SME Sioux Falls Scholarship Qualifications

Each year SME Sioux Falls awards scholarships to sophomore, junior or senior level students continuing their business-related education at an institution of higher learning in South Dakota. Awards in the past have ranged from $1,000 to $4,000.

SME Sioux Falls Scholarship Application Instructions

The below information describes the selection process, criteria for applicant qualification and information to be submitted by the applicant. Please read and follow directions carefully.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be currently enrolled at one of the institutions of higher learning of South Dakota.
  2. Be a current undergraduate student and use any awards received for undergraduate education.
  3. Be pursuing a major and degree that would adequately prepare the student for a career in Business Management, Sales, or Marketing-related field.
  4. Agree to use the award during the semester/year following the award.
  5. If selected as a finalist, be available to make an oral presentation on April 16, 2019 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and to receive the awarded scholarship that same day in Sioux Falls.

 Applicants must submit the following by March 1, 2019:

  • A completed application form.
  • A completed scholarship questionnaire regarding your understanding of sales and marketing.
  • A resume, which includes career employment objective, leadership experience, and education.
  • A letter of professional reference.
  • A copy of your official college or university transcript.

Selection Process
Applications, questionnaires, transcripts, and resumes received by March 1, 2019 will be reviewed and judged by the SME Scholarship Committee. Applicants are evaluated on their completed application, written questionnaire, resume, and their demonstrated leadership and academic achievements. All applicants will be notified of their status soon after March 30, 2019.

The committee will select three finalists. All finalists will receive a scholarship. To aid in the determination of the scholarship amount, each finalist will participate in an oral presentation. The presentation, to be held the morning of April 16, 2019, at The Country Club of Sioux Falls, will include a 15-minute role-play in selling/marketing a service or product.

Get Started with Your Application
All information should be sent to SME Sioux Falls, 101 N Main Ave #308, Sioux Falls, SD 57104.

For further information or questions, email Kacey McCarthy,  Executive Director,  SME Sioux Falls, ( or call toll free 877-421-1033.