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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 28 – October 20: Fall application window for Foundation scholarships to be utilized in the Spring semester
  • January 1 – March 31: Application window for Foundation and Build Dakota scholarships for the Fall semester

The scholarship application cycle is now OPEN!

(Awarded for Spring 2024)

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.

If you are an Applicant or Scholarship Administrator, please sign in using your MyPortal User Login + @lakeareatech.edu and your MyPortal password.

Example of Username: AB12345@lakeareatech.edu.

If you need help with your MyPortal User Login or password, please contact the Foundation Office at foundation@lakeareatech.edu.

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:

Sarah Wirtjes, Foundation Administrative Assistant
605-882-5284  Ext. 292
Jessi Eidson, Foundation Development & Alumni Coordinator
605-882-5284  Ext. 308
Tracy (Hlavacek) Buisker, Foundation Director
605-882-5284 Ext. 268