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  • Both in-state students and out-of-state students are eligible for the scholarships.
  • Scholars of all ages are welcome to apply.
  • 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
  • The Build Dakota Scholarship applications cycle is now closed.

Click here to view the entire list of 2020-21 Build Dakota Scholarship recipients.

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.

Lake Area Tech Programs Identified As Build Dakota Scholarship Eligible

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.

More Information

For more information about Build Dakota Scholarships, please contact:

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

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

Melissa Waldner, Business Partner Specialist
1-605-882-5284 Ext. 263