Outside Resources

An outside resource is any scholarship, grant or loan not awarded by the government or the school, such as a scholarship provided by a private sector company, philanthropist or foundation. The following resources are from agencies outside Mount Marty College. We encourage you to take a look at each one as they all have different qualifications and deadlines. You are required to report any outside resource to the school's financial aid office. If you fail to report an outside resource, you may be required to repay the school or the government all or part of your need-based financial aid package.

P.E.O. Educational Loan Fund

Amount: Up to $12,000 at 2% interest
Deadline: 1/1/1900

The P.E.O. Educational Loan Fund makes loans available to qualified women who desire a higher education and are in need of financial assistance. To receive consideration for a loan, an applicant must be recommended by a local chapter; citizen or a legal permanent resident of the United States or Canada; be a high school graduate or equivalent; in need of financial assistance. For complete information and to find out if you qualify visit: www.peointernational.org and click on ELF Eligibility Requirements or contact Local Chairman at dmkline@vyn.midco.net.

SMART Scholarship (Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation)

Amount: Tuition and cash award
Deadline: 12/30/2014

Students pursuing a degree in a science, math or technology field who have a 3.0 GPA and would be interested in summer internships and post-graduate employment with the Department of Defense. U.S. Citizens only. Apply at: www.asee.org/smart.

Just Home Medical Health Care Leaders Scholarship

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: 12/31/2014

Available to undergraduate or graduate students pursuing a career in health care. To apply, students create a short video answering the question "What are your long and short term goals as a future health care professional?" Apply at: http://justhomemedical.com/health-care-leaders-scholarship.

Rocket 55 Scholarship Video Contest

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: 12/31/2014

There are many different stories around here about how the "Rocket 55" name came to be. Most are boring - a few are funny. We want to see creative, marketing-minded, videos that tell a story. Videos must be under 3 minutes long and describe how "Rocket 55" got its name. Apply at: www.rocket55.com/scholarship.php.

In-Home Care Innovation Scholarship

Amount: $1,500
Deadline: 12/31/2014

Available to associate, bachelor or graduate students pursuing a career in health care. Essay based scholarship. Essay topic and scholarship details found on website: https://www.senioradvisor.com/ind/in-home-care#scholarship.

I'm In Scholarship

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: 12/31/2014

Scholarship awarded based on minimum 650 word essay. Apply at: http://www.imin.com/college-scholarship.

Special Delivery Scholarship

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: 12/31/2014

Applicant must be full-time undergraduate student presently enrolled in an accredited post-secondary college or university, a citizen of the United States or a permanent legal resident of the United States holding a minimum 3.0 grade point average or higher and submit a 500 to 1000 word essay. Apply online at: http://addresschange.us/scholarship.

A Better America Scholarship

Amount: $1,500
Deadline: 12/31/2014

200 word or less essay on how you will change America. Go to website for a complete list of requirements. Apply online at: http://geediting.com/about/scholarship-program.

ACLS Medical Training Scholarship Program

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: 12/31/2014

500 and 1000 word essay; preference to those currently enrolled in a nationally accredited medical program including nursing school. Apply online at: https://www.aclsmedicaltraining.org/scholarship.

Karin Riley Porter Attorney at Law Good Work Scholarship

Amount: $500
Deadline: 1/1/2015

Applicant must be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Complete scholarship application and write a 500 word essay describing personal leadership, drive, and dedication to community service projects. Apply online at: http://www.virginia-criminallawyer.com/student-scholarship.html.

DNA Diagnostic Center Scholarship

Amount: up to $5,000
Deadline: 1/1/2015

In a 500-800 word essay, answer the two questions prompt in regards to the field of DNA found on the following website: http://dnacenter.com/scholarship.

Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship from Google

Amount: $10,000
Deadline: 1/6/2015

Female student majoring in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or other related technical field who will be entering her senior year of undergraduate study or be enrolled in a graduate program. Must have a 3.5 GPA. Apply online at: www.google.com/anitaborg.

South Dakota Solid Waste Management Association (SDSWMA) Scholarship

Amount: $4,400
Deadline: 1/15/2015

See website for a complete list of instructions. Apply at: http://www.sdswma.org/scholarships.

FormSwift Scholarship

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: 1/15/2015

Write a one-page business plan, prepare a short powerpoint or create a short video in response to promps provided at: http://formswift.com/startup-scholarship.

Mensa Education & Research Foundation

Amount: $500 to $1,000
Deadline: 1/15/2015

550 word essay contest. Applicants do not need to be members of MENSA. Must be enrolled in a degree program but is not restricted in any other way. Apply online at: www.mensafoundation.org.

Providian Medical Scholarship

Amount: $500
Deadline: 1/15/2015

Submit an original essay of up to 1,500 words that describes how medical equipment technology has changed the face of a college course and curriculum. Apply online at: http://www.providianmedical.com/providian-medical-scholarship.

Sales & Marketing Executives, Inc.

Amount: $1,000 to $4,000
Deadline: 2/6/2015

Sales & Marketing Executives, Inc. will be awarding scholarships to sophomore, junior or senior level students continuing their business-related education at an institution of higher learning in South Dakota. Awards in the past have ranged from $1,000 to $4,000. Additional information and scholarship applications may be found online at: http://www.smesiouxfalls.org/Student-Programs.

Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarship

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: 2/10/2015

High School senior or current college student who is employed by Hy-Vee or a child of a Hy-Vee employee. Apply online at: www.hy-vee.com.

Smile for the Future Scholarship

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: 2/15/2015

Submit a 1,000 word response to an essay prompt. Additional information and prompt listed on the following website: http://www.smileinla.com/smile-for-the-future-scholarship.html.

2015-2016 Yankton College Scholarships

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: 2/20/2015

Yankton College scholarships for post graduate students and graduating high school seniors are now available for application. Applicant must either have: a) a family relationship to Yankton College alumni, former faculty or staff; OR b) be recommended by a family friend, graduate or former YC faculty or staff member. The applications are available online at: www.yanktoncollege.org.

Lagrant Foundation


$2,500 Undergrad; $5,000 Graduate student

Deadline: 2/27/2015

Minority undergraduate and graduate students in public relations, marketing, or advertising. 2.75 GPA for undergrads and 3.2 GPA for graduate students. Apply online at: http://www.lagrantfoundation.org/Scholarship%20Program.

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

Amount: $1,000 to $12,500
Deadline: 3/1/2015

Children of current or former Marine, Marine Reservist, or former U.S. Navy Corpsman who served with U.S. Marine Corps. Must have a GPA of at least 2.0. Apply online at: www.mcsf.org.

NIH & UGSP Scholarship

Amount: Up to $20,000
Deadline: 3/2/2015

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) & the Undergraduate Scholarship Program for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds (UGSP) is announcing their scholarship program. Apply online at: https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/ugsp.

2015-2016 South Dakota Bankers Association Scholarships

Amount: $3,000 - $4,000
Deadline: 3/4/2015

2015-2016 South Dakota Bankers Association announces the following scholarships for juniors with an express interest in banking, finance or business; $3,000 Herman Lerdal Scholarship, $3,000 Joyce Hazeltine Scholarship, $3,000 David S. Birkeland Scholarship, and $4,000 Alan M. Graff Scholarship. The applications are available online at: http://www.sdba.com/college-scholarships.

James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation

Amount: up to $24,000
Deadline: 3/4/2015

Students who are pursuing or plan to pursue a graduate degree to teach American history, American government, or social studies at the secondary school level. Apply online at: www.jamesmadison.com.

Army Nurse Corps Association

Amount: $3,000
Deadline: 3/31/2015

Nursing or anesthesia students who plan to enter a component of the US Army, or whose parent(s), spouse and/or children have served in a component of the US Army, and are enrolled in a program not funded by a component of the US Army. There is not a military service obligation for the student receiving this scholarship. Apply online at: http://e-anca.org/ANCAEduc.htm.

Black Hills Home Builders Association

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: 4/1/2015

Preference is given to the child or grandchild of an owner or employee of an association member or BHHBA staff member. Preference is also given to applicants with goals of employment in the homebuilding industry. Apply online at: http://www.blackhillshomebuilders.com/education/scholarship-information.

SDRA Jerry Wheeler Scholarship Program

Amount: up to $1,000
Deadline: 4/11/2015

Students who intend to enroll in a retail or business-related course of study at a 2 or 4 year college. For printable application please go to: https://www.sdra.org/EducationEvents/ScholarshipProgram.

A Place for Mom Senior Care Innovation Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: 4/15/2015
A Place for Mom will offer (5) $1,000 scholarships to students enrolled in an associate's, bachelor's or graduate level program at an accredited school in the fields of gerontology, medicine, nursing, social work, sociology, psychology, physical or occupational therapy, speech pathology or long-term care administration. For essay topic and details please go to: www.aplaceformom.com/scholarship.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

Amount: Various
Deadline: 4/16/2015

Full-time Latino undergraduate or graduate student with financial need, community service, and strong writing skills. U.S. citizen or permanent residents. Apply online at: www.chci.org.

Veterans United Foundation Scholarship

Amount: $2,000
Deadline: 4/30/2015

Eligible recipients include: current and prospective ROTC program students; active-duty military personnel with plans to attend college; honorably discharged veterans of the US military; and sons and daughters of veterans or active-duty military. Apply online at: www.vamortgagecenter.com/scholarships.html.

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: 6/15/2015

Submit an essay on topic provided online at: http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm.

Lift Parts Express Scholarship

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: 6/30/2015

Must have a GPA of 3.0 or greater, a legal resident of the US or Canada and complete an essay. See website for details. Apply online at: www.forkliftpartsmichigan.com.

Goedeker's Scholarship

Amount: $500
Deadline: 7/31/2015

Minimum 300 word essay on the importance of a college degree with emphasis on your field of study. Minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher. Apply online at: www.goedekers.com/college-scholarship.