Scholarships


HOME BUILDER ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIPS

HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

A number of scholarships are awarded annually to graduating high school seniors through the support of the Care Foundation. Scholarships are awarded to high school graduates who reside in Lincoln, Minnehaha, McCook or Turner counties and have applied for acceptance into a secondary school curriculum within the home building industry or related fields. Since 1998, over $61,000 has been provided by the Care Foundation to support high school scholarships. 

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE APRIL 3

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 View 2016 Scholarship Recipients.

2ND YEAR SCHOLARSHIPS

The Care Foundation generously awards financial support for 2nd year students currently enrolled in eligible fields of study at Mitchell Technical Institute and Southeast Technical Institute.  

Scholarship recipients are selected by the school annually and awarded on a competitive basis. Since 1990, over $148,000 has been allocated to fund scholarship awards for students entering their 2nd year 
of study at technical institutions in the Sioux Empire.  


BUILD DAKOTA SCHOLARSHIPS

APPLICATIONS OPEN JANUARY 1, 2017 AND CLOSE ON MARCH 15. Click here...

Thinking about your career? Then you're probably thinking about your future – a successful one, where you work hard and make your mark. And a happy one, where community and quality of life make a difference.

Get it all in South Dakota: Where today's tech graduates are skilled scholars reaching new heights of success – and where high-need technical degrees can be yours for free. Build Dakota gives students entering South Dakota tech schools an opportunity to plan a foundation for their future. You’ll come out of school with no student debt and a set of skills in high demand, so you’ll be ready to hit the ground running and start your career right away. 

PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Both in-state students and out-of-state students are eligible for the scholarships.
  • The scholarships will support tuition, fees, books and other required program expenses in the eligible technical institute programs.
  • Recipients of the scholarships will commit to living and working in the state, in their field of study, for three years following graduation.
  • In the first five years, a projected 300 scholarships will be awarded annually. Beyond the first five years, the endowment will support approximately 50 full-ride scholarships.

2017-2018 ELIGIBLE BUILDING TRADES/CONSTRUCTION PROGRAMS

Ready to raise the roof? Let's go: A degree or certification in the construction trades can lead to employment as a construction manager, cost estimator or building inspector.

Construction managers and other professionals in building trades fill essential roles in South Dakota’s growing cities. They’re counted on to schedule projects, budget time, dispatch workers to sites, inspect and review projects to make sure they comply with regulations, explain building plans to administrative staff and clients and more.

These skilled scholars use their training and skills to create safe and beautiful installations of all varieties throughout our state. If you’re a disciplined problem solver who wants to see your visions become realities, consider getting your degree in the construction and building trades.

Lake Area Technical Institute

  • Building Trades Technology- 2 Year Program, AAS Degree
  • Heavy Equipment Operator- 1 Year Program, Diploma
  • Heavy Equipment Operator- 2 Year Program, AAS Degree

Mitchell Technical Institute

  • Architectural Design & Building Construction- 2 Year Program, AAS Degree
  • Electrical Construction & Maintenance- 2 Year Program, AAS Degree
  • Heating & Cooling Technology- 1 Year Program, Diploma
  • Heating & Cooling Technology- 2 Year Program, AAS Degree

Southeast Technical Institute

  • Electrician- 2 Year Program, AAS Degree
  • HVAC- 2 Year Program, AAS Degree
  • Mechanical Systems/Plumbing- 1 Year Program, Diploma
  • Residential Heating & Cooling Technology- 1 Year Program, Diploma

Western Dakota Technical Institute

  • Electrical Trades- 2 Year Program, AAS Degree
  • HVAC/R Technology- 2 Year Program, AAS Degree

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. citizen or U.S. national
  • Applicants need not be South Dakota residents
  • Financial need
  • Demonstrated aptitude through one or more of the following:
    • The National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) or other industry-recognized certifications in the career area.
    • Technical, dual or concurrent credit courses taken in the career interest area.
    • Career & Technical Education coursework completed in the career interest area.
    • Work-based learning experiences, internships or work experience in the career interest area.
  • Enrolling as a first-time student.

STUDENT COMMITMENT

In accepting scholarship awards, recipients will agree to:

  • Enroll full-time in a technical institute program determined as a high-need workforce area in South Dakota.
  • Following graduation, work full-time in the field of study in South Dakota for a minimum of three years.