Riley Donnelly of Elk Point and Karli Verhulst of Reva were named recipients of the Joe and Elaine Floyd Scholarship at Black Hills State University. Donnelly and Verhulst will each receive a $17,000 scholarship when they attend BHSU this fall.
Former Yellow Jacket basketball player John Heck, part owner of the Stadium Sports Grill in Spearfish, established a scholarship at Black Hills State University. The John Heck Athletic Scholarship will be awarded for the first time this fall to a member of the BHSU Men’s Basketball Team.
The Rapid City law firm Gunderson, Palmer, Nelson & Ashmore, LLP assisted with training for volunteers involved with the Thompson Diversion Program at Black Hills State University. The law firm also donated $500 for the scholarships for students involved in the University’s Thompson Diversion Program.
Students at Black Hills State University can now apply for funding to help cover expenses caused by the pandemic. The CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund allocated $757,487 to BHSU for student emergency assistance.
Black Hills State is joining the global effort Giving Tuesday on May 5 to respond to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. Funds raised by BHSU through this effort will assist students who are struggling with basic needs like housing, food, or everyday living expenses. Gifts can be made by texting BHcares to 41444 or online at www.BHSUFoundation.org