Scholarship Cycle for the 2020-2021 School Year

The application cycle is open from August 18 – October 16, 2020.

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.

User Name: The username you utilize on “MyPortal” (ex: ab123456)
Password: MyPortal password

**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 $400,000 in scholarship support to nearly 400 students this past academic year. We encourage all incoming and returning students starting in the Fall of 2020 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
  • Build Dakota Scholarship applications are open January 1 – March 31, 2021.

Click here to view the entire list of 2019-20 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.


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

* Online E-Degrees available in these programs.

More Information

For more information about Foundation or Build Dakota Scholarships, please contact:

Brittany Rost, Foundation Administrative Assistant
1-605-882-5284  Ext. 292