Southeast Tech awards more than 125 scholarships at first-ever Signing Day event
Friday, May 31, 2019
Build Dakota offers full-ride scholarships to students that stay in South Dakota
This May, 126 new students celebrated earning full-ride scholarships to Southeast Tech at the the first-ever Build Dakota Signing Day.
The awards are part of the Build Dakota program, which offers full-ride scholarships to qualified students who choose in-demand career fields and commit to working in South Dakota for at least three years after graduation.
“The focus on Build Dakota is to keep all of this talent local. To provide the opportunity for these students, whether they’re from South Dakota initially, or coming in from another state, to stay here once they graduate because we have such a shortage of skilled workforce that we need every one of our students,” said Southeast Tech President Bob Griggs.
Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken, South Dakota Board of Technical Education and Build Dakota Chairman Dana Dykhouse, and former Build Dakota scholar and Southeast Tech HVAC instructor Dan Vos spoke at the event.
Visit our scholarship page to learn more about the Build Dakota scholarship.
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