Build Dakota Scholarship Fund Announced
In late 2015, South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard and philanthropist T. Denny Sanford announced the Build Dakota program – a $50 million program that will provide full scholarships to students pursuing high-need degrees at any of the state’s four technical institutions.
“Build Dakota aims to encourage students to pursue skilled manufacturing careers in South Dakota by eliminating the cost of technical education,” said GOED Commissioner Pat Costello. “We believe that this program will also attract interested students from outside the state to chase education and careers in South Dakota.”
Upon graduation, students are required to work full-time in their chosen field of study for a minimum of three years in South Dakota.
“Nationally, the manufacturing industry needs more up-and-coming skilled talent, and I’m pleased to say that South Dakota is taking an unprecedented, proactive approach to help fulfill this need,” Costello concluded.
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