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WDT Foundation Scholarships for Spring 2021-2022 term have opened for application.  To apply for all scholarships just fill out the application at https://my.wdt.edu/ics/scholarship and it will be automatically applied to all WDT Foundation Scholarships you are eligible for. For the essay questions (items 4 and 5 on the application) you can click and drag to increase the viewing size of the essay text box.

WDT Foundation Spring Scholarships

Black Hills Transfer Future Business Scholarship - $500

Captain Deb Cady Memorial Scholarship - Entire CJUS275 course (approx. $4,000 value)

Caterpillar MineStar Scholarship - $15,000, 3 multiple term awards

Craig & Joan Uhre Scholarship - $1,000

Crazy Horse Memorial Scholarship - $500 to $2,000, multiple awards

SD Dental Foundation Dental Assistant Scholarship  - $1,000, two Spring Awards

Gilbert Zastrow Memorial Scholarship - $500

John T. Vucurevich Foundation Nursing Scholarship - $1,000 to $2,000, multiple awards

John T. Vucurevich Foundation Scholarship - $1,000 to $2,000, multiple awards

Milton DeBrie Memorial Scholarship - $500

Northern Hills DAV Scholarship - $1,000

Ryan McCandless Memorial Scholarship - $1,000

Ryan Prince Memorial Scholarship - $200

South Dakota Education Access Foundation - $1,000, multiple awards

South Dakota Sheriff's Association Scholarship - $500, two Spring Awards

Victor and Barbara Simmons Family Scholarship - $250, two Spring Awards

WDT Faculty and Staff Scholarship - $500, three Spring Awards


Scholarship applications for the Summer and Fall semesters will be posted from January 1-March 31.

Scholarship applications for the Spring semester will be posted August 1-October 15.

Scholarship Award Letters are sent the first week of May/December.

Thank You Letters from Scholarship Recipients should be delivered to the Scholarships Office by end of May/December.


Events & Deadlines


August 1st

Spring Scholarship Application Cycle Opens

August 13th

Build Dakota Scholarship Student JumpStart Orientation

October 15th

Spring Scholarship Application Cycle Closes

October 18th

Caterpillar MineStar Scholarship Application Opens

for Autonomous Equipment Technician Students


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      Applications Cycle Jan. 1st - March 31st


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Assistant Director of Scholarships

Jennie Best




Scholarships Coordinator

Andrew Kapelewski