SDATAT 2015 Scholarship Program announced

Farm Forum

The South Dakota Association of Towns and Townships is once again offering one $500 and one $1000 scholarship to senior high school students who are currently attending a South Dakota public, private, parochial high school or a home school program, and reside in a town or township who is a current member of SDATAT. (Call our office if you are unsure of membership status or contact your local town/township board. You may also check our website under the “About Us” tab.) Graduates of the class of 2015 are eligible to apply for the scholarship. The student must use the scholarship for a college, university, or vocational school which has a physical presence in South Dakota.

Applicants must complete an application form and submit it along with information on this year’s topic:

“Inquire about the role a township board member or city councilman plays in their township or city by interviewing a member of one of those boards. Find out what is all included in their role and then respond with what you learned from this interview; and if you have any interest in being part of this local government in the future by writing an essay of no more than 500 words.”

The winner will be announced in May. However, the actual scholarship money will be paid to the financial office of the chosen schools in the fall of 2016. Seniors graduating in 2015 are eligible. The winner and their family will be guests at the SDATAT annual meeting in December of 2015.

Deadline for application is April 1, 2015.

For more information contact: SDATAT 2015 Scholarship Program, PO Box 903, Huron, SD 57350, Email:, 605-353-1439, Website: