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    

Julie Stevenson
Business Partner Specialist – Lake Area Technical Institute
605-882-5284  Ex. 236 or 263
julie.stevenson@lakeareatech.edu

Build Dakota Stretch the Million Partners


  • AGC South Dakota

  • AGC South Dakota

  • Applied Engineering

  • Avera Pierre-Gettysburg

  • Bowdle Healthcare Center

  • Brandt Holdings

  • Brookings Health Systems

  • Brown Clinic

  • Charley's Welding & Auto Repair

  • CHS

  • Clark Drew Construction

  • Redfield Community Memorial Hospital

  • Coteau Des Prairie Health Care System

  • Crestone Builders

  • Corcker Collision Center

  • Dakotaland Manufacturing

  • Daktronics

  • Daktronics

  • Faulkton Area Medical Center

  • First Bank & Trust

  • Gateway Ford Lincoln Toyota

  • Glacial Lakes Energy

  • Graco

  • Dave Hahler Auto

  • Horton

  • Huron Clinic

  • Huron Regional Medical Center

  • ITC

  • Jensen Rock & Sand

  • Jensen Rock & Sand

  • Kuhlman Construction

  • Lake County International

  • Madison Regional Health System

  • Malloy

  • Marmen Energy

  • Copy of Marshall County Healthcare Center

  • Mathis Implement

  • Mereen-Johnson

  • Midwest Construction & Development

  • Mills Construction

  • Mobridge Hospital

  • Mobridge Hospital

  • Overweg Repair

  • Prairie Lakes Healthcare System

  • Rapid Diesel Performance & Repair

  • Raymond Roghair

  • RDO Equipment

  • Redfield Energy

  • Sanford Health

  • StoneyBrook Suites

  • Titan Machinery

  • Titan Machinery

  • Trail King

  • Twin City Die Casting

  • Twin Valley Tire

  • Watertown Area Community Foundation

  • Weskota Manor Avera

  • Worthington Industries