2015-2016 Catalog and Handbook 
    Jun 21, 2024  
2015-2016 Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Southeast Tech Scholarships

For 2015-2016, Southeast Tech is offering up to $222,050 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://www.southeasttech.edu/foundation/scholarships/.  By completing the one scholarship application, students will be considered for the following scholarships:

Presidential Scholarship
Southeast Tech Foundation Scholarship
True Blue Scholarship

A separate application is required for the Build 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 score 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 $222,050 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 272 scholarships are expected to be awarded for 2015-2016.  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

Build Dakota Scholarship

Southeast Tech is excited to announce that 70 full-ride scholarships through the Build Dakota scholarship program will be awarded to students entering high-need workforce programs identified at Southeast Tech.

The Build Dakota scholarship will be available to both in-state and out-of-state students. Those who are awarded with the scholarship will commit to stay in South Dakota to work in their field of study for three years after graduation.

Scholarship Requirements

  • Must enroll in a high-need workforce program offered at Southeast Tech
  • Must maintain a minimum of 2.5 GPA
  • Must work 3 years in South Dakota in an industry in need of your skills after you graduate.

Eligible Southeast Tech Programs

  • Automotive Tech
  • Civil Engineering Tech
  • Collision Repair and Refinish Tech
  • Construction Management
  • Diesel Tech        
  • Electrician
  • Electronics
  • HVAC
  • Land Surveying
  • Mechanical Engineering Tech
  • Mechatronics
  • Plumbing/Mechanical Systems
  • 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://www.southeasttech.edu/foundation/scholarships/.