Redefining Success

With so many education options and career paths available today, success doesn’t mean the same thing it used to. A successful career can mean a lot – a great salary, making a difference in your community, challenging and fulfilling work – and tech careers offer all that and more.

And with Build Dakota, you could get your tech degree for free.

ELIGIBLE PROGRAMS

Start building your career here

Build Dakota is a new scholarship program created through a $50 million investment funded by a $25 million donation from T. Denny Sanford and a $25 million contribution from the South Dakota Future Fund.

Build Dakota Scholarships will be awarded to skilled scholars entering high-need workforce programs at South Dakota technical institutes.

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Apply Today!

STEP 1

Apply at the technical institute you are interested in attending.

STEP 2

Click on the logo to take you to the Build Dakota application for that technical institute.

STEP 3

Read instructions and apply.

(Each technical institute will have school specific instructions.)

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LAKE AREA TECHNICAL INSTITUTE

Watertown, SD

1.800.657.4344

Degrees Offered

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MITCHELL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE

Mitchell, SD

1.800.MTI.1969

> Degrees Offered

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SOUTHEAST TECHNICAL INSTITUTE

Sioux Falls, SD

1.800.247.0789

Degrees Offered

Western Dakota Tech

WESTERN DAKOTA TECHNICAL INSTITUTE

Rapid City, SD

1.800.544.8765

Degrees Offered


The application cycle for the 2017-2018 school year closed on March 15, 2017.

The application window for the 2018-2019 school year will be: January 1, 2018 through March 31, 2018.


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