2014-2015 Catalog & Handbook 
    Aug 04, 2020  
2014-2015 Catalog & Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Southeast Tech Scholarships

For 2014-2015, Southeast Tech is offering up to $500,000 in scholarships available to eligible students.  These scholarships range from $500 to $5,000.  

In order to be considered for a scholarship, students must be accepted into a Southeast Tech program and in most cases are required to be a full time student.  Most scholarships are awarded on a first come, first served basis, so early application is recommended.  

All scholarships require students to complete an online application at http://scholarship.southeasttech.edu.  By completing the one scholarship application, students will be considered for the following scholarships:

Presidential Scholarship
Southast Tech Foundation Scholarship
True Blue Scholarship

A separate application is required for the Building South Dakota Scholarship.  Please see Admissions for details.

(NOTE:  Scholarship offerings are subject to change and awards may vary from year to year.  Not all applicants are guaranteed a scholarship.  Only one scholarship per individual.)

Presidential Scholarship

The Southeast Tech Presidential scholarships are available to any student who has earned a composite socre of 23 or higher on the ACT.  The score must be the composite score on a single ACT exam - multiple ACT tests cannot be combined to achieve the required score.  Scholarships are for up to $1,000. 

Southeast Tech Foundation Scholarship

The Southeast Tech Foundation has over $120,000 in scholarships that are available to students based on their program of study.  These scholarships are made available through the generous donations of businesses, organizations, alumni, faculty, staff and community members who care about the future of Southeast Tech students and want to help them reach their educational and career goals.  More than 200 scholarships are expected to be awarded for 2014-2015.  Scholarships range from $500 to $1000.

True Blue Scholarship

Students enrolled in the following programs are eligible for the True Blue scholarships (up to $1,000):

  • Automotive Technology
  • Biomedical Equipment Technology
  • Diesel Technology
  • Electroneurodiagnostic Technology
  • Mechatronics
  • Nuclear Medicine Technology

Building South Dakota Scholarship

The Building South Dakota scholarships are part of the State of South Dakota’s efforts to meet the South Dakota industry’s needs for employees in the following fields (students may receive up to $2,500 annually for two years):

  • Automotive Technology
  • Computer Network Security Technician
  • Computer Programming
  • Computer Technician
  • Diesel Technician
  • Civil Engineering Technician
  • Electronics Technology
  • Land Surveying Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Mechatronics
  • Network Administrator
  • Plumbing
  • Software Support Specialist
  • System Administrator
  • Welding 

Southeast Tech Foundation Mission

The Southeast Tech Foundation obtains, manages and allocates contributions to support Southeast Tech students as they reach their potential and achieve their goals for employment, professional growth and life-long learning.

A Solid Foundation for Tomorrow’s Workforce

Since our beginning in 1968, Southeast Tech and our graduates have supplied a solid foundation for the workforce needed in our region. The Southeast Tech Foundation Board raises funds from businesses, organizations, alumni, faculty, staff and community members who care about the future of Southeast Tech students and want to help them reach their educational and career goals. These graduates become a very important part of our region’s workforce. The Southeast Tech Foundation Board encourages businesses which employ our alumni to invest in the future with a contribution to our Annual Workforce Development Fund Drive.

The Southeast Tech Foundation also encourages additions to our Southeast Tech Endowment Funds for scholarships or program development needs. These permanently endowed funds are held at the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation utilizing their professional investment and management skills.

Please contact the Southeast Tech Institutional Advancement Officer at 605.367.7464 for more information.


An annual recognition event is held, giving investors the opportunity to meet scholarship recipients who will be the workforce of the future. All investors are also acknowledged in the annual President’s Report and on the donor recognition wall located in the Sullivan Health Science Center.

Other External Scholarship Sources

A list of scholarships open to Southeast Tech students from other sources with their eligibility criteria and application deadlines is available online at http://southeasttech.edu/futurestudents/financialaid/scholarships/.