Each year, SCORE Chapter 157 provides money for scholarships to Western Dakota Technical Institute and to regional colleges. It is intended that these scholarships should be awarded to students whose career objectives are to ultimately become entrepreneurs and businessmen and women. Students interested in these scholarships should apply to the school they wish to attend. In their letter of application, they should include a short statement of the long-term employment and/or business goals they currently envision. If they are awarded a scholarship that does not in any way obligate them to exactly follow those goals in the future. The only purpose of this requirement is to encourage the applicant to begin thinking about a business career.
For the academic year of 2004-2005, the following scholarships are available.
1. One scholarship for $750 at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology. Letters of application should be sent to Val Olney, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Foundation, 501 East St. Joseph St., Rapid City, SD 57701 by August 31, 2004.
2. One scholarship for $750 at the National American University. Letters of applications should be sent to Laura Teigen, Financial Aids Advisor, National American University, 321 Kansas City Street, Rapid City, SD 57701 by August 31, 2004.
3. One scholarship for $750 at Ogalala Lakota College. Letters of application should be sent to Shirley Brewer, Financial Aids Director, Ogalala Lakota College, P.O. Box 490, Kyle, SD 57752 by September 3, 2004.
4. One scholarship for $750 to Black Hills State University. Letters of application should be sent to Cheri Leahy, Financial Aids Officer, Black Hills State University, 1200 University St., Unit 9502, Spearfish, SD 57799 by August 31, 2004.
5. Six scholarships for $500 each to Western Dakota Institute. Letters of application should be sent to Starla Russell, Financial Aids Coordinator, Western Dakota Technical Institute, Rapid City, SD 57703 by August 15, 2004.
Students may apply for these scholarships at any time in their academic career, as entering freshmen or later. Final decisions as to scholarship recipients will be made by the scholarship committees at the various schools. Checks will be sent to the respective schools and will be presented to the successful student recipient after they register for their academic or instructional program.