THE DEERFIELD SCHOLARSHIP
The Deerfield Scholarship
Mike Sawyer of Deerfield, SD was a beloved neighbor, friend and veteran. He was the kind of person who would help anyone who needed a hand and was a true friend and gentleman to all who crossed his path. He was a caring man and was always checking in on those who might need a little help or a kind word. Mike Sawyer passed away on August 27, 2018, leaving a legacy that will not be easily forgotten. In every essence of Mike's life, he was always thinking of giving back. This is evidenced by the fact that he left an endowment with the Black Hills Area Community Foundation with the sole purpose of providing scholarships to Hill City High School students.
This scholarship is a multi-year opportunity. The sum total of the scholarship for a 4-year degree is $6,000 and the sum total of the scholarship for a 2-year degree is $3,000.
$1500 per year--as long as the school verification requirements are fulfilled.
1) Current high school senior at Hill City High School in Hill City, SD
2) Anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of application
3) Planning to pursue a 2 or 4 year degree at an accredited post-secondary institution
4) Must have 2 recommendations from non-family member adults (i.e., coach, employer, church leader, volunteer leader, etc...)
Applications are due by April 15th. All elements of the application, to include recommendations, are due by the deadline.