Joseph F. and Martha P. Nelson Scholarship Application

Joseph F. and Martha P. Nelson Scholarship Application

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Application Deadline: The Joseph F. and Martha P. Nelson Scholarship must be postmarked by January 15, 2014

The Joseph F. and Martha P. Nelson Scholarship award is available to a high school graduate who has not previously attended a post- secondary institution. This four-year award is worth full tuition and fees for 16 credit hours per semester. In addition the award provides for a standard meal plan and a double occupancy room in the residence hall. This scholarship is for a total of eight (8) semesters and is renewable without reapplying, provided the student maintains required academic performance.


To be eligible

  • Major(s): Biology, chemistry, physical science, environmental physical science or mathematics
  • be in the upper 10% of his/her class rank
  • attain a minimum ACT composite score of 28 or SAT of 1,260
  • must have completed at least three years of both mathematics and laboratory science, with a fourth year in one area, with all grades of B or higher.
  • Academic Level: Freshman
  • Enrollment Level: Full Time
  • GPA: 3.00
  • Residency: Resident, Non-Resident, International
  • Financial Need: Yes, No

Scholarship deadline is January 15, 2014.

Submit a high school transcript with ACT scores.

Submit a typed statement that identifies your academic and professional goals, describe how attending Black Hills State University can help you attain those goals, and address how you foresee your contribution to the Black Hills State University community.

Obtain three letters of recommendation, with at least one being from a math or science teacher. (each letter should be placed in an individually sealed envelope and returned to the applicant. The applicant should then submit the letters together with the other application materials).


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