SD College or University and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 – Apps can be downloaded from the above website (Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation) – Application Deadline is 3/15/14
CHS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP – Must be pursuing an Ag related Degree at a 2 or 4 year college – 50–75 $1,000 Scholarships being awarded – Apps have to be downloaded from the website http://chsinc.mediaroom.com/2014-01-09-CHS-Foundation-now-accepting-scholarship-applications Application Deadline is 3/15/14
JOE FOSS “AN AMERICAN HERO” SCHOLARSHIP – Another SFACF Scholarship – $1,000 – Must have minimum GPA of 3.5 and ACT of 21 – Must demonstrate characteristics of an American Patriot – Download App from the SFACF website – Application Deadline is 3/15/14
GOLDEN WEST TELECOMMUNICATIONS SCHOLARSHIP – $1,000 – Student’s parent must reside in the Golden West’s telephone service area – Must be a Springfield resident and subscribe to the company’s service of phone, internet, or cable – Must have taken the SAT or ACT by 12/31/13 – Must attend college, university, or tech school and take at least 12 credits – Apps must be returned to Mr. Thomas by 3/15/14. DO NOT SEND APP DIRECTLY TO GOLDEN WEST!! Winner will be announced at the 2014 Senior Awards Banquet.
GRAND LODGE ANCIENT FREE & ACCEPTED MASONS OF SD SCHOLARSHIP – Several $1,000 Scholarships to be Awarded – Must have a family connection, either by blood or marriage, to a member of the Masonic fraternity, either living or deceased – Scholarships are granted for one year, but may be applied for each year for a maximum of 5 years – 2 References – Application Deadline is 3/15/14
BUCHE FOODS UNDERDOG SCHOLARSHIP – We all know someone who had obstacles in their lives. Some people rise above and evolve from an “underdog” to a “super hero”. Some kids are thrown MORE obstacles than others. Starting in May of 2014, each of the Buche Foods stores will award 1 – $1,000 scholarship to a High School Senior from their community that has overcome some seemingly insurmountable obstacles in their life and are going to attend a college, university, or tech school. These scholarships are not your usual awards. It does not award the highest academic, most improved, best attendance – but it recognizes the accomplishments of the student who struggled to graduate. It recognizes the strength and perseverance they displayed by overcoming obstacles in their personal life. Requirements: A typed essay on how you exhibited perseverance by overcoming a trying obstacle with honesty and respect, but through it all have never given up, 2 Letters of Recommendation, Report Card/Transcript – Application Deadline is 3/17/14
WALTER A & LUCY YOSHIOKA BUHLER ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP – USD scholarship to be awarded to a student majoring in one of the Fine Arts Department – Minimum GPA of 3.5 and/or rank in the top 25% of your class – Must demonstrate financial need – Essay questions – Subject to maintaining a certain GPA, this award shall be EQUAL TO FULL IN–STATE TUITION AND FEES FOR EACH YEAR recipient is enrolled as a full–time student at USD, for up to 4 consecutive years – Application Deadline is 3/17/14
P.A.Y. SCHOLARSHIP (Promoting Agricultural Youth) – 4 – $2,500 scholarships to be awarded – Must be pursuing post–secondary education in the related fields of agriculture – Application Deadline is 3/19/14
DAKOTA SOUTHERN CATTLEMEN’S SCHOLARSHIPS – 2 – $500 scholarships – Must be a resident of Bon Homme, Yankton, or Hutchinson Counties – Must be pursuing an agriculture or ag related degree – Application Deadline is 3/20/14
SD SOCIETY FOR TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP – $500 – Must be a graduating senior who has gained acceptance to a post–secondary educational institution in the field of Educational Technology or Informational Technology – Minimum GPA of 2.50 – 3 Letters of Recommendation – All Applications must be postmarked by Friday, March 28, 2014
YANKTON MEDICAL CLINIC SCHOLARSHIP – Must plan to pursue a major in the medical field – Must provide a listing of school, church, and civic activities – 3 Letters of Reference – Essay – Minimum GPA of 3.2 – Application Deadline is 3/28/14
BON HOMME LIONS CLUB SCHOLARSHIP – $500 – This scholarship will be awarded to a BHHS Senior who has diabetes, a hearing or vision disability – Must be planning to attend a post–secondary school – Essay – Medical documentation of the disability – Application Deadline is 3/31/14
KARST MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – 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 – 2 Letters of Reference – http://www.brookingsconservation.org/education_karst.htm – Application Deadline is 3/31/14
JANICE M. SCOTT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – Must be a High School Senior planning to attend a 4 year College or University in the US – Must have demonstrated leadership abilities through participating in community service or other extra–curricular activities – GPA of 3.0 or higher – Combined adjusted income of parents cannot exceed $60,000 – 3–5 Scholarships of $2,500 will be awarded – Application Deadline is 3/31/14
ST. LEO ALTAR SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP – $500 – Must be an active member of St. Leo Catholic Church in Tyndall – Essay – 3 Letters of Recommendation – Application Deadline is 3/31/14
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS SCHOLARSHIP – $750 – Applicant must be active in one of the following parishes: St. George, St. Leo, St. Vincent, or St. Wenceslaus – Letter of Recommendation – Application Deadline is 4/1/14
SECURITY STATE BANK SCHOLARSHIP – New! – $500 – Letter of Recommendation – Short Essay – Finalist will be required to do a personal interview – Application Deadline is 4/1/14
SOUTH DAKOTA 4–H SCHOLARSHIPS – Multiple scholarships available ranging from $100–$500 – Must have at least 5 years of active membership in SD 4–H – Letter of Recommendation – Applications can be downloaded at http://igrow.org/up/resources/01-4004-2014.pdf Application Deadline is 4/1/14
SOUTH DAKOTA AVIATION ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP – $1,000 – Must be sponsored by a SDAA member – Application Deadline is 4/1/14
LEWIS & CLARK SPECIALTY HOSPITAL SCHOLARSHIP – 2 – $1,000 Scholarships available – Must be pursuing a major in a medical field – 3 Letters of Reference – Essay – ALL COMPLETED APPLICATIONS MUST BE TURNED IN TO MR. THOMAS BY 4/4/14
HOCH FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP – 5 – $2,000 Scholarships to be awarded – Based on need, character, work ethic, and community/school involvement – 3 Letters of Recommendation – Essay – Must continue education in a post–secondary institution – Application Deadline is 4/5/14
LEWIS & CLARK HOMEBUILDERS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP – $500 – Must be pursuing a degree in a construction related field. Fields may include Heating/Ventilations/Air Conditioning/Refrigeration, Landscaping Design, Building Trades Technology, Civil Engineering, Architectural Drafting, Construction Engineering Technology, Carpentry, or Plumbing – 2 Letters of Recommendation – Application Deadline is 4/11/14
TABOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BOOK AWARD SCHOLARSHIP – 2 – $200 Book Scholarships to be awarded – Must be a graduate of Tabor Elementary School or have a home address of Tabor – GPA of a “B” average – Recommendation – Application Deadline is 4/12/14
MABEL UKEN MEMORIAL – Must be a Springfield resident – Preference given to those going into the field of education – Minimum GPA of 3.20 – Essay – Application Deadline is 4/15/14
AGNES A. MAUS ESTATE SCHOLARSHIP – $500 – Must have been a resident of Bon Homme county for at least 10 years – Essay – Applications Due to Guidance Counselor by 4/15/14
FORT RANDALL TELEPHONE SCHOLARSHIP – $1,000 – Essay – Past or Present Community Service – Letter of Reference – Application Deadline is 4/15/14
GLENN & KATHRYN DUNCAN SCHOLARSHIP – Must be a Senior and an active member of the BHHS Wrestling Program – Minimum GPA of 2.50 – Must be planning to attend a post–secondary school/program – Essay – Applications Due to Guidance Counselor by 4/15/14
AMERICAN LEGION RAY “BUD” SMITH SCHOLARSHIP – Must be a descendant of living or deceased member of Dwight Wood Post #132 – 2 Letters of Recommendation – If no descendent of a Dwight Wood member is available, the scholarship may be awarded to a descendent of another American Legion Post member in Bon Homme County – Application Deadline is 4/15/14
KELLEY SCHOLARSHIP – $500 Book Scholarship – Based on future plans in business and business classes taken in high school – Preference given to students who have taken or are currently taking two or more of the following courses: Business Law, Business Math, Word Processing, or Accounting – Essay – Application Deadline is 4/25/14
JUNE V. CLARK SCHOLARSHIP – $1,500 – Must be a Bon Homme High School Senior who ranks academically in the top 10% of graduating class – Applications Due to Guidance Counselor by 4/30/14
NORM & BONNIE LEHESKA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – $500 – Must be active member of St. Leo Catholic Church in Tyndall – Essay – 3 Letters of Recommendation – Application Deadline is 4/30/14
JAMES W. FLEVARES SCHOLARSHIP – Minimum GPA of 3.20 – Must have 4 years of band &/or chorus – Must have 2 years beyond those required by the Board of Regents in Math, Science, English, or Social Studies – Must have been involved in both sports and fine arts – Applications Due to Mr. Thomas by 5/5/14
AVERA HEALTH LEADERS SCHOLARSHIP – Must be an Avera employee of or a child of an Avera employee – Minimal GPA of 2.50 – Essay – 4 Letters of Recommendation – Applications must be downloaded from their website: http://www.avera.org/careers/avera-health-leaders-scholarship – Application Deadline is 5/9/14
STULC–BERNDT SCHOLARSHIP – Must be an active member of St. Leo’s Parish in Tyndall – Must attend a post–secondary institution of higher learning – Members of families with ag backgrounds are encouraged to apply – Application Deadline is 5/30/14
AUTOMOTIVE HALL OF FAME SCHOLARSHIP – Must be interested in pursuing a career in the automotive field – 2 Letters of Recommendation – Letter of Acceptance for the college/tech school of your choice – minimum GPA of 3.0 – Download Application @ www.automotivehalloffame.org/education – Applications Accepted from 2/1/14 through 6/30/14
SOUTH DAKOTA GOLF ASSOCIATION JUNIOR GOLF FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP – 6 – $1,500 Scholarships being awarded – Must have lived in SD for the last 2 years – Must plan to attend a 4 year post–secondary school – Must provide history on your golf participation & accomplishments & indicate future plans in golf – Download @ http://www.sdga.org/junior-golf/junior-golf-foundation
SOUTH DAKOTA OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP – Must complete the high school course requirements (see the website) with no final grad below a “C” – Cumulative GPA of 3.0 – Composite ACT Score of 24 or higher – Download from the website – Submit Application as soon as possible after Graduation, but no later than September 1 for fall enrollment.