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SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

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2015-16 General application.pdf

2015-16 Post-grad application.pdf

What It Is

The Yankton College Scholarship Program awards two types of scholarships,  general and post-graduate, to deserving students each academic year to use at an accredited college or university.

To receive the financial aid, applications are due in February, then reviewed and ranked on the basis of merit and criteria from blinded applications in March.  The recipients recieve the scholarship awards in May and the scholarship funds are dispersed in August, unless notified otherwise.

Who Is Eligible

Applicants must:

a) have a family relationship to Yankton College alumni, former faculty or staff; or

b) have a family friend, teacher or pastor with a connection to Yankton College may recommend the applicant

c) be a graduate, former student, faculty of staff


General Scholarship Endowments or Restricted Funds


These are awarded to high school seniors and selected by the Yankton College Scholarship Committee with the exception of the Rev. Dr. Donald B. Ward Scholarship and the Isabel Reedy-Sattler Scholarship.  These scholarships are awarded only to Yankton High School graduating seniors and are chosen by the Yankton High School Scholarship Committee.

The Carl and Cle Youngworth Scholarship-$1,000

Endowed in memory for the significant contributions of Carl ('19) and Cle ('28) Youngworth to Yankton College as alumni, faculty and supporters of the college.

The Brown-Daniels Scholarship-$1,000

Endowed in recognition of Yankton College alumni, Bernard T. Daniels ('35) and his wife, Helen Brown-Daniels ('34).


The Rosamond Burgi-Hall Scholarship-$1,000

Given in recognition of Rosamond Burgi-Hall for her many years of service to Yankton College as a superior foreign language teacher and scholar. This scholarship is awarded to a student with a proven aptitude in one or more foreign languages.

The Bennett/Walter Scholarship-$1,000

Endowed by the generosity of Mrs. Louise Davis ('37) Bennett Walter in the memories of Millard Bennett ('37) and Donald E. Walter ('39).

The Rivola Family Scholarship-$1,000

Endowed by the generosity of Robert S. Rivola (x'35) in memory of his family: mother, Flora Shufelt ('39) Rivola, father Charles E. Rivola, and sisters, Helen Rivola ('32) Fawcett and Glennis Rivola ('29) Heiner.

The Rev. Dr. Donald B. Ward Scholarship-$1,000

Given in recognition of Donald B. Ward for his significant contributions as the eighth president of Yankton College. Ward is a grandson of Rev. Joseph Ward, the founder of Yankton College.  This scholarship goes specifically to a Yankton High School senior and is selected by the YHS Scholarship Committee.

The Isabel Reedy-Sattler Scholarship-$1,000

Given in memory of Isabel (Reedy '40) Sattler  by the generosity of the Sattler family.  This scholarship recognizes a student's outstanding achievements in the field of speech, debate and/or public speaking and his or her promise of future civic and community leadership utilizing these abilities. This scholarship goes specifically to a Yankton High School senior every two years ending in odd numbers and is selected by the YHS Scholarship Committee.

The Mary & Glenn Jensen Scholarship-$1,000

Given by Glenn Jensen '36 in memory of his wife, Mary Lucille (Mitchell Ed'36) honoring their relationship that began at Yankton College.

(5) The Trantina Revocable Trust Scholarship-$1,000

Given by Mr. & Mrs. Charley Trantina '51 for the positive influences Yankton College has made on their lives.

The Class of 1962 Scholarship-$1,000

Endowed by members of the Class of 1962 to perpetuate the memory of Yankton College.

(2) The Charles A. Alseth Scholarship  - $1,000

Endowed in memory of Charles A. Alseth '41 and for his deep fondness for Yankton College by his sister-in-law Christina Kutschenreuter.

Post-Graduate Scholarships Endowments or Restricted Funds

These are awarded to post-graduate students and selected by the Yankton College Scholarship Committee.

The Dr. Fritz A. Brink Scholarship-$1,000

Endowed by the generosity of Elinor Brink in the memory of her husband, Dr. Fritz A. Brink (x'04).

The Dr. Richard G. Sherman Scholarship-$1,000

Given in memory of Dr. Richard G. Sherman '41 by the generosity of the Sherman family.  This scholarship is awarded to a student with a proven aptitude and promise in pursuing a career in education.



Four deserving students from Yankton High School receive Yankton College scholarships valued at $1,000 each in 2013 from blinded applications.  

Establishing A Named Scholarship Endowment

In Perpetuity

The opportunity to provide a gift to Yankton College in your name or a loved one will truly make a difference in the lives of college-bound students and provide a legacy for generations to come.  A minimum pledge of $25,000 is an ideal contribution to help ensure the long-term sustainability of a named scholarship.  These charitable gifts are invested with professional fund managers slected for their expertise in various sectors of the market.

One-Time Restricted Fund

The Yankton College Scholarship Committee is presenting an opportunity to fund a $1,000 one-time scholarship in your name, in memory of a loved one or in the name of a special group.  You decide on the name.  You decide on the criteria.  You decide on the academic year to award it.

Establishing One-time Named Scholarship.pdf

For more information on applying for scholarships or establishing a named scholarship one-time or in perpetuity, contact Yankton College, phone toll-free: (866)665-3661 or email:
info@yanktoncollege.org