Critical Needs Workforce Scholarships

South Dakotaís Technical Institutes are aggressively focused on fulfilling a critical demand for qualified workers in South Dakotaís manufacturing industry. The Critical Needs Workforce Scholarship rewards students who enroll in a field thatís experiencing a shortage of qualified, skilled employees. Students are eligible to receive a $4000 Critical Needs Workforce Scholarship, an initiative funded by the South Dakota Governorís Office and the South Dakota legislature in 2014.

To be eligible for the scholarship, a student must apply for admission to one of the Critical Needs Workforce Scholarship programs and meet admission requirements. Students may also apply on-line for the Critical Needs Workforce Scholarship at the same time.

If the student is a Critical Needs Workforce Scholarship recipient, they must maintain a 2.5 GPA and must agree to stay in South Dakota and work in a critical needs area for three years following graduation from Lake Area Tech. If the agreement contract is broken, the recipient is required to pay the scholarship back. The scholarship will be awarded beginning fall of 2014 and recipients will receive $1000 per semester.

Lake Area Tech Critical Needs Programs eligible for this scholarship: