Scholarship Cycle for the 2020-2021 School Year

The application cycle is now closed.

Application Process:

Please log into your AwardSpring account to start your scholarship application.

Login information for current Lake Area Tech Students:

Use your Lake Area Tech MyPortal login credentials with added to create your application.

User Name: The username you utilize on “my portal” with added (ex:
Password: My Portal password

Login information for incoming / prospective Lake Area Tech students for all scholarships including the Build Dakota Scholarship:

**If you do not have a Lake Area Tech “My Portal” login please use the following link: with a,,, etc. account.


Foundation Scholarships

The Lake Area Technical Institute 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 institute 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 – April 15, 2020.

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