Build Dakota Full-Ride Scholarships

Picture yourself writing the code, monitoring a pulse, connecting the wires, building a foundation and so much more. There’s never been a better time for technical education in South Dakota, and there’s never been a better time for you to take advantage of the Build Dakota Scholarship!

When you choose a high-need workforce program identified through the Build Dakota Scholarship, you become eligible for a full-ride scholarship covering 100% of your program, including tuition, fees, books and tools. 

How to apply

The Build Dakota Scholarship application period runs from January 1 – March 31, 2019.

Apply for a Build Dakota Scholarship.

How does it work?
  • Choose a program eligible for a Build Dakota Scholarship.
  • You must be accepted into the program to be eligible.
  • Students of any age and from any state are eligible to apply.
  • Those who are awarded the scholarship commit to stay in South Dakota to work in their field of study for three years.
  • As a Build Dakota Scholar, you must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5.
Eligible Southeast Tech Programs
  • Automotive
    • Automotive Technology
    • Collision Repair and Refinish Technology
    • Diesel Technology
    • Diesel Technology: Agriculture/Construction
  • Construction
    • Construction Management Technology
    • Electrician
    • HVAC/R
    • Mechanical Systems/Plumbing & Technology
    • Residential Heating & Air Conditioning Technology
    • Welding
  • Engineering
    • Civil Engineering Technology
    • Land Surveying Science Technology
    • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Electronics/Precision Manufacturing
    • Electronics
    • Mechatronics
  • Information Technology/Computer Information Systems
    • Computer Programming
    • Information Technology Security
    • Network Administrator
    • System Administrator
  • Health Care and Medical Technology
    • Invasive Cardiovascular Tech
    • Licensed Practical Nursing
    • Registered Nurse
    • Surgical Technology


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