Support, Resources, and Activities for Military Families

Many student veterans who come to South Dakota Mines also need resources and support for spouses and dependents.  The Veterans Resource Center (VRC) at South Dakota Mines is here to assist in a variety of ways.

Transferred Post 9-11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) or Survivor and Dependent (Chapter 35) apply for benefits at and provide Certificate of Eligibility to  Visit Veterans Certification for more information.

Military Spouse Website and Magazine:

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), Resume/Cover Letter Writing

Contact the South Dakota Mines Scholarship Coach, Hilary Eaton:                            

Examples of Scholarships for Military Spouses and Dependents

  1. AFCEA Educational Foundation Scholarships: 
  2. Veterans United Foundation Scholarships:  
  3. Air Force Aid Society:  
  4. American Legion Legacy Scholarship:  
  5. AMVETS National Scholarships:  
  6. Thanks USA Scholarships: 
  7. Fisher House Foundation:  
  8. National Military Family Association:  
  9. Army Emergency Relief:
  10. Folds of Honor:  
  11. Military Commanders' Scholarship Fund:  
  12. Pat Tillman Foundation:
  13. 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.  Find more on Scholarships for Women at our WiSE website.

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

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):

South Dakota Department of Social Services (comprehensive listing of childcare and other family resources): or phone (605) 773-3165 Childcare and After-School Care Resource Directory:

Upcoming Events

  • VA Black Hills Health Care System Patient Advocate in the VRC:  every 3rd Wednesday from 11 AM until 2 PM (students and family members are welcome to stop by to receive information and have questions answered)
  • Veteran's Club Community Service Activities and Events (spouses and families welcome):  dates ongoing - see posting in VRC

Contact the Veterans Resource Center

Derek Flom
Veteran's Resource Center Director

Mike Nau
Program Assistant, Veterans Upward Bound

Hallie Vigil
Assistant Registrar

Admissions Office
Admissions/Transfer Coordinator

(605) 394-2414

The Veterans Resource Center is located in the lower area of the Surbeck Center.
South Dakota School of Mines & Technology.
501 E. Saint Joseph St.
Rapid City, SD 57701

VRC Student Perspective