A Partnership to Help Students Accomplish Their Educational Goals

Wagner area students and our first non-traditional student who are all receiving a full ride educational scholarship to help them accomplish their career goals. These students are receiving the Yankton Sioux Tribe and Build Dakota Partnership Scholarship, which is a full ride scholarship.

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Cohort 9: 2023-2024 Annual Report

Explore the intricacies of the Build Dakota Scholarship Fund, ranging from enrollment figures and partnerships to available resources and inspiring student success narratives, all while casting a glance towards the future. Delve into the detailed narrative of its long-lasting influence across South Dakota in the comprehensive annual report.

Discover more by accessing the 2023-2024 annual report (PDF).

Meaningful Development for a Strong Future with Build Dakota

Fostering meaningful development starts with setting a solid foundation, which is what Build Dakota is dedicated to establishing.

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YHS Senior Named Build Dakota Scholarship Recipient

A Yankton High School student has been named a recipient of the Build Dakota Scholarship.

Trey Smith, a senior at YHS, will be attending Mitchell Technical College in the fall and will be pursuing a degree in Progressive Welding.

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Build Dakota Scholarship Program Continues to Fund Education, Fill Skills Gap

Deni Martin, Build Dakota Scholarship program manager, shares the success of the nearly 10-year-old scholarship

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Build Dakota Cops

On Monday night, the Yankton City Commission authorized the Yankton Police Department to become a sponsor of the Build Dakota Scholarship program. Anyone interested in taking advantage of this program should contact the YPD at 605-668-5210 for more information.

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Cohort 9: 2023-2024 Build Dakota Scholarship Recipients

Our goal is to give students the opportunity to enter programs in our state’s high-need industries and finish school debt-free. Take a look at the list of the 2023-2024 Build Dakota Scholarship recipients!

View the full list of 2023-2024 Build Dakota Scholarship recipients (PDF) here.

Build Dakota Scholarship Fund: A unique scholarship opportunity

Listen to our segment aired on In the Moment on SDPB Radio discussing the unique scholarship opportunity that Build Dakota offers.

Build Dakota Roadshow

The Build Dakota Roadshow is continuing to make stops at high schools within the region to talk to seniors about available scholarships. To hear more from students across the state about their experience, listen to the soundbites from the full news article provided by WNAX.

Companies are Fighting Over These Students’ as SD Scholarship Gives Opportunity to Avoid Dropout, Debt

26-member-class of Menno High School has approximately half planning to attend one of South Dakota’s four technical colleges, with several applying for the Build Dakota Scholarship. The Build Dakota Scholarship Program was created with the goal to increase the number of skilled workers entering into high-need sectors of the workforce within the state. With the scholarship program’s past success, employers are already contacting schools offering the full-ride scholarships.

To learn more about the scholarship, explore buildakotascholarships.com and read the full news article from the Mitchell Republic.