Support, Resources, and Activities for Military Families

Many student veterans who come to the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology also need resources and support for spouses and dependents.  The Veterans Resource Center (VRC) at Mines is here to assist with a variety of community resources and helpful information.

 Moving Resources for Veterans and Military Families

The following website contains a comprehensive listing of resources to help your next military move/relocation go as smoothly as possible:

Scholarship Coaching (assistance with searches/applications)

 Contact Cathy Payne, Veterans Resource Center Director and SDSM&T Scholarship Coach:, 605-394-2560

 Examples of Scholarships for Military Spouses and Dependents

1.  AFCEA Scholarships (

2.  Veterans United Foundation Scholarships (

3. Scholarship Finder (

4.  Examples of Scholarships for Women:  AAUW, Zonta International, Army Women's Foundation, Microsoft, SR Education Group, Soroptimist International, Glamour Magazine, Women in Defense, Linda Lael Miller, Talbot's, Jeanette Rankin Foundation, Women's Memorial Foundation, VIP Women in Technology, Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting (EFWA), Executive Women's Golf Association (EWGA), Society of Women Engineers (SWE), National Center for Women in Technology, Girl Scouts of the USA, American Agri-Women, Assn. for Women in Mathematics (AWM), Vanguard Women in Information Technology, Google Anita Borg, Sony Online Entertainment, Assn. for Women in Aviation

Black Hills Area Rental Options

Candlewood Apartments
4404 Candlewood Place, Rapid City, SD 57702
(605) 343-0526

Canyon Lakes Apartments
3741 Canyon Lake Drive, Rapid City, SD 57702
(605) 496-0979

Carriage Green Estates
4205 Elm Street, Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 496-7198

Clock Tower Gardens
614 Sheridan Lake Road, Rapid City, SD 57702
(605) 348-8232

Estes Park Apartments
1230 Estes Park Court, Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 343-9149

Fairway Hills Apartments
3800 Fairway Hills Drive, Rapid City, SD 57702
(605) 394-5050 or 923-8726

Founders Park Village
1301 Village Drive, Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 394-3310

Harmony Heights
1819 Harmony Heights Lane, Rapid City, SD 57702
(605) 716-6000

Homestead Garden Apartments
4801 Homestead Street, Rapid City, SD 57703
(605) 716-6200

Pointe West Apartments
3945 Pointe West Place, Rapid City, SD 57702
(605) 496-0981 or 348-6190


Childcare Resources in the Black Hills

The Daycare Resource Connection (large listing of childcare/daycare providers and other resources):

1st Place Childcare Directory (source for locating home daycare, daycare facilities, babysitters):

South Dakota Department of Social Services (comprehensive listing of childcare and other family resources): or phone (605) 773-3165

Upcoming Events

Military/Veterans' Orientation for Fall 2014 Semester (spouses/families welcome):  Thursday, August 21, 2014 in the Veterans Resource Center (VRC), 10 AM until 1 PM

M-Week Parade Participation by the VRC, Veterans Upward Bound, and Veteran's Club (spouses and families welcome):  Saturday, September 20, 2014, 3 PM, Downtown Rapid City

Veterans' Day Salute on the SDSM&T Campus (spouses and families welcome):  Friday, November 7, 2014 in the Surbeck Center/SALC Area, 11 AM until 1 PM

Rapid City Veteran's Day Parade Participation by the VRC, Veterans Upward Bound, and Veteran's Club (spouses and families welcome):  Tuesday, November 11, 2014, downtown Rapid City

Fall Semester Veteran's Club Community Service Activities and Events (spouses and families welcome):  Dates TBD (continue to check back on this site)