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Scholarships/Grants

The Aberdeen Public Schools Foundation administers several scholarships and grants available to current students and CHS alumni.  Please click on the links below for scholarship and grant applications:

  • Bryce Anglin Memorial Scholarship (no application, selected bycommittee)
    Recognizes outstanding CHS students.

  • Charlotte Wilson Clarke Memorial Scholarship (April 1 scholarship deadline)
    For CHS seniors pursuing a post secondary degree in Family and Consumer Sciences or Education

  • CHS Hall of Fame Scholarship (April 1 scholarship deadline)
    For CHS seniors excelling in academics, fine arts and athletic activities.

  • Class of '65 Scholarship (no application, selected by committee)
    For CHS seniors excelling in the arts/music, business/law, language/literature/ technical fields, or math/science. 

  • Sally J. Couser Memorial Scholarship (April 1 scholarship deadline)
    For CHS seniors who have made a commitment toward community service and attaining a higher education in health-related fields. Students must show determination for classroom academic achievement, financial need, and involvement in community and school activities to qualify.      

  • Professor Virginia L. Dixon, Class of '63 Scholarship (April 1 scholarship deadline)
    For female CHS seniors with challenging family circumstances requiring them to work to help support their family, or individuals with significant care-taking duties of family members. 

  • Doolittle Business Scholarship (May 1 scholarship deadline)
    Applicants must be CHS graduates currently in their freshman, sophomore or junior year of college.

  • Vern Jark Memorial Scholarship (no application, selected by committee)
    For CHS seniors showing excellence in athletics, character, teamwork, and leadership, and who strives for classroom achievements. 

  • Lynn Hanson Scholarship (no application, selected by committee)
    Awarded to special young ladies who use positive energy in Academics/Athletics to influence others to challenge their expectations outside of school.  Recipients participate and encourage other young women to be successful role models.  

  • Jeanette Hurrell Memorial Scholarship (April 1 scholarship deadline)
    For CHS seniors pursuing a 4-year degree in Nursing.

  • Johnsen-Herschleb Scholarship (April 15 scholarship deadline)
    For CHS seniors interested in the fields of business or fine arts and who have financial need. 

  • Russ Keen Memorial Scholarship (May 1 scholarship deadline)
    Applicants must be CHS graduates currently in their freshman, sophomore or junior year of college, and pursuing a degree in Communications or Journalism.

  • Dean Kranhold Memorial Scholarship (April 1 scholarship deadline)
    For CHS seniors active in their school and community

  • Kurt Kruger Memorial Scholarship (April 1 scholarship deadline)
    For CHS seniors majoring in education and demonstrating excellent character, a passion for community service, academic excellence, and involvement in school activities.

  • Kyburz -Carlson Building /Construction Trades Scholarship (April 1 scholarship deadline)
    For CHS seniors pursuing a post secondary degree in Building/Construction Trades.

  • Fulton Lickfelt Memorial Grant (no deadline)
    Assist current CHS students whose financial situation prohibits them from participating in High School co-curricular activities.

  • Larry H. Lovrien Memorial Scholarship (no application, selected by committee)
    For CHS senior boys' soccer players demonstrating the traits of honesty, integrity, hard-work, self-discipline and teamwork.

  • Mike Miller "Committed to the Community" Scholarship (April 1 scholarship deadline) For CHS seniors showing exemplary volunteerism and commitment to his/her community. 

  • Buz Potter Memorial Grant (no deadline)
    Assist current CHS students whose financial situation prohibits them from fully participating in musical programs, events or activities.

  • Rising Scholars Book Grant (no deadline - turn in form and receipts to Shelly Sutton)
    Assist CHS students taking dual credit classes with book expenses up to $50/class.

  • Don and Rosemary Reshetar Scholarship (no application, selected by committee)
    For CHS seniors showing excellence in athletics, character, teamwork, and leadership, and who strives for classroom achievements.

  • Sanford Health Scholarship (April 1 scholarship deadline)
    For CHS seniors pursuing a healthcare-related degree from a post-secondary school located in North Dakota, South Dakota or Minnesota. Applicants show determination for classroom academic achievement, and provide a record of involvement in school activities.

  • Science Research Endowment Grant (January 15 grant deadline)
    Provide grants for students of Aberdeen Central High School to support training of CHS students in scientific research.

  • Dave and Mary Ann Shaw Track Scholarship (no application, selected by committee) For CHS seniors of high character that enjoy and excel in middle and long distance events.

  • Speech and Debate Grant (no application, selected by committee)
    Provides current CHS speech and debate students the chance to further develop their skills by enrolling in summer institutes.

  • Visual Arts Scholarship (April 1 scholarship deadline)
    For CHS seniors pursuing a post secondary degree in Art, Graphic Design, Structural or Construction Engineering, Interior Design or Architecture.

  • Alonzo Ward III Grants (no application)
    Provides funding for culinary arts and restaurant management programs

 

For additional scholarships available to CHS Students, please visit the Student Services Scholarship page.

If you are interested in donating to one of these scholarships/grants, or creating a new one, please contact the Foundation Office.

 

Scholarships open to CHS students offered by other institutions, and created by CHS Alumni:

  • Arthur Lloyd-Davies Scholarship
    SD School of Mines and Technology awards a scholarship each year to an Aberdeen Central High School graduate that is attending college at SD SM&T. Students must be college sophomores, juniors or seniors to apply, and have a GPA of 2.5 or above. The scholarship has been endowed by the family. For more information click here.
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