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Student Information and Scholarships

Scholarship Opportunities


Each Chapter within SDES provides scholarships for students pursuing a career in engineering. Below is more detailed information regarding the scholarship opportunities with each chapter.


Eastern Chapter Scholarships 


High School Seniors
The Eastern Chapter will award $2000 Engineering Scholarships in 2020.  Applicants should be high school seniors and must be planning on attending an engineering program at either South Dakota School of Mines and Technology or South Dakota State University.  Applicants must have attended a high school in the Eastern Chapter area.  The Eastern Chapter’s Scholarship Committee chooses the recipients.  Application forms may be obtained from your high school counselor or the link below.  The application deadline is January 16, 2020.  The scholarship recipient is presented with an award at the Chapter’s annual Engineering Banquet usually held in mid February.


Post High School Students
The Eastern Chapter will sponsor two $1000 scholarships this year at South Dakota State University.  The selection of the recipient is based on the student being a junior or senior in pursuit of an engineering degree.  The student must have a GPA of at least 2.5 and show a financial need.  The recipient shall be selected by the College of Engineering Scholarship Committee at SDSU.  The University has an online application process on the MyStateOnline website.  The application process usually goes from mid December to early February. 


For additional information, please contact Scholarship Administration at the SDSU Foundation or the College of Engineering Dean's Office CEH-201, SDSU.

For scholarships offered by the National Society of Professional Engineers, please visit their website: 

Black Hills Chapter Scholarships


The Black Hills Chapter will award two Jody Page Leadership Scholarships in 2020, including one $2000 Scholarship and one $500 Scholarship. Applicants must be a returning South Dakota School of Mines and Technology engineering student (undergraduate only) for Fall Semester 2020. The student must be a U.S. Citizen with a grade point average above 2.5 in an engineering major program and be active in engineering societies and community organizations. Applications are accepted beginning in mid-December and must be submitted by February 4th, 2020.

The Jody Page Leadership Scholarships are named in honor of Black Hills Chapter and South Dakota Engineering Society Past-President Jody Page, PE. As a civilian engineer, Jody was an Associate Vice President for HDR Engineering, leading the South Dakota expansion of HDR into Rapid City. As a member of the 114th Fighter Wing Unit of the South Dakota Air National Guard, Jody attained the rank of Lt. Colonel and was the Squadron Commander of the Civil Engineering Squadron. He deployed to the Middle East for a total of three tours. Jody was a true leader and especially enjoyed the opportunity to mentor fellow engineers, both through the National Guard and his civilian roles. Known for his great sense of humor and notable laugh, his leadership of SDES will carry on through the many future SDES leaders he taught by example.

The Black Hills Chapter scholarships are funded by mutual fund earnings established in part with our Chapter's proceeds from sponsoring the National NSPE convention in Rapid City. That convention was brought to Rapid City in large part through the efforts of Bill Craig. Additionally, the Chapter continues to solicit donations and other fund-raising measures with a goal of reaching a total portfolio of $20,000 to generate annual earnings for the scholarship.


The award is announced at the annual Engineers Week Banquet in February, with first payment made at the start of the following fall semester.




Central Chapter Scholarship


The Central Chapter awards one $900 Engineering Scholarship to a graduating senior in the Central Chapter area. Applicants must be attending either South Dakota State University or South Dakota School of Mines & Technology for the Fall Semester 2020 and majoring in engineering. A completed application, including the essay and other required documents, must be submitted by April 6, 2020, to be eligible for consideration.

The Central Chapter Scholarship Committee will select the scholarship winner and the scholarship funds will be sent to the school of choice once enrollment is verified.

The Central Chapter Engineering Scholarship is funded by an Endowed Account. This account was established through local engineer contributions. As the account grows, we hope to increase the amount and number of scholarships awarded. 



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