Scholarships for College Students

Scholarship AppThe South Dakota Bankers Foundation annually offers five named scholarships awarded directly to college students who are pursuing a career in banking or finance. Applicants must be a junior entering their senior year of college during the 2021-2022 school year. 

  • $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 26, 2021. 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.