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LATI Announces Programs Eligible for Full-Ride Build Dakota Scholarships

Posted on: February 17, 2015   |   Category: News

WATERTOWN, SD – Applications are available starting today for full-ride Build Dakota Scholarships. At Lake Area Technical College in Watertown, eligible programs include Automotive Technology, Building Trades Technology, Diesel Technology/CAT ThinkBIG program, Energy Technology/Energy Operations, Electronic Systems Technology, Heavy Equipment Operator, Medical Lab Technician, Practical Nursing and Practical Nursing E-degree (at Huron, Sisseton, and Aberdeen), Precision Machining and Precision Machining E-degree, Robotics and Robotics E-degree, and Welding Technology.

“When you step back and look at the real impact of Mr. Sanford’s gift and matching funds from Governor Daugaard, offering these scholarships at South Dakota’s Technical Colleges gives people more than just a scholarship, it gives them CAREERS and brightens their future!” remarked Mike Cartney, LATI President.  “Amplifying the impact of this gift through additional industry support is the goal of our Stretch the Million, Grow Your Workforce campaign.”
Build Dakota scholarships are available for new, incoming students for the 2015-16 school year. Covered expenses will include tuition and fees, books, equipment and other related program expenses. Scholarship recipients must commit to stay in South Dakota to work in their field of study for three years following graduation.

The early-bird deadline for the Build Dakota Scholarships is March 31, 2015. In-state and out-of-state students are eligible to apply and scholarship applicants must be accepted into their program of interest. Recipients of the scholarship must enroll full-time and complete their educational program on schedule.

The Build Dakota Scholarship program was announced in late 2014. It is made possible by a $25 million donation from T. Denny Sanford and a $25 million grant by Gov. Dennis Daugaard from the South Dakota Future Fund. Build Dakota aims to support students entering high-need workforce programs at South Dakota’s technical Colleges to fill the state’s technical career fields with skilled professionals.

To complete an application or for more information, please visit www.lakeareatech.edu and click on the Build Dakota banner or call Lake Area Technical College at 605-882-5284 or 1-800-657-4344.