SCHOLARSHIPS

The Black Hills Area Community Foundation partners with families and businesses to provide support to students looking to attain a higher degree of education.

AMANDA HOFFMANN-SMITH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
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.

ARETE SCHOLARSHIP IN MEMORY OF KEVIN J. MORSCHING (POST 22)
The family and friends of Kevin J. Morsching wish to honor his memory by awarding a scholarship of $1,000 to a graduating senior or returning college student who is a current Post 22 Player, Rapid City, SD.  Kevin played for Post 22 and exemplified the principle of arête.
*this scholarship opens on May 15th

ARETE SCHOLARSHIP IN MEMORY OF KEVIN J. MORSCHING (ST. THOMAS MORE)
The family and friends of Kevin J. Morsching wish to honor his memory by awarding a scholarship of $1,500 to two graduating seniors from St. Thomas More High School, Rapid City, SD.
Kevin graduated from St. Thomas More and exemplified the principle of arête.

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THE DEERFIELD SCHOLARSHIP
Mike Sawyer of Deerfield, SD was a beloved neighbor, friend, veteran and always giving back. He left an endowment with the Black Hills Area Community Foundation with the sole purpose of providing scholarships to Hill City High School students.

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Elevate Rapid City - Workforce Development Scholarship
The Elevate Rapid City Workforce Development Scholarship will be awarded to Rapid City area residents who are pursuing further education to advance their business skills in order to successfully participate in the business sector of Rapid City. Scholarships will be paid directly to the educational institution indicated in the application. Scholarship recipients are evaluated and selected by
Elevate Rapid City.

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THE HAROLD & GEORGE "ELBERT' NEWTON MEMORIAL MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP
The Harold and George “Elbert” Newton Memorial Music Scholarship has been created by the
children of Harold and George “Elbert” to honor their respective fathers, to show their appreciation for the role that Spearfish High School had in instilling an appreciation of music to their fathers
and to assist a student at Spearfish High School in furthering their education.

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HOSIE MAIN MEMORIAL MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP
The purpose of this scholarship is to assist graduating seniors to continue their education in
the field of instrumental music, regardless of whether the student is majoring or minoring in music. Students must demonstrate a love and passion for music that they plan to carry with them through their future educational and professional endeavors.

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HUNTER J. LEWIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The family of Hunter J. Lewis is honoring him with a scholarship to a graduating senior from either Custer High School (Custer, SD) or any Campbell County High School (Gillette, WY).

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JOYCE BEDINGFIELD MEMORIAL NURSING SCHOLARSHIP

Joyce Bedingfield lived her life committed to helping others and exhibited a work ethic and a sense
of determination that is rare. The goal of this scholarship is to honor Joyce’s legacy as a devoted wife, mother and nurse, and her commitment to helping others.

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THE JULIA BETH JACOBSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Julia Beth Jacobson lived her life committed to serving her community and her country.
The goal of this scholarship is to honor Julia’s legacy as a devoted daughter, aunt, sister and friend and to honor her spirit of service to her community and country.

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The Lloyd Aman Workforce Development Scholarship

Lloyd Aman was a man whose actions spoke louder than words, which were few. Lloyd’s quality work and his commitment to his customers benefited the Custer region for 30+ years. The goal of this scholarship is to remember Lloyd and to assist others desiring to pursue training/education toward a career in the skilled trade industry to support workforce development in the Custer area.

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PATTERSON SCHOLARSHIP

The purpose of this scholarship is to support Custer and Hill City High School students
who aspire to further their educational careers in a 2 or 4 year accredited program and have a financial need.
Tom Patterson believes in rewarding the perseverance of students who have overcome difficult challenges to accomplish their goals in life.

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SARAH STEVENS SCHOLARSHIP

The Sarah Stevens Memorial Scholarship is dedicated to supporting young women graduating from Stevens High School interested in a career in medicine or counseling.

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THE WALT AWARD SCHOLARSHIP

The Walt Award is a scholarship named in honor of Dr. Walter Neiswanger, who through his generosity and community development work, left a lasting imprint on the lives of many people in the Midwest region.

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YOUTH PHILANTHROPY SCHOLARSHIP
The Youth Philanthropy Scholarship opportunity is available to graduating high school seniors who participate in the Youth Philanthropy Giving Circle with the Black Hills Area Community Foundation.
*not available until 2022

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