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Scholarships

 Stories of BHSU students who have received a scholarship. 

BHSU President Kay Schallenkamp at the Empire Mall in Sioux FallsBlack Hills State University is giving away a $1,000 scholarship to one lucky incoming freshman during a post-holiday scholarship contest. To enter the contest students must submit a photo of themselves posing with the BHSU displays at the Rushmore Mall in Rapid City or the Empire Mall in Sioux Falls.

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Margaret Wengert dedicated her life to educating and promoting the importance of music and the arts. Wengert, who died in February, now leaves a legacy that will help others follow her same path.  

Black Hills State University  recently announced  a gift of $54,000 from Wengert for music and art scholarships.


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Elise Foltz has always liked working with numbers, but it wasn’t until she took her first accounting class at Black Hills State University did she realize where her true career path lay.

Now, thanks to a $6,800 scholarship from the South Dakota Certified Public Accountant Society(SD CPA) Foltz is in her final year and will graduate from the professional accountancy program in May.


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Black Hills State University’s high percentage of Native American students prompted Boulder, Colo., resident Joscelyn Blumenthal to donate $10,000 to establish an endowment fund that will be used for scholarships for Native American students.

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Spearfish Chamber of Commerce director Kent Campbell presents $2,000 check for BHSU scholarshipsThe Spearfish Chamber of Commerce recently donated $2,000 for student scholarships at Black Hills State University. BHSU President Kay Schallenkamp noted that the donation is an investment in BHSU students that provides a benefit not only for the students, but also for the entire community.

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Black Hills State University will host the sixth annual American Indian College Scholarship Gala Saturday, Oct. 13 in the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union Jacket Legacy Room. The event kicks off with a reception at 6 p.m. and a dinner at 7 p.m.

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Seven new Black Hills State University students were recently awarded Dakota Corps scholarships to pursue careers in critical-need occupations within the state.

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More than 30 Black Hills State University students and several student organizations were honored during the 20th Annual Student Volunteer Awards Celebration. 

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Black Hills State University sophomore Lindee Lawrence, biology major from Spearfish, is the recipient of the 2012 Kevin Whirlwind Horse Memorial Scholarship. Each year during the Kevin Whirlwind Horse Memorial Run/Walk, a $500 scholarship is presented to an American Indian sophomore who demonstrates outstanding academic ability and leadership skills. The overall winners for this year’s race were Wes Broeder, Spearfish, and Marci Holben, Spearfish, in the 5K run; and Philip Schwartz, Spearfish, and Keena Byrd-Moro, Spearfish, in the 10K run.

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Black Hills State University will hold the 27th Annual Kevin Whirlwind Horse Memorial Run/Walk Saturday, April 14, before the Lakota Omniciye spring powwow. Registration begins at 10 a.m. in Salem Park.

 

 

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Elaine and Joe Floyd

Black Hills State University alumnae and former employee, Elaine Floyd, and her husband, Joe, recently announced a $1 million pledge to endow the Elaine and Joe Floyd Scholarship at BHSU. The couple announced their scholarship endowment at the University’s annual 1883 Donor Recognition Dinner.

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The Center for American Indian Studies at Black Hills State University announces the spring 2012 American Indian Education Foundation (AIEF)  scholarship recipients.

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Wells Fargo Bank in Spearfish recently donated $3,000 to the Black Hills State University Foundation.

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Black Hills State University’s Center for Academic Success is pleased to announce the winners of the Take Five Early Registration Event. The Center sponsors an event each semester to promote early registration for classes.

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Pioneer Bank and Trust and the F.L. Clarkson Family Foundation recently pledged an additional $50,000 to the Clarkson Family Scholarship Fund at BHSU.

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