Scholarship Opportunities

Institutional Scholarships

Presentation College has received generous designated funds from friends, alumni, and businesses with the purpose of establishing scholarships. Scholarships are awarded by academic merit and financial need. (April 1 deadline)

Aberdeen Scholarship Application

Fairmont Scholarship Application


Athletic Scholarships

Student athletic scholarships are awarded to student athletes by Presentation College coaches in compliance with the policies and procedures of the College, the North Star Athletic Association (NSAA), and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The amounts and number of awards may vary.

Department of Athletics


Scholar Dollars

Students may receive up to $500 per semester (fall/spring only) match for competitive scholarships from outside sources.

Contact the Financial Aid Office for full eligibility requirements.


Catholic High School Graduate Scholarship

Students who are enrolling at the College for the first time may be eligible for a Catholic High School Scholarship. Students who meet the eligibility criteria should notify a counselor in either admissions or the financial aid office.

1. Must be a first-time freshman (transfer students do not qualify); and
2. Have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher on the official high school transcript; and
3. Enroll full-time (12 credits or more per semester) in the fall semester immediately following high school graduation; and
4. Live on campus in the residence halls.

Only valid in the fall semester following your high school graduation.


Northern Electric Scholarship (February 15 deadline)

Northern Electric offers $1,000 and $500 scholarships to qualifying students if their parents are Northern Electric customers.  For more information call Northern Electric at 1-800-529-0310.

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Northern Electric determines scholarship need and qualifications.


Bishop Hoch Scholarship (March 1 deadline)

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.



Hawkinson Scholarship (March 15 deadline)

Applicant must be a resident of (or currently attending school in) Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota or Wisconsin. Applicant can be a high school, undergraduate, or graduate student. Scholarships range from $1,000 for high school students to $4,000 to $5,000 for undergraduate and graduate students.



Hatterscheidt Scholarship (April 4 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



American Indian Education Fund (April 4 deadline)

The American Indian Education Fund was established to support educational opportunities for Ame can Indian and Alaska Native students. Our vision is strong, self-sufficient American Indian communities. Scholarships are awarded for each school and are chosen by a national selection committee. Decisions are based on an overall assessment of the application.



Davis Family Scholarship (April 30 deadline)

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.

  • 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



Elmer C. Anderson Memorial Scholarship (April 30 deadline)

This scholarship is in the amount of one thousand dollars $1,000. Students enrolled at any four-year
college or university in South Dakota who will be academic juniors or seniors going into the upcoming fall semester are eligible to apply.



Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship (May 15 deadline)

The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships are awarded to women undertaking business studies who have demonstrated outstanding potential in the field. Zonta International offers up to 32 scholarships of $1,000 each at the district/region level. Any woman undertaking a business and/or business-related program at an accredited university/college/institute, in at least the second year of an undergraduate program at the time the application is submitted, is eligible to apply.



Walter N. and Dorothy D. Graham Scholarship (May 23 deadline)

The Walter N. Graham Nursing Scholarship is established pursuant to the trust agreement of Dorothy D. Graham for the purpose of providing scholarships for South Dakota residents attending accredited registered nursing programs in South Dakota institutions, public and private.


Brian Meyer Memorial Scholarship (October 31, 2016 deadline)

Applicant must have completed at least two semesters at any accredited postsecondary school in South Dakota. Applicant or applicant’s family must be a subscriber of a South Dakota Telecommunications Association (SDTA) member company as shown below. Scholarship must be used at a postsecondary educational institution in South Dakota including public and private universities, technical schools or community colleges.