Donald L. Alcott Scholarship

These annual scholarships are given to students in the Sanford School of Medicine.

Alpha Omega Alpha Founders Scholarship

The recipient must be the incoming president of the Alpha Omega Alpha chapter of South Dakota.

Dr. Frank G. Alvine Scholarship

Recipients must be residents of South Dakota and have completed their first year of medical school. Special preference is given to second-year medical students. Special consideration is also given to students demonstrating eagerness to learn and exceptional three-dimensional capabilities.

Dr. Theodore A. Angelos Scholarship

First preference for this scholarship goes to medical students who graduated from Canton High School, Lennox High School, Beresford High School, Alcester-Hudson High School or West Lyon High School.

James Atkinson and Percy Atkinson Memorial Scholarship

First consideration is given to a student who is married and has children. Recipients are determined by appropriate admissions and financial aid officials in the Sanford School of Medicine.

Avera Health Scholarship

Scholarships are given annually to students from South Dakota. Special consideration is given to students from the geographical regions of the participating hospitals. The recipient must have have:

  • Demonstrated academic excellence in their undergraduate work if they are entering their first year of medical school
  • A mimimum 3.5 GPA in their undergraduate work and/or a minimum cumulative MCAT of 500
  • Demonstrated academic excellence through the first year of medical school
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA after the first year and subsequent years of medical school
  • Demonstrate promise as a physician and commitment to practicing in South Dakota or the geographic areas of the sponsoring hospitals

Sponsoring hospitals include Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, Avera St. Luke's Hospital in Aberdeen, Avera Queen of Peace in Mitchell, Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center, Avera St. Benedict Health Center, Avera St. Mary's Hospital in Pierre and Hegg Memorial Health Center in Rock Valley, Iowa.

Lawson Baker Memorial Scholarship

Recipients should submit a short summary expressing their interest in cardiovascular medicine.

Dr. John and Anne Barlow Scholarship

First preference for this scholarship is given to students from the Rapid City and West River regions. Secondary preference is given to third or fourth-year students who are enrolled on the Rapid City campus of the Sanford School of Medicine. The scholarship is renewable if the students remain in good academic standing.

Dr. Jeffrey Behrens Memorial Scholarship

These scholarships are given to students in the Sanford School of Medicine.

Bell Native American Scholarship

Candidates must be of Native American descent from North or South Dakota. Recipients may receive the scholarship up to four consecutive years. If the recipient is an incoming first-year medical student, the scholarship is renewable through the fourth year of medical school.

Black Hills Medical Society Scholarship

First preference is for first, second, third or fourth-year students from the Rapid City West River region. Secondary preference is given to third or fourth-year students who are enrolled on the Rapid City campus of the Sanford School of Medicine. The scholarship is renewable if the students remain in good academic standing.

Albert D. Blenderman Scholarship

This scholarship is given to students in the Sanford School of Medicine.

Bloemendaal Family Scholarship

First preference is given to students from Montana. Secondary preference is given to students from the Ipswich or Aberdeen areas, including the counties of Brown, Edmond, Falk, Marshall, McPerson and Spink. The scholarship is renewable if the students remain in good academic standing.

Boudreau Family Scholarship

First preference is given to a student from the Yankton area. Second preference is given to a third or fourth-year student enrolled in the Yankton campus. The scholarship is renewable if the student remains in good academic standing.

Frank O. Brady Memorial Scholarship

Recipients should be those whom Dean Brady would have chosen as his "projects" - those students who have the ability to complete their program, but who have gotten cold feet or are downtrodden and need some help and encouragement.

Matthew P. and Maria Brzica School of Medicine Scholarship

Preference is given to students who have achieved academically and are from South Dakota. Financial need is taken into account only as a secondary consideration.

Bruce Alan Bullias, M.D. Scholarship

This scholarship is available to Sanford School of Medicine students.

Dr. Alexander and Leola B. Bushmer Scholarship

This scholarship goes to Sanford School of Medicine students.

Alma Carlson Scholarship

This scholarship is given to medical students.

Dr. Timothy Clark Scholarship

This scholarship goes to Sanford School of Medicine students. Recipients are selected by the appropriate admissions and financial aid officials in the Sanford School of Medicine.

Class of 1978 Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established to honor the memory of classmates who are no longer with us, especially Frank Harding, Richard Sample, Ronald Thune, Gregg Tobin and John VanderWoude. First preference is for an entering, first-year student. The scholarship is renewable if the student remains in good standing.

Dr. Albert R. Coates Memorial Scholarship

First preference is given to students from a West River high school. Secondary preference is given to other high school graduates from South Dakota. Students from surrounding states are eligible if no other candidates match the aforementioned criteria. The scholarship is renewable if the recipient remains in good academic standing.

Cameron Cowan Memorial Scholarship

Recipients must be graduates of the University of South Dakota. The scholarship is renewable if the student remains in good academic standing.

Dakota West Radiation Oncology Scholarship

First preference is given to third or fourth-year students from the West River region who are enrolled on the Rapid City campus of the Sanford School of Medicine. The scholarship is renewable if the students remain in good academic standing.

Don and Cara Lee Davis Scholarship

This scholarship is given to a student who graduated from a South Dakota high school and has completed the first year of medical school at USD. Recipients must be ranked in the upper 20 percent of his/her medical school class and demonstrate empathy coupled with a caring and understanding attitude toward other people, including fellow classmates. Preference is given to a student entering their second year of medical school.

William Davis Memorial Medical Scholarship

Third-year medical students with high personal character and satisfactory academic standing are eligible for this scholarship. The award may be renewable for fourth-year medical students provided the above requirements are met. The scholarship winner must:

  • Have been born in South Dakota and graduated from a South Dakota high school
  • Have a good sense of humor
  • Be a likable individual

Laura Davis-Keppen, M.D. Scholarship

First preference is for a student who is classified as a third-year student in the Sanford School of Medicine and an incoming member of Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA), with emphasis on a student who is an advocate for patients and who is dedicated to compassionate patient care. Recipients are determined by the AOA scholarship committee after the AOA spring election.

Rev. William C. Deer Memorial Medical Scholarship

Candidates for this scholarship are judged on the basis of both academic achievement and financial need.

DePalma/Moran Scholarship

Recipients must be first-year, entering students who demonstrate respect, service and integrity in actions. The scholarship is renewable if the student remains in good standing.

I.D. Eirinberg, M.D. Scholarship

Worthy students in the Sanford School of Medicine who are in need of financial assistance in the pursuit of their education are eligible for this scholarship.

Faithe Family Scholarship

Preference is given to students who show some financial need and have outstanding accomplishments and aspirations to serve the health care delivery system.

Dr. Arnold W. and Alanna J. Fenske Scholarship

Incoming first-year medical students are eligible for this renewable scholarship.

Dr. Richard C. Finley Memorial Scholarship

Preference is for students from the Rapid City and the West River region. The scholarship is renewable if the students remain in good academic standing.

First District Medical Society Annual Scholarship

Preference is given to a second-year student. Additional preference is given to a student from Brown, Edmunds, Falk, Marshall, McPherson and Spink counties. Preference is also given to a student who is a member of the medical student section of the South Dakota State Medical Association. The scholarship award is renewable if the student remains in good standing.

Constantine Flevares Freshman Medical School Scholarship

Scholarships are awarded to students in their freshman year of the medical program. Recipients are selected based on proven scholastic records in their undergraduate studies and financial need, as well as potential to become a physician.

Constantine Flevares Junior Medical School Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to students in their junior year of the medical program. Recipients are selected based on proven scholastic records in their undergraduate studies and financial need.

Constantine Flevares Need Medical School Scholarship

Two need-based scholarships are presented to a medical student, who may be in any year of the program. Recipients are selected based on financial need and potential to become a physician.

Constantine Flevares Senior Medical School Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to students in their senior year of the medical program. Recipients are selected based on proven scholastic records in their undergraduate studies and financial need.

Constantine Flevares Sophomore Medical School Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to students in their sophomore year of the medical program. Recipients are selected based on proven scholastic records in their undergraduate studies and financial need.

Dr. R.J. and Phyllis Foley Scholarship

First preference is given to students who have graduated from a South Dakota high school. Candidates should have an interest in practicing medicine in rural South Dakota.

Dr. Harold and Sandra Fromm Scholarship

First preference is given to students from the Rapid City or West River region. The scholarship is renewable if the students remain in good academic standing.

Fromm Family Scholarship

The recipient must be a third or fourth-year medical student, with first preference given to a student from the Rapid City area.

Frost Family Scholarship

First preference is given to third or fourth-year students from Pennington County who are on the Rapid City campus of the Sanford School of Medicine. The scholarship is renewable if the student remains in good academic standing.

Dr. Charles Geppert Medical School Scholarship

This annual scholarship is given to medical students.

Robert R. Giebink Family Scholarship

Sophomore students enrolled in the Sanford School of Medicine are eligible for this schlarship. Financial need is the primary consideration. Preference is given in the following order:

  • Graduates of Northwest College of Orange City
  • Graduates of high schools serving Sioux County, Iowa
  • Graduates of other high schools in Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Gisness Family Scholarship

First preference is given to a third or fourth-year student from the Rapid City or West River area who plans to enter a primary care residency: Family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics or obstetrics and gynecology. Additional preference is given to a student with an expressed interest in returning to South Dakota to practice. The scholarship is renewable if the student remains in good academic standing.

Goodhope Scholarship

Three students who are enrolled in the USD Sanford School of Medicine are chosen for this scholarship. First preference is for an entering first-year student who is a military veteran with children. Second preference is for any student with children. The scholarship is renewable in the second, third and fourth year if the recipients remain in good academic standing.

Robert Myron Goodhope Scholarship

First preference is given to third-year students who are former teachers. Second preference is given to third-year students with children. The scholarships are renewable for the fourth year if the student remains in good academic standing.

Greater Sturgis Lifecare Foundation Scholarship

Students from Sturgis are given first preference. Second preference is for students enrolled on the Rapid City campus of the Sanford School of Medicine. The scholarship is renewable if the students remain in good academic standing.

Dr. Charley F. and Elizabeth R. Gutch Scholarship

This scholarship is available to Sanford School of Medicine students.

John C. Hagin Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship goes to medical students with financial need.

Miles Hammer Trust

Medical students attending the Sanford School of Medicine are eligible for this scholarship.

Dr. Keith and Margaret Hansen Family Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a third or fourth-year student who has financial need. The scholarship is renewable if the student remains in good academic standing.

Mary Hanson Medical School Scholarship

Medical students attending the Sanford School of Medicine are eligible for this scholarship.

Dr. Walter Hard Anatomy Scholarship

Recipients must be medical students who have proven scholastic records in anatomy.

Dr. Charles and Kathryn Hart Scholarship

Preference is given to third or fourth-year students who are enrolled on the Rapid City campus of the Sanford School of Medicine. The scholarship is renewable if the students remain in good academic standing.

Heeren-Thorson Family Scholarship

First preference is given to a student who has volunteer and community experiences outside of the classroom and is a member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society.

Hermann Family Scholarship

First preference is given to first, second, third or fourth-year students from the city of Sturgis, South Dakota. Secondary preference is given to third or fourth-year students who are enrolled on the Rapid City campus of the Sanford School of Medicine. The scholarship is renewable if the students remain in good academic standing.

Hill-Rom Corporation Medical School Scholarship

This scholarship is given to medical students, with preference given to a Native American student in good standing.

Dr. DeWayne and Barbara Hofer Annual Scholarship

Recipients must be first year entering students who are residents of South Dakota at the time of the application. The scholarship is renewable if the recipient remains in good academic standing.

Dr. Ernest Hofer Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is for Sanford School of Medicine students.

Dr. John S. Howe and Dr. Myra E. Howe Memorial Scholarship

Students attending the Sanford School of Medicine are eligible for this scholarship.

Dr. Roy and Clara E. Hubbs Memorial Scholarship

Entering freshmen at the Sanford School of Medicine are eligible. Recipients of this scholarship must have graduated from a South Dakota high school, be a United States citizen and be from a community in South Dakota with a population of less than 10,000. Recipients must demonstrate a financial need.

R. Curtis Jahraus, M.D. Scholarship

Scholarships are awarded to first-year USD medical students. Recipients must be residents of South Dakota or have the intention of practicing in South Dakota.

Edward T. Jellesma Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is available to Sanford School of Medicine students.

Dr. Paul and Marilyn Jensen Family Scholarship

Recipients must be married students with a demonstrated financial need. If no married student is available, the award will go to a student with financial need.

Dr. A.A. Jordan and Kathryn Jordan Scholarship

Medical students attending the Sanford School of Medicine are eligible for this scholarship.

Karlen Family Medical School Scholarship

First preference is for students from the Rapid City and West River region. Secondary preference is for third or fourth-year students who are enrolled on the Rapid City campus of the USD Sanford School of Medicine. The scholarship is renewable if the students remain in good academic standing.

Chris Karnezis, M.D. Memorial Scholarship

This annual scholarship is awarded to a student of good academic standing who is enrolled in the Sanford School of Medicine. First preference is for students of Greek descent. An additional first preference is given to students from South Dakota with secondary preference for students from Minnesota.

Drs. Edward John and Dorothybelle McCree Kaufman Frontier and Rural Medicine Scholarship

Recipients are determined by the director of the Frontier and Rural Medicine (FARM) program and the appropriate selection committee.

Catherine Kehm-Hart, M.D. Scholarship

The recipient must:

  • Be an entering, first-year medical student
  • Be a resident of South Dakota
  • Have superior academic qualifications and demonstrated financial need
  • Demonstrate an appreciation for the ethical and spiritual qualities inherent in a physician's service to humanity
  • Demonstrate a personal religious commitment
  • Demonstrate a commitment to and involvement in community service

Preference is given to a female candidate. A new recipient is selected each year.

Frances O. and F. Ellis Kelsey Award for Excellence in Pharmacology

This annual award is given to a second-year medical student who has demonstrated excellence in pharmacology. The recipients are recognized with a plaque to be kept initially in the Lee Medical Building.

Dr. Lyle B. and Mary Vessey Knight Scholarship

Students who graduated from a South Dakota high school and are beginning their senior year of medical school are eligible. Academic achievement and financial need are given consideration when selecting the recipients of this scholarship.

Dr. Roger and Janice Knutsen Scholarship

Recipients must have significant and demonstrated financial need. First preference is given to third or fourth-year students enrolled on the Rapid City campus of the Sanford School of Medicine. The scholarship is renewable if the students remain in good academic standing.

Koch Hazard Architects Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to Sanford School of Medical Students pursuing a degree as a medical doctor.

Kovarik Family Scholarship

Recipients must be third or fourth-year students who are enrolled on the Rapid City campus of the Sanford School of Medicine. The scholarship is renewable if the students remain in good academic standing.

Lankhorst Family Scholarship

First preference is for an entering, first-year student with demonstrated financial need. The scholarship is renewable if the student remains in good academic standing and continues to demonstrate financial need.

Dr. John H. Lloyd Sr. Scholarship

This scholarship goes to Sanford School of Medicine students.

Jackie Lofgren Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship goes to Sanford School of Medicine students.

Edith C. Madsen-Jungwirth Scholarship

This annual scholarship goes to Sanford School of Medicine students.

Dr. Joseph M. Malters and Mrs. Kathryn Kirk-Malters Scholarship

Scholarships are given to students who are enrolled in or accepted by the USD Sanford School of Medicine and meet all requirements to be a student in good standing.

John J. and Agnes Maus Medical School Scholarship

Recipients are to be bona fide South Dakota residents of at least 10 years and must have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA through their first two years of medical school. The scholarship is not renewable and can only be awarded to a student once. Recipients shall be students who will most likely practice their medical profession in the state of South Dakota.

Michael McHale, M.D. Scholarship

Recipients must be an entering fourth-year student who attains the highest score on the OSCE examination.

Medical School Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship goes to Sanford School of Medicine students.

Dr. Thomas Y. Nakao Scholarship

Scholarships are to be awarded on the basis of scholarship and need.

Robert H. Nelson, M.D. Family Scholarship

This scholarship goes to Sanford School of Medicine students in good standing.

Nettleman Scholarship for Rural Medicine

First preference is given to a second-year student who expresses a credible interest in rural medicine or the rural track FARM program. The scholarship may be renewable if the recipient continues to meet the selection criteria.

Northern Plains Eye Foundation/Dr. Paul L. Zimmerman Memorial Scholarship

Preference is given to an entering fourth-year student with an expressed interest in ophthalmology or optometry following completion of their medical school program. The recipient must be a student from South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming or Montana and have a minimum 3.6 grade point average with demonstrated leadership qualities.

Paul Frederick Nyberg Memorial Scholarship

First preference is given to students who graduated from Yankton High School in South Dakota.

J.C. Ohlmacher, M.D. and H.V. Atkinson, Ph.D. Student Scholarship

This scholarship is given to medical students with financial need.

Dr. Peter and Marianna Overgaard Scholarship

This scholarship is available to Sanford School of Medicine students.

Oyos and Lillehaug Family Scholarship

The award is given to an incoming, first-year student who has financial need. Preference is given to students with a non-science major or double major that includes a non-science component.

Jason E. Payne Scholarship

This scholarship goes to a worthy medical student who shows promise and leadership.

Rodney Parry, M.D. Medical School Scholarship

Incoming first-year medical students are eligible for this scholarship.

William T.F. Paul, M.D. Scholarship

This scholarship is available to Sanford School of Medicine students in good standing.

Petereit Family Scholarship

First preference is given to a third or fourth-year student who is enrolled in the Rapid City campus. In addition, first preference is given to a student who is from Pennington, Mead, Butte, Lawrence, Custer, Harding, Shannon or Fall River counties.

Drs. Jerry and Nadine Popham Family Scholarship

First preference is for third or fourth-year students with an expressed interest in providing care in medically underserved countries or regions like Southeast Asia, Africa, Central America and the Caribbean. Secondary preference is given to third-year students who are residents of South Dakota with an expressed interest in returning to South Dakota to practice. The scholarship is renewable if the students remain in good standing.

Robert H. and Ruth Quinn Scholarship

This scholarship is available to Sanford School of Medicine students.

Rapid City Regional Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship

First preference is given to third or fourth-year students from the Rapid City or West River region who are enrolled on the Rapid City campus of the Sanford School of Medicine. The scholarship is renewable if the students remain in good academic standing.

Robert R. Raszkowski, M.D. Memorial Scholarship

Preference is given to female students who are in good standing. Preference is also given to students who are beginning their third year in the Sanford School of Medicine.

Dr. Duane Reaney Family Scholarship

Recipient must be a student who is entering their fourth year at the Sanford School of Medicine and who is based on the Yankton campus. Preference is given to a student who expresses an interest in practicing in Yankton or the surrounding area.

Dr. John and Tanya Reaney Family Scholarship

First preference is given to students from Yankton, South Dakota or the Yankton area. Recipients must have a demonstrated financial need. The scholarship is renewable if the student remains in good academic standing.

Emil and Albina Rezac Medical School Scholarship

Recipients must be juniors in medical school, bona fide South Dakota residents for at least 10 years and they must have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA through their first two years of medical school.

Rezac Family Scholarship

Recipients should be third or fourth-year students who are enrolled in the Yankton ambulatory program. First preference is given to a student from Yankton County, Bon Homme County or Clay County. 

George C. Rinker Scholarship

Recipients must have demonstrated excellence in the first-year basic science courses with significant anatomy content. Excellence is judged by GPA or class rank in the relevant courses. The award is used to help defray tuition and fees for the second year of medical school.

Robert J. Roning Memorial Scholarship

Junior medical school students who are South Dakota residents and worthy students are eligible for this scholarship.

David V. Rousseau, M.D. and Maurice C. Rousseau, M.D. Scholarship

First preference is for students who are from Codington County, South Dakota. The recipients are eligible for consideration for continuing support if they remain in good academic standing.

Sanford Medical Center Medical Staff Scholarship

This scholarship goes to Sanford School of Medicine students.

Sanford School of Medicine Annual Scholarship

Scholarships are given to students who are enrolled in or accepted by the USD Sanford School of Medicine and meet all requirements to be a student in good standing.

Charley and Frances Schmalz Scholarship

Consideration for this scholarship is given to students with financial need.

School of Medicine Class of 1984 Scholarship

This scholarship goes to Sanford School of Medicine students.

SDSMA Alliance Scholarship

This scholarship goes to Sanford School of Medicine students.

Harry E. Settles, Ph.D. Memorial Scholarship

Recipients must have:

  • Received a grade of at least a "B" in the medical human gross anatomy course
  • Demonstrated the qualities of leadership, compassion for classmates and motivation for learning as observed in the laboratory setting
  • A demonstrated financial need

Drs. Lynn and Matthew Simmons Scholarship

Recipients must be students whose hometown is from the Rapid City/West River region. The scholarship is renewable if the student remains in good academic standing.

Slingsby Family Scholarship

First preference is given to students from the Rapid City and the West River region. The scholarship is renewable if the students remain in good academic standing.

Patricia Soundy Scholarship

First preference is given to students interested in missions and service work with the medically underserved. First preference is also given to a first-year, entering student. The scholarship is renewable if the student remains in good academic standing and shows continued interest in missions and service work with the medically underserved.

Fred S. and Mary E. Stahmann Scholarship

Native American students enrolled in the Sanford School of Medicine are eligible for this scholarship. The recipient must be a recognized member of a tribal government with preference given to those whose affiliation is based in South Dakota or who are graduates of a South Dakota high school. No student who possesses a criminal record of any kind, including legal charges relating to alcohol or drugs, shall be eligible for this scholarship. The ideal recipient will demonstrate both a financial need and a 3.0 or better grade point average in undergraduate work.

Shon Stallinga Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is given to a senior in the Sanford School of Medicine who exemplifies the following criteria:

  • Helpful and caring attitude to fellow classmates
  • Outgoing personality
  • Involved in extracurricular activities

Special consideration is given to, but not limited to, students entering post-graduate training in radiology.

Doris Nettleman Stifel Scholarship

First preference for this scholarship is given to non-traditional students who have entered medical school following a period of time in the workforce. Second preference is given to students who have studied environmental science or worked to improve or conserve the environment. Third preference is given to students who are the first in their family to graduate from college. The scholarship may be renewable if the recipient continues to be in good academic standing.

Sandy Stocks Memorial Scholarship

First preference is given to a student who is from the Rapid City or West River region. Secondary preference is given to a third or fourth-year student who is enrolled on the Rapid City campus of the Sanford School of Medicine with an expressed interest in internal medicine.

Storey/DuCharme Scholarship for Rural Medicine

First preference for this scholarship is given to a second-year student who expresses a credible interest in rural medicine or the rural track FARM program. The scholarship may be renewable if the recipient continues to meet the selection criteria.

Leonard and Viola Strutz Medical Scholarship

This scholarship is available to Sanford School of Medicine students.

Robert C. Talley, M.D. Scholarship

Students who plan to remain in the region to practice medicine are eligible for this scholarship. Preference is given to students entering their first year of medical school. Preference is also given to Native American students, with first preference going toward members of the Northern Plains tribes. Other underrepresented minority candidates are eligible.

Ron Trautman Annual Medical Student Scholarship

Students entering their third year at the Rapid City Regional Hospital's family practice and residency are eligible. First preference is given to students who were raised in or have strong ties to the Black Hills region. Preference is also given to students who show potential for returning to the Black Hills region to practice after graduation. Applicants must submit the official application form and a personal statement from the student addressing their interest in the Black Hills geographical area, primary care or rural health and a summary of community or college involvement, along with a reference letter from a USD Sanford School of Medicine faculty member. Selection will be made by the scholarship ommittee of the Rapid City Regional Hospital Foundation.

Shirley May Van Ferney, M.D. Scholarship

First preference for this scholarship is for candidates who are working toward a specialty in child psychiatry with an emphasis in childhood and adolescence substance abuse. Second preference is for other candidates with a specialty in child psychiatry.

John and Ella Wahl Memorial Scholarship

Third-year medical students in good standing are eligible. Preference is given to graduates of West River South Dakota high schools. Recipients should have a GPA of 3.5.

Ernest and Minna Walkes Scholarship

Recipients are chosen for their potential to be of service to the medical profession. Financial need may be considered, but is not the sole determining factor. If all other factors are equal, preference is given to candidates from Bon Homme County, South Dakota.

William Edwin and Anna H. Wallar Scholarship

Recipients must be medical students who are in need of financial assistance and who have demonstrated the ability to achieve the academic requirements of the Sanford School of Medicine.

Dr. Steve and Mary Waller Scholarship

This scholarship is available to Sanford School of Medicine students.

Jeffrey M. and James D. Waltner Medical Scholarship

Recipients are chosen for their potential to be of service to the field of medicine. Financial need may be considered but is not the sole determining factor.

Watt/Ferrell Family Scholarship

First preference for this scholarship is given to an entering, first-year student who demonstrates community involvement, volunteerism, awareness and leadership qualities. The scholarship is renewable if the student remains in good academic standing.

Dr. Karl Wegner/Seventh District Scholarship

First preference is for third or fourth-year students who are from Minnehaha County or Lincoln County and who have expressed an interest in returning to the Seventh District to practice. First preference is also given to students who embody Dr. Karl Wegner's academic rigor, compassion for patient well-being and dedication to the medical profession. The scholarship is renewable if the students remain in good academic standing and meets the scholarship criteria.

Helen O. Weiland Medical Students Scholarship

Sanford School of Medicine students with financial need are eligible.

Werth Family Scholarship

This award is given initially to an incoming, first-year student. The award may be renewed if the student maintains good academic standing. Preference is given to students from Brown County, South Dakota.

Western Providers Physician Organization Scholarship

Recipients for this scholarship must be third or fourth-year medical students who are studying on the Rapid City campus of the Sanford School of Medicine. The scholarship is renewable if the students remain in good academic standing.

Lulu B. Wheeler Scholarship

This scholarship is for students in the healing arts.

Winner Regional Clinic Scholarship

This scholarship is given to a student in good academic standing at the Sanford School of Medicine entering their third year of medical school who has expressed an interest in rural primary care. First preference is given to a student from south-central South Dakota - Todd, Mellette, Tripp, Lyman, Bennett, Jackson, Jones, Brule or Gregory counties.

Susie A. Withee Medical Scholarship

Medical students with financial need are eligible for this scholarship.

Vern and Mary Zech Scholarship

Students are selected for their potential to be of service to the field of medicine. Financial need may be considered but shall not be the sole determining factor.

Zeigler Family Medical Scholarship

First preference is for a second-year student who qualifies for and participates in the Scholarship Pathways Program. The scholarship is renewable if the student remains in good academic standing and continues to qualify for and participate in the Scholarship Pathways Program.