Become a Lake Area Tech “Stretch the Million” Partner!

In an effort to ‘stretch’ the available dollars in the Build Dakota Scholarship program, we invite our industry partners to consider this unique opportunity to participate as a “Stretch the Million” partner.

“STM” partners commit to paying half of the expenses of the Build Dakota Scholarship for a student scholar.

  • BDS Full-ride scholarships support tuition, fees, books and other required program expenses in the eligible technical institute programs.
  • Both in-state students and out-of-state students are eligible for the scholarships.
  • Recipients of the scholarships will commit to living and working in the state, in their field of study, for three years following graduation.
  • If a scholarship recipient has an industry (Stretch the Million) partner, the three year work commitment is with that business!

Please contact us for more information about how to become a STM partner!

Tracy Hlavacek or Morgan Johnson
Lake Area Technical Foundation
605-882-5284  Ex. 268 or 308
tracy.hlavacek@lakeareatech.edu    

morgan.johnson@lakeareatech.edu    

Shane Swenson or Julie Stevenson
Business Partner Specialists – Lake Area Technical Institute
605-882-5284  Ex. 236 or 263
shane.swenson@lakeareatech.edu

julie.stevenson@lakeareatech.edu

Build Dakota Stretch the Million Partners


  • AGC South Dakota

  • AGC South Dakota

  • Applied Engineering

  • Avera Pierre-Gettysburg

  • Bethesda Nursing Home

  • Bowdle Healthcare Center

  • Brandt Holdings

  • Brown Clinic

  • Charley's Welding & Auto Repair

  • CHS

  • Clark Drew Construction

  • Coteau Des Prairie Health Care System

  • Crestone Builders

  • Dakotaland Manufacturing

  • Dynamic Engineering

  • First Rate Excavate

  • Gateway Ford Lincoln Toyota

  • Glacial Lakes Energy

  • Graco

  • Halme

  • Horton

  • Huron Clinic

  • Huron Regional Medical Center

  • ITC

  • Jensen Rock & Sand

  • Jensen Rock & Sand

  • Lake County International

  • Madison Regional Health System

  • Malloy

  • Marmen Energy

  • Copy of Marshall County Healthcare Center

  • Mereen-Johnson

  • Midwest Construction & Development

  • Mills Construction

  • Mills Property Management

  • Mobridge Hospital

  • Mobridge Hospital

  • Overweg Repair

  • Prairie Lakes Healthcare System

  • RDO Equipment

  • Redfield Energy

  • Sanford Health

  • Titan Machinery

  • Titan Machinery

  • Trail King

  • Twin City Die Casting

  • Twin Valley Tire

  • Ultimate Automotive

  • Wildrose Dairy

  • Worthington Industries