Scholarship News

Low tuition at BHSU allows ROTC cadet to travel the world while earning college degree

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Full-time jobs, internships, and advanced degrees. In this series, Black Hills State University will highlight the future plans of some of the University’s May 2019 graduates. Cadet Jared Kovall-Scarlett is graduating debt free thanks to the ROTC Scholarship and will become a transportation officer in the U.S. Army. He traveled on four different BHSU-led international trips and received course credit for each during college.
 

BHSU-Rapid City grad hired in final college semester for dream HR job

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Full-time jobs, internships, and advanced degrees. In this series, Black Hills State University will highlight the future plans of some of the University’s May 2019 graduates. Julie Penney, business administration-human resources management major from Alliance, Neb., was hired in her final semester of college by Simon in Rapid City and is directly using her degree with a position in human resource management.

Paid fellowship offers BHSU students the opportunity to conduct research with faculty members

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Emily Weatherill of Madison is one of 14 students at Black Hills State University who received a $4,000 fellowship to conduct scientific research with a faculty mentor at BHSU this year. Emily will graduate in May with a double major in biology and psychology. She is currently completing a year of biology research alongside biology professor Dr. Dave Bergmann.

BHSU Camp Invention for grades K-6 receives scholarship grants for participants

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Scholarships are now available for Camp Invention, a week-long summer academic program will be hosted on the BHSU campus in Spearfish June 10-14. The John T. Vucurevich Foundation has awarded $5,000 and the Spearfish Community Foundation has awarded $1,000 for scholarships for children whose families qualify for free and reduced lunch programs or need financial support to attend.

BHSU students assist with LUX-ZEPLIN experiment at Sanford Lab

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Two Black Hills State University physical science majors are working with scientists and engineers from around the world on the LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) experiment at Sanford Underground Research Facility. Nolan Maher, a freshman from Bismark, N.D., and Erika Redinger, a junior from Spearfish, are visiting Sanford Lab two times per week this semester where they work on projects contributing to LZ. LZ is a next-generation dark matter detector.
 

Biomedical research leads to scientific careers for BHSU students, alums

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Alumni who complete biomedical research while studying at Black Hills State University are succeeding in doctoral programs and making great strides in their scientific careers. Since 2008, the South Dakota Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (SD BRIN) has provided 142 Undergraduate Research fellowship awards to 95 individual BHSU students. Fellowships are paid opportunities for students to put scientific principles into practice.
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