The Western Dakota Tech Foundation offers over 30 individual scholarships! Some are one award, but some are multiple awards, up to 70. See details here. The WDT Foundation Scholarships application opens twice a year.

Summer/Fall: January 1 - March 31.

Spring: August 1 - October 31.

The Spring 2023-2024 application is now available from August 1 - October 31, 2023


The Foundation Scholarship application is a universal application that automatically applies each student to every WDT Foundation Scholarship they are eligible for during the application term. It means that students may be awarded for more than one scholarship. The WDT Foundation awards over $500,000 annually in scholarships. 

*Build Dakota Scholarship requires a separate application* 

Available WDT Foundation Scholarships

What are the eligibility requirements of WDT Foundation Scholarships?

WDT Foundation Scholarship Eligibility Requirements (PDF with a scholarship application link)
  • All degree-seeking students, including incoming students & international students, are eligible to apply for WDT Foundation Scholarships.

Thank You Letter - Foundation Scholarships

Thank You Template for Students (Word document)  

  • Each WDT Foundation Scholarship requires a thank you letter within two weeks of receiving an award notification email. 
    • A thank you letter must be received before the scholarship fund can be applied to your student account. Send it to WDTScholarship@wdt.eduDon't let "not writing a thank you letter" be a reason your foundation scholarship(s) is revoked and re-awarded to the next person!
    • Tips on how to write a scholarship thank you letter by MyScholly website. 


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Build Dakota Scholarship Application for Fall 2024 & the following Spring semester will be available on January 1 - March 31, 2024. 

More information, please visit WDTC Build Dakota Scholarship FAQs.

What does Build Dakota cover?

A full-ride scholarship covers*:

  • Tuition & fees
  • Textbooks
  • Tools/equipment
  • Laptop
  • Uniforms/scrubs
  • Other required expenses by the program
  • *Build Dakota Scholarship does not pay for pre-nursing classes required for acceptance into either the LPN or RN programs. If you need to complete general education credits during the fall semester for the LPN or RN Program, you must contact the Scholarship Office. You will receive a "tentative" award, based on securing a seat into either program for the upcoming spring semester.


Build Dakota Eligible Programs

What are the eligibility requirements of the Build Dakota Scholarship?

What are the Build Dakota Scholarship commitments?

Build Dakota Graduates

What happens now that you have graduated?

Important Dates

August 1, 2023 

Spring WDT Foundation Scholarship Application opens.


October 31, 2023

Last Day to apply for Spring WDT Foundation Scholarships!


December 1, 2023

Spring WDT Foundation Scholarship Award Notification Email will be sent.


December 15, 2023

Last Day to submit a scholarship thank you letter for Spring WDT Foundation Scholarships!

Application Resources


Scholarship Application and Essay Tips (PowerPoint) 


Resources and Tools from the WDTC Library

  • 12Twenty*- access to resume templates, cover letter templates, and job postings looking to hire WDTC students.
    • *Must be a current student to access these pages/resources. Login to your account in MyWDT.
  • Learning Express Library - resources to help prepare you for placement exams and create cover letters and resumes.

Other Resources and Tools


3rd Party Scholarships


Western Dakota Tech Foundation maintains a list* of scholarship opportunities that are available from outside agencies and organizations. Before you begin your scholarship search, we recommend you review information about How To Avoid Scholarship and Financial Aid Scams | Consumer Advice ( We encourage you to review the list to see more scholarships that may be available to you. 

3rd Party Scholarships Listing**(Excel Document) - Updated 08/30/2023.

  • *Western Dakota Tech Foundation does not determine 3rd party scholarship terms and conditions. 
  • **For more information and how to apply for each scholarship, follow their URL. Please carefully read the eligibility, terms, and conditions of each scholarship.

Additional Scholarship Research Resources

Assistant Director of Scholarships

Andrew Kapelewski


Call: 605-718-3061


Scholarship Outreach Specialist

Chutima Supboon


Call: 605-718-3064


CHAT ONLINE - Typically available on Monday - Friday from 9:30 am - 5:30 pm* (MT), except for holidays & college in-service days. 

*Day & time may change due to the scholarship outreach travel calendar.