The South Dakota Association of Towns & Townships is now offering one $1,000 and one $500 scholarship to senior high school students who live in South Dakota, are currently attending a South Dakota public, private, parochial high school or a home school program, and live in a town or township which is a current member of SDATAT. Call the office at 353-1439 if you are unsure of membership status.
Graduates of the class of 2013 are eligible to apply for the scholarships. The student must use the scholarship for a college, university or vocational school which has a physical presence in South Dakota.
Applicants must complete an application form and submit it along with a written essay on the topic: “Year after year more young people leave South Dakota. What does South Dakota need to do in order to encourage the younger generation to remain in the state?”
These forms are available on our website at www.sdtownships.com, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling (605) 353-1439.
The winners will be announced in May. However, the actual scholarship money will be paid to the financial office of the chosen school in the fall of 2014.The winner and their family will be guests at the SDATAT annual meeting in December. Deadline for application is April 1. For the complete article see the 01-26-2013 issue.
Click here to purchase an electronic version of the 01-26-2013 paper.