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Build Dakota Scholarship Fund Continues Laying Foundation for Workforce

July 28, 2021

“With growth in South Dakota seemingly inevitable, there will be a bevy of jobs available for specific skill sets in the future. To help train the next available candidates, the Build Dakota Scholarship program has provided nearly 2,000 students with the opportunity to graduate debt-free and enter the workforce in South Dakota.” View the full […]

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Cohort 6: 2020-2021 Annual Report

March 30, 2021

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 2020-201 annual report (PDF) to learn more.

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Full Ride Scholarship Benefits Traditional and Non-Traditional Students

January 25, 2021

In an article by SDN Communications, the benefits of the Build Dakota Scholarship Program are highlighted for students and employers alike: “Build Dakota was created several years ago to help the state‚Äôs technical schools recruit students in fields with workforce shortages, such as telecommunications. By providing full scholarships and creating industry partnerships with companies, including SDN […]

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Black Hills Fox: Build Dakota Offers Scholarships

October 20, 2020

Black Hills Fox hosts Deni Amundson, program director of Build Dakota Scholarships, to discuss the background and benefits of the program. With 300-400 scholarships offered per year, the ability to work with industry partner programs and to address local workforce, this program is becoming a model for other scholarship programs in the nation. Watch the […]

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