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The John T. Vucurevich Foundation recently donated an additional $72,500 for the scholarship program at Black Hills State University.

Many of the scholarships are for math and science education majors. Scholarship awards are made to students who are not eligible for federal aid and are residents of South Dakota. The foundation now awards the John T. Vucurevich Presidential Scholar award that goes to “two of the best and brightest junior students." This is the third academic year BHSU has received the scholarship awards and will bring the total the Vucurevich Foundation has committed for students to $125,000.

“This is a tremendous investment in our students, the Black Hills region, and the state. There is a great need for math and science teachers. We have the largest teacher education program in the State and region and this wonderful gift will pay us all back for many years to come,” said Steve Meeker, vice president of University Advancement at BHSU.