SBC Institutional Aid

AIHEC STUDENT CONGRESS – OUTSTANDING STUDENT OF THE YEAR

Funded by the American Indian Higher Education Consortium, the Student of the Year (SOY) scholarship is awarded to recognize one outstanding student from each of the tribal colleges to create an initiative for student excellence. To qualify, the applicant must be enrolled in at least 6 credits; must have earned a minimum 3.00 grade point average (GPA); must demonstrate financial need; cannot have previously earned an associate degree (if enrolled in an associate program) or a bachelor’s degree (if enrolled in a baccalaureate program).   Community service and volunteer work will be considered. Deadline date is January 31. SBC faculty and staff may be asked to submit nominations for the scholarship. Applicants may be required to attend an interview.

AMERICAN INDIAN COLLEGE FUND

SBC receives financial assistance from the American Indian College Fund to help with scholarships and grants to students attending Sitting Bull College. Students are required to submit their Tribal College/University (TCU) scholarship application online at http://www.collegefund.org to receive funding for any of these scholarships by September 30 (for fall term) and January 31 (for spring term)

The following scholarships are awarded from the American Indian College Fund.

  • General Grant. Grants shall be provided to Native American students who do not have sufficient funds to pay the direct education costs of tuition, books, and fees to attend SBC. A small portion of the amount awarded may be used to fund non-Native American students. Eligibility criteria may be any of the following:
  • Student’s family income excludes him/her from Pell grant eligibility
  • Student has not earned his/her GED certificate
  • Student is on financial aid suspension at SBC and at mid-term is maintaining a 2.00 semester gpa
  • Student’s Pell grant is not sufficient to pay all education costs at SBC.
  • Student has earned a baccalaureate degree
  • Student is not fully funded.
  • Student is in default on a federal education loan
  • Student owes a refund/repayment on a federal education grant
  • Restricted Scholarships. SBC also receives other funds that have restrictions placed on the scholarship by the donors. The scholarship list varies each term.

BARDEN (DR. JACK) SCHOLARSHIP

Two $500 scholarships ($250 per semester) are available to pay tuition costs to attend SBC to students at the associate or certificate level who have not earned an associate or baccalaureate degree. Applicants may be enrolled full or part time; must have a minimum 3.00 grade point average; must demonstrate financial need; must demonstrate leadership through participation in college clubs or community organizations. The deadline date is April 30 for fall term and October 31 for spring term. Students apply for the Dr. Barden Scholarship by completing the SBC Scholarship Application.

Build Your Brighter Future Tuition Scholarship

A scholarship of $1,800 shall be awarded to current year high school graduates and GED completers who register full-time at Sitting Bull College in the fall or spring semester following their date of graduation.   A second scholarship may be awarded to students who successfully pass each class enrolled in with a “C” or better letter grade (a minimum of 12 credit hours) in the first-term of enrollment based on the GPA earned by the student.

CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Funds are provided from the Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation to help finance the higher education of outstanding young Indian people and to foster a greater understanding both within the Indian and non-Indian community. The scholarship is to be used for books and supplies. Preference is given first to Standing Rock enrolled members. The scholarship is based on financial need, potential, and goals for the future. Deadline date is April 30 for fall term and October 31 for spring term. Students apply for the Crazy Horse Memorial Scholarship by completing the SBC Scholarship Application.

DAKOTA/LAKOTA SCHOLARSHIP

Up to ten $100 academic scholarships shall be awarded each year to students attending SBC. Priority is given to Standing Rock enrolled members. To qualify, students must have completed 12 credits during the student’s last term of enrollment at SBC with a 3.50 or higher cumulative grade point average. Deadline date is April 30 for fall term and October 31 for spring term. Students apply for the Dakota/Lakota Scholarship by completing the SBC Scholarship Application.

FLYING BY (JOE) NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES SCHOLARSHIP

The Joe Flying By Scholarship (one scholarship at $500) was established to benefit students pursuing the Native American Studies major at SBC. To qualify, students must have earned at least 30 credits toward their AA:NAS degree; must have a minimum 3.00 cumulative grade point average; and must be actively involved in the Culture Club at SBC. Deadline date is April 30. Students apply for the Joe Flying By Native American Studies Scholarship by completing the SBC Scholarship Application.

RICHARD J. HEISNER and DR. BIRON D. BAKER SCHOLARSHIP

The family of Richard J. Heisner and Dr. Biron D, Baker has established a $200 scholarship for full-time Native American students in financial need who were raised in a fatherless home — the cause of which is immaterial. Deadline date is April 30. Students apply for the Richard J. Heisner-Dr. Biron Baker Scholarship by completing the SBC Scholarship Application and submitting a written letter stating how they will use the scholarship.

LAWRENCE (FRANK) BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP

A $100 scholarship is awarded yearly to an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation who is a sophomore student enrolled in one of the Business Administration programs at SBC. The student must have at least a 3.00 or higher cumulative grade point average. Deadline date is April 30. Students apply for the Frank Lawrence Business Scholarship by completing the SBC Scholarship Application.

LOCKE (PATRICIA) NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES SCHOLARSHIP

The Patricia Locke Scholarship was established to benefit students pursuing the Native American Studies major at SBC. To qualify, students must have earned at least 30 credits toward their AA:NAS degree and have a minimum 2.00 cumulative grade point average. Scholarships range from $100 to $250. Students may receive a maximum of 3 scholarships. Deadline dates are April 30 for fall term and October 31 for spring term. Students apply for the Patricia Locke Native American Studies Scholarship by completing the SBC Scholarship Application.

MCCARTHY (FRANK & CYNTHIA MCCARTHY) SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarships are available for part-time, “B” average (3.00 GPA) Native American students attending SBC. Deadline date is April 30 for fall term and October 31 for spring. Students apply for the Frank & Cynthia McCarthy Scholarship by completing the SBC Scholarship Application.

MCKISSACK (CAROL) SCHOLARSHIP

Two $500 scholarships ($250 per semester) are available to pay tuition costs to attend SBC to students at the associate or certificate level who have not earned an associate or baccalaureate degree. Applicants must be enrolled in either the Teacher Education major or the Business Administration major; may be enrolled full or part time; must have a minimum 3.00 grade point average; must demonstrate financial need; must demonstrate leadership through participation in college clubs or community organizations. Deadline date is April 30 for fall term and October 31 for spring term. Students apply for the Carol S. McKissack Scholarship by completing the SBC Scholarship Application.

MISS and/or JR. MISS STANDING ROCK SCHOLARSHIPS

Two scholarships are awarded each year to students who represent Standing Rock Sioux Tribe as Miss Standing Rock and Jr. Miss Standing Rock. These scholarships are not transferable to other colleges. Criteria are:

  • Miss Standing Rock Scholarship. A total of $2,000 ($500/term for 4 terms at SBC) tuition costs shall be awarded to Miss Standing Rock when she enrolls at SBC the fall term following her high school graduation.
  • Jr. Miss Standing Rock Scholarship. A total of $500 ($250/term for 2 terms at SBC) tuition costs shall be awarded to Miss Standing Rock when she enrolls at SBC the fall term following her high school graduation. Each year, the student must complete the Tribal College/University (TCU) Scholarship application online at collegefund.org. Failure to complete these requirements will result in forfeiture of the remaining scholarship.

To qualify for all payments, the student must pass 12 credits each semester with a 2.00 grade point average. Failure to complete these requirements will result in forfeiture of the remaining scholarship.

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS SPACE ADMINISTRATION SCHOLARSHIP (NASA)

Scholarships may be awarded in various dollar amounts to students who have reached sophomore status with a cumulative 3.00 GPA who show promise in an area of science, technology, engineering or mathematics. Deadline date is April 30 for fall term and October 31 for spring term.   Applications are available at the SBC Financial Aid Office.

SOUTH DAKOTA EDUCATION ACCESS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

The South Dakota Education Access Foundation (SDEAF), in its efforts to expand access to postsecondary education to South Dakota residents, has established the SDEAF Scholarship. Students must complete the FAFSA by April 30 and be determined eligible to receive a federal Pell grant; must be enrolled at Sitting Bull College as an undergraduate student in a minimum of 6 credits per term; must have a minimum 2.00 CGPA; must have demonstrated unmet financial need. All SD residents shall be considered for this scholarship.

TUITION WAIVER FOR SENIOR CITIZENS

Senior citizens may receive a waiver of tuition, books, and fees for one course per semester at SBC. To qualify, the student must be at least 55 years of age. Deadline date is April 30 for fall term and October 31 for spring term. Students apply for the Sr. Citizen Tuition Waiver by completing the SBC Scholarship Application.

TUITION WAIVER FOR HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS

Current high school juniors and seniors may enroll in up to 2 classes of college courses per term for dual credit or dual enrollment. Students must receive prior approval from their parents, the high school counselor or principal, and the SBC Vice President of Academics. Students are required to pay for tuition, books, and fees prior to release of an academic transcript. Students may apply for a waiver of tuition only; the cost of books is not waived. To qualify for payment of the tuition waiver, the student must pass the course(s) with a letter grade of A, B, or C. Students who withdraw from the course or complete the course with a letter grade of D or F will be required to pay for the tuition expense. Applications may be obtained from the SBC Financial Aid Office. Students attending a North Dakota high school may qualify for payment of one college course per semester for dual credit. To apply, students must submit a request to the ND Department of Public Instruction prior to enrolling in the course.

TUITION WAIVER FOR SBC STUDENTS

A waiver of tuition shall be available to students who demonstrate financial need and who have been denied assistance for all other financial aid for which they have applied. Due to limited funds available and the number of applicants, students may receive a waiver of tuition for only one course per semester. To qualify for the waiver, the student must pass the course(s) with a letter grade of A, B, or C. Students who withdraw from the course or complete the course with a letter grade of D or F will be required to pay for the tuition expense. The deadline date is April 30 for fall and October 31 for spring term. Students apply for the SBC Student Tuition Waiver by completing the SBC Scholarship Application.