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Build Dakota Scholarship Fund: A unique scholarship opportunity

March 26, 2023

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

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Build Dakota Roadshow

November 7, 2022

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.

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

November 4, 2022

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 […]

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Build Dakota Announces Cohort 8

August 25, 2022

464 students awarded the Build Dakota Scholarship for the 2022-23 school year The eighth cohort of Build Dakota Scholarship Fund students will begin classes this month, helping to fill the gap of essential workforce needs for South Dakota. Build Dakota aims to support students entering high-need workforce programs at South Dakota’s technical colleges to fill […]

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Cohort 7: 2021-2022 Annual Report

April 19, 2022

From enrollment numbers to partners and resources to student success stories and to looking at the future, this comprehensive annual report explains the ins and outs of the Build Dakota Scholarship Fund and its long-term impact throughout South Dakota. View the 2021-2022 annual report (PDF) to learn more.

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Program Offers Students Free Schooling, Job Opportunities

November 4, 2021

The “Build Dakota Roadshow” is an event sponsored by the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation and the Yankton Thrive organization. The roadshow consists of 30-minute interactive assemblies at eight area schools for students and parents to learn ways the program can connect them with training, employers and jobs — at no cost to […]

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