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MAKE A DIFFERENCE SCHOLARSHIP

WHAT IS THE MAKE A DIFFERENCE INITIATIVE?

Dr. James Hess, professor of psychology and chair of the School of Behavioral Sciences at Black Hills State University, pledged a $1 million gift to BHSU to establish the School of Behavioral Sciences Make a Difference Initiative. In exchange for scholarship funds, students will be challenged to plan and implement sustainable community projects designed to make a difference in the lives of others.

HOW MUCH WILL BE AWARDED?

$3,500 scholarships can be awarded. In addition to the scholarship, each recipient will receive up to $2,500 for student projects.

WHO CAN APPLY?

  • Up to $3500! Also, you can request up to $2500 to fund your project!

    WHO CAN APPLY?

    • School of Behavioral Sciences students with declared major(s) in Exercise Science, Human Services, Psychology, Sociology, or Outdoor Education.
    • Sophomore or above
    • GPA of 3.0 or higher.

    WHAT IS THE APPLICATION PROCESS?

    1. Complete the application (see link above).  We strongly recommend that you meet with a faculty member in your major well ahead of the March 1 early deadline to review your application. See faculty office doors for scheduled office hours.
      1. Example of a successful application.
    2. Revise and email the application by March 1 to your faculty advisor, who will forward it to the MADI committee chair.
    3. Winners will be announced in late March or early April. 
    4. A reception for successful applicants will be held in April.  

    DONATE!

    To contribute to the Make a Difference Initiative, contact Black Hills State University Advancement at 605-642-6385.

    NEED MORE INFORMATION? 

    Contact any of these MADI Committee Members well ahead of the deadline for information and application assistance! 

Contact Info

Financial Aid
BHSUfinancial@bhsu.edu
Phone: 605-642-6145
Fax: 605-642-6913

Black Hills State University
1200 University St.
Spearfish, SD, USA 57799