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BANKSTAR financial Community SCHOLARSHIPS 

Each BankStar Financial location will award a $1,000 scholarship to a student that meets the eligibility requirements and completes the application in its entirety. 



To be eligible for the BankStar Financial Scholarship, the following criteria must be met:

  • High School Senior
  • Attending an accredited post high school educational institution 
  • You or your immediate family must be either a primary or secondary owner on a deposit account, a primary owner or co-borrower on a loan account, or a primary owner of an insurance policy.
  • Employees and members of the Board of Directors of BankStar Financial, and the immediate families (spouse, parents, siblings, and children, and each of their respective spouses regardless of where they live) and persons living in the households of these individuals, whether related or not, are not eligible.

Application Deadline: April 3, 2023




South dakota bankers Foundation scholarship


To be eligible for the SD Bankers Foundation Scholarship, the following criteria must be met:

  • South Dakota college Junior or Senior (fall of 2022) with an expressed interest in banking/financial services; or
  • Second year South Dakota technical school students (fall of 2022) with an expressed interest in banking/financial services 

Interested students meeting the qualifications below should send a brief one-page essay to along with any supporting documents (like resume and transcript) outlining your interest in the banking industry and why you would be an ideal candidate for this scholarship.


Application Deadline: May 31, 2023


additional sD bankers foundation scholarship opportunities

The South Dakota Bankers Foundation has five scholarships available directly to students expressing an interest in pursuing a career in banking, finance or business. These include one $4,000 scholarship, three $3,000 scholarships and one $1,500 scholarship that are available to university Seniors (in the fall of 2023).

Application Deadline: March 31, 2023