Multiple local, state and federal scholarships are available for Southeast Tech students.

Southeast Tech Foundation Scholarships: The Southeast Tech Foundation awarded over 193 scholarships last year so be sure to check out the Southeast Tech Foundation Scholarships page for more information!

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Available External Scholarships:
iHelp Student Loan Scholarship:  Through our Facebook page, we are offering $6000 in scholarships that we will be giving away through a random drawing.  All students need to visit our Facebook page and complete the short, online form.  Click the link to learn more:

Engineering Technology Students: ASHRAE is an organization that students should be involved with in order to be qualified for an ASHRAE scholarship. For more information visit their website: 

Bjugstad Scholarship:
  • Enrolled member of a federally recognized Indian Tribe whose reservation is located in SD or ND
  • Resident of SD or ND
  • Demonstrated academic achievement
  • High school senior planning to earn a degree in agriculture or natural resources or a related field

Scholarship application can be found here.

Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation Scholarships: There are several scholarships available online for students attending technical schools. Please review the applications at
South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship: This scholarship is designated for the most academically accomplished high school graduates to receive an affordable education at any university, college, or technical school in South Dakota that is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship provides $5,000 over four years to a qualifying student who attends an eligible higher education institution in South Dakota. Recipients may participate in the South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship Program for the equivalent of four academic years (eight consecutive fall and spring terms), or until attaining a baccalaureate degree. During each academic year, one-half of the annual scholarship award will be distributed at the beginning of the fall semester and the other half distributed at the beginning of the spring semester. Scholarship requirements can be found here. Completed applications and high school transcripts should be forwarded to:

Jim Rokusek

Director of Students

Southeast Technical Institute

2320 N Career Ave Sioux Falls, SD 57107

Nursing Education Scholarship Program

Funding for the scholarship program is generated through a $10 fee charged to LPNs and RNs at the time of licensure. The number and amount of each scholarship is determined annually by South Dakota Board of Nursing, not to exceed $1,000 per academic year.

Scholarships may be used only for direct education expenses such as tuition, books, and fees. Room and board are not considered direct educational expenses.


Students in Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN), Registered Nursing (RN)and Advanced Practice Registered Nursing (APRN)programs must submit the Scholarship Application directly to the Board.

RN and APRN applications are due by June 1 and awardees will be selected during the July Board of Nursing meeting. All applicants will be notified of selection. Scholarship payments will be made at the start of the fall and spring semesters.

LPN applications are due by October 1 and awardees will be selected during the November Board of Nursing meeting. All applicants will be notified of selection. Scholarship payments will be made at the start of the spring semester.

Information is available at this site on the board of nursing web page:

Deadline for RN students in May 31, for LPN it is September 30 of each year.