First Dakota Scholarship Recipients

2021 Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to this year's scholarship recipients. These bright young students are full of ambition, and we are proud of how they represent our communities. Thank you to everyone who applied this year; we had so many deserving applicants.

Brenna Becker

Brenna is from Yankton and currently attends Buena Vista University for Business & Spanish.

Morgan Edelman

Morgan is from Menno. She will attend Dakota Wesleyan University to study Accounting.

Grace Fryda

Grace attends Scotland High School and will attend Dakota Wesleyan University to study Athletic Training.

Kennedy Leiferman

Kennedy attends Kimball High School. She will attend South Dakota State University for Pharmacy.

Madelyn Maaland

Madelyn is from Clear Lake and will attend Augustana University for Sign Language Interpreting & Communication Disorders.

Emily Massey

Emily is from Olivet. She is currently a Physical Therapy student at Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York.

Paige Petry

Paige attends Wagner High school. She will go to the University of South Dakota for Elementary Education.

Adaya Plastow

Adaya will graduate from Mitchell High school. She will attend Dakota Wesleyan University to study Biochemistry.

Malia Schumacher

Malia is from Pierre. She will attend South Dakota State University to study Human Biology/Pre-Med.

Lauren Sparks

Lauren is from Mitchell and plans to attend the University of Sioux Falls for Nursing.

Halle Stephenson

Halle is from Yankton. She will attend Creighton University for Occupational or Speech Therapy.

Lauren Stiefvater

Lauren attends McCook Central High school. She will attend Mount Marty University for Secondary Math Education.

Elaina Taggart

Elaina is from Vermillion. She will attend Grand Canyon University for Business.

Kelton Vincent

Kelton currently attends Sioux Valley High School. He will attend Northwestern Saint Paul for Civil Engineering or Business.

Grace Lentz

Grace currently attends South Dakota State University for Business Economics. She is the South Dakota Bankers Foundation scholarship winner on behalf of First Dakota.