Western Dakota Tech Foundation scholarships application for Spring 2022-2023 is now closed. The scholarship application will open on January 1st, 2023 for Summer/Fall 2023-2024 term. The WDT Foundation Scholarship Application is a universal application that automatically applies student to every WDT Foundation Scholarship they are eligible for the application term.

Spring 2022-2023 WDT Foundation Scholarships

Bert Jung Memorial - $100

Capt. Deb Cady Memorial - Entire CJUS275 Course (approx. $4,000)

Craig & Joan Uhre - $1,000

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

eCampus Textbook Scholarship (Amount(s) Vary)

Gilbert Zastrow Memorial - $750

Jean Jung Memorial - $100

John T. Vucurevich Foundation Nursing - $1,500 to $2,500 (multiple awards)

John T. Vucurevich Foundation - $1,500 to $2,500 (multiple awards)

Lloyd McNett Memorial - $500

Milton DeBrie Memorial - $500

Northern Hills DAV - $1,000 (two awards)

Ranchers & Butchers - (Amounts Vary)

Ryan McCandless Memorial - $1,000

Ryan Prince Memorial - $200

South Dakota Dental Foundation $1,000 (two awards)

SD Education Access Foundation - $1,000 or $2,000 (multiple awards)

South Dakota Sheriff's Association - $500 (two awards)

Thomas Gaiter Foundation Scholarship (one $500 award or two $250 awards)

WDT Faculty & Staff - $500 (three awards)

WDT Leadership - $500 (three awards)

Zonta Club of the Black Hills for Women in Non-Traditional Fields - $1,000



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Application Resources


Scholarship Application and Essay Tips - Revised 11.23.2022


Resources and Tools from the WDTC Library*

  • 12Twenty - access to resume templates, cover letter templates, and job postings looking to hire WDTC students.*
  • Learning Express Library - resources to help prepare you for placement exams and create cover letters and resumes.

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Other Resources and Tools


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Important Dates

October 15th, 2022

WDT Foundation Spring Scholarship Application Closes


December 1st, 2022

Spring Scholarship Award Notifications Emailed


December 16th, 2022

Thank You Letters Due from Spring Scholarship Recipients


January 1st, 2023

WDT Foundation Fall Scholarship Application & Build Dakota Scholarship Application Open


March 31st, 2023

WDT Foundation Fall Scholarship Application & Build Dakota Scholarship Application Close


3rd Party Scholarships


Western Dakota Tech maintains a list of scholarship opportunities that are available from outside agencies and organizations. We encourage you to review the list to see more scholarships that may be available to you.

3rd Party Scholarships Listing (Excel Document) - Updated 12/02/2022


The U.S. Department of Labor has a FREE Scholarship Search Tool, which you can use to find more scholarships.


Assistant Director of Scholarships

Andrew Kapelewski




Scholarship Outreach Specialist

Chutima Supboon