South Dakota Retailers Scholarship Application Deadline is April 18th


There’s still time to apply for a 2023 scholarship from the South Dakota Retailers Association (SDRA) – April 18 is the deadline for students who will be enrolled in post-secondary schooling during the fall of 2023.

The SDRA scholarship program is designed to assist students studying for a career in hospitality, business, or trades, whether as an owner, manager, or employee. To be eligible for consideration, applicants must be currently enrolled or plan to enroll in a retail-related course of study at a technical school, college, or university in the fall of 2023.

In 2022, the association awarded funds to six students in amounts ranging from $2,200 to $3,400. Since the program was launched in 1992, the association has awarded 269 scholarships, totaling over $222,000.

“We know there are many talented people who have an entrepreneurial spirit or who plan to work in a business,” says Nathan Sanderson, South Dakota Retailers executive director. “Our scholarship program can help launch them on their career path. Investing just a few minutes of time applying for our scholarship could result in an award of $2,000 or more.”

The 2023 scholarship program application can be downloaded here.