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Summer Camp Scholarship Applications

Our Summer Camp Scholarship Program was created to award financial support to high-achieving in-need students. 


Scholarships are awarded through three departments: CBE Institute is awarded through the Department of Chemical Engineering, Green Chemistry is awarded through the Department of Chemistry and Applied Biological Sciences, all other camps are awarded through the Admissions Office. 


Priority Deadlines:
  • CBE Institute: April 1st
  • Green Chemistry: April 1st
  • All Other Camps: March 1st

Eligibility:

Scholarships are primarily need-based, where financial need is a main factor in awarding scholarships. In rare instances, other factors that determine acceptance include:

  • High School GPA 
  • Class size and rank 
  • Coursework the student has taken 
  • ACT/SAT scores (if available) 
  • Extracurricular activities 

Three Scholarship Types:

  • Full Ride Scholarships —
    Full ride scholarships are sparse, but if awarded, they would cover the total cost of the camp at $975.00.
  • 1:1 Matching Scholarships —
    provide 50% of the camp tuition amount, or $487.50.
  • Room and Board Scholarships —
    provide the total cost for meals and lodging, or $300.00.

Students will be responsible for paying any remaining balance on the account by the close of registration on June 1st, to be eligible to attend the camp.

If you apply for a scholarship, you must also register for the camp you are applying for.  This is due to limited capacity in a camp.  If the camp fills before scholarships are awarded, you will not be able to attend the camp even if you were to be awarded a scholarship.

Special Scholarship Opportunity for Students of Ethan High School:

One student at Ethan High School, located in Ethan, SD, will have the opportunity to attend a summer camp of their choosing free of charge, thanks to an individual donor. The student will be nominated by Mr. Eric Aisenbrey, the Science Teacher from Ethan High School. If you are an Ethan High School student, please contact Mr. Aisenbrey for more information.

Application Deadline:

The Priority Deadline for all camps is March 1st, with the except of Green Chemistry and CBE Institute, which is April 1st. Any application received after this date will be awarded on a first-come first-serve basis if funds are available. All eligible applicants will be considered, however, completing an application does not guarantee assistance.

Questions:

All camps use the above online application for consideration. If you have questions about scholarships, you can contact:

  • Green Chemistry: Dr. Tsvetanka Filipova, Tsvetanka.Filipova@sdsmt.edu, (605) 394-1698
  • CBE Institute: Dr. David Dixon, David.Dixon@sdsmt.edu, (605) 394-1235
  • All Other Camps: Taylor Davis, Taylor.Davis@sdsmt.edu, (605) 394-1261





 

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