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:

Sioux Falls Business and Professional Women Scholarship:  The Sioux Falls Business and Professional Women’s Organization is offering $500.00 scholarships to women pursuing a post secondary education.  Both traditional and non-traditional students are eligible to apply.

Deadline is May 31, 2015.  Applications can be obtained here.
SD Soil and Water Conservation Society Scholarship:  

Applicants must:

  1. Be currently enrolled in a South Dakota educational institution.
  2. Have completed at least one full year of study in an accredited university, college (including tribal colleges), or technical school in South Dakota.  For example, if the student graduates from high school in May of 2013 and enrolls in college in the fall of 2013 as full-time student for the 2013-14 year, the student could apply in the spring of 2015.  For students enrolled in a 2-year technical school, the scholarship may be awarded post-graduation, based upon the time of scholarship application review and monetary disbursement.
  3. Have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.8 (on a 4.0 point scale).
  4. Be an undergraduate enrolled in an agricultural or natural science conservation related major/curriculum.
  5. Show reasonable need for financial assistance.
  6. Be involved in natural resource conservation activities (including leadership activities).
  7. Not have received a prior SD SWCS scholarship.

Past applicants have majored in agronomy, soil science, agricultural systems technology, general agriculture, range science, forestry, agricultural journalism, agricultural education, biology, botany, environmental management, horticulture, park management, and wildlife management.  Other majors related to conservation also qualify.

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The chapter will award two $500 Scholarships each year.   Scholarship application packets are due no later than March 31.
First Premier Bank Scholarship:  For more than 15 years First PREMIER Bank and PREMIER Bankcard have been funding brighter futures for graduating high school seniors and college students in our communities. That’s why we are once again honored to offer area high school seniors the opportunity to apply for one of 18 scholarships for $1,000 to be awarded in 2015. 


All the details can be found at We will be accepting applications through March 14, 2015.
FirstChoice Scholarship:  First Dakota National Bank announces the 2015-2016 FirstChoice Scholarship applications are available. Sixteen $1,000 scholarships are awarded annually to high school seniors or college students attending a post-secondary accredited American college, vocational technical school or university. Applicants are judged on leadership, school and civic involvement, satisfactory scholastic progress and demonstrated financial responsibility.

All applicants must have a FirstChoice Checking account to qualify. Applications need to be postmarked by March 9, 2015. Contact any First Dakota location for an application or download at
Yankton Medical Clinic:  Applicants must be enrolled in a laboratory, radiology, respiratory therapy, or nursing program.  Preference will be given to those with an intention to return to work in one of the above mentioned fields with a 50-mile radius of Yankton, SD.  Deadline is 3/27/2015.  Applications may be obtained in the Financial Aid Office.
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: 

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.