Additional Financial Aid Sources


The Abbott & Fenner Scholarship is available to applicants attending a post-secondary education institution. Due in June, applications are available at



AES offers a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by an evaluated essay. Scholarships are intended for future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to applicants attending a post-secondary education facility. Due in October, applications are available at



The American Indian College Fund (A*CF) awards several special scholarships each year. There is one application for all the scholarships (complete list available on their home page) The deadline date for Full Circle Scholarship Program for the academic year is May 31. To apply, complete the Full Circle Scholarship application at



Each year, the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development awards five scholarships to American Indian college or graduate students majoring in business. Eligible students must be enrolled full-time and be at the junior, senior, or graduate level. Applicants must submit an application as well as a statement requesting consideration and stating their reasons for pursuing higher education, their plans following completion of their degree and any other relevant information such as activities and commitment to the community. Submitted applications must include separate essays that specifically address Community Involvement, Personal Challenges, and Business Experience criteria to earn maximum points. Applicants are judged primarily on achievement and commitment to the community.   The application is available at and deadline date is early August.


Scholarship recipients are required to attend the Indian Progress in Business Awards Banquet (INPRO) in September. Airfare and lodging to attend INPRO are provided to recipients in addition to the scholarship from The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED).


AMERICAN INDIAN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING SOCIETY. The AISES mission is “To substantially increase the representation of American Indian and Alaskan Natives in engineering, science, and other related technology disciplines.” Applications can be obtained on-line at

  • Burlington Northern/Santa Fe Foundation Scholarship. Five $2,500 scholarships are available to American Indian high school seniors every year, who reside in states serviced by the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Pacific Corporation and its affiliated companies: Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, and Washington. The award is for 4 academic years (8 semesters) or until baccalaureate degree is obtained (whichever occurs first). Applicants who are not selected as recipients will be given consideration in the A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship Program, if all criteria are met. Eligible majors include business, engineering, math, medicine/health administration, natural or physical sciences, technology, and education. Deadline to apply is April 15.
  • T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to members of AISES who are American Indian/Alaskan Native college students pursuing undergraduate ($1,000) and graduate ($2,000) academic programs in the sciences, engineering, medical, natural resources, and math. Deadline to apply is June 15.



AIS of Utah has funds available to assist Native American students. Students access applications for the AIS scholarship online at Deadline dates: February 15 for classes starting in April or May; May 15 for classes starting in June; August 15 for classes starting in August or September; December 15 for classes starting in January. Applicants are required to complete the online application and to mail in additional documents.



The AAIA has several scholarships available. Visit to download the scholarship application between April 21 and July 1. The various scholarships are based on financial need and merit. Grants are paid directly to accredited educational institutions. The monies can be used for tuition, books, and other academic-related expenses. Review the list of applicant criteria on the website.

  • Allogan Slagle Memorial Scholarship. The Allogan Slagle Memorial Scholarships in the amount of $1,500 are available to undergraduate students who are from tribes that are not federally recognized.
  • Adolph Van Pelt Scholarship. This $1,500 scholarship is available to students in any curriculum.
  • Displaced Homemaker Scholarship. This $1,500 scholarship is based on financial need. It is designed to assist Native American students with childcare, transportation, and some basic living expenses.
  • Elizabeth and Sherman Asche Memorial Scholarship. This $1,500 scholarship is available to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a major in public health or science.
  • David Risling Emergency Aid Scholarship. This scholarship is available in amounts usually ranging from $50 to $400 during the academic school year. The program is for full-time undergraduate students only; is based on financial need; and is limited by the availability of scholarship funds. Students may only receive one scholarship per academic year. Applicants must have a critical/sudden need due to a change in circumstances (death in family, medical emergency, car emergency, loss of job, etc.) –

a need that wasn’t expected or would prevent the student from attending school. There are no deadlines for applying.

  • Emilie Hesemeyer Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is for full-time students with preference to students majoring in Education. The scholarship amount is $1,500 and may be renewed up to 4 years based on academic grades.



Every year the AXA Achievement Scholarship in association with U.S. News & World Report awards $670,000 in scholarships to exceptional young people across the nation. Our scholarship winners are known as AXA Achievers. They are ethnically and economically diverse, but they share these qualities: ambition and drive, determination to set and reach goals, respect for self, family and community, and ability to succeed in college. The Achievement scholarship application period opens in the early fall and winners are announced in the spring. Applications are available at

BARRY M. GOLDWATER SCHOLARSHIP. The $7,500 scholarship is available to full-time sophomores or juniors pursuing a degree in science, mathematics, or engineering. Applicant must have a 3.00 GPA, must be a US citizen or resident alien, and must be nominated by the SBC faculty representative. Deadline date is February 1. Nomination materials are available on the web:


BASIN ELECTRIC-MOR-GRAN-SOU. Sponsored by Basin Electric Cooperative, this scholarship is given to graduating seniors who are planning to attend college next fall and who parent(s) is an employee of Basin Electric or whose parents are either employees or member of MOR-GRAN-SOU Electric. Due in March, applications are available online at


BUICK ACHIEVERS SCHOLARSHIP. The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program wants to reward students who have succeeded both inside and outside of the classroom—and who may not be able to attend college without financial assistance. Scholarships are awarded to applicants enrolled in a full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university who are planning to major in science, technology, engineering, math, business administration, finance, marketing or design. Due in March, applications are available at


BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S FOUNDATION EDUCATIONAL PRORGRAMS. The BPW offers the Career Advancement Scholarship Program of $1,000 to $2,000 to non-traditional female students with critical financial need enrolled in an undergraduate program. Deadline date is April 15. Contact the BPW Foundation, 1620 Eye Street NW, Suite 210, Washington, DC 20006 or visit the website at


CATCHING THE DREAM. provides financial assistance for American Indians in fields that are critical for the political, social, and business development of Indian tribes. Scholarships are not need-based but are awarded on merit and on the student’s ability to most likely improve the lives of Indian people.

  • MESBEC (Math, Engineering, Science, Business, Education, and Computers) is a program for high potential Native Americans planning to study in these fields. Maximum award is $5,000 per year.
  • NALE (Native American Leadership Education) is for high potential para-professional Native Americans who plan to complete their degrees and obtain credentials as teachers, counselors, or administrators.
  • Tribal Business Management Program is for students in business, finance, management, economics, banking, hotel management, and related fields who plan to work in economic development for tribes.

Deadline dates are March 15 for summer school; April 15 for fall semester; and September 15 for spring semester. Applications are available at


CHAFEE FOSTER CARE INDEPENDENT LIVING PROGRAM (EDUCATIONAL AND TRAINING VOUCHER PROGRAM). North Dakota’s commitment to foster youth does not end when they are discharged from the foster care system. The Chafee Foster Care Independent Living Program is committed to ensuring that young people who spent time in foster care, in particular those who aged out of the foster care system, are given the opportunities to make the transition from foster care to living successful lives as young adults. Independent Living Programs are available in each of the eight regions of the state. Program information is available at


COCA-COLA TWO YEAR SCHOLARS PROGRAM. The Scholars Program is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors each year. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. The online application for this scholarship is available by late August at


CONTINENTIAL SOCIETY DAUGHERS OF INDIAN WARS SCHOLARSHIP. An annual,$5,000 award is available to certified tribal members enrolled in an undergraduate education, social work or social services program; student must plan to work on a reservation. Deadline date is June 15. Scholarship Information is available at


COOKE (JACK KENT) SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship program provides scholarships to three groups of students: young scholars, transfer students, and graduate students. The award will provide funding for tuition, room and board, required fees, and books for the remainder of the Jack Kent Cooke Scholar’s undergraduate degree. Award amounts will vary for each recipient based on institution he or she attends. Students MUST be nominated by SBC faculty representative by February 1st.   Write to Jack Kent Cooke Foundation; 2255 N. Dubuque Road; PO Box 4030; Iowa City, IA 52243. Students may also obtain information from the website at


DACOTAH BANK SCHOLARSHIP. Dacotah Bank is proud to make this scholarship opportunity available to all graduating South Dakota and North Dakota High School seniors who plan to attend a college, university, technical institute, or community college. This scholarship is open to students whose families currently have an account relationship with Dacotah Bank, Dacotah Insurance, Dacotah Trust or the Investment Centers of America located at Dacotah Bank. Due in March, applications are available at


DAKOTA INDIAN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP. The DIFS was established to further educational advancement of aspiring American Indian students with priority given to those of Sioux heritage. This is a $1,000 per term scholarship for undergraduate or graduate students who have a minimum 2.00 GPA. Deadline dates are August 1 for fall and January 1 for spring term. Applications are available at


ETHEL AND EMERY FAST SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship is intended to provide financial assistance to qualified Native Americans enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a post-secondary educational institution. An applicant must be a Native American enrolled in a federally-recognized tribe; have successfully completed one year of post-secondary education at an accredited college or university; be currently enrolled in same as a full-time student in good standing; and demonstrate financial need. The deadline dates for applying are August 15 for fall semester and December 15 for spring semester. Applications can be obtained from the Financial Aid Office.


FARM CREDIT SERVICES. Must be entering area related to agriculture. Five $500 scholarships awarded in North Dakota. Awards based on academic aptitude, vocational promise, leadership, and need. Due in April, applications are available online at


FARMERS UNION INSURANCE SCHOLARSHIP. Farmers Union Insurance, in cooperation with the South Dakota Farmers Union Foundation, is proud to offers twenty-five $1,000 scholarships to South Dakota high school seniors who plan to continue post-secondary education at a college, university or technical school in SD. The scholarships are funded with support from Farmers Union Insurance agents in South Dakota. Due in April, applications are available at



Gate City Federal Savings Bank, offers the Community Scholarship program to graduating seniors who plan to attend any two or four year North Dakota, Minnesota, South Dakota, or Montana College, University, or trade/technical school, and who has shown high moral character, scholastic excellence, participation in extracurricular activities, and financial need. Due in April, applications are available online at



This scholarship is intended to increase the number of African-Americans, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Asian Pacific Americans, and Hispanic Americans enrolling in and completing undergraduate and graduate degree programs in disciplines where ethnic and racial groups are currently underrepresented. To qualify, a student must have a cumulative 3.3 GPA; must be accepted into an accredited college or university; have significant financial need; have demonstrated leadership ability through participation in community service, extra-curricular activities, or other activities. GED recipients are also eligible to apply. Check website information in November for application information or call (866) 884-7007 to request an application be mailed to you. Application packets may also be obtained by visiting The online deadline date is early January.



Goedeker’s is a St. Louis-based, family-oriented company that has been in operation since 1951. The scholarship is available to all students and available to all fields of study. Due in July, applications are available at


This scholarship is available to students enrolled full-time in a North Dakota institute of higher education who has earned a minimum 3.00 GPA or better and who is an enrolled member of a tribe. Up to nine $100 scholarships are available: one per North Dakota reservation; one for any other federally recognized tribe; one for incoming freshman who have just recently graduated from high school; two who have a 2.00 to 2.99 CGPA, and one for a graduate student. Apply between May 31 and September 1. Applications are available at



The HSF offers a variety of scholarship programs for students at different points in their academic careers. Each one is different and many have varying requirements and application dates. To qualify for an HSF scholarship, applicants must be of Hispanic heritage; must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident; must be enrolled full-time in a degree-seeking program at a U.S. accredited and Title IV-eligible institution in the United States; must apply for federal financial aid using the FAFSA; and must be completing their first undergraduate or graduate degree. For scholarship descriptions, go on-line to



Fellowship grants are awarded to students to pursue courses of study leading to undergraduate degrees in business or administration, natural resources, engineering, and related fields. Scholarship information is available at



The IHSSP is available to conduct three inter-related scholarship programs to train the health professional personnel necessary to staff IHS health programs and other health programs serving the Indian people. Scholarship information is available at


Provides a $500 grant to Native American students enrolled in a technical, vocational, or undergraduate level course of study. Students must request an application between September 1 and March 1 by writing to Mrs. Harry E. Stuard, Jr, 5451 Cameo Court, Pleasanton CA 94588 or by calling (510) 847-0105. Deadline date is June.



Provides a $500 grant to Native American students enrolled in a technical, vocational, or undergraduate level course of study. Students must request an application between September 1 and March 1 by writing to Mrs. Harry E. Stuard, Jr, 5451 Cameo Court, Pleasanton CA 94588 or by calling (510) 847-0105. Deadline date is June.



The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation provides scholarship to the children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen attending accredited community colleges, universities, and vocational/technical institutions, with particular attention given to those with a parent who was killed or wounded in action, or who have demonstrated financial need. Due in March, applications are available at



Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company will provide scholarships of up to $5,000 to approximately 30 hard-working students who have an interest in pursuing careers in the insurance and financial services industries. Due in May, applications are available at


This is a scholarship for undergraduate or graduate students. Deadline date is September 15. To obtain an application, write to Massachusetts Indian Association, 245 Rockland Road, Carlisle, MA 01741. Applications may also be picked up at the SBC Financial Aid Office.


MOBRIDGE REGIONAL HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION MEDICAL CAREER SCHOLARSHIP The Foundation’s goal is to award applicants who will choose to pursue a career in healthcare. An applicant must be either a Traditional or Non-Traditional student from the four county areas (Campbell, Corson, Dewey and Walworth). Due in March, applications are available at



Founded in 1928, the National FFA is a youth organization actively involved in agricultural education. Many of the scholarship we administer are available to students already enrolled in college. Due in February, applications are available at




Provides a one-time award of $500 to Native Americans based on financial need, academic achievement (minimum 2.75 GPA). Deadline date for applying is July 1 for fall term and November 1 for spring term. Applications are available at



Scholarships ($200 to $2,000) are available to students who meet the following criteria: preference to members of Presbyterian Church (membership not required); US citizen or permanent resident; enrolled full-time at an accredited institution in the United States; making satisfactory academic progress toward a degree; demonstrate financial need; photocopy of tribal identification card. Deadline date to apply is June 1. Applications are available by writing to:   Office of Financial Aid for Studies; Attn: Native American Education Grant; Presbyterian Church (USA); 100 Witherspoon Street; Louisville, Kentucky 40202.

Telephone (888) 728-7228 ext. 5760



This scholarship is for students who are majoring in Finance, Accounting, Business Management or Business Administration who have a minimum 2.8 grade point average. Deadline date to apply is May 1. Applications are available at



Up to $2,500 per year is awarded to Native American high school seniors who have at least 1/4 Indian blood. The deadline date is March 15. Applications are available at



Established in 1996, Native Vision gives annual college scholarships to outstanding American Indian young people with a commitment to education, athletics and leadership. Application is available at



This scholarship assists students who want to enter the profession of teaching. The applicant must be an undergraduate student in good standing with a 3.00 GPA; must be enrolled in a North Dakota institution of higher education; must be enrolled in a teacher education program; must be prepared in a professional manner. Applications are available at



This scholarship assists minorities who want to enter the profession of teaching. Two $500 scholarships are awarded annually upon the recommendation of the NDEA Minority Affairs Commission (one from a University and one from a Tribal College). The applicant must be a minority undergraduate student in good standing enrolled in a North Dakota institution of higher education; enrolled in a teacher education program. Applications are available at Deadline date is March 15.



Sponsored by the ND Farmers Union, this scholarship is awarded to an applicant pursuing a career important to rural America whose family are current Farmers Union members and who has maintained at least a 2.5 GPA in high school. Due in January, applications are available online at



The North Dakota Council on Abused Women’s Services sponsors this scholarship. The applicant must be a North Dakota resident and enrolled in a North Dakota college; must be under the financial guidelines established for 125% of poverty; must have a completed application on file by June 15; must enroll full-time in an undergraduate academic degree or professional certification; must submit three letters of reference for the scholarship. Applications are available at



This $500 scholarship will be awarded by the NDEA Foundation to an outstanding student who is preparing for a career in special education. To qualify, student must be a full-time undergraduate student in a teacher education program, maintain a minimum 3.00 GPA; and maintain membership in the NEA Student Program. Deadline date to apply is March 15. Applications are available at the SBC Financial Aid Office and also through the following: The Bill Oban Special Education Scholarship; NDEA Foundation, PO Box 5005, Bismarck, ND 58502.



The Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship is designed for students who are between the ages of 16 and 25 who have maintained a 2.5 GPA or greater in the most recent year completed. Due in September, applications are available at



OFA administers over $1,000,000 in scholarship funding annually to outstanding undergraduate students. Some of the scholarships are the Casey Family Scholarship, the Orphan Foundation of America Scholarship, the Pink Panel Scholarship for Young Women, the Hildegard Lash Merit Scholarship, Foster Student Education Foundation Scholarship, Tangled Hearts Scholarship to name a few. Students complete one OFA application to be considered for all that are available. To qualify, the applicant 1) must have been in U.S. foster care for the 12 consecutive months prior to his/her 18th birthday; OR 2) must have been adopted out of or taken into legal guardianship from foster care after his/her 16th birthday; OR 3) must be an unadopted orphan who grew up in the United States and who can provide both parents’ death certificates. In addition, applicant must be enrolled in, be accepted into, or have applied to an accredited postsecondary school AND must be under the age of 25 on March 31. Applications are available between January 1 and March 31 at



Older foster teens are eligible for up to $5,000 or the total cost of attendance as estimated by their college or technical school. The funds may be used for tuition, school supplies, a computer, and approved living expenses including rent, health care, and child care. Students receiving funds prior to their 21st birthday may continue to receive support until age 23.


PICARD (TRUMAN D) SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM…INTERTRIBAL TIMBER COUNCIL Sponsored by the Intertribal Timber Council, scholarships shall be awarded to current year high school graduates and current undergraduate students seeking an education in natural resources. The scholarships are $1,500 for high school graduates and $2,000 for undergraduates. Application deadline is March 31. Applications are available at



Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund honors the name and legacy of an American woman of incredible spirit and determination by providing much needed aid to women with the same attributes. Jeannette Rankin was a proponent of women’s rights and was the first woman to be elected to the United States Congress in 1916.An applicant for a JRF scholarship must be: a woman, age 35 or older, low-income, U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident of the United States, pursuing a technical or vocational education, an associate’s degree, or a first bachelor’s degree, and enrolled in, or accepted to, a regionally or ACICS accredited school. Applications are available at



To qualify, applicant must be a senior in high school with a 2.5 GPA or greater, involved in school/community, and attending a ND college next year. Eight seniors are selected each month, October – March, from seven regions across the state. They will each receive a $500 scholarship. In April, the 48 seniors have the chance to compete for a $3,000 scholarship. Applications are available at



Various scholarships are available to seniors interested in a career in engineering and other sciences. Due in December, applications are available at



This scholarship is provided by the National Indian Gaming Association. One $500 scholarship shall be awarded in the fall term and in the spring term to a student who is chosen primarily on accomplishments and contributions within the Native American community while attending school. Applicants must be enrolled in business or business-related fields. Applications may be obtained by email from



To be eligible, applicants must be either a recently graduated high school senior who will enroll as a freshman at a four-year or two-year college or university in the fall or a full-time student currently enrolled at an accredited four-year or two-year college or university; maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above; and must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Due in July, applications are available at


Five women will each be awarded $10,000 scholarships and 50 women will each be awarded $1,000 scholarships. All applicants must be seeking an undergraduate degree from an accredited two- or four-year college or university, or vocational-technical school. Scholarship awards are based primarily on financial need and previous achievements for women who earned their high school diploma or GED at least 10 years ago. Applications are available at



Inspired by the life-journey of Theresa A. Mike, the TAM Scholarship Foundation provides financial support for undergraduate and graduate-level students to help them achieve their dreams of higher education, live successful and prosperous lives, and assume positions of responsibility and leadership in their communities. Every penny counts! Help our students achieve their dreams! Keep the dream alive! Applications are available at




The makers of Tylenol are giving away $250,000 in scholarships to students pursuing careers in healthcare. Highlights of the program are: $1,000 to 150 undergraduate and $5,000 to 20 graduate students; applicants will be judged on leadership qualities and academic performance. Deadline date is May 15. Applications are available at



SBC may nominate up to 6 students each year for the Morris K. Udall Scholarship.   The awards will be made on the basis of merit to TWO groups of students: 1) Those who are college sophomores or juniors in the current academic year, have outstanding potential and who study the environment and related fields; and 2) Native American and Alaska Native students who are college sophomores or juniors in the current academic year, have outstanding potential, and are in fields related to health care or tribal public policy. In addition, student must have a minimum 3.00 GPA and be a U.S. citizen, a permanent resident alien, or a U.S. national. Each school receives up to $5,000, or the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board, whichever is less. Contact the SBC financial aid office for further information. Deadline date is mid-January.



Five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors who will attend college in the fall. Applicants must be academic achievers, and have demonstrated significant community service. Due in May, applications are available at



This scholarship is for applicants attending 1994 Land Grant Tribal Colleges and Universities seeking careers in agriculture and natural resource sciences, and/or other related disciplines. The aim of the Tribal Scholars Program is to strengthen a partnership between NRCS and 1994 Institutions, increase the number of students studying in agriculture and Agency-related disciplines, and to offer employment opportunities. The application period opens each fall, and closes in February. Applications are available at



Fellowships of $600 to $24,000 are available for American Indian or Native Alaskan undergraduate or graduate students studying education, psychology, guidance counseling, or a related field. Applications are available at



Veterans of active military service should contact their local Veterans Administration Office. Courses offered by SBC may be approved for veteran students. Veteran students receiving education benefits must comply with the policies, procedures, and regulations of the Veterans Administration and the college. Veteran students attending SBC may contact the SBC Registrar for an application. Information is also available at



The Vocational Rehabilitation program is intended to assist students who have disabilities to become active members of the labor market. Students who think they may qualify are encouraged to contact one of the nearest Voc. Rehab offices: Sitting Bull College Voc. Rehab, North Dakota State Voc. Rehab, or South Dakota State Voc. Rehab.



Whether you’re planning for college or already there, sign up for the CollegeSTEPS Program today and get tools, tips, and a chance to win $1,000. Information is available at



The West River Telephone Corporation sponsors three $500 scholarships to help students from their current subscribers. The scholarships are payable upon the successful completion of one term and proof of enrollment in the next semester in college. Applications may be obtained by contacting West River Telephone Corporation in Hazen, ND or on-line at Deadline date of application is in March.