Scholarship News

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.

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.

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