We're Banking on You

Pursuing a higher education moves you closer to your dreams. Now is the time to make your dream a reality. First Dakota is here to help by awarding up to $20,000 in scholarships for the 2023 - 2024 school year.

If you're a high school senior or college student, you could be eligible for a scholarship of up to $5,000 from First Dakota. Please follow eligibility requirements below and turn in your application soon!

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General Eligibility Requirements

  • Student must be a U.S. citizen/permanent resident.
  • Student must be a high school senior or currently attending a post-secondary accredited American college, vocational technical school, or university.
  • Student must plan to attend an accredited post-high school college, university, vocational technical school, community college or junior college on a full-time basis.
  • Student must provide confirmation of enrollment. Payment of the scholarship will be made directly to the school.
  • Previous scholarship winners are not eligible.
  • At the time of application, student must have a First Dakota checking account and demonstrate satisfactory account maintenance.
  • If you would like to apply for the First Dakota student scholarship and do not currently have an account, stop by any First Dakota location and open one today. You will enjoy the benefits.

Scholarship Judging Criteria

A point system based on the following information will be used to score the applications. See the revers side of the application for detailed information.

  1. Leadership and Community Service
  2. Essay
  3. Scholastic Achievement
  4. Financial Responsibility
  5. Photo

Scholarship Deadlines

March 6, 2023
Applications must be postmarked by March 6, 2023 and mailed to First Dakota National Bank, c/o Marketing Department, PO Box 156, Yankton, SD 57078.

April 21, 2023
First Dakota Scholarship winners will be notified

May 2023
Announcement of winners will appear in local papers.

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