Scholarships

SAF is dedicated to supporting education and has established a long tradition of providing scholarships to students in Cherry County. Our scholarships provide financial assistance to aid students in successfully pursuing their educational goals. We accomplish this through the generosity of donors who have established scholarship funds. 

General Information
 

  • Applicant must be a resident of Cherry County or graduating from a Cherry County High School.  

  • Applicant can be a graduating high school student, a student currently attending college or vocational school, or a non-traditional student pursuing additional education.

  • Applicant must meet certain criteria for the scholarship they are applying for and complete its application correctly and in its entirety.

  • Scholarship selection can be based on financial need, school and community activities, educational and future goals and academic and athletic achievement.  

  • Scholarships will be awarded for educational expenses to any accredited post-secondary institution.

  • All scholarship applications are subject to a Scholarship Committee review and will be awarded on an objective and nondiscriminatory basis.

  • Scholarship recipients must attend the SAF Scholarship Reception. Recipients will be honored, and scholarship awards will be presented at the reception.  If a scholarship recipient is unable to attend, there must be a representative present to accept the scholarship award on their behalf. 

  • Scholarship awards must be used in the academic year in which the recipient applies.

  • Scholarships may not be awarded to all who submit an application.

  • Applications that are incomplete or received after the deadline are subject to disqualification.

Thank you to all who applied for 2021 scholarships!

The application process is now closed but will reopen again in 2022.

Sandhills Area Foundation Scholarship

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Available to residents of Cherry County or students graduating from a Cherry County High School planning to attend an accredited college or university

Chet Van Winkle Memorial Scholarship

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Available to residents of Cherry County or students graduating from a Cherry County High School planning to attend a technical or trade school

Ron Billings Memorial Scholarship

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Available to graduating seniors from Valentine High School who plan to attend a trade school, 2-­year

or 4-­year college/university

Ted Weldon Memorial Scholarship

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Available to a graduating senior and member of an athletic team from Valentine High School who plans to attend an accredited college/university 

CapRock Scholarship

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Available to residents of Cherry County or students graduating from a Cherry County High School planning to attend an accredited college or university

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