Scholarship News

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.

BHSU to name Life Sciences building for Dr. Kathryn Johnson

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The Life Sciences building on the campus of Black Hills State University will be renamed in honor of Dr. Kathryn Johnson, a BHSU graduate who is owner and principal of Johnson Environmental Concepts in Rapid City. A gathering to celebrate the renaming will be held Tuesday, April 24 at 9 a.m. on the northeast side of the building.
 

More BHSU-RC scholarships are now available thanks to an additional John T. Vucurevich Foundation pledge

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The John T. Vucurevich Foundation has pledged to nearly double their scholarship donation for Black Hills State University – Rapid City (BHSU-RC) creating additional scholarships for students taking classes in Rapid City. The Vucurevich Foundation scholarships will increase from $41,666 per year to $80,000 a year over the next two years for students attending BHSU-RC.
 

BHSU announces $32 million Capital Campaign for student scholarships and campus advancement

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Black Hills State University has announced its record-breaking goal to raise $32 million through a Capital Campaign for student scholarships and campus advancement.

On Nov. 28, community members, alumni, and donors gathered at the BHSU Joy (Proctor) Krautschun Alumni/Foundation Welcome Center (Joy Center) to celebrate the announcement of the university’s most ambitious campaign ever. At the announcement, Steve Meeker, vice president for University Advancement, thanked donors for their generosity.

BHSU announces kickoff event for largest scholarship campaign in University history

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Scholarship money for students at Black Hills State University will continue to increase, thanks to the largest scholarship campaign in University history. The public is invited to attend the “Because of You, Anything is Possible” capital campaign kick-off Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 3 p.m. in the Joy Center on the BHSU campus in Spearfish.

The ambitious capital campaign is focused on raising money for scholarships, along with pursuing support for athletic facilities.

Out of the six state institutions, BHSU currently ranks fifth in scholarships awarded to students. Steve Meeker, vice president for University Advancement, said the campaign is concentrating heavily on reducing that deficit.

BHSU announces Alumni Award recipients to be honored during homecoming

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Black Hills State University will honor four alumni and a former administrator during the 2017 Swarm Week homecoming celebration Sept. 5-9.

The recipients will be honored during the Alumni Awards Luncheon to be held Friday, Sept. 8 at 12 p.m. in the Joy (Proctor) Krautschun Alumni/Foundation Welcome Center in Spearfish. Tickets for the Luncheon must be purchased in advance by contacting the BHSU Alumni Office at 605-642-6385. Seating is limited. Tickets are $20 per person.

 

BHSU rodeo athlete receives full tuition scholarship to law school, competes in national final rodeo

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Madison “Maddi” Huber is one of nine Black Hills State University Rodeo Team athletes who competed in the College National Finals Rodeo, the nation’s leading college rodeo event, last week. The BHSU women's team placed sixth at the national tournament. 

As Maddi participated in the final competition of her college rodeo career, she also looked forward to her next challenge. She received a full tuition scholarship for law school at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.