Scholarships

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.

FAFSA Website

Scholarship
Due Date
SEPTEMBER DEADLINES
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 open from August 15th-January 15th
OCTOBER DEADLINES
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 is October 1st, January 31st, April 30th, July 31st
Wendy's Heisman Scholarship

If you have a "B' average and have/are participating in sports APPLY!! Follow the link and begin the application.
5:00PM on October 3rd
Must submit it to Mrs. Paulson for review by this date
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
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
Horatio Alger Association Scholarship

To be eligible for this scholarship you must be planning on attending college,have a family income of $55,000.or less, be involved in co-curricular and community activities and have a minimum of 2.0 or higher GPA.
October 25th
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
NOVEMBER DEADLINES
Burger King Scholarship
If you have a 2.5 or higher GPA, work an average of 15 hours a week, 40 weeksa year, have financial need and have been involved in community service follow the link and apply.
November 15th- January 10th
PRUDENTIAL SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARDS

Open to students in grades 5-12, who engaged in a volunteer activity during the past year. $1000 for state honorees and $5000 for national honorees. One Jr. High honoree and one High School honoree will be selected to go on to the state level of competition. November 6
November 6th
FFAWeb site opens November 15th
Closes February 15th
DECEMBER DEADLINES
SD Farmers Union Scholarship

Seniors in high school or freshman in college can apply. Three scholarships in the amount of $500 each will be awarded to eligible young people. Your parent must be a member of SD Farmers Union. Preference is given to High School seniors.
December 1st
Elks Vocational Grant Application

If you are planning on attending a vocational school with no immediate or long range plans of going to a four-year school apply. Follow the link and fill out the application. Keep in mind you have to have it signed by an Elks Lodge member.
December 6th (Must be in the office at Watertown by this date)
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!! Follow the link and save a fill able copy of the scholarship to your home page

Mailing address is:
Roger Crom
816 16th Ave NE
Watertown, SD 57201 Available on website September 1st
Available on website September 1st
December 6th (Must be signed by a local Elks Lodge member from Watertown)
AXA Achievement Scholarship

Open to any senior who has an outstanding accomplishment in the community or school that is non-academic. Go to the web site and check out the application. It is for big money and one student from each state is selected polus others.
December 15th, 2010
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
JANUARY DEADLINES
Clark County Crop Improvement

You must be going to school in SD and planning on entering an AG field.  If so follow the link, fill out the applications and return it to the Clark Extension before noon on January 6th.
January (Noon)
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 is October 1st, January 31st, April 30th, July 31st
FEBRUARY DEADLINES
Lucy Hoskins $500.00
Any SD High School senior or college student is eligible who is a CHILD or GRANDCHILD of a male or female veteran of armed conflicts or career military personnel who entered, enlisted, or re-enlisted in the service as a resident of SD.
February 1st
Agri-Solutions/Croplan Ag Scholarship

Students pursuing two- or four-year degrees in agronomy, crop production or
closely related fields. Scholarship is available only to high school seniors, or
college students in their first or second year of pursuing a two- or four-year degree.
February 1st
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
Dakota Corps Scholarship Program

Eligible students must have graduated from a SD high school with a GPA of 2.8 or higher, have an ACT composite score of 24 or higher, agree in writing to stay in SD and work in a critical need occupation after graduation from college for as many years as the scholarship was received, and attend a participating SD college (this scholarship becomes a loan, if any of the requirements are not fulfilled.)  The scholarship is intended to be free full-time tuition, if you maintain eligibility you may receive up to four years of this scholarship, based on the length of your program of study.  To get a copy of the scholarship go to http://www.sdbor.edu/dakotacorps/welcome.htm
February 1st
FFAWeb site closes February 1st
Yankton College Scholarship

This scholarship is available to seniors who have a relative or parent that attended or worked at Yankton College. However there may be circumstances in which a student has significant contact with a Yankton College graduate (Mr. Furness is our connection), former staff or faculty member.  In this instance there is a recommendation box that person can fill out.  Priority given to applicants seeking a liberal arts degree, attending a private college and s a student who shows high academic ability and promise.
February 15th
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
USA Funds

Scholarship for students already in college that have a moderate family income.
February 15th
Codington-Clark Electric

If you are planning on attending post-secondary school full time,either two or four-yearand have a 2.0 or higher GPA, and your family currently receives service from Codington-Clark Electric Co-op...apply! 
Follow link and apply.
Basin Electric
CCEC Scholarship
MORE THAN ONE to apply for
February 17th
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 28
MARCH DEADLINES
Bob Redder Memorial Scholarship

To be eligible for this scholarship, students must meet the following criteria:
*Be a student in SD FFA Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, or 7.
*Be a senior FFA member.
*Has been an active FFA member for at least three years.
*Plans to attend a college or university in South Dakota.
*Plans to pursue a major in an agriculturally related field and intend to return to farm or ranch.


March 1
South Dakota Agri Business

Applicant must be a customer, employee, or family member of an employee of a member of the South Dakota Agri-Business Association (SDABA).  (Which means if you do business at the COOP here in town you qualify) Applicant may be a high school senior or registered freshman, sophomore, or junior at a South Dakota University or Technical School
March 1st
American Legion Auxiliary  ScholarshipS
Click on the links below for applications

American Legion President's Scholarship

American Legion $500 Scholarship
March 1st
SD Amateur Softball

Any senior who has been involved in the SD ASA program, or who has a parent/guardian who has participated in this program in the last 3 years as a player, coach, umpire, SDASA official or league official.  Students must plan to attend one of the following type of institutions:  College, University, or Vocational School.  Get application from Mrs. Paulson.
March 1st
Thelma Foster Scholarship for Junior Auxiliary Member
Must be a Junior member in the SD American Legion Auxiliary and been a Junior member for the past 3 years, and must hold a Junior membership card for the current year or have turned 18 and become a Senior member.  A $300 scholarship will be awarded. 
March 1st
Foundation for Rural Service Scholarship

Applicants must:
• Be a graduating high school senior.
• Receive any telecommunications service from a current NTCA member 1 (except for students sponsored by an
associate member company).
• Be accepted by an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school.
• Have at least a C grade point average (GPA). FRS scholarships will be awarded to deserving students whose academic
credentials fall within an average to above-average range.
• Express an interest to return to a rural community following graduation.
• Be sponsored by a contributor to, or supporter of, the Foundation for Rural Service
March 3rd
Dacotah Bank
If you are going to a South Dakota 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
Postmarked by March 5th
Dacotah Bank Stars

This scholarship opportunity to open to all graduating SD  and North Dakota High School seniors who plan to attend college, university, technical institute, or community college whose families currently have an account with Dacotah Bank.         $500. Amount
Postmarked by March 5th
Bob Mecham 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 7th
ITC

One $600.00 scholarship will be awarded to graduating seniors from each of the nineteen school districts serving various segments of the ITC Service Area. Scholarship applicants and their parents or guardians must maintain ITC telephone service and plan to attend a post-secondary institution located in either South Dakota or Minnesota.    
Return completed application to Mrs. Paulson.                                 
March 7th to Mrs. Paulson
South Dakota Sheriffs' Association Scholarship

The SDSA provides eight $500 scholarships to criminal justice/law enforcement students each year. Two scholarships are offered each year at:

University of South Dakota in Vermillion
Western Dakota Technical Institute in Rapid City
Colorado Technical Institute in Sioux Falls
Additionally, two are offered at large to students attending any college in the state pursuing a career in criminal justice.
March 14th
Riverview Scholarship

The scholarship is open only to High School Seniors attending Clark, Doland or Redfield Schools.   Student must be accepted to an accredited college and enrolled as a full-time student before the scholarship will be awarded
March 14th
Curtis Marvin Hohn Scholarship

The $1000. scholarship will give preference to applicants pursuing studies in history, political science, or water resources.
March 15th
EntirelyPets Scholarship
This scholarship is open to all graduating high school students, and students enrolled in a two year, four year, or graduate program. This is a one-time, non-renewable scholarship. Scholarship is judged solely on the quality of the essay, there is no minimum GPA requirement.
March 15th
Joe Foss

Students must graduate from a SD accredited high school with a GPA of at least 3.5 and an act score of 21.  Students must also possess characteristics of an American Patriot.  $1000 will be awarded.
March 15th
Cogley-Buffington Certified Property and Casualty Underwriters Fund

To be eligible for this award, applicants must be a graduating senior planning to attend a 4-year school.  Applicants must also demonstrated financial need; have a GPA of 3.5 or higher; participate in extra-curricular and community activities, and demonstrate an interest in and understanding of the role of business in American society.  Award: $1,000
March 15th
Fred & Marie Christopherson

Students must be SD graduates attending a SD post secondary school.  Minimum qualifications:  3.9 GPA and an ACT score of 28.  A $2,500 award will be given.
March 15th
CHS Foundation Scholarship

50 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.  Good odds with 50 being given out.
March 15
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
Ullyott

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
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   Janice Scott Scholarship Qualifications

Be sure to open the qualifications document before applying.  A couple new qualifications are your family income needs to be less than $100,000. and you need to have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
March 31st
I Help

Student Loan Finance Corporation is pleased to announce the availability of FIVE scholarships for South Dakota high school seniors. These $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to South Dakota high school seniors attending a college, university or technical institute for the 2013/2014 academic year. Every scholarship application will be automatically entered into a drawing for a free iPad.
March 31st
APRIL DEADLINES
James Valley Telecommunications Scholarship
Applicant must be a high school senior who will be graduating in the Spring of 2014 and whose parents/legal guardian are members of James Valley Telecommunications. Seniors must be attending an accredited college, university or vocational school in South Dakota in the Fall of 2014. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.

All applicants must submit the Bob Peterson Memorial Telecommunications Scholarship application. In addition, all applications shall submit a short essay of 400 words or less on the theme “What industry or opportunity would entice you to return to a rural community after completing your education, and why?”

Immediate family members of James Valley Telecommunications’ directors and employees are not eligible for the JVT Scholarship Program.
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
The George 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
Reliabank Scholarship

IF YOU ARE A CUSTOMER OF RELIABANK...APPLY....RELIABANK DAKOTA SCHOLARSHIP: Three $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors attending any four-year accredited school in South Dakota. Given in conjunction with the South Dakota Bankers Association. RELIABANK HERITAGE SCHOLARSHIP: Four $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior attending a four-year accredited school in state or out of state. RELIABANK LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP: Four $500 scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior attending a four-year accredited school or a two-year technical school in state or out of state. RELIABANK PIONEER SCHOLARSHIP: Two $500 scholarships will be awarded to two high school seniors attending a four-year accredited school or two-year technical school in South Dakota. Given in conjunction with the South Dakota Bankers Association. RELIABANK LATI SCHOLARSHIP: One $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior attending LATI in Watertown.
ELIGIBILITY:
*Applicant must be a senior in high school
*Applicant’s family MUST be a customer of Reliabank
*Applicants considered for the RELIABANK DAKOTA and RELIABANK
April 1st
Edward Schwab

Follow link for application or get one from Mrs. Paulson if you have financial need ... apply!
April 1st
PEO

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
Ken Keck

If you have participated in extra-curricular activities (must be more than sports) and are going into the education or science field.....APPLY!
Follow link or get application from Mrs. Paulson.  
Turn filled out applications back in 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 Melanie Smith
April 1st
Josh Merkel

To qualify you need to have a GPA of 2.5 or higher, plan to go on to school, have financial need and be in extra curricular activities.  Follow the link for application. 
Return completed application to Mrs. Paulson.
April 1st
Carol Lundholm/Corey Schoepp

Follow link.  
When completed return to .. Paulson no later than April 1st.
April 1st
L.S. (Punky) Terrill Agriculture Scholarship

New Scholarship in 2010-2011
This scholarship has been made possible by the Terrill Family in memory of L.S. (Punky) Terrill.  Punky was a very avid farmer and member of the Clark community.  The scholarship is $500.00 and is to used towards tuition for a student pursuing a career at a college or vocational school in the agriculture industry.  A Clark High School graduating boy or girl will receive this scholarship. The only other requireemnt is a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
When completed return to Mrs. Paulson no later than April 1st.
April 1st
Lee Schlagel Memorial Scholarship 

New Scholarship 2011-2012
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 
Kayla Cleveland Memorial

We are the family of Kayla Cleveland. Kayla graduated from Lake Preston High School in 2006. She was attending SDSU at the time of her death in August of 2008. Kayla lived a busy and full life. We have established this scholarship in her memory and to honor her. As a graduate of Lake Preston High School or one of the schools who participated in the "Playin’ With An Angel" basketball tournament, you are invited to apply for a scholarship. Awards will vary and be made based on the proceeds generated from the annual Junior Varsity basketball tournament held that year.
April 1st
WEB Water Development Scholarship

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.  
See Mrs. Paulson for an application if you are interested.
April 6th
Clark Rotary

Return completed application to Mrs. Paulson no later than April 10th.
April 10th
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
Johnnie Susanka

If you are pursuing a career in Agriculture or Ag Business, apply.  
Return filled out application to Mrs. Paulson
April 10th
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 for the fall of 2014. 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 11th
2014 Careers in Agriculture Scholarship Application

If you are pursuing a 2 or 4 year degree in agronomy or related crop production or closely related field apply.  Open to high school seniors and students currently enrolled in college.
April 14th
South Dakota Farmers Union Foundation Scholarship

Applicant must be planning on attending a SD college and have one of the following apply; Be a Farmers Union Policyholder, South Dakota Farmers Union member, Friends of the SDFU Foundation, or a participant in any high school activity. Click on this brochure link to see all the requirements:
Brochure
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
Barbara  Jenkins Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is open to Clark High School seniors.  Emphasis will be on the areas of art and/or education. Short application.  Fill out and turn in to Mrs. Paulson by April 15th at 3:30.
April 15th
Scottish Rite

Book grants of $100. are awarded to high school graduates or college students going to a SD post-secondary school of their choice.  
April 15th
The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Kappa Chapter Grant-in-Aid

Applicants must:          Be female.  Be pursuing a degree in education during the 2011-2012 school year.  Attend, have attended, or be working at one of the following schools: Castlewood, Clark, Deuel, Florence, Grant-Deuel, Henry, Milbank, Watertown, Wilmot or Mount Marty (Watertown location).
April 20th
Revzilla 2014 Motorcycle Helmet Scholarship

Go online and get the details for this $1000. scholarship.  All you need to do is write a 500-1000 word essay addressing a question about motorcycle helmet laws.  This scholarship is open to high school seniors, college freshman and sophomores.
April 20th
County Commissioners Scholarship  (If you want to apply contact Mrs. Paulson)

Two $500 scholarship will be awarded to child or grandchild of a county employee. The recipient will be at least a second year, registered full-time student in a South Dakota university, college (public and private), or vocational/technical certification program.
April 29th
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 is October 1st, January 31st, April 30th, July 31st
MAY DEADLINES
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
South Dakota Highway-Heavy -Utilities Chapter Scholarship

I f you are a first year student enrolled in a construction-related education program at a college/university or technical institute...apply  The following scholarships are available:
$2,500 AGC Associate Division Scholarship – Awarded to a student enrolled at a college/university.$2,000 Sioux Falls Contractors
Association Scholarship – Awarded to a student enrolled at a college/university or a technical institute.
$1,000 AGC Scholarship – Awarded to a student enrolled at a college/university or a technical institute student.
$1,000 Floyd Knight Memoria – Awarded to a student enrolled at a technical institute.
 
Follow the link to the web site
 
May 2
JUNE/JULY DEADLINES
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 is October 1st, January 31st, April 30th, July 31st