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Scholarship Cycle for the 2021-2022 School Year is August 23 – October 22.

  • Build Dakota Scholarship – Only available in the Spring Cycle
  • Foundation Scholarships

Lake Area Tech Foundation uses ONE universal online application for both Foundation and Build Dakota Scholarships.

Application Process:

Please log into AcademicWorks to start your scholarship application.

Login information for current Lake Area Tech Students:

Use your Lake Area Technical College MyPortal login credentials to create your application. (Please note you need to be applied to LATC to apply for scholarships)


User Name: The username you utilize on “MyPortal”

First initial last initial and student ID (ex: ab123456)

Password: MyPortal password

Capital first initial last initial and last 4 of social

**If you are an Applicant or Scholarship Administrator needing help with your MyPortal Username or password, please contact the Foundation Office.

Foundation Scholarships

The Lake Area Technical College Foundation awarded more than $450,000 in scholarship support to nearly 400 students this past academic year. We encourage all incoming and returning students starting in the fall to apply.

Build Dakota Scholarships

  • Both in-state students and out-of-state students are eligible for the scholarships.
  • The scholarships will support tuition, fees, books and other required program expenses in the eligible technical college programs.
  • Recipients of the scholarships will commit to living and working in the state, in their field of study, for three years following graduation.
  • For additional information about program requirements and the student workforce commitment; please see the Build Dakota Scholarship site at www.builddakotascholarships.com
  • Build Dakota Scholarship applications are open January 1 – March 31.

Frequently Asked Questions Click to learn more details about the Build Dakota Scholarship program including information about the application/selection process, qualifications, financial aid information, expenses, in-school status, debt conversion and what happens after the scholarship recipient graduates.


Agriculture – Dairy Option
Agriculture – Precision Technology Option
Automotive Technology
Building Trades Technology
Computer Information Systems*
Custom Paint and Fab
Dental Assisting*– Certified
Diesel Technology
Electronic Systems Technology*
Energy Operations
Energy Technology
Environmental Technology
Heavy Equipment Operator
High Performance Engine Machining
Med/Fire Rescue – Paramedic*
Medical Lab Technician*
Practical Nursing*
Precision Machining*
Registered Nursing

* Online E-Degrees available in these programs.

Outside Scholarships

Do you have an Outside Scholarship?

The Foundation office processes all scholarships, please direct all scholarships to the Foundation Office.

Fall 2021 Scholarships

More Information

For more information about Foundation or Build Dakota Scholarships, please email the Foundation at foundation@lakeareatech.edu or call:

Faith Houghtaling, Foundation Administrative Assistant
1-605-882-5284  Ext. 201

Morgan Johnson, Foundation Development Officer
1-605-882-5284  Ext. 308

Tracy Hlavacek, Foundation Director
1-605-882-5284  Ext. 268