This site will list all scholarships available through Clark High School or others that I am aware of that are legitimate scholarships to apply for. Some will require you to stop by for an application while others will hyperlink you to the web site to complete the form.  Also listed will be other sites to go to for information and help during your junior and senior year, these sites will help you learn how to pay for college.

FAFSA Website

ScholarshipDue Date

Scholarships for College-Bound, High School Seniors
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AES Engineer Scholarship

You do not need to be going into engineering to apply for this $500.00 scholarship
October 8
Riverview Scholarship

Follow the link and apply.
October 14
LATI Winter Watertown Farm Show Scholarship

If you are currently enrolled at LATI and you and/or your family has been consistently involved in the Watertown WInter Farm Show click on the link and apply October 15th
October 15th
Fred Morris Memorial/Watertown Farm Show Scholarship

Open to students who have been consistently active in the Watertown Winter Farm Show. Student must be currently enrolled in a post secondary education endeavor.
October 15th
Heisman Scholarship

Students whose senior year of high school is the 2021-2022 academic year, graduating with the class of 2022.
Students who have at least a weighted “B” grade average (3.0 GPA) during grades 9, 10 and 11.
Students who participate or have particiated in grades 9, 10, or 11 in at least one of sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games, the Paralympic Games or the National Federation of State High School Associations.
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.).
October 18th
Farmers Union Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:
• Current member of South Dakota Farmers Union
• Senior in high school planning to attend or a current Freshman at a SD post-secondary institution.
• Completed application received by 8 a.m. on October 26, 2018. This includes attached forms or online equivalent.
• Any late or incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
• Applicants can only win once, past winners are not eligible.
• Winners will be announced in early December. All applicants will receive an email in regards to who is selected.
October 22nd
Coca Cola

Open to all high school seniors with a 3.0 or higher GPA in the US. Fifty awards for $20,000 are awarded and 200 awards for $10,000 are awarded. On line applications only. August 1-October 31st
August 1-October 31st
FFAWeb site opens November 1st
Closes January 5th
Elks Most Valuable Student

Looks at students at the top of their class. Students who excel in academics and are involved in their schools and communities. A larger scholarship to fill out but it is worth a lot of money!!
November 14TH
Hagan Scholarship FoundatonDecember 1st
Burger King Scholarship
If you have a 2.5 or higher GPA, work an average of 15 hours a week, 40 weeks a year, have financial need and have been involved in community service follow the link and apply.
Opens October 15th- Closes December 15th
Dakota Corps Scholarship

Graduate from an accredited South Dakota high school with a Grade Point Average (GPA of) 2.8 or greater on a 4.0 scale. Home schooled students will be allowed to provide supplemental information if this requirement is not applicable.

Have a composite ACT score of 27 or greater (or the SAT equivalent).

Agree, in writing, to stay in South Dakota and work in a critical need occupation after graduation for as many years as the scholarship was received, plus one year.

The current critical need occupations for 2022-23 are:
​K-12 Special Education
High School Math
High School Science
K-12 Foreign Language
Secondary Language Arts
English as a Second Language (ESL) or English Language Learners (ELL)
K-12 Vocal or Instrumental Music
Accountant / Auditor
Engineer (includes all fields EXCEPT mining)
Information Technology
Registered Nurse
December 15th
South Dakota Association of Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Contractors Scholarship

Students interested in a career in the plumbing, heating and cooling field can apply. There will be one $1000 and one $500 scholarship given tostudents in South Dakota.
December 31st
Build Dakota Scholarship

Fill out one universal application to make you eligible to win many different scholarships along with the Build Dakota.
300 scholarships available to applicants going into the following fields:Automotive, Building Trades/Construction, Energy Technicians, Engineering Technicians, Licensed Practical Nursing, Medical Lab Technicians, Precision Manufacturing, Welding
January 1st- March 31st
SAE Engineering Scholarship

If you intend to earn a degree in engineering or a related science and meet the minimum ACT and GPA requirements...APPLY! There are different scholarships with different requirements.  Follow the link to either fill out the application or download it to fill out.  
Site is opens January 4th
GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

This national program awards college scholarships to high school seniors who embody the characteristics of President Ronald Reagan at school, in the community, in the workplace, and at home.
January 6th
FFAWeb site closes January 12,2023
Engineering Scholarship

$2000 Engineering scholarships IF YOU ARE: Attending SDSU or SDSMT in 2023 and IF YOU HAVE: Ability to handle responsibility, leadership skills, high grades, and a good ACT score
Postmarked by January 14th
DAR Scholarship

All applicants must be citizens of the United States and must attend or plan to attend an accredited college or university in the United States. DAR chapter sponsorship is not required; however, a chapter or state chairman may work with the applicant to put the information together to send to the DAR Scholarship Committee.
January 31
ESA Foundation Scholarships

Follow the link to set up an account which will open you up to 38 different scholarships. Will be a scholarship opportunity for everyone. JUST LOOK!!!!
February 1st
POET Scholarship

POET Never Satisfied Scholarships are open to students enrolled in any two- or four-year post-secondary school, regardless of major or GPA. Never Satisfied Scholars receive up to $5,000 each, and will have the opportunity to receive a hands-on networking and learning experience with the POET team.
February 1st
Elks Legacy Scholarship Application

This scholarship is for members or immediate family members of an Elk Lodge. Any child or Grandchild of a living Elk who joined the order on or before April 1, 2016 or a charter member of a lodge that was instituted on or after April 1, 2016 is eligible to apply.
February 6th
Codington-Clark Electric
Two(2) - $1,000 Codington-Clark Electric/CoBank Scholarship
Four (4) -$500 Codington-Clark Electric Scholarships scholarships must be used for educational costs, and the student must enter college in the fall of the school year for which the scholarship is given. Checks will be made payable to the student, and will be distributed by Codington-Clark Electric. Codington-Clark Electric will pay scholarships after the completion of the first semester.
Who is eligible to receive the scholarship?
Dependent children of member-system consumers are eligible. The applicant must also be a U.S. citizen. The applicant must be a student who is planning to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited, two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational/technical school located in South Dakota.

Follow link and apply.
CCEC Scholarship
MORE THAN ONE to apply for
February 13th
Marion T. Wood

A $500 scholarship will be awarded to a student who intends to continue in an office-related business program.  The state winner will go on to compete for a national scholarship of $1000.  See application for additional requirements. This can also be students already in college.
February 15th
Annis Fowler/Kaden Scholarship

If you have a 3.0 or higher GPA and are planning on attending USD, BHSU, DSU,  or NSU and major in Elementary Education...apply!
February 25th
Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship
If you have done volunteer work helping save animals follow instruction found on web page.
February 28
Evie Kahnke Memorial ScholarshipFebruary 28th
James Valley Telecommunication/Bob Peterson Scholarship

February 28th

Beauty School Directory $2500 Cosmetology Scholarship

Open to students who are 18 years or older at time of application. Must be planning on attending a qualifying institution and enrolling within a year of receiving the scholarship. Scholarship is for $2500. Your information will not be sold to any lists or marketers. For complete terms, conditions and eligibility rules, click here. Available 4 times throughout the year.
Deadline March 1st
American Legion Auxiliary  Scholarships
Click on the links below for applications

March 1st
Florence Winings Scholarship

If you are going into Math or Science field APPLY. If not those fields but financially you need help please also APPLY.
March 1st to Mrs. Paulson
Wurth Scholarship

Criteria for eligibility for the Wurth Electronics scholarship are as follows: "• Acceptance to and intent to attend a South Dakota accredited school
• A cumulative grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale
• Leadership and service displayed in the community
• An essay which answers the question, “Who has helped shape your education?”"
March 1st
Edward Schwab

1. The recipient must be a Clark, Hamlin, Henry, Florence, or Willow Lake High School student who is currently in a postsecondary program or is a high school senior on track for graduation.
2. The recipient must be currently enrolled or planning to enroll in a full-time course of study at an institution of higher learning, including a vocational/ technical school, or two-year or four-year college or university.
3. The recipient must have a 2.5 cumulative grade point average.
4. The Schwab Scholarship Committee will select recipients & scholarship amounts.
5. The quality and appearance of the application will be taken into consideration.
6. All students must complete the entire application and provide a current official transcript and three letters of recommendation. All documents must be postmarked no later than, March 1, 2021. Please return as follows:
c/o Dacotah Bank Trust Department
Attn: Cassie Backman
PO Box 1210
Aberdeen, SD 57402-1210

Scholarship recipients will be notified by letter on or before June 15, 2021. Checks will be distributed to the school of the scholarship recipients by the beginning of the fall 2021 term provided all scholarship requirements are met.
March 1st
ITC Scholarship

Applicants parents or guardians must maintain at least one ITC service and plan to attend a post-secondary institution in SD or MN

March 3rd to Mrs. Paulson
Jerry Grotewold Scholarship

A $500 scholarship shall be awarded to a graduating Senior who is a resident of South Dakota living within a 60 mile radius of Watertown, South Dakota. The recipient will be attending a post-secondary institution in South Dakota majoring in an agriculture related field of study.
March 4th
KXLG Law Scholarship

A $500 scholarship shall be awarded to a graduating Senior who is a resident of South Dakota within a 60 mile radius of Watertown, South Dakota. The recipient will be attending a post secondary institution majoring in journalism or a related field of study. Some preference will be given to the applicant with the greatest financial need.
March 4th
Wirkus Family Scholarship

$500 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating High School Senior who is a resident of South Dakota living within a 60 mile radius of Watertown, South Dakota. The recipient will be attending a post-secondary institution pursuing study in drug and/or alcohol counseling or law enforcement.
March 4th
Dean Johnson Family Business Scholarship

A $500 scholarship shall be awarded to a graduating Senior who is a resident of South Dakota within a 60 mile radius of Watertown, South Dakota. The recipient will be attending a post secondary institution majoring in business or a related field of study. Some preference will be given to the applicant with the greatest financial need.
March 4th
Curtis Marvin Hohn Scholarship

The $1000. scholarship will give preference to applicants pursuing studies in history, political science, or water resources.
March 10th
Dacotah Bank $1000
If you are going to college, university, technical institute or community college and your family has an account with Dacotah Bank..apply.  Follow the link to the application.         $1000. Amount
Submitted by March 10th
Bellator Titans $1500 March 12th
SF Community Foundation Scholarships

Students must graduate from a SD accredited high school. Click on this link to get to a list of several scholarships available to Clark students.
March 15th
Coach Russ Morrell Scholarship

Applicants for this scholarship award must meet the following criteria:•Graduate from a South Dakota high school;•Attain a minimum 3.2 GPA through 7 semesters of high school;•Submit a SINGLE document (multi-page but as one attachment only) in which you:Write a cover letter that provides the your personal contact information and school contact information, the name of the post-secondary school you will attend; and your intended course of study and career goal;Provide contact information (phone and email) of two character references (not parents).Provide a list of extra-curricular and community service activities;Submit a 300 to 500-word essay in which you tell a personal story of an event in which you demonstrated resourcefulness and optimism in the face of a significant challenge;•Note: Failure to address the essay topic will disqualify the applicant.
March 15th
Perry &Doreen Evans

Scholarship Guidelines:
1. Student must be in their senior year of high school to apply.
2. Student must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
3. Student must plan to attend a post-secondary vocational school, college, or university. Student chosen should reflect a great desire to achieve a post-secondary education.
4. Student will be chosen by a scholarship selection committee.
March 15th
Veterans Scholarship

To qualify you must be a senior in Clark County.  Follow the link to fill out the application or get an application from Mrs. Paulson.  Turn in to Mrs. Paulson.
March 17th

This scholarship is awarded to students in the top of their class going into the science or medical field. Follow link or get application from Mrs. Paulson.  Must be turned in to Mrs. Paulson by March 23rd
March 23rd
BBB Student of Integrity Scholarship
The annual Scott Mecham BBB Student of Integrity Awards program is sponsored by the Foundation of the Better Business Bureau. $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to six students who reside in the geographic area served by the BBB. These scholarships were established to honor the memory of Mr. Mecham who served as the BBB president from 1991 until January 2006, when he died unexpectedly.

This award will recognize students that personify the values, leadership and integrity exemplified by Scott Mecham.
March 24th
Agtegra Scholarship

Applicant Qualifications:
Attend a 2- or 4-year institution in North
or South Dakota
Pursue an agricultural degree/program
March 31st
Class of 2021 Scholarship
The Class of 2021 is seeking to make a difference with the awarding of two scholarships in the amount of $300. This scholarship, unlike most, places an emphasis on character, as opposed to academics and involvement.
The Class of 2021 Scholarship is a 2nd term scholarship, meaning it will be paid directly to the recipient’s institution in the spring semester. In order to receive this scholarship, recipients must provide an unofficial college transcript and a list of registered classes for the spring semester. If these documents are not emailed to before December 31st, the recipient will forfeit their scholarship. In the case that the recipient un-enrolls during the 1st term, or any time before the 2nd term, their portion of scholarship money will be awarded to someone else. Additionally, the recipient will be required to maintain a 2.5 GPA (C average) in their first semester of secondary education.
This application must be postmarked by March 31st and mailed to:
Sarah Weisbrod
208 8th St. SW, Unit 1166
Orange City, IA 51041
March 31st
Clark County Riders Scholarship
* Seeking graduating seniors continuing their education in a technical field.
* Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.0, participate in both school and community activities and plan to attend a South Dakota technical school.
* Scholarship funds will be paid upon enrollment directly to the school at the beginning of the second semester and not to the student.
* Applicants must be willing to interview with the CCR MC selection panel to be considered for the scholarship.
Mail one copy of a completed typed application package postmarked by Friday, March
31, 2023 to:
Clark County Riders MC
22 W. 12th Avenue
Webster, SD 57274
Or email package with subject line 2023 Scholarship to:
March 31st
SD Association of Conservation District Employees Memorial Scholarship

Student must be going into an Agricultural/Conservation related field and be attending a SD school.
3 $500 scholarships will be given.
March 31st
Karst Memorial

If you are in the top 50% of your class and plan on going into an Ag related field...apply!
March 31st
Janice Scott Memorial Scholarship  

Be sure to open the qualifications document before applying.  A couple new qualifications are your family income needs to be less than $50,000. and you need to have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
March 31st
Western Agency $500 Scholarship

If you are planning on post-secondary education and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher apply. Each scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $500, Applicant should mail their applications by March 31, 2023 to Attention: Jennifer Malachowski/Scholarship Application, 408 20th Ave SW Suite 101, Minot, ND 59701. OR Email application to: mail@western-agency. com.
March 31st
SDACTE Scholarship
The recipient of this scholarship must meet the following criteria:

Is graduating from a South Dakota high school with the class of 2023.
Is applying to or accepted by a program at any South Dakota Technical Institute or University in one of the following fields: Health, Business, Trade and Industry, Marketing, AFNR, or FCS.
Will be a full time post-secondary student during the 2022-2023 school year.
Has demonstrated scholastic achievement.
CHS Foundation Scholarship

100 students will receive a $1,000. scholarship.  You need to be going into an Ag related field either in a two or a four year program.  If this is you follow the link and apply. 
April 1
SDATAT Scholarship
The South Dakota Association of Towns & Townships is offering one $1000 and one $500 scholarship to two senior high school students who reside in South Dakota, are currently attending a South Dakota public, private, parochial high school or a home school program, and lives in a town or township that is a current member of SDATAT.
April 1st
USA Softball of SD

The USA Softball of South Dakota Scholarship Program has been established to award scholarships to
those who have participated in USA Softball of South Dakota & desire to further their education. These
participants must have participated in the USA Softball of South Dakota sanctioned programs for at least
3 years as a player, coach, umpire, USA Softball of South Dakota official, or in a official capacity of a USA
Softball of South Dakota sanctioned team or league.
April 1st
Class of 1953 Scholarship       
Clark High School Class of 1953 Scholarship is open to Clark high school seniors that are planning on continuing their education at a 4 year school.  Turn completed application in to Mrs. Paulson.   
April 1st
Stacey/ Adams' Family Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is open to any senior attending post secondary school who is a resident of the Garden City Community or who has a relative that graduated or attended the Garden City High School.
April 1st
Lynn Arne Memorial Scholarship

If you are attending or planning to attend post secondary school APPLY!
Return application to Mrs. Paulson
April 1st
Mosaic-Peace Memorial

If you are going to post-secondary school...apply!
April 1st
Clark Rotary

Return completed application to Mrs. Paulson no later than April 1st.
April 1st

If you are a female going on to secondary school and are not a relative of a PEO member ...APPLY!  Follow the link and returned the completed application to Mrs. Paulson.
April 1st
Clark Alumni

Awarded to a student going into a two, four year college or vocational field.  Application online by following above link. Mail to
Cassi Kottke
426 S Dakota St Clark, SD 57225
April 1st
Lee Schlagel Scholarship

This scholarship has been established in memory of Lee Schlagel.  Lee, son of Terry and Deb Schlagel, was an outstanding athlete at Clark High School.  He died of an asthma attack at the age of 25.  This scholarship is open to Clark senior athletes.
When completed return to Mrs. Paulson no later than April 1st.
April 1st 
Web Water

If your parent or guardian is a member of WEB water, either as a rural member (rural hookup, cabin hookup, municipal hookup, livestock hookup) or a resident of a town served by WEB water you can apply.  
April 1st
Scottish Rite

20 Book grants of $250. are awarded to high school graduates or college students going to a SD post-secondary school of their choice.  
April 1st
Ortwin Buss Scholarship
Ortwin Buss was a farmer from Garden City, SD. He had a passion for farming. Farming was his life.
Although there are no specific requirements for his scholarship, an emphasis will be placed on
applicants in the AG field, those planning to return to a family farm, overall character and passion for the future.
Financial need will also be considered.
$2500. Scholarship will be awarded half the 1st semester and half the 2nd semester.
Due April 5th to Mrs. Paulson
Jakob Hohm Scholarship

If you love snowmobiling or riding ATV's check this scholarship out
April 7th
Jeff Worth/Rick Worth Memorial Scholarship

The Jeff Worth/Rick Worth Memorial Scholarship Fund is offering a two hundred and fifty dollar ($250) Scholarship to be used towards tuition and paid in two installments ($125 for each semester) to a graduating senior boy or girl from Clark High School.  The qualified student must be pursuing a career at the vocational or college level in South Dakota.  Financial need will be a factor in determining the recipient along with scholastic abilities.  The scholarship is given in memory of a fellow student of Clark High School and his father, a long time Clark Banker.   
Return application to Mrs. Paulson by April 10th.
April 10th
Clark American Legion Auxiliary Smith Post #60 Scholarship

$500. scholarships
April 10th
Turn in to Mrs. Paulson
Barbara Jenkins Scholarship

Barb Jenkins was a lover of creating and admiring art so this will be the first point of emphasis with a
second point being in the area of education.
Eligibility: This scholarship is open to Clark High School seniors. Emphasis will be on the areas of art
and/or education. A GPA of 2.5 is also required.
Application material to be returned: Applicant must return the completed application making sure to
fill out the information below and give a brief response to the statement. Return the completed application to
Mrs. Paulson by April 10th.
Amount: A $250 scholarship to a college of the recipient’s choice will be awarded to a student who has
a desire to further their post high school education in the areas of art and/or education.
April 10th
Clark Lions

If you are pursuing a career in Agriculture or Ag Business, apply. All seniors are invited to apply. 
Return filled out application to Mrs. Paulson
April 10th
Dennis Marx Memorial Scholarship

New Scholarship for 2015-2016. If you are active in a sport look into this $500. Memorial Scholarship.
April 15th
Turn in to Mrs. Paulson
South Dakota Sheriffs' Association Scholarship

Two $500. scholarships are offered at large to students attending any college in the state pursuing a career in criminal justice and seeking a career in law enforcement.
April 15th
John Buck Memorial Scholarship

This is a $1000. scholarship open to students who plan to make a difference in rural America. Easy application open to high school and college students.
April 15th
South Dakota Retailers Scholarship 

Applicant must desire a career in a retail field. Student must intend to enroll full-time at a post secondary school. Awards will not be based solely on financial need or grades. Examples of areas of study considered to be retail-related may include (but are not be limited to): Accounting, Agribusiness, Apparel Merchandising, Auto Mechanics, Automotive Technology, Business Administration, Business Management, Computer Science, Commercial Baking, Culinary Arts, Diesel Mechanics, Electrical Maintenance, Heating/Ventilation, Hotel/Restaurant Management, Landscape Design, Pharmacy, Printing Industries, Refrigeration, Sales/Marketing Management, and Tourism Industry Management.     (Note: this list is not all-inclusive).
Postmarked by April 18th
South Dakota Association of County Officials Scholarship (Applications available Monday April 5th)

If you are in at least your second year of a South Dakota post secondary school and are a child or grandchild of a county auditor, treasurer, register of deeds or their employee apply.
May 1st
Rural Water Scholarship

The Clark Rural Water System Board of Directors has chosen to award 2-$500 scholarships to any high
school senior whose immediate household is a paying member of Clark Rural Water System. Although a
minimum 2.0 GPA and a "personal story" for each applicant is required, all who meet these prerequisites
will have an equal opportunity to have their name entered into a random drawing to be held in
conjunction with our May 18, 2023 Board Meeting. All applicants and/or their parents are welcome to
attend this meeting if desired. The scholarship funds will be paid directly to the educational facility at the
beginning of the recipient's second semester.
May 18th
Boom and Bucket Scholarship
Boom & Bucket is offering a scholarship of $1,000 to be awarded each year to a student pursuing a heavy machinery themed program. This scholarship is available to both currently enrolled students and future students who are planning to attend a program within the next 12 months. The program can be at a college or a trade school anywhere in the United Sates or Canada.
June 15th of each year
CardRates Scholarship is proud to offer the Financial Futures Scholarship to future and current college students majoring in Business, Accounting, Finance, Mathematics, Management, and others preparing for a career in the personal finance industry.
Applicants will be judged based on outstanding academic achievement and submission of an essay. The scholarship award amount is $1,000.
July 31st annually
August 31st annually