**Scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year are updated THROUGH February! Check back often. Make sure to ONLY complete scholarships with 2021 due dates on them. See Mrs. Stadel with any questions.Alert Magazine ScholarshipOpen to high school seniors with a 2.5 or higher GPA who are planning to enroll in college after graduation
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SEPTEMBER DEADLINESOppU Achievers Scholarship
Student must hold a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0, respond to an essay prompt question
Sept 30 Scholarship App LinkVantage Financial Partners Student Athlete of the Month Scholarship
Senior high school athletes, who reside in east central SD, attend a South Dakota high school and participate in a team sport. You must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA, graduate high school in 2021, and have plans to enroll in a postsecondary institution, which may be a public or nonpublic university, college, or vocational/technical college.
Sept 1 2020-21 Scholarship App
South Dakota Dept of Public Safety Sweepstakes
Must be a resident of South Dakota and complete the sweepstakes application
Sept 30 Scholarship SiteOCTOBER DEADLINESVantage Financial Partners Student Athlete of the Month ScholarshipSenior high school athletes, who reside in east central SD, attend a South Dakota high school and participate in a team sport. You must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA, graduate high school in 2021, and have plans to enroll in a postsecondary institution, which may be a public or nonpublic university, college, or vocational/technical college.Oct 1AES Engineering ScholarshipOpen to ALL high school seniors planning to attend a post secondary institution; not required to take engineering courses to be eligibleOct 5Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway Scholarships Open to all students 9-12 in the public, parochial, private, and home schools within the jurisdiction of the sponsoring state, society, or districtOct 17South Dakota Farmers Union ScholarshipApplicants must be a current member of the SD Farmers Union and plan to attend a college, university or technical school in South DakotaOct 23 2020-21 ApplicationHeisman High School Scholarship
Students whose senior year of high school is the 2020-21 academic year, graduating with the class of 2021.
Students who have at least a weighted “B” grade average (3.0 GPA) during grades 9, 10, and 11.
Students who have participated in volunteer service, community involvement or leadership within his/her school or community.
Students who are a resident of one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia (D.C.)
Oct 20 Scholarship SiteCoca Cola Scholarship3.0 or higher GPAOct 31VFW Voice of Democracy ScholarshipOpen to students in grades 9th-12thOct 31Stokes Educational Scholarship Program3.0 or higher GPA; 25 or higher ACT; planning to major in Computer Science or Computer/Electrical EngineeringOct 31Marilyn K. Hoy Memorial ScholarshipEligible for high school seniors who will be pursuing a career in the field of AgricultureOct 31NOVEMBER DEADLINESPrudential Spirit of Community AwardsOpen to students in grades 5th-12th; honoring outstanding community serviceNov 10Maryknoll ScholarshipsStudents in grades 6-8 and grades 9-12 qualify. Entries must be written in English, only one entry per studentNov 16 Anne Ford & Alegra Ford Scholarship
For students with documented learning disabilities (LD) who are pursuing post-secondary education
*Scholarship has not been updated yet for 2020-21 school year
Nov 12 Schoarship Site Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship Current HS seniors are eligible for this scholarship, students do NOT need to be a member or related to one to apply. Scholarship judged on leadership and financial need. Nov 15 Scholarship Link Hagan Scholarship High school senior, 3.5 GPA, 23 or higher ACT Composite score, must enroll at eligible 4-year school for fall semester after HS graduation, must work 240 hours in the 12 months prior to start of each academic year of college, must complete FAFSA. Nov 15 Scholarship Link Sixt Scholars
Have a minimum 3.7 GPA on a 4.0 scale, Graduating high school senior in the United States, academic year 2018-2019
*Scholarship has not been updated yet for 2020-21 school year
Nov 30 Scholarship SiteDECEMBER DEADLINES University of South Dakota Freshman Scholarships Must apply for and been accepted to USD prior to applying for scholarship. Dec 1 Scholarship Site National Space Club Scholarship
Eligible for seniors in high school through graduate students. The applicant must have the intention of pursuing a career in the STEM fields and plan to attend an accredited U.S. college or university to follow a course of study to pursue a career in the STEM field, with a preference for those with space related interests.
Dec 2 Scholarship Site South Dakota State University Freshman Scholarships
Must apply for admission prior to filling out scholarship application
Dec 15 Scholarship Site Agtegra Future Agriculturalist Scholarship Eligible for students who are a current member in a South Dakota FFA Chapter, must be enrolled in a two or four year college within the upcoming academic year, and must be pursuing something within the agriculture field. Dec 25 Scholarship AppSouth Dakota Association of Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling ContractorsIntended for those students who wish to have a career in the PHC industryDec 31FIRE’s Freedom in Academia Essay ContestOpen to high school juniors and seniorsDec 31OppU Achievers Scholarship
Student must hold a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0, respond to an essay prompt question
Dec 31 Scholarship App LinkJANUARY DEADLINES Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Scholarship Program Must attend a 4 year college/university; 3.0 or higher GPA; participate in high school athletics Jan 8 Scholarship Site GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship For students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity and citizenship, 3.0 or higher GPA, plan to attend a 4 year school, demonstrates financial need. Jan 5 Scholarship SiteFFA ScholarshipsOpen to FFA members and non-membersJan 14MENSA Education and Research Foundation Scholarship/EssayScholarships based solely on written essaysJan 15SDAEP Scholarship2.0 or higher GPA; attend South Dakota college/technical schoolJan 15South Dakota Solid Waste Management ScholarshipIntended for students looking to study in fields relating to the protection and enhancement of our natural resources and environment, the solid waste industry or similar fields; preference is given to South Dakota students intending to attend post-secondary institutions in South DakotaJan 15 South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Freshman Scholarships Must apply for admission AND been accepted no later than February 1st Jan 15 Scholarship Site Black Hills State University Freshman Scholarships Must have applied for admission and been accepted prior to applying for scholarship. Jan 15 Scholarship App Dakotaland Federal Credit Union Scholarship Must be a member of Dakotaland Federal Credit Union. Jan 20 Kiwanis Educational Foundation Scholarship For HS graduates of Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota and Superior, WI. Students must attend school in one of those states.From the RHS applicants, Miss Becker and Mrs. Stadel will choose 3 seniors to represent Redfield High School in the scholarship competition. *Make sure you complete both pages of application! **Did not recieve a 2021 scholarship applicationFEBRUARY DEADLINESDakota Corps ScholarshipHold a GPA of 2.8 or greaterHave a composite ACT of 27 or greaterAgree, in writing, to stay in SD and work in a critical need occupation after graduation for as many years as the scholarship was received, plus one year.Critical Need Occupations for 2020-2021 school year -
- Teacher - High School Math
- Teacher - High School Science
- Teacher - Elementary or Secondary Special Education
- Teacher - High School Career and Technical Education
- Teacher - K-12 Foreign Language
- Teacher - Secondary Language Arts
- Accountant / Auditor
- Engineer (includes all fields EXCEPT mining)
- Information Technology
- Registered Nurse
Feb 1 Scholarship SiteElks Legacy ScholarshipMust be a child or grandchild of an Elks member Feb 5 Scholarship SiteSouth Dakota Engineering Society/Eastern Chapter ScholarshipMust attend SDSU and major in Engineering Feb 5 Scholarship SiteSouth Dakota High School Coaches Association ScholarshipsThere are 4 scholarship opportunities aimed at senior student athletes from South Dakota Feb 10 Scholarship LinkDakota Energy Cooperative ScholarshipFour $500 scholarships will be awarded to children of Dakota Energy users who will attend a technical school or university in South Dakota.Feb 12Dakota Energy Lineman ScholarshipStudents planning to enroll in the Powerline Construction & Maintenance program at Mitchell TechFeb 12 Scholarship SiteNorthern Electric Cooperative ScholarshipMust be a dependent of a member-cooperative employee or member-cooperative customer. Must attend a two year- or four-year college, university, or vocational/technical school.Feb 12 2021 Scholarship App DAR National Scholarship Open to all students, do not need DAR nomination or sponsorship Feb 15 Scholarship SiteRamia Boersma Memorial ScholarshipSouth Dakota students pursuing a degree in education; must be son or daughter of an active or retire SDEA/NEA memberFeb 15 Scholarship SiteGordon A. Rich Memorial Foundation ScholarshipExceptionally qualified high school students with demonstrated financial need whose parents or guardians have, or had, a career in the financial service industryFeb 16Blue and Gold ScholarshipSouth Dakota FFA who plan to major in agriculture at a South Dakota university or technical institute. Applicants must be high school seniors at the time they make application*Need recommendation letter via Mr. CihakFeb 21 Scholarship SiteAg Ed ScholarshipEligible for seniors who are current FFA members. The FFA member must be planning to attend South Dakota State University to major in Agricultural Education in the fall semester of the current year. One scholarship in the amount of $500 will be awarded*Need recommendation letter via Mr. CihakFeb 21 Scholarship SiteAgtegra Future Agriculturalist ScholarshipEligible for students who are a current member in a South Dakota FFA Chapter, must be enrolled in a two or four year college within the upcoming academic year, and must be pursuing something within the agriculture field.*Need recommendation letter via Mr. CihakFeb 21 Scholarship AppMARCH DEADLINESInsuring a Brighter Tomorrow ScholarshipSouth Dakota high school seniors seeking funds to attend post-secondary education at a South Dakota college, university, or technical school. Open to Farmers Union Insurance Policyholders, South Dakota Farmers Union Members, Friends of the SDFU Foundation (defined as a contribution of $25 or more during the past year), or a Participant in any South Dakota High School Activities Association (SDHSAA) sanctioned activity.March 1 Scholarship LinkBeauty School Directory $2500 Cosmetology ScholarshipOpen to students who are 18 years or older at time of application. Must be attending a qualifying institution or enrolling within a year of receiving the scholarship. Scholarship is available 4 times throughout the year.March 1 Scholarship Site Basin Electric ScholarshipOne $1,000 scholarship from Basin Electric and one $500 scholarship from Northern Electric March 2 Scholarship SiteDakota State University ScholarshipsMust apply for admission prior to filling out scholarship applicationMarch 1 Scholarship SiteMitchell Technical Institute ScholarshipsMust apply for admission prior to filling out scholarship applicationMarch 1 Scholarship SiteNorthern State University ScholarshipsMust apply for admission AND been accepted by March 1stMarch 1Steven Wright Memorial ScholarshipFor a Redfield High School senior involved in school and community activitiesMarch 1University of Sioux Falls Freshman Merit Scholarships Priority DeadlineScholarship considered based off admission packetMarch 1Healthcare Plus Federal Credit Union Educational ScholarshipHigh school seniors and post-secondary students are encouraged to apply by means of an essay or a 60-second video submission. One scholarship will be awarded for a high school senior. All applicants must be current Healthcare Plus FCU members in good standing.March 19Dacotah Bank ScholarshipSD and ND high school seniors whose families currently have an account with Dacotah Bank, Dacotah Insurance, Dacotah Trust, or the Investment Centers of America located at Dacotah BankMarch 3 2021 Scholarship AppScott Mecham BBB Student of Integrity ScholarshipCurrent high school senior planning to continue educationMarch 1NSU Hatterscheidt ScholarshipSD Resident; graduate from SD high school, have a 3.0 or greater GPA.March 1Avera St. Lukes Auxiliary ScholarshipSeniors planning to enter an area of study in the healthcare field. Must have a 3.0 or higher GPA and attend post-secondary school in South Dakota.March 5Venture Communications Cooperative ScholarshipMust be a graduating high school senior in 2020. Scholarships will be awarded on a 3.0 cumulative GPA, citinzenship, community service, academics, and school involvement.March 5Dacotah Bank/SD Bankers ScholarshipMust be going to a South Dakota college or technical school and family has an account with Dacotah Bank, Dacotah Insurance, Dacotah Trust or the Investment Centers of America located at Dacotah BankMarch 4Foundation of Rural Service ScholarshipAt least a C average, been accepted to a 2-year or 4 year institution and have an interest to return to a rural community following graduation.VENTURE COMMUNICATIONS IN HIGHMORE, SD, WILL FILL OUT THE NTCA MEMBER SPONSOR CERTIFICATION PART OF THE APPLICATION March 6 Scholarship Site Redfield Area Arts Council Scholarship Essay on participation in the arts up to this point in their lives and how the arts have affected them. March 7 Scholarship App BBB Student of Integrity Award Scholarships Two $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to SD students. Award will go to students who exemplify ethical behavior and personal integrity and who demonstrate humility, courage, compassion and respect for their peers, teachers and community. March 8 2020 Application South Dakota Sheriff’s Association Scholarship Student majoring or minoring in Criminal Justice and seeking a career in Law Enforcement March 12 Scholarship App Curtis Marvin Hohn Scholarship
Eliigible for graduating seniors attending a public or private college, university, or technical school in South Dakota.
**(Preference will be given to applicants pursuing studies in history, political science, or water resources (i.e., water conservation; water quality; hydraulics; water systems management and operation; or environment)
March 10 2019-2020 Scholarship App Riverview Scholarship
Riverview's Scholarship program goal is to support eligible students furthering their academic careers in any two/four-year college program. The scholarship is open to any high school seniors. Students must be accepted to an accredited college and enrolled as a full-time student before the scholarship will be awarded.
Community Memorial Hospital Auxillary Scholarship
High school senior in Spink County, attending post-secondary school for a healthcare-related major. March 16 2020 Scholarship App
Bellator Titans Motorcycle Club Scholarship
High school senior, plan to attend an in-state post-secondary school in order to apply for the scholarship. Applicant does not need to be top of their class, but the committee is searching for students who are hardworking and motivated to succeed. March 13
Build Dakota Scholarship
FULL RIDE SCHOLARSHIP!! Students must enroll in a high-need workforce program at one of South Dakota's 4 Technical School; demonstrate financial need; demonstrated interest in one of the high need fields; must commit to work in South Dakota for 3 years after graduation in the high need career field March 15 Augustana University Hatterscheidt Scholarship Must have 3.0 or higher GPA and should demonstrate financial need. March 15 Scholarship SiteCoach Russ Morrell Memorial ScholarshipSD high school graduate; 3.2 or higher GPAMarch 15 Scholarship App Lake Area Technical Institute Scholarships Must apply for admission prior to filling out scholarship application March 15 Scholarship Site South Dakota Fire Service Scholarship Must be a son or daughter of any member of a fire department in South Dakota or an active member of a junior fire department in South Dakota March 16 Scholarship Website Resource Conservation Speech Contest Open to students 9th-12th grade - Topic "Soil Health: What Will You Leave?" March 30 Scholarship Site iHelp Scholarship Must be a high school senior who will be attending a college, university, or technical school for the 19-20 school year. **Scholarship is a random draw. March 31 Scholarship LinkFraternal Order of Police ScholarshipSD high school senior graduation from a high school in Spink County; plan to attend a university, college or technical school; must be active in the school and communityMarch 31IHelp Scholarship5 South Dakota seniors will be chosen randomly from applicantsMarch 31 Scholarship SiteKarst Scholarship
The recipient will be a current high school senior, needs to graduate within the upper 50% of the class, and must attend a South Dakota post-secondary school and pursue an Agricultural/Conservation related field.March 31
Beauty School Directory $2500 Cosmetology Scholarship Open to students who are 18 years or older at time of application. Must be attending a qualifying institution or enrolling within a year of receiving the scholarship. Scholarship is available 4 times throughout the year. March 31 Scholarship Site OppU Achievers Scholarship Student must hold a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0, respond to an essay prompt question March 31 Scholarship App Link First District Development Scholarship Must be a high school senior, attend a South Dakota school and major in business/finance, hold at least a 3.5 GPA. March 31 2021 Scholarship AppAPRIL DEADLINES WEB Water Scholarship Must be a graduating senior who reside within the WEB Water service area and are enrolled or plan to enroll in a full-time course of study at an accredited institution of higher learning, including a vocational/technical school, two-year or four-year college, or university in the fall of the year the scholarship is given. April 1
WEB website (click here for FULL scholarship details)
SD Weedfighters Scholarship
Must be a citizen of the United States, must be a high school graduate (funding after you complete one semester of college). Attend a post - secondary student with an agriculture production, precision farming, agronomy, entomology or Natural Resources as fields of study in a South Dakota College, University or Technical School.
April 1 2021 Scholarship App Donald H. Quimby Memorial Scholarship Must graduate from a South Dakota high school and be attending a post-secondary school. April 1 Scottish Book Rite Scholarship Must be a senior planning to attend a post-secondary school in South Daktoa April 1 Scholarship App 2020 Plains Commerce Bank Scholarship Eligible to graduating seniors, who plan to attend a South Dakota college, university, or technical school. April 1 2020 Application Redfield Kiwanis Scholarship Redfield High School seniors who excel in community service April 1 2021 Scholarship American Legion Legacy Scholarship Child/children or legally adopted child/children or a child of a spouse by a prior marriage or dependent child as defined by the Us Armed Services for active duty personnel of the US military and National Guard and military reservists who were federalized and die on active duty on or after September 11, 2001 April 15 Scholarship Site USA Softball Scholarship Must be a graduating senior who has been involved in the USA Softball of South Dakota sanctioned programs for at least 3 years. April 1 2020 Scholarship AppBlack Hills Home Builders Association Scholarship ProgramPreference given to a child or grandchild of an owner or employee of an association member or a child or grandchild of a BHHBA staff member; Preference given to applicants with goals of employment in the home building industryApril 10 Huron Area Chamber & Visitors Bureau Agriculutre Committee Scholarship Must plan to attend a SD college/technical school April 1 Scholarship Site Inez Taylor Walter Scholarship Fund Seniors pursuing a nursing degree at a South or North Dakota college or university. April 1 Scholarship ApplicationMid-Dakota Scholarship ProgramMust be a child of a member of Mid-Dakota Rural Water System or a resident in one of Mid-Dakota’s participating communities. Must attend school in South Dakota and have a GPA of 2.8 or higherApril 1Project Yellow Light PSA Scholarship ContestOpen to ALL seniorsApril 1Redfield Nurses Training ScholarshipPlan on attaining a registered nursing degreeApril 1SDACTE ScholarshipSD high school senior attending any SD technical school OR applying or been accepted into one of the following fields at any SD university: Health, Business, Trade and Industry, Marketing, Agricultural Education, or Family Consumer Science EducationApril 1 Scholarship SiteSDATAT ScholarshipMust attend school in South DakotaApril 1 Web Water Scholarship Five $500 scholarships awarded to high school seniors who reside in Web Water service area. Looking at students who have shown leadership skills, an interest in your community and willingness to help others. April 2 Scholarship Site Autumn Jungwirth Memorial Scholarship Must be a Redfield High School senior, 3.0 cumulative GPA, and participated in one season of high school sports. April 3 2021 Scholarship App Redfield Lions Scholarship Open to Redfield High School seniors planning to pursue a post-secondary education. Should have good community service. April 6 - To Mrs. Stadel 2020 Application RHS Local Scholarship Seniors from Redfield High School April 1 - To Mrs. Stadel Scholarship App 2020 RHS CTE Scholarship
Is enrolled as a full-time post-secondary student during the 2019-2020 school year in a program at any technical institute or university.
Is active in Career and Technical Student Organizations.(CTSO)
Is a graduate from high school in the year 2019.
Has achieved at least a GPA of 3.0.
April 1 - To Mrs. Brace 2020 Scholarship Deanna Mauck E-Learing Scholarship Student must plan to attend Northern State Univesity and have taken one or more NSU E-Learining classes and earned a "B" or higher April 26 Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce Ag Relations Scholarship Student must plan to major in an Ag related field at a University or Technical School April 30 Scholarship Site South Dakota Grand Commandry Knights Templar Scholarship Student must plan to attend a technical school in South Dakota following graduation. April 15 Scholarship App 2020 Norm & Margo Meriweather Vet Scholarship Preference in awarding this scholarship will be given to a student who has been admitted to or is currently attending a School of Vet Medicine and lives in a designated area previously served by Meriweather Vet Supply. April 15 Scholarship App 2020 Heartland State Bank Scholarship Student must attend college in South Dakota April 15 2020 ApplicationMasonic Lodge ScholarshipSeniors who have Masonic affiliationApril 15Redfield High School SADD ScholarshipMust be a member of the RHS SADD chapterApril 15 Dakota Relays Gold Medal Scholarship SD senior track and field athlete who has participated in a Howard Wood Dakota Relay and has committed to attend a college/university and continue a track and field career April 17 Scholarship Site Stanley Moore FUI Foundation Regional Scholarship Several $1500 scholarships are awarded each year to Farmers Union members in Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin and South Dakota. April 1 Scholarship Site Bank of the West Scholarship Must plan to attend SD college/technical school April 24 Scholarship App Agtegra Future Agriculturalist Scholarship Eligible for students who are a current member in a South Dakota FFA Chapter, must be enrolled in a two or four year college within the upcoming academic year, and must be pursuing something within the agriculture field. April 25 Scholarship App Mary Lynn Jensen Memorial Scholarship For a Redfield High School senior who plans to seek a degree in the field, or realted to, music April 27 Scholarship Info Evie Kahnke Memorial Scholarship The scholarship is open to South Dakota students who were active in extra curricular activities through all of his/her high school years and plan to pursue a career in the ag industry. April 28 2020 ApplicationBeauty School Directory $2500 Cosmetology ScholarshipOpen to students who are 18 years and older at time of application. Must be attending a qualifying institution or enrolling within a year of receiving the scholarship.April 30MAY DEADLINESB. Davis ScholarshipOpen to juniors and seniorsMay 22LM Scholarship Program3.0 or higher GPAMay 31JUNE DEADLINES South Dakota Golf Association Junior Golf Foundation Scholarship Student has lived in South Dakota for the past two years, planning to attend a 4 year college or university, and must provide history of golf participation and accomplishments. June 30 Scholarship Site OppU Achievers Scholarship Student must hold a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0, respond to an essay prompt question June 30 Scholarship App Link The Recovery Village Health Care Scholarship
Available to high school seniors who have been accepted and/or enrolled into an accredited college or university. Must be pursuing a health care-related career. Applicants must also submit an essay, no longer than 500 words.
June 30 Scholarship Application
August Deadlines 2018 Straight North STEM Scholarship As an industry leader, Straight North supports students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines. Through the Straight North STEM Scholarship, we award the winning student $1,000 to be used toward his or her degree. In addition, we award $250 book scholarships to the two runners-up. August 1st, 2018 Scholarship Site