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Community College for Sioux Falls Scholarships

Students may apply for the following scholarships using the online scholarship application. The scholarship application is generally available starting in March with a deadline of May 1.

Crankstart Reentry Scholarship

The Crankstart Reentry Scholarship is available to non-traditional students who have experienced a gap in their education of at least five years since completing high school. Preference will be given to new students enrolling at the Community College for Sioux Falls. A maximum of ten scholarships will be awarded annually in amounts up to $5,000 per recipient. Students who have already completed the online scholarship application will automatically be considered.

Osher Reentry Scholarship

The Osher Reentry Scholarship supports degree-seeking adult students. This scholarship provides up to $2,500 for the academic year. Preference may be given to new students between the ages of 25-50.

  • A full or part-time student seeking first baccaulaureate degree
  • A cumulative education gap of five or more years.

Osher Renewal Scholarship

Students who have received the Osher Reentry Scholarship in the previous academic year are eligible to apply for the Osher Renewal Scholarship. The scholarship provides up to $2,500 for the academic year.

  • A full or part-time student continuing first baccalaureate degree
  • Write a 1-2 page essay describing:
  • How has receiving the Osher Reentry Scholarship had an impact on your education?
  • Have your educational plans or career goals changed since your initial application for the scholarship? If so, please describe how.
  • Please describe your current financial need, including any situational factors that have changes since your original application.

Donna Ohling Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is an endowment to honor the late Donna Ohling, a former training officer and beloved family member of the First National Bank in Sioux Falls. Donna was a student at University Center Sioux Falls and this scholarship was designed for adult learners like her. This scholarship provides up to $2,000 for the academic year. Preference may be given to employees of First National Bank in Sioux Falls.

  • Maintain cumulative 2.0 GPA and a 67% completion rate to be eligible for renewal.
  • Must be 24 or older

Citibank of South Dakota Scholarship

This scholarship provides up to $1,000 for the academic year. Students may apply each academic year.

  • Resident of Sioux Falls and/or surrounding community

Pat and Craig Lloyd Scholarship

This scholarship provides up to $500 for the academic year and awarded to an undergraduate student with financial need.

Sioux Falls Construction Scholarship

This scholarship provides up to $750 for the academic year. Employment at Sioux Falls Construction is not a requirement to be eligible.

  • Undergraduate student (B.A., B.B.A., B.S., A.A., or A.S.)
  • Academic progress (Completion rate of 67% or higher)
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher

Workplace Technology Scholarship

This scholarship provides up to $1000 for the academic year.

  • Resident of the Sioux Falls Area

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Scholarship

The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) is a non-profit association of women actively employed in the many phases of the construction industry. Each year Greater Sioux Falls NAWIC Chapter #237, is proud to offer scholarships to candidates (male or female) pursuing a career in the construction industry (or related field). The dollar amount of scholarships awards range from $500 to $2,500.

Eligibility Requirements

NAWIC defines “construction industry” very broadly and does not limit to people pursuing a construction management major. Those encouraged to apply may be pursuing an accountant or human resources degree which may then work for a construction company or any number of other occupations that might exist in a company that supports the construction industry.

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Robert and Dr. Judy Nissen Scholarship

This $560 scholarship award is designed to support adult learners 24 and older and is open to both undergraduate and graduate students at the Community College for Sioux Falls. Robert and Dr. Judy Nissen valued education and were sensitive to the unique challenges women face in the workplace. At age 29, Dr. Judy Nissen was widowed with two little girls when she decided to go back to school and earn her Ph.D. She eventually became the Director of the Center for Public Education, which is now the Community College for Sioux Falls. Dr. Nissen retired in 2001, but her commitment to adult education continues with this $560 scholarship.

Preference will be given to women; however, men who fit the eligibility criteria are welcome to apply. Selections are based heavily on career goals and financial need.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Students age 24 and older
  • Degree-seeking students
  • Earning a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Demonstration of Financial Aid via FAFSA results

The application form for the Robert and Dr. Judy Nissen Scholarship is available through the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation. Application deadline is April 15 each year.

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Sales and Marketing Executives (SME) Student Scholarship

Each year SME Sioux Falls awards four scholarships awards ranging from $1000 to $3000 for rising sophomore, junior or senior level students who are continuing their marketing, sales, entrepreneurial or business-related education at an institution of higher learning in South Dakota.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be currently enrolled at one of the institutions of higher learning of South Dakota.
  • Be a current undergraduate student and use any awards received for undergraduate education.
  • Be pursuing a major and degree that would adequately prepare the student for a career in Business Management, Sales or Marketing-related field.
  • Agree to use the award during the semester/year following the award.

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Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation

Our local community offers an array of scholarship options to a variety of students with the express goal of helping them pay for a quality education that will offer opportunities right here in South Dakota.

Eligibility Requirements

Business Students: Apply for $3,000 scholarship. Each year the Sioux Falls Development Foundation awards Spirit of Sioux Falls Scholarships to business students who have completed one year of higher education. These students must be from the Sioux Falls area or pursuing a business education in the Sioux Falls area. Up to four $3,000 scholarships are awarded annually. The recipients must be full-time students at a North Central Association accredited school, must retain residency in Minnehaha or Lincoln County OR be attending a post-secondary educational institution in Lincoln or Minnehaha County, and must have completed one year pursuing a major in a business course of study. The Spirit of Sioux Falls Scholarships are administered by the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation.

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Sioux Falls Business & Professional Women's Organization Scholarship

The Sioux Falls Business & Professional Women's organization is to pleased to announce that we will be awarding two $500 scholarships to be used for post secondary education expenses.

Eligibility Requirements

Both traditional and non-traditional students are eligible to apply.

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South Dakota Bankers Foundation

Do you have an interest in a career in banking, finance or business and are a South Dakota college or university junior?
The South Dakota Bankers Foundation Scholarships support junior-level students. This scholarship provides up to 5 levels scholarship recipients in ranges of $1,500, three $3,000 and $4,000 awards.

Eligibility Requirements

  • South Dakota college or university student at a junior level status
  • Expressed interest in Banking, Finance or Business

South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship

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