Cogley Buffington Scholarship Essay

Seniors:  The Wendy's HS Heisman Schol. is available online at  The first 25,000 entrants will be mailed $10 gift cards to Wendy's.  To qualify, you must have at least a 3.0 GPA and be in at least one school-sponsored sport.  The deadline is Oct. 2nd.  Two people are winners of small prizes at each school and those that qualify as national finalists get to go to New York City to be on ESPN, win money, and DHS would win money too!


Exhibit strong commitment to pursue and complete a Bachelor’s degree. Demonstrate financial need.  Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity. Minimum 2.0 GPA.


Wells Fargo Scholarship:  Students are encouraged to register online for one of the twenty $1000 tuition prizes.  By registering you will also automatically receive electronic postcards, detailing vital college prep information.  To register and for rules and eligibility requirements  October 25th.


Coca-Cola Scholarship: Students must apply and fill out an on-line application form at Students must be planning to pursue a degree at an accredited post-secondary institution and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicants are evaluated on the following:  demonstrated leadership, commitment to community, academic achievement, and employment.  October 31st.


Golden West Scholarship: In order to qualify for this scholarship you must be a senior with a 2.5 GPA and plan to attend college after graduation.  You will need to write a 600-1000 word essay about a personal encounter you or someone you know has had with drug and/or alcohol abuse, how it was dealt with, and, in your opinion, what was right or wrong about the way the incident or problem was handled.  For more information go to .


US Bank Scholarship: Thirty $1000 scholarships will be awarded in a random drawing---No essays, No minimum GPA ---  Apply online October through February 28, 2011 at  Go to internet scholarship link on the left hand side.



Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College to graduate from a US high school in spring, inted to enroll in an accredited four-year college beginning in the fall, earn a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above, Receive a ACT test score of 26 or above.


$1000 Nursing Scholarship:


$1000 Healthcare Field Scholarships:


SAE Engineering Scholarship:  Students must be planning to enroll in an engineering or related science program accredited by ABET.  For more information and an on-line application go to


Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship:  The MOST VALUABLE STUDENT Competition is open to all high school seniors who are US citizens. The awards vary between $1000 and $15,000 per year.  To obtain an electronic application go to:  Local winners receive $300, $200, and $100 for the top three boys and girls.  Send your completed application to:  Dennis D. Kaus, 408 W. 12th Ave , Mitchell , SD   57301 . The application is due Dec.6th.


SD Plumbing/Heating/Cooling Scholarships:  Available to students who wish to have a career in the Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling Industry.  There will be two scholarships awarded.  One scholarship is in the amount of $1000 and the other is in the amount of $500.  Application forms are available in the scholarship box.  In addition, a SDAPHCC member must sign the application.


Association of American Indian Affairs Scholarship the website in February for scholarship information.


ARDELL BJUGSTAD SCHOLARSHIP-Applicants must be an enrolled member of a federally recognized Indian tribe and planning to earn a degree in agriculture or natural resources or a related field. Applications are in the scholarship box or can be downloaded at  Click on Academic Information on the left hand side and then on Scholarships. 

American Indian varies.  Requires enrollment in a university, college, junior college or technical school; 1/4 Northern-Native American Indian blood and has a minimum 2.25 GPA.  Feb. deadline usually.

MARION T. WOOD SCHOLARSHIP-The candidate must have at least a 2.8 GPA and intend to continue their Education in an office-related business program.  It is also a requirement to have completed two or more business classes.  Feb. 15th.

KFC COLONEL’S SCHOLARSHIP-Any student who will be attending an in-state public university and have a 2.75 or higher GPA and pursuing a bachelor’s degree is eligible to apply. Applications are available online at  Feb. 16th.

National Society of Professional awards from $500 to full tuition scholarships, renewable, to specific schools listed in the NSPE scholarship application.  Students must be in upper 25% of class, have a 3.0 GPA, have SAT of 500v, 600m minimum, be interested in attending an ABET accredited school.  March 1st.

SD Sheriff's Association college, criminal justice or law enforcement major.  March 7th.

SOUTH DAKOTA FIRE SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP - *S -2- $1000--A Son or daughter of any member (living, deceased or retired) of a fire department in South Dakota or an active member of a junior fire department in South Dakota.March 15th.

BUCHES "UNDERDOG" SCHOLARSHIP -$1000--Applicants must plan on attending a trade school or college for the Fall and Winter semester. This scholarship will be awarded to a student that has overcome some seemingly insurmountable obstacles in their lives.  It recognizes the accomplishments of the student that struggled to graduate. Must send application to  March 17th.

Angel Dolphin time students majoring in any area who have lost one or both parents.  March 21st.

Indian Health Service, fees, books,tutoring, monthly stipend of $1,250 and $300 per year to offset travel expenses-medical career-recipients incur a one-year service obligation to the Indian Health Service for each year of support for a minimum of two years.  March 28th.

SOUTH DAKOTA PRINTING INDUSTRIES SCHOLARSHIP - (2)-$500-Student planning on majoring in a career in printing or in the field of graphic arts. April 1st.

The Print and Graphics Scholarship April 1st.


Society of Women Engineers Scholarships- a woman (freshman in college) to enter college for engineering studies. May 1st


Martin Cogley and Richard Buffington selflessly gave their time and energy to teach insurance and business courses to professionals in the Sioux Falls area. They were instrumental in establishing the Sioux Empire Chapter of Certified Property and Casualty Underwriters.

The local CPCU created this scholarship in their memory to be awarded to a graduating high school senior from the Sioux Empire who wishes to pursue an academic degree from an accredited institution and who demonstrates an interest in business.

The Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter professional designation, conferred by the American Institute for CPCU, sets a standard of excellence for men and women in the property and liability insurance business.


Be graduating seniors from high schools throughout South Dakota, Southwest Minnesota, or Northwest Iowa.

Plan to attend an accredited, four-year college or university.

Demonstrate financial need.

Have a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Participate in extra-curricular and community activities.

Demonstrate an interest in and understanding of the role of business in American society.

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