Students that received the Build Dakota Scholarship for the 2020-2021 school year were recently congratulated by Governor Kristi Noem. There were a total of 313 students who were awarded the Build Dakota Scholarship across the state.
The city of Dell Rapids had one student who was awarded the scholarship. Logan Wolles was given the scholarship as he is participating in the Building Trades Technology program at Lake Area Technical College in Watertown.
Build Dakota aims to support students entering high-need workforce programs at South Dakota’s technical colleges to fill the state’s technical career fields with skilled professionals. The scholarships cover tuition and fees, books, equipment, and other related program expenses for eligible programs within nine high-need industry areas at South Dakota’s four technical colleges. Recipients were selected by technical colleges from a total of 1,189 applications.
In-state and out-of-state students of all ages are eligible to apply. Scholarship applicants must be accepted into their approved program of interest. Recipients of the scholarship must enroll full-time, complete their educational program on schedule, and commit to stay in South Dakota to work in their field of study for three years following graduation.
Applications for the 2021-22 school year open in January 2021. Find more information on Build Dakota Scholarships here.
Click here to access the complete list of this year’s Build Dakota Scholarship Winners.