South Dakota Well Drillers Association offers scholarships

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The South Dakota Well Drillers Association is offering a total of $7,000 in scholarships to students interested in well and groundwater industries.

SDWDA Quality Scholarships will be awarded to four deserving students, according to the news release. The $7,000 will be distributed as one $3,000 scholarship, one $2,000 scholarship and two $1,000 scholarships.

The SDWDA recognizes the need for educational advancements at all levels of the industry and seeks to support students pursuing their educational goals, according to the news release.

Applicants must be a resident of South Dakota or a relative of an individual employed by a member company in good standing of the SDWDA. Applicants must be a full-time student who has successfully completed their freshman year at an accredited South Dakota university or technical school with a declared major in an area of study related to the water well/groundwater industry.

Areas of study can include but are not limited to engineering, geology, hydro-geology, environmental or earth sciences, water conservation, pump installation/plumbing and geothermal technology.

Applications must be postmarked by Dec. 15. Applications and rules for application can be obtained by contacting scholarship committee chairman Dennis Duvall by email at or by visiting the SDWDA website

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