Scholarship News

BHSU scholarship awarded to students in memory of Gage McSpadden

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Two Black Hills State University students will receive the Gage McSpadden TRIO Essay Scholarship this fall. The scholarship is in memory of McSpadden, a TRIO student and athlete at BHSU who was killed by a lightning strike in 2015. Molly Graesser, exercise science major from Gregory, and Kaitlyn Kumpf, elementary education major from Hemingford, Neb., are this year’s TRIO scholarship recipients. Both students are part of TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) at BHSU, a program designed provide services for first generation college students who are income eligible.

Mark Larscheid Memorial Golf Tournament adds to scholarship at Black Hills State University

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The 18th Annual Mark Larscheid Memorial Golf Tournament was held recently at Spearfish Canyon Golf Club. The proceeds from this year’s Memorial Golf Tournament, silent auction and donations totaled $6,300. This brings the amount in the Mark Larscheid Memorial Scholarship to $74,900 at BHSU. This year’s scholarship recipient was Whitney Scott, a graphic design major and pole vaulter from Watertown. 

Wyoming educator’s impact inspires scholarship legacy at BHSU

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The Guthmiller and Burgess families donated $10,000 to the Black Hills State University Foundation to create the Betty Lloyd Memorial Scholarship Endowment at BHSU. An annual scholarship will be awarded to a junior or senior at BHSU majoring in Elementary Education. Preference will be given to students from Casper, Wyo. The first award will be given the fall of 2018. 

Yellow Jacket Athletics continues upward trend in RMAC

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The Black Hills State University Yellow Jackets have made tremendous progress in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) since moving to Division II athletics five years ago. This year the Yellow Jackets moved up to the top 10 for the conference All-Sports Competition Cup after finishing in last place in 2014-15 and in 13th place last year.

 

Soccer fans inspired to “Go for their goals” at Black Hills State University

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Soccer has the eye of the world this summer as athletes compete in the FIFA World Cup. Locally, the sport continues to grow with the addition of Women’s Soccer at Black Hills State University. Drive along I-90 into Spearfish and you’ll notice a soccer billboard “Go for your goals” featuring Mikayla Hernandez. Hernandez, exercise science major from Centennial, Colo., just completed her freshman campaign, playing and starting in 13 games.

BHSU students meet with local scholarship donor

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Spearfish resident Carol Lundberg recently had lunch with her 2018-2019 BHSU Scholarship recipients. Pictured left to right are Elizabeth Bauer, exercise science major from Sturgis; Lundberg; Wayne Gubka, biology major from Huron; and Molly Graesser, exercise science major from Gregory. Ranni Hopkins, biology major from Sturgis and Grace Baumgarten, chemistry major from Rapid City were unable to attend. 

BHSU student wins S.D. Bandmasters Association instrumental music scholarship

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Sarah Rathert wants to follow in her mother’s footsteps and become a teacher. She’s getting help along the way from the South Dakota Bandmasters Association (SDBA) who recently selected Sarah as a recipient of their annual instrumental music scholarship. Originally from Sturgis, Sarah heard about the SDBA scholarship from one of her professors at BHSU, Dr. David Berberick, assistant professor of music.
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