SDBA Foundation Scholarships

2020 Scholarships now available from the South Dakota Bankers Foundation to students at:

  • South Dakota Colleges & Universities
  • South Dakota Technical Schools

Application forms are available from your campus guidance counselor, financial aid office or download the application now!

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

Each of the above scholarships will be awarded to a South Dakota College or University junior with an expressed interest in banking, finance or business. Application must be submitted by March 27, 2020. Application forms are available from your campus guidance counselor, financial aid office or download the application now!

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Foundation Sponsored Scholarships at South Dakota Colleges and Technical Institutes

The Foundation also provides scholarships for the following state colleges and technical institutes.

$1,500 @ Black Hills State University

Awarded to a junior majoring in economics and finance in the School of Business. For additional information and application forms contact Dr. Gregory Farley, BHSU School of Business, Spearfish, (605) 642-6212, or Kanda Guthmiller, BHSU Scholarship Coordinator, (605) 642-6335. 

$1,500 @ Dakota State University 

Awarded to an incoming graduate student in information assurance with bank security specialization. For additional information and application forms contact: Jill Ruhd, Dakota State University, Madison, (605) 256-5650.

$1,500 @ Northern State University

Awarded to a junior or senior majoring in banking and financial services. For additional information and application forms contact Dr. Doug Ohmer, Interim Dean of School of Business, Aberdeen, (605) 626-2400.

$1,500 @ South Dakota State University

Awarded to a junior studying ag economics or ag business. For additional information and application forms contact: Dr. Don Marshall, College of Agriculture, SDSU, Brookings, (605) 688-5133.

$1,500 @ University of South Dakota

Awarded to a junior at the School of Business. For additional information and application forms contact: Dean A.K. "Venky" Venkatachalam, School of Business, USD, Vermillion, (605) 677-5455.

$1,500 @ Lake Area Technical Institute

Awarded to a first year student majoring in consumer banking or agri-banking. For additional information and application forms contact: Brittany Rost, Lake Area Technical Institute, Watertown, (605) 882-5284 ext. 292.

$1,500 @ Southeast Technical Institute

Awarded to students majoring in financial services for an applied science degree. For additional information and application forms contact: Micah Hansen, Southeast Technical Institute, Sioux Falls, (605) 367-5550.

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