Scholarships for College Students

Scholarship AppThe South Dakota Bankers Foundation annually offers five named scholarships awarded directly to students attending a South Dakota college who are pursuing a career in banking or finance. Applicants must be in their junior year, entering their senior year of college during the 2024-2025 school year. Please refer to your academic handbook if you need clarification for junior/senior credit qualifications. 

  • $4,000 Alan M. Graff Scholarship
  • $3,000 David S. Birkeland Scholarship
  • 3,000 Herman Lerdal Scholarship
  • $3,000 Joyce Hazeltine Scholarship
  • $1,500 Deb Gates Scholarship

The deadline to apply is March 29, 2024. The SDBA also provides a poster if banks would like to help promote the scholarships. 

For more information on South Dakota Bankers Foundation scholarships, contact Foundation Executive Director Halley Lee.