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Graduating high school seniors and post–grad students who are college bound during the 2017-18 academic year are encouraged to apply for a Yankton College scholarship to use at an accredited college or university.  Each spring the Yankton College Scholarship Program awards several $1,000 scholarships from endowed funds to deserving high school seniors and post-graduate students with a Yankton College connection, academic merit and other specific criteria, established by the Yankton College Scholarship Committee.

Eligible students have until the February 20, 2017 dead-line to submit an application. Applications are available online 2017-18 General Scholarship Application.pdf and 2017-18 Post-grad scholarship application.pdf or to pick up at the Yankton College office located at 1801 Summit St., Door #9, at the north-end of the Summit Activities Center in Yankton, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Goals of the Yankton College Scholarship Program are to perpetuate the Yankton College tradition of liberal arts in higher education; support deserving young persons who have shown outstanding promise; apply discretionary funds to a higher function and promote the memory and reputation of Yankton College. 

The endowed Yankton College scholarships come from the kindness and generosity of the YC alumni and friends who are inspired by the positive influences of Yankton College.  

For further information contact Yankton College, by phoning toll-free (866) 665-3661.


Legacy Campaign Update - Wednesday, August 31, 2016
The Yankton College Legacy Campaign has undergone its first year and a half and is off to a huge success.  The Preliminary Agreement has Yankton College making its first payment to and becoming partners with the Yankton County Historical Society AFTER receiving the lease from the State of South Dakota on or before December 31, 2018. Under that Agreement, the first payment on that date from Yankton College ($200,000) would cover the first year of customized construction and provide architectural modifications. In the mean time, Yankton College staff and volunteers are preparing the College memorabilia, student records and historical documents for the move to Mead!  Telling the Yankton College story accurately and professionally with classy displays and exhibits is the desirable goal.   

Tours of the Mead Cultural Center were held during the 2016 All-Class Reunion last July.  Those who went saw the renovations that are either complete or underway on the first two floors. (Photos by Michael Marek)
Visitors enter the front door of the Mead Cultural Center and are welcomed by the renovated foyer with the magnificent Italian marble staircase that leads them toward the future home of Yankton College.  


As visitors climbed the stairs within the historic building, they reached the third floor that is to become the future home of Yankton College - the Yankton College Alumni & Educational Center. Visitors stepped out onto the third floor veranda and gazed at the magnificent view. 
Joan (Bunnell '57) Neubauer gave the tours during the 2016 All-Class Reunion.  Neubauer currently serves as Chair of the Yankton College Board of Trustees and for the Yankton County Historical Society board providing the necessary leadership to see this project to its end goal.