Governor Noem announces more than 300 Build Dakota Scholarship recipients for 2020-21 school year

September 3, 2020

PIERRE, S.D. – Governor Kristi Noem has announced 313 students have been awarded the Build Dakota Scholarship for the 2020-21 school year.

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. The scholarships cover tuition and fees, books, equipment, and other related program expenses for eligible programs within nine high-need industry areas at South Dakota’s four technical colleges in Watertown, Mitchell, Sioux Falls and Rapid City.

Recipients were selected by technical colleges from a total of nearly 1,200 applicants.

Recipients of the scholarship must enroll full-time, complete their educational program on schedule, and commit to stay in South Dakota to work in their field of study for three years following graduation.

The Build Dakota recipients can be found by clicking here: