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Scholarships


At Golden West we understand how important it is to invest in technology, but that it is even more important to invest in tomorrow's leaders.

It's that eye on the future of rural South Dakota that led to the Company's creation of the Golden West Scholarship Program, that has since helped local students pursue degrees at vocational schools, military academies, colleges and universities throughout the nation.

The Golden West Scholarship Program awards $1,000 scholarships to 45 graduating seniors, recognizing that the graduating senior of today may be the CEO of tomorrow. One of the 45 – $1,000 awards is an at-large scholarship available to home-schooled students or those students from a Golden West service area not attending one of the high schools covered by the scholarship program.

Check out the below information on eligibility and visit our links on eligible schools, exchanges.


Only at-large students (those attending high schools outside the Golden West service area), may submit their application directly to Golden West, other students must obtain and submit applications through their school's guidance counselor.

Completed applications for the year 2015 are due March 15, 2015.


Who Is Eligible?

The student's parent(s) or legal guardian(s) must reside within one of the
Golden West exchanges
and be a Golden West customer.

The applicant must be a high school senior.

Applicants must take the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT) at an examination
center of their choice no later than December 31 of their senior year.

The Golden West scholarship awards may only be applied to post-secondary institutions.

The recipient of the award must begin attending a post-secondary institution and taking 12 or more classroom
credits the fall semester immediately following graduation from high school in order to be
eligible for the scholarship.


Recipients

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