Scholarship News

$10,000 scholarships available to high school seniors who want to attend BHSU

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High school seniors who attend Black Hills State University may be eligible for $10,000 scholarships, thanks to a donation to the Horatio Alger Association Endowment by Association member T. Denny Sanford. Fifteen scholarships of $10,000 each are available. The scholarship application is open until Oct. 25 at: https://scholars.horatioalger.org/horatio-alger-scholarship-applications          

Alum saves former BHSU President Flickema’s eyesight

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Dr. Tom Flickema, who served as President of Black Hills State University from 1994-2006, still remembers the moment BHSU graduate, Dr. Nathan Steinle, walked into his exam room at Black Hills Regional Eye Institute. It had been 13 years since the two last saw each other, when Steinle gave the honors graduation speech as the valedictorian of the Class 2001 and shook hands with President Flickema at commencement. Now, the two shook hands again, with a reassurance from Steinle that he could restore his university president’s eyesight.

BHSU supporters donate a record $418,556 for student scholarships at Sutton Bay event

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Black Hills State University held the 5th Annual BHSU Sutton Bay Golf and Fish Outing August 12-14 to raise money for athletic scholarships. Thirty-three people participated raising a record $143,556. Dana and LaDawn Dykhouse contributed an additional $150,000 and an anonymous donor contributed $125,000 to raise the total to $418,556 for the scholarship coffers.

Business students gain experience investing $25K from Foundation

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Students with the Black Hills State University Investment Club worked under guidance of the BHSU Foundation to invest $25,000 of Foundation funds in long-term stocks, bonds, and mutual funds this spring. Each year, the Foundation will donate a portion of the investment profits to deserving Investment Club students in the form of scholarships. The remainder of the profits will remain with the Foundation.

Wyoming teacher scholarship founded in memory of Charlotte Boner

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A scholarship at Black Hills State University has been established in honor of beloved educator Charlotte Labor Boner. A recurring $500 scholarship will be awarded each semester to a student from Wyoming majoring in elementary education at BHSU. The scholarship honors Charlotte’s compassion, love of teaching, and families she impacted throughout her career.
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