Private Scholarships and Grants

Find Additional Funding

There are many opportunities for scholarships through organizations and resources beyond Dakota Wesleyan University.

Veterans' Benefits

United Methodist Higher Education Foundation (UMHEF)

Native American Students: If you are an enrolled member of a Native American tribe, contact your tribal office for information about Native American scholarship resources.

iHelp Scholarships for College Students

Program

$3000, $2000, or $1,000

Eligibility

Any high school senior or current post-secondary student who will be attending a college, university, technical or community college within the United States in the 2016/2017 academic year. Students on academic probation are not eligible. Official scholarship rules.

How to Apply

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Deadline

June 30th, 2016

Nursing Education Scholarship

Program

$1,000 bi-annual scholarship to be awarded to applicant chosen; shall benefit any High School Senior currently applying for college, nursing school or medical vocational or technical training school or current college undergraduate in a premedical, nursing, or medical technician program.

Eligibility
  • Applicant shall be at least 17 years of age and be enrolled in and attending full-time a public, private or home school and be in their final year, previous to attending college or an institution of advanced or higher learning, of schooling at stated institution.
  • Applicant shall be at least 17 years of age and be accepted and attending full-time an accredited University, college, secondary training, technical institution or vocational institution, either private or public.
  • Applicant must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA based on the previous year's academic performance.
  • Applicant must be applying to or currently attending a premedical, nursing, nursing assistant or medical technical program at an accredited university or technical college, private or public.
How to Apply

Applicant shall submit an essay of at least 500 words but not more than 1000 words that explains what they hope to accomplish in the medical field and how they will impact the lives of others with the education and knowledge they acquire while in medical training. Essay will also include the student's opinion of why they feel they should be selected to receive the scholarship funds. Additional information is available here.

Deadline

Applications are now being accepted and will close one month prior to the date the award is given. Applications for the next round of scholarship funding will open one day after the date the scholarship is awarded.

Ruddy Scholarship (Nursing)

There is an excellent opportunity for financial assistance at the Dakota Wesleyan University Nursing Program. The Ruddy Nursing Scholarship is awarded each year. The scholarship can be used for tuition, fees, room, board, books and other necessary college expenses. Award is based on financial need, professional potential and commitment to caring. The scholarships are available to students who have been admitted to the nursing program. Applicants will be considered only after the admission process to the nursing program is completed.

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Sallie Mae Scholarship Search

Program

Access 3 million scholarships offering up to $18 billion. Find scholarships that match your talent and interests.

How to Apply

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SD Board of Nursing Education Scholarship Program

Program

$1000

Eligibility

Students in Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN), Registered Nursing (RN) and Advanced Practice Registered Nursing (APRN) programs

How to apply

RN and APRN applications are due by June 1 and awardees will be selected during the July Board of Nursing meeting. All applicants will be notified of selection. Scholarship payments will be made at the start of the fall and spring semesters.

LPN applications are due by October 1 and awardees will be selected during the November Board of Nursing meeting. All applicants will be notified of selection. Scholarship payments will be made at the start of the spring semester. 

For more information and an online application, click here.

SMART Scholarship

Program

Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation

Eligibility
  • a U.S. citizen at time of application,
  • 18 years of age or older as of August 1, 2012,
  • able to participate in summer internships at DoD laboratories,
  • willing to accept post-graduate employment with the DoD,
  • a student in good standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (as calculated by the SMART application) and,
  • pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the disciplines listed on the About SMART page.
How to Apply

Fill out application form available in the Financial Aid Office or Online at the link provided. Additional information is available at http://smart.asee.org/
 

South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship

The South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship provides up to $6,500 over four years to a qualifying student who attends an eligible higher education institution in South Dakota.  Recipients may participate in the South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship program for the equivalent of four academic years (eight consecutive fall and spring terms), or until attaining a baccalaureate degree.  During each academic year, one-half of the annual scholarship award will be distributed at the beginning of the fall semester and the other half distributed at the beginning of the spring semester:

$1,300 – 1st year of attendance

$1,300 – 2nd year of attendance

$1,300 – 3rd year of attendance

$2,600 – 4th year of attendance

Thriven Financial Scholarship

Program

$1000

Eligibility

No essay is required. Students do not need to be a member, borrow a loan, etc. to qualify. Only one entry per person.

How to Apply

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Deadline

August 10, 2016

United Methodist Scholarships

United Methodist GBHEM and the United Methodist Higher Education Foundation Scholarships

Funded through the United Methodist General Board of Higher Education and Ministry and the United Methodist Higher Education Foundation. Applicants must have been an active member of The United Methodist Church for at least one year. These Methodist Scholarships do not automatically renew each year. For more information, please contact us.

Wells Fargo CollegeSTEPS Sweepstakes

Program

$1000

Eligibility

If you're a high school or college student and you sign up to receive college planning and money management information from Wells Fargo, you will automatically be entered in the CollegeSTEPS program

How to Apply

For more information and an online application, click here.

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