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, these sites will help you learn how to pay for college.

FAFSA Website

ScholarshipDue Date
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SENIORS

Scholarships for College-Bound, High School Seniors
Check it out
SEPTEMBER DEADLINES
OCTOBER DEADLINES
AES Engineer Scholarship

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

CRITERIA FOR APPLICATION
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 19th
Reviewers October 21st
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
NOVEMBER DEADLINES
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 15TH
DECEMBER DEADLINES
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
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
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 14, 2021
Engineering Scholarship

$2000 Engineering scholarships IF YOU ARE: Attending SDSU or SDSMT in 2022 and IF YOU HAVE: Ability to handle responsibility, leadership skills, high grades, and a good ACT score
Postmarked by January 15th
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
FEBRUARY DEADLINES
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

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:
Teacher
​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
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 5th
Codington-Clark Electric
One (1) - $1,000 Basin/Codington-Clark Electric Scholarship
One (1) - $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.
Basin Scholarship
CCEC Scholarship
MORE THAN ONE to apply for
February 14th
POET Scholarship

POET Never Satisfied Scholarships are open to students enrolled for Fall Semester 2018 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 visit the POET Sioux Falls campus during the school year.
February 14th
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
MARCH 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 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
James Valley Telecommunications Scholarship

James Valley Telecommunications will be awarding three $2,000 scholarships in 2019 to area seniors whose parents or legal guardians are members of JVT. Please find attached the Bob Peterson Memorial Telecommunications Scholarship letter and application. The application can also be found online at http://www.jamesvalley.com/about-us/news-events/

All applications are due in our office on or before March 1, 2019.
March 1st


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.
Award Criteria
Academic Records
School, Community and Volunteer Involvement
Original Essay Topic: "Describe a meaningful high school experience and how that has impacted your life."
Amount
Twenty-five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to be used for tuition.
Complete and mail to:Farmers Union Insurance
Attn: Jenny Doerr
PO Box 1388
Huron, SD 57350
March 1st
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
Children of Warriors National Presidents' Scholarship/a>

Candidates for this award shall be daughters, sons, grandsons, granddaughters, great-granddaughters, or great-grandsons of veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces during eligibility dates for membership in The American Legion: April 6, 1917, to November 11, 1918; and any time after December 7, 1941.
Applicants must be in their senior year of high school.
This is a scholarship to attend an accredited institution of higher education.
Applicant must complete 50 hours of volunteer service within the community during their high school years. Hours must be verified in writing by the recipient organization(s).
Completed applications are DUE ON OR BEFORE MARCH 1, 2022.
Judging, at all levels, shall be on the following basis:
25% - Character/Leadership
25% - Essay/Application
25% - Financial Need
25% - Academic Achievement
To American Legion by March 1st
Edward Schwab

APPLICATION FOR EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
GUIDELINES
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 2.0 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:
EDWARD L. SCHWAB MEMORIAL FOUNDATION
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
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 2nd
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 4th to Mrs. Paulson
Curtis Marvin Hohn Scholarship

The $1000. scholarship will give preference to applicants pursuing studies in history, political science, or water resources.
March 10th
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 13th
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
Riverview Scholarship
The goal of the Riverview Scholarship is to find eligible students interested in furthering their academic careers in any two- or four-year college program.
Riverview is pleased to announce its Annual Scholarship for two (2) $1,000 scholarships
• 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 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
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
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 28th
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 28th
Wirkus Family 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 pursuing study in drug and/or alcohol counseling or law enforcement.
March 28th
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 28th
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, 2022 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
APRIL DEADLINES
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.
April 1st
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
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
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
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 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
Clark American Legion Auxiliary Smith Post #60 Scholarship

$500. scholarships
April 10th
Turn in to Mrs. Paulson
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 19th
Johnnie Susanka

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 20th
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 28th.
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 28th
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
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 19, 2022 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 19th
Clark County Riders Scholarship

$500 scholarship. Follow instructions on scholarship.
June
CardRates Scholarship
CardRates.com 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