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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. 


Priority Deadline: March 1

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, and
  • 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 given 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 scholarships is March 1. Any application received after this date will be awarded on a first-come first-serve basis. All eligible applicants will be considered, however, completing an application does not guarantee assistance.

Applications can be returned to Taylor Davis at SD Mines by email to Taylor.Davis@sdsmt.edu, by fax at 605-394-1979, or by mail to:
Taylor Davis
C/O Office of Admissions at SD Mines,
501 E. Saint Joseph St.,
Rapid City, SD 57701. 

If the student has any questions, please feel free to contact the Summer Camps Coordinator, Taylor Davis, by phone at (605)-394-1261 or by email at Taylor.Davis@sdsmt.edu.


 

2018 Summer Camps

Entrepreneur Bootcamp
INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING
June 10-15, 2018
What's With the Wild Weather?
ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES
June 10-15, 2018
Camp Construct
CIVIL ENGINEERING
June 17-22, 2018
Mining and Explosives
MINING ENGINEERING
June 17-22, 2018
Modern Manufacturing Methods
INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING
June 25-29, 2018
ASM Material, Metallurgy and Forensics
MATERIALS AND METALLURGICAL ENGINEERING
July 8-13, 2018
CBE Institute
CHEMICAL/BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING
July 8-13, 2018
Green Chemistry
CHEMISTRY
July 8-13, 2018
Fossils
PALEONTOLOGY CAMP
July 8-13, 2018
Geology Rocks!
GEOLOGY/GEO.ENGINEERING
July 8-13, 2018
3D and Beyond!
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
July 15-20, 2018
GenCyber Girls Camp
COMPUTER SCIENCE
TBD