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MAKE A DIFFERENCE SCHOLARSHIP

WHAT IS THE MAKE A DIFFERENCE INITIATIVE?

Dr. James Hess, professor of psychology and chair of the School of Behavioral Sciences at Black Hills State University, pledged a $1 million gift to BHSU to establish the School of Behavioral Sciences Make a Difference Initiative. In exchange for scholarship funds, students will be challenged to plan and implement sustainable community projects designed to make a difference in the lives of others.

HOW MUCH WILL BE AWARDED?

$3,500 scholarships can be awarded. In addition to the scholarship, each recipient will receive up to $2,500 for student projects.

WHO CAN APPLY?

  • School of Behavioral Sciences students with declared major(s) in Exercise Science, Human Services, Psychology, Sociology, or Outdoor Education.
  • Sophomore or above
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher.

WHAT IS THE APPLICATION PROCESS?

  1. Complete the application (see link above). We strongly recommend that you meet with a faculty member in your major well ahead of the March 1 early deadline to review your application. See faculty office doors for scheduled office hours.
    -Example of a successful application.
  2. Revise and email the application by March 1 to your faculty advisor, who will forward it to the MADI committee chair.
  3. Winners will be announced in late March or early April. 
  4. A reception for successful applicants will be held in April.  

DONATE!

To contribute to the Make a Difference Initiative, contact Black Hills State University Advancement at 605.642.6385.

NEED MORE INFORMATION? 

Contact any of these MADI Committee Members well ahead of the deadline for information and application assistance! 

Contact Info

Financial Aid
BHSUfinancial@bhsu.edu
Phone: 605-642-6145
Fax: 605-642-6913

Black Hills State University
1200 University St.
Spearfish, SD, USA 57799