College Scholarships

SDBA Foundation Scholarships

2019 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 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 15, 2019. Application forms are available from your campus guidance counselor, financial aid office or download application now!

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SDBA Foundation Sponsored Scholarships - College Specific

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. Gergory 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. Tim Mantz, 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: Chellee Unruh, Southeast Technical Institute, Sioux Falls, (605) 367-7464.

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