Awards & Scholarships
ACTE Achieve 100 Awards
High School & Postsecondary Scholarship Applications
We are ready to kickstart another year of academic and career excellence. We are thrilled to announce that the South Dakota Career and Technical Education (SDACTE) Scholarship is back, and applications for the 2024 academic year will be opening on January 8th, 2024! This is your chance to secure funding for your education and take the next step towards a promising future.
Application Opening Date: January 8th, 2024.
Application Deadline: April 1st, 2024.
Whether you are a high school graduate in 2024 or a Post-Secondary Applicant with at least one year remaining in your program, this scholarship opportunity is for you. We encourage all eligible students to apply and join us in the pursuit of career and technical education excellence. There will be a total of 4 scholarships awarded for the with a minimum of one high school graduate and one Post-Secondary Applicant.
High School Graduates: If you’re a high school graduate in 2024 and planning to pursue a career and technical education program, you’re eligible to apply. Individuals must be attending a South Dakota Technical Institute or University in any CTE related fields, will be full time for the 2024 – 2025 school year, and demonstrate scholastic achievement.
Post-Secondary Applicants: If you’re currently enrolled in a career and technical education program with at least one year remaining in your studies, you’re eligible to apply. Individuals must be attending a South Dakota Technical Institute or University in any CTE related fields, will be full time for the 2024 – 2025 school year, and demonstrate scholastic achievement.
The SDACTE Scholarship is designed to support South Dakota students in their pursuit of career and technical education. This scholarship can help cover tuition, books, and other related expenses. The exact amount awarded will vary based on the number of qualified applicants and available funds. Scholarship Application can be found at the following link; https://forms.gle/42FXpTHizc4ToDP16
To make the application process as easy as possible, we’ve streamlined it through a Google Form. On January 8th, 2024, you will find the application link on our official website. Simply follow the instructions provided and ensure that your application is submitted by April 1st, 2024, to be considered for this year’s scholarships.
If you have any questions or need further information, please do not hesitate to reach out to Mr. Alex Toupal SDACTE Scholarship Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are here to support you in your journey towards a rewarding career and technical education. We look forward to receiving your applications and assisting you in achieving your educational and career goals. Remember, the SDACTE Scholarship is your opportunity to invest in your future, so don’t miss out!
Friend of CTE Award Application
Award of Merit Application
Innovative CTE Program Award
This is an award being presented at the Region V Leadership Conference. Each state is allowed to submit one program that will be recognized at the Region conference. Each SDACTE division may submit one program to represent its division. These programs should be submitted to SDACTE President Kelly Dunkelberger (email@example.com) no later than February 1, 2024. The Board of Directors will select the state winner at its face to face meeting. This program in turn will be recognized at the yearly Region V Conference.
Description: This award is presented in recognition of innovative CTE programs that are unique, novel, and are serving to improve and promote the image of CTE.
- Must be a state approved CTE program(s)
- The instructor(s) must be SDACTE member(s)
How to apply:
Submit the name of the school and answer the following questions about each program offered at the school:
- The accomplishments and innovations that exhibit the quality of the school for the award
- Contributions to the CTE community (can include activities within their institutions, communities, ACTE and other organizations)
- What steps or certifications are taken to prepare students for further education and career success
Deb Kraft- Mobridge Pollock Hospitality and Tourism Program; Laureen Mehlhert- Sioux Falls CTE Academy Digital Music Classes; Bret Johnson- Yankton Architecture and Construction Program; Cyle Miller—Sturgis Manufacturing Cluster Program; Dan Berg- Brookings Registered Apprentice Program; Deb Rombough – Harrisburg- Culinary Arts & Restaurant Management Program; Wendy Conrad – Rapid City – Human Services & Education Program