Please submit all scholarship applications to:
Presentation College Financial Aid Office
1500 N Main St, Aberdeen SD 57401
Aberdeen and Fairmont Campus Scholarships
Presentation College has received funds from friends, alumni, and businesses with the purpose of establishing scholarships. Scholarships are awarded by academic merit and financial need. (May 1 application deadline)
Aberdeen School District Scholarships
The Aberdeen Public Schools Foundation administers several scholarships and grants available to current students and CHS alumni.
Black and White Ball Scholarships
Presentation College has received funds from friends, alumni, and businesses to establish scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year. Scholarships will be awarded according to the guidelines established by the donors. All students are encouraged to apply. (May 1 application deadline)
John & Eileen Eschbacher Scholarship
The John & Eileen Eschbacher Scholarship has been established by the donors to provide support to Native American students pursuing a Masters of Science in Nursing at Presentation College. One $3,000 scholarship will be awarded to the successful applicant who most closely meets the selection criteria established by the donors. All graduate level nursing students are encouraged to apply. (May 1 application deadline)
Mary Rachy Scholarship
The Mary Rachy Scholarship has been established to provide support to an incoming first-time freshman or transfer Native American student at Presentation College. One scholarship covering 90 percent of base tuition will be awarded to the successful applicant who most closely meets the selection criteria established by the donors. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA to be eligible for the award. The award may be renewed for up to four years (eight semesters), provided the student continues to meet the scholarship criteria. All Native American first-time freshmen and transfer students are encouraged to apply. (May 1 application deadline)
Bishop Hoch Scholarship
Bishop Hoch Deanery Scholarships are made available by the Catholic Churches in each respective Deanery of the Diocese of Sioux Falls. The scholarships are available to new students, students already in college and non-traditional students interested in attending or already attending Presentation College. The applicant’s family must be active registered members of a Catholic parish in the Diocese of Sioux Falls, and the applicant must be eligible for admission to Presentation College.
Applications are to be mailed directly to Bishop Hoch Deanery Scholarship Program. (March 15 application deadline)
Davis Family Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 1996 to honor descendants of William and Agnes Davis who were dedicated to education, whose children went to Catholic institutions, especially Notre Dame in Mitchell, and whom have nurtured the founder of this scholarship, educationally and otherwise. The award amount is $500 for the academic year.
- Applicants must be sophomores, juniors, or seniors at the Aberdeen campus
- Grade point average must be maintained at 2.50 or better
- Financial need will be a consideration
Applications are to be mailed directly to the scholarship foundation listed. (May 1 application deadline)
The Hatterscheidt Scholarship is a one-year award valued at $2,000. These selective application-based scholarships are awarded annually to seniors graduating from South Dakota high schools who meet the following minimum requirements.
- Must be a South Dakota resident and graduate from a South Dakota high school
- Show financial need and apply for Federal Student Aid through the FAFSA
- Minimum high school GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
- Be accepted for admission to PC
- Attend the PC main campus full time
Applications are to be submitted to the Financial Aid Office at Presentation College. (March 20 application deadline)
Prince of Peace Care Center Nursing Commitment Scholarship
The Prince of Peace Care Center Nursing Commitment Scholarship (PPCC NCS) provides scholarships to Presentation College students who are currently enrolled their final year of nursing (BSN-RN or LPN to BSN-RN). Up to $20,000 will be applied toward tuition, books, lab fees and other educational fees during the applicant’s senior year. Applicants must be willing to commit to a full-time work commitment for 3 years at Prince of Peace Care Center in Ellendale. Upon hire following graduation, the employee will be eligible for student loan reimbursement of up to $250 per month, if employee is in good standing. For a complete listing of requirements, please see the application.
Applications are to be mailed directly to the scholarship foundation listed. (April 1 application deadline)
South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship
The South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship program provides up to $6500 over four years to a qualifying student who attends an eligible higher education institution in South Dakota. Recipients may participate in the South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship program for the equivalent of four academic years (eight consecutive fall and spring terms), or until attaining a baccalaureate degree. For more information about the award schedule, qualifications, and application, please visit https://sdos.sdbor.edu/Pages/default.aspx.
Applications are to be submitted to the Financial Aid Office at Presentation College. (September 1 application deadline for fall semester enrollment)