General Scholarship New or Transfer Student Application

This application is for a NEW or Transfer Student. If you are a Returning Student, please go the
General Scholarship Current Student Application form. NOTE: Do not apply if this is your final semester.
Also the (*) denotes required fields.

Due Date for NEW/Transfer Students -- Rapid City Campus 2023-2024 Academic year scholarships is February 1, 2023.

Due Date for NEW/Transfer Students -- Main Campus 2023-2024 Academic year scholarships is February 1, 2023.

Do you have a bachelor's degree*:
Expected Graduation Date:
If known, enter your BHSU Student ID (9 digits) :
First Name*:
Last Name*:
Street Address*:
Postal Code*:

Please select a value for your State/Region. If international, select Other.

Email Address*:
Phone Number*:
High School (School Name, GED, Home School):
Are you a full-time student (at least 12 credit hours a semester)?*
Intended Major:
If Business Major, choose your Specialization:
When do you plan to enroll at BHSU*?

The information requested below is optional, but failure to provide answers may disqualify you from consideration for some scholarships because of specific criteria placed on the scholarship by the donors.

Are you a BHSU employee?
Are you a dependent of a BHSU employee?
Are you part of the TRIO SSS program?
Are you a Rapid City campus student?
Are you a Project Second student?
Is your community served by Montana Dakota Utilities?
Are you from a community that is serviced by Black Hills Energy?
Are you a single parent?
Are you 24 years of age or older?
Are there less than 250 students enrolled in your high school?
Are you a graduate of a high school in Haakon County?
Do you plan on pursuing a teaching degree?
Are you a SD resident?
Are you a Lead, Spearfish, Belle Fourche, or Sturgis high school graduate?
Did either of your parents graduate from Spearfish High School?
Are you a Veteran?
If you are a Veteran Please fill the following

What is your discharge characterization on your DD-214? (i.e. Honorable, Other than honorable, dishonorable, medical, etc.)
How many years of service do you have in the military?
What Veteran organizations do you belong to?
What Veteran activities have you been involved with on campus?

Are you an enrolled member of a federal recognized Native American tribe?
If yes, are you an enrolled member of a SD Reservation?
If yes, select the name of the reservation:
Have you ever worked in a private campground?

If yes, please furnish us with a letter of intent to hire from your prospective employer. Please mail the letter to: Black Hills State University - Business & Natural Sciences, 1200 University St. Unit 9007, Spearfish, SD 57799-9007.

If no, do you intend to this summer?
Do you plan to submit the 2023-2024 Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA)?
Are you or do you plan to be an employee of Sodexo on-campus dining services provider?
Do you have a back ground in farming and/or ranching?
Did you ever participate in 4H Club?
Are you participating in the Northern Hills Community Band or the Belle Fourche Cowboy Band?
Please list organizations and/or extra-curricular activities in which you have been active or have held office:
Please list all honors and awards, including dates, that you have received:
List community services and or projects, including dates, in which you have been involved:
List past work experience (over previous 5 years), including dates:

Certification:  All of the information on this form is true and complete to the best of my knowledge.

Release of information*:  I hereby authorize the University to release my name, photo, and any other information I have supplied in this application to various Institutional and Community Scholarship Committees for selection of scholarships and press releases.

Student Certification and Release (All Students Must Complete)*:
Signature (Please type your name)*:
Today's Date:
3/5/2024 1:31:12 AM
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Please submit your application only once in a session. If you are unsure if your application was submitted, contact the BHSU Admissions Office at for verification.