Welcome to Black Hills Area Community Foundation

Connecting People Who Care to Causes that Matter.

The BHACF provides philanthropic leadership to build community endowments to invest in people and solutions that positively impact the Black Hills area.

  • Scholarship Information & Critieria


The Amanda Hoffmann-Smith memorial Scholarship is a one year $5,000.00 scholarship to be allocated over two semesters.


The Amanda Hoffmann-Smith Memorial Scholarship

The Amanda Hoffmann-Smith or Mrs. Smith, as her students at South park Elementary knew her, was a lifelong student and passionate educator who devoted herself to future generations.  Prior to becoming an elementary school teacher, she pursued Business Administration and Economics, and worked for Stanford University’s Executive Education Program.  The goal of this scholarship is to perpetuate Amanda’s legacy and offer financial support to students who aim to better the world with their lives.


1) Current high school senior in the Rapid City Area School system or Douglas High School
2) Anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of application
3) Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited post-secondary institution

Applications for this scholarship are due by April 15. All elements of the application, to include the recommendations, must be received by the deadline.