South Dakota Scholarships

Wilbur-Ellis Company Agricultural Division Scholarship

This scholarship provides financial assistance to students who aim to pursue a four-year degree in agronomy, crop/plant/range or soil science, business/farm/landscape/nursery/ranch or turfgrass management, horticulture, general agriculture, economics, finance, agricultural policy & management, agricultural systems management, sales, and marketing, agriscience technology, biotechnology, entomology, plant pathology or soil conservation.

BNSF Railway Company Scholarship

Funded by the BNSF Railway Foundation, this scholarship provides financial assistance to students who aim to pursue a four-year degree at an accredited four-year college in the following areas of agriculture: business management, economics, sales, and marketing or finance.

MARC Endowment Scholarship

This scholarship is offered by the Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) Foundation for students in particular states to help them ease the financial burden of their education.

Augustana Academic Scholarships

Augustana University Academic Scholarships based on academic performance and talent requires to apply for this scholarship if there are freshmen, transfer, international or graduates students before the due date through meeting the requirement.

South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship

South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship was established for initial students who attend eligible higher education institution in South Dakota with GPA 3 or higher and ACT/SAT score.The scholarship up to $6,500 over four years vary each year

Jackrabbit Guarantee Scholarship

Jackrabbit Guarantee scholarship offered for freshmen who have GPA 3.0 or higher and ACT 24 or higher by SDSU. The amount of this award is about $1,000 annually for full-time student who matching the scholarship requirement prior the due date.

MetLife Foundation Scholarship

Funded by the Norfolk Southern Foundation through the National FFA Foundation, this scholarship provides financial assistance to students who aim to pursue a four-year degree.

Lee Magnon Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is supported by NACE Foundation, a nonprofit organisation, which have a vision to support education and research projects relating to the science of corrosion.

AGC Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship

The AGC Education and Research Foundation offers students enrolled in ABET (link is external) or ACCE (link is external)-accredited construction management or construction related engineering programs undergraduate and graduate level scholarships.

Remember Your End Goal:

The career you’re seeking can determine what scholarships you may qualify for and the likelihood of securing a job after graduating. To help you understand what opportunities are out there we have done the research to find exactly what field is hiring, and how much they are willing to pay in order to fill that position.


Unique To South Dakota

Top Three Positions Based Off Of Hiring

Job Title: Customer service representatives Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer
Salary: $23145 $24610 $31905
# of Open Positions: 6310 3830 3820
Competition*: 2.2 1.6 2


Top Six Positions Based Off Of Salary

Job Title: Internists, general Pharmacists Physician assistants
Salary: $189550 $83300 $73115
# of Open Positions: 130 420 240
Competition*: 3.3 1.4 3.5
Job Title: First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers Physical therapists Occupational therapists
Salary: $63440 $58465 $49600
# of Open Positions: 560 320 240
Competition*: 1.4 1.6 1.4

*Competition: = This row tells us which jobs are more common in Arizona, relative to the state population, compared to their popularity in every other US states. A Local Popularity Index of 1.0 matches the average across all US states; higher and lower percentages indicate the job is proportionally more or less popular here.

South Dakota Nationwide Stats

Top Three Positions Based Off Of Hiring

Job Title: Retail salespersons Customer service representatives Cashiers
Salary: $21120 $23145 $15930
# of Open Positions: 7830 6310 5210
Competition*: 1.4 2.2 1.2


Top Six Positions Based Off Of Salary

Job Title: Chief executives General and operations managers Financial managers
Salary: $133425 $95460 $83975
# of Open Positions: 360 1750 420
Competition*: 0.8 0.8 0.6
Job Title: Pharmacists Management analysts First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers
Salary: $83300 $70920 $63440
# of Open Positions: 420 610 560
Competition*: 1.4 1 1.4

*Competition: = Unlike the Unique To South Dakota table above, which shows where jobs in South Dakota are unusually common compared to other states, the South Dakota Nationwide Stats table lists jobs which are the most common in raw numbers in the state.