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Lake Area Technical College Foundation processes all outside scholarships that students receive from private and non-profit institutions, corporations, or organizations. Students who have an outside scholarship should bring the check or a copy of their award letter to the Foundation office to ensure it is applied to their account. 

Lake Area Technical College Foundation has awarded more than $450,000 in scholarships in the past year, supporting our students’ educational goals. Funding for scholarships has been provided by generous donors who believe in technical education and our students’ abilities to achieve academic success. 

The Lake Area Tech Foundation uses ONE universal online application for all scholarships (including Build Dakota). We encourage all students to apply! Approximately 400 students received Foundation scholarships in the previous academic year. 

Important Dates

  • August 23 – October 22: Fall application window for Foundation scholarships to be utilized in the 2021-2022 Spring semester
  • January 1 – March 31: Application window for Foundation and Build Dakota scholarships for the 2022-2023 Fall semester

How to Apply

Students use their LATC MyPortal login to access our comprehensive online application. Note: new students will need to have been accepted into their program before receiving MyPortal credentials.

Additional Resources

Frequently Asked Questions About Build Dakota
Tips for Applying for Scholarships
Tips for the Build Dakota Industry Match Process
Login Assistance

Program Details

Build Dakota Scholarship
LATC Workforce Scholarship
LATC Merit Award

More Information/Questions

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

Faith Houghtaling, Foundation Administrative Assistant
605-882-5284  Ext. 292
Morgan Johnson, Foundation Development Officer
605-882-5284  Ext. 308
Tracy Hlavacek, Foundation Director
605-882-5284 Ext. 268