Outside Resources

scholarships, grants or loans not awarded by the government or Mount Marty College

The following resources are from agencies outside Mount Marty College. We encourage you to take a look at each one as they all have different qualifications and deadlines. You are required to report any outside resource to the school's financial aid office. If you fail to report an outside resource, you may be required to repay the school or the government all or part of your need-based financial aid package.

Outside Resources, listed by the application deadline: 


(february 2020)


Sentient furniture scholarship
AMOUNT: $1,000
DEADLINE: 2/28/2020

SENTIENT Furniture strives to infuse artistic ideas and thoughts into our work. We are passionate about original concepts and creative thinking. To be able to come up with original ideas and communicate them to a wider audience is important in any industry and is a crucial component in inspiring new advances for the future. We have the aim of promoting creative-minded students who will soon be using their much-needed skills in their chosen industry by offering a financial step-up in their studies. To win the scholarship, applicants will need to explore how they’ve used their creative talents to achieve at their college or university. To apply, please visit: https://www.sentientfurniture.com/scholarship


(March 2020)

First Dakota National Bank
AMOUNT:  $1,000-$5,000
DEADLINE: 3/10/2020

First Dakota National Bank is now accepting 2020-2021 scholarship applications. Applicants are asked to detail their leadership and community service experiences, awards and academic distinctions, and submit a 250 word essay detailing their favorite social media platform. Applicants may currently be in high school or college, have a First Dakota National Bank Checking account, and be currently enrolled or planning on enrolling in an accredited post-secondary American institution. Learn more and apply here:https://www.firstdakota.com/personal/scholarship


Bishop Hoch Deanery Scholarship Program
DEADLINE: 3/15/2020

Bishop Hoch Deanery Scholarships are made available by the Catholic Churches in each respective Deanery of the Diocese of Sioux Falls. They are available to new students, students already in college, and non-traditional students interested in attending or already attending Mount Marty College, Yankton, or Presentation College, Aberdeen. Applicant's family must be active registered members of at Catholic parish in the Diocese of Sioux Falls and submit 1 evaluation form from a pastor and 1 from a high school principal, counselor, or college advisor. For all the information, see the flyer here. The scholarship form is available at the Financial Assistance Office.


Mattress Advisor's Sleep Science Scholarship
AMOUNT:  $1000
DEADLINE: 3/20/2020

Mattress Advisor's research has highlighted the profound impact of sleep health on education. Many students struggle with sleep problems during their college years. Students are faced with challenges that interrupt their sleep including increased stress and anxiety from the pressures to succeed, dealing with the difficulty of balancing a social life, and troubles managing their own time. You may qualify for a scholarship if you are interested in studying or pursuing a degree in sleep science, feel passionately about your dreams, or are dedicated to living a healthy lifestyle, which starts by improving your sleep quality. Applicants need to submit a written piece exploring their personal relationship with sleep health and the impact it has had on their education in an 800-1000 word essay. It should quote research from recent studies in this field and explain what resources are available to help reduce poor sleep health. To apply, please visit: https://www.mattressadvisor.com/sleep-scholarships/


South Dakota Bankers Foundation
AMOUNT:  Varied
DEADLINE: 3/27/2020

The South Dakota Bankers Foundation is offering five different scholarships, ranging from $1,500 to $4,000 to current college juniors entering their senior year. Applicants are asked to provide details about their future goals, leadership expereinces, community service, and other stand-out qualities in addition to two letters of recommendation. Download the application here: South Dakota Bankers Foundation Application.


Yankton Medical Clinic
AMOUNT:  $1,000
DEADLINE: 3/27/2020

This scholarship is available to students currently enrolled in a laboratory, radiology, respiratory therapy, or nursing program, as well as high school seniors intending to major in a health care field. To be eligible, students must live within the Yankton Medical Clinic service area and intend on returning to work within a 50 mile radius of Yankton. Visit their website to view their full application requirements: https://www.yanktonmedicalclinic.com/scholarships/


Momentum Health and Wellness Scholarship
AMOUNT:  $1500
DEADLINE: 3/31/2020

Momentum Outdoor Gear want to promote the importance of learning and practicing healthy habits. Students who are passionate about a healthy lifestyle are encouraged to submit a 500-1000 word essay discussing a practical apprach to a healthy lifestyle during high school or college and how these habits can be sustained over a lifetime. This essay must demonstrate knowledge of health and wellness and discuss why healthy living is a lifetime endevour. For more information and to apply, click here: https://montemlife.com/scholarship/


(april 2020)

mattress nerd sustainability scholarship
AMOUNT: $1,000
DEADLINE: 4/1/2020

Mattress Nerd has been paying attention to the many voices of students across the globe who have recently been calling for a change in our living habits and the way we consume and recycle. They are working in an industry where new technology is being developed all of the time to ensure that mattresses will be longer-lasting and produced with more environmental materials, and we want to ensure that our readership understands the options available to them to be mindful with their mattress disposal. They would love to hear from more students with a dedication to sustainability and conscientious buying so we can build on our own knowledge and be a contributor to offering an insight on how people can live more environmentally friendly. The best essay will be awarded with a $1000 scholarship for their contribution to this important cause. For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.mattressnerd.com/scholarship/.


AMOUNT:  UP TO $1000
DEADLINE: 4/1/2020

The 1000 Dreams Scholarship provides one-time educational assistance for high school or college-aged women throughout the US. This scholarship is not intended to fund tuition or daily expenses; 1000 dreams aims to be used for educational opportunities beyond the classroom, including funding books, graduate exam application fees, textbooks, conference expenses, creative pursuits, or other related expenses. Applications must include two letters of recommendation and an essay explaining how the funds will be used. For more information and to apply, click here: https://www.growyourgiving.org/scholarships/1000-dreams-scholarship-fund


(june 2020)

the masculine development fitness scholarship
AMOUNT: $1,000
DEADLINE: 6/30/2020

Masculine Development is proud to announce this year’s Fitness Scholarship Program! We understand how important an education is, so we’re offering eligible students the opportunity to win a $1,000 scholarship, as a way to help cut down on the steep cost of a high quality education. We focus on science-based fitness, and as of today, eligible students can submit an essay on the topic of “The Importance of Physical Fitness on Campus” for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship prize. To apply or more information, visit https://www.masculinedevelopment.com/fitness-scholarship/.


(august 2020)

Mulazmut Scholarship
AMOUNT: $1,000
DEADLINE: 8/15/2020

Mulzamut is asking students to write a short essay on the topic: "The US economy is a 'job machine.' Can it last?" Essays will be judged on originality, creativity, grammar, and ability to inspire others. Eligible students will be enrolled in a full-time undergraduate or graduate program and have a 3.0 GPA. For more information and application instructions, see their website: https://mulazmut.com/mulazmat-scholarship/


teachguide SCHOLARSHIP
AMOUNT: $1,000
DEADLINE: 8/1/2020

Teachinguide is excited to contribute to students and aspiring online teacher with our first scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student who can demonstrate their vision towards online learning in a self-reflective essay. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://teachinguide.com/scholarship.


ted & Stacey's scholarship for brilliant business students
AMOUNT: $1,000
DEADLINE: 8/1/2020

Here at Ted & Stacey’s Mattress Guides, we place education above all else and are looking for candidates who do the same. We strive to reward talentedhardworking, and promising college students who show the potential to excel academically and in the business world. Our Ted & Stacey Scholarship program is a $1,000 scholarship that will be granted to our selected candidate for the 2020 academic year. Learn more about our scholarship here: https://www.mattress-guides.net/scholarships/.


hotel planner graduate SCHOLARSHIP for military veterans
AMOUNT: $1,000
DEADLINE: 8/15/2020

The HotelPlanner Scholarship Program was designed to provide financial assistance to veterans of the United States military, along with the spouse/partner and children of U.S. military veterans, who are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree related to technology. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.hotelplanner.com/Scholarship/.


(September 2020)


AMOUNT: $1,000
DEADLINE: 9/25/2020

Luggage Mainac wants to help ease the expense of higher education by providing a scholarship to one student every year. To be eligible, students must be enrolled, or due to be enrolled, as a full-time student at an accredited institution in the USA, be in good academic standing, and have a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Applicants must submit a 1000+ word essay on the topic: "What Kids' Backpacks Say About Them." For full requirements, visit their website: https://luggagemaniac.com/luggage-maniac-scholarship/


AMOUNT: $1,000
DEADLINE: 9/25/2020

MattressHelp.org annually awards scholarships in order to help spread awareness of sleep health and help students cut down on the rising costs of higher education. Current high school seniors or college students may submit a short video (maximum of 5 minutes) discussing factors that affect sleep, personal sleep quality, and ways to improve sleep quality. Scholarships are awarded to the most creative entry. For more information and to apply, click here: https://mattresshelp.org/scholarship/


(October 2020)

coupondbirds help to save SCHOLARSHIP
AMOUNT: $1,000
DEADLINE: 10/10/2020

CouponBirds has implemented a "Help to Save" scholarship for students who need help with their college tuition fees. This program requires the participants interested in applying to complete a small survey and upload a 3-5 minute video about their habits during the shopping season and thoughts on the relationship between shopping season and coupon websites. Individuals with the best ideas and responses will be chosen to give a presentation at our site, and the person with the most intriguing ideas will receive a grand prize. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.couponbirds.com/scholarship.


(december 2020)

AMOUNT: $1,000
DEADLINE: 12/15/2020

The HotelPlanner Scholarship Program was designed to provide financial assistance to veterans of the United States military, along with the spouse/partner and children of U.S. military veterans, who are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree related to technology. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.hotelplanner.com/Scholarship/.


brain reference scholarship
AMOUNT: $1,500 & $500
DEADLINE: 12/31/2020

The BrainReference.com Scholarship Program was created in hopes that it may encourage students in various health fields to work toward a future in which brain-related problems can be controlled. A 1,500-2,000 word essay is required and four winners will be chosen based on the quality of the submitted essay. For more information on the essay and how to apply, visit https://www.brainreference.com/scholarship-essay/.


Hashtage Nursing Scholarship
AMOUNT: $1,200
DEADLINE: 12/31/2020

Every year, #Nursing provides three $1,200 schoalrships to students in the U.S. who are currently enrolled in a higher education institution and pursuing a career in nursing. Applicants are asked to provide a 1000+ word essay on the subject: "How is the nursing shortage affecting our healthcare and what can be done to remedy the situation?" The essay must be informative, creative, and free of plagiarism. For more information, see their website: https://www.hashtagnursing.com/scholarship/