SDGA Scholarship





The Program

The South Dakota Gelbvieh Association has established a scholarship program to assist Junior members who plan to pursue a post-secondary education at a college or technical institute program in the state of South Dakota.  Scholarships are offered for full-time study at any accredited South Dakota degree-granting institution of the studentís choice.


This scholarship is administered by the South Dakota Gelbvieh Association.   Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, disability or national origin.



An applicant to the South Dakota Gelbvieh Association Scholarship program must be:

 1.  A current member of the South Dakota Junior Gelbvieh Association and maintain membership should he/she be granted a scholarship.

2.   A college bound high school senior planning to enroll in a full-time course of study and subsequently be accepted at an accredited South Dakota post-secondary institution; or a full-time college or technical school student who is currently studying at an accredited South Dakota post-secondary institution.



Interested members must submit an application along with a current high school or college transcript and one recommendation letter.   Applicants should answer all questions as completely as possible.  All information received is considered confidential and is reviewed only by the selection committee.  If you have questions, please contact Jacky Leonhardt at 605-482-8315 or 605-530-2586.

The application information should be mailed to: Jacky Leonhardt, 21444  444th Ave., Lake Preston, SD  57249.



Up to two $250.00 scholarships will be awarded per year.


Application Deadline:

Application packets must be completed by and sent by March 1 of the award year.


Payment of Scholarships

Payment of scholarships will be made to the recipient in both the students and the institutionís name on January 1st of the recipientís post-secondary education.


Selection of Recipients


Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, potential to succeed, leadership and participation in school and community activities, and contributions to the South Dakota Junior Gelbvieh Association.  Announcement of the award winner will be at the Summer Spotlight Show.
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