South Dakota and Ohio Scholarships and more…

Posted on February 1, 2019 by

In this post, we’ll focus on some interesting South Dakota and Ohio Scholarships and more… Check out the following video in which Danyelle Honore explains how she earned a full academic scholarship. She often gets asked questions about tips for applying to scholarships. In this video, she gives several tips that she used to earn her scholarships:

Richard Hagen-­Minerva Harvey Memorial Scholarship

Scholarships are for enrolled members of Tribes with reservations located in South Dakota. Up to seven scholarships may be awarded each year- the amounts for two years of attendance is $1,000, three years is $1,500, and four years is $2,500.

Eligibility Requirements:
· Graduation from South Dakota High School
· Apply within 5 years after high school graduation or within 1 year after release from active military
· Enrolled member of a tribe reservation located in South Dakota
· Must attend a public or non-public accredited university

National Federation Of The Blind Scholarship

The National Federation of the Blind is offering numerous scholarships to recognize the achievements of blind scholars. Recipients will be selected based on academic excellence, community service, and financial need.

Eligibility Requirements:
· Must be a U.S. Citizen
· Must be entering or currently enrolled in college or technical school full time
· Must be legally blind and don’t want to become debt slaves like so many other students are
· If selected, students must be open to participating in the NFB’s national convention and all regular scholarship activities within the program

ACG Heavy Construction Utilities Chapter Scholarship

The Association of General Contractors of SD is providing scholarships ($1,000 to $2,500) for students enrolled in a construction-related field.

Eligibility Criteria- Applicants must be:
· Enrolled in a construction-related field
· Signature from ACG Member
· Demonstrate financial need so they won’t need to be the slave to the lender
· Current student
· Be in good standing

SD Retailers Association Jerry Wheeler Scholarship

The South Dakota Retailer’s Association Jerry Wheeler Scholarship Program is
offering scholarships ranging from $250-$1,000. Scholarship Applications are available online at

Eligibility Requirements:
· Student must be enrolled in retail or the business field
· Must be enrolled full-time at a post-secondary school
· Awards will not be based solely on financial need or grades
· Previous recipients are eligible to apply for the scholarship program so they can avoid student debt

Scholarships in Ohio

The state of Ohio offers a good number of educational grants through several scholarship programs. The demand for education in the state is high. Catering to the demand are numerous colleges and universities in the state. In order to help students gain access to the best educational facilities in Ohio, different academies and agencies offer scholarships. Thanks to them, students are relieved of a lot of financial burdens. Listed here are some of these grants and fellowships.

Ohio Academic Scholarship (OAS)

Ohio Academic Scholarship (OAS) is designed to aid students enrolled in local colleges. This educational grant in Ohio has a fixed ceiling for its scholarship award. Applicants have to fill out a FASFA form, after which their financial need is determined. The scholarship is awarded to meritorious students who need financial aid to pursue studies.

Richland County Foundation College Scholarships
RCF has a long history of awarding annual scholarships to undergraduate students. Scholarships are awarded to students based on financial need.  Applicants need to be a resident of Richland County, Ohio and attend an accredited college with full-time status.  New applicants must have at least a GPA of 2.5.  The Board of Trustees of RCF Inc. makes the final decision regarding scholarships. The deadline for applying to this is usually in the month of April.

Ohio Travel Association’s Bill Schwartz Memorial Scholarship
This is an annual scholarship program aimed at encouraging educational programs pertaining to travel, tourism, and hospitality. A grant of $1,000 is available for candidates who complete either their freshman year or thirty-six hours of training in one quarter. The deadline for applying for this scholarship is usually in the month of June.

Ohio College Opportunity Grant

Ohio College Opportunity Grant Program (OCOG) is mainly offered to cater to students from low-income or moderate-income families who find it difficult to finance their education. This educational grant in Ohio has merged two grants, namely Ohio Instructional Grant and Part-Time Instructional Grant, in order to increase the ceiling of scholarship. The deadline for applying for this scholarship is usually in the month of October and also applies to nursing students who, by the way, have more options to get a nursing scholarship.

Ohio Student Workforce Development Grants

This educational grant is engineered to provide tuition fee assistance to candidates pursuing full-time programs in certain recognized Ohio private schools. The deadline for applying to this scholarship program in Ohio varies. So, students need to visit the official site to obtain the latest information.

Ohio Regents Graduate or the Professional Fellowship Program

Ohio Regents Graduate or the Professional Fellowship Program is aimed at providing financial assistance to baccalaureate graduates who have enrolled in local universities for pursuing their professional study. Since the program is a merit-based scholarship program in Ohio, students are chosen for based upon their performance in undergraduate level. The deadline for applying to this scholarship program varies.

Lee E. Schauer Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship program was first established in 1989 in the fond memory of a young man who tragically died in an accident just prior to beginning his senior year term in high school. His family, the Schauers, sponsor this award on a yearly basis is for any deserving student who wants to pursue college studies but is restricted due to financial difficulties. Eligibility for this program is a GPA of 2.5, participation in community service, sports and fitness activities and demonstrates honesty, caring and responsibility. The deadline for applying for this scholarship is usually in the month of April.

The aforesaid programs have been beneficial to numerous segments of students keen on pursuing education. In addition to these programs, there are so many more in the state. Offered by different private and public bodies, these grants and scholarships have been doing yeomen service in promoting the cause of education. Students in need of financial aid can check these various facilities and programs.