The Schliessmann Family Scholarship
This $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a T.F. Riggs High School senior who will be pursuing a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) from an accredited college or university. The intent of this scholarship is to support a student’s efforts to pursue a career in a STEM field. The scholarship selection is based on the student’s likelihood of success in a STEM field and financial need. Grades will be considered, but will not be determinative in selecting the recipient. The scholarship is renewable for a total of four years.
Charles “Lindy” and Shirley Feeney Scholarship
The Charles “Lindy” and Shirley Feeney Scholarship was established in December 2007. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist a dedicated track athlete in his/her higher education costs. This student must have participated in track & field for at least three years, and must be accepted to a college or technical school. This award will be given to an athlete who has shown determination, hard work, and perseverance in the sport of track & field. This annual $1,000 scholarship is intended to go to a graduating high school senior in Pierre who is in need of financial assistance to further their education beyond high school. Participation in extra-curricular activities in school and the community are preferred. This student must be a person who strives to achieve a high moral character.
Herbert and Irene Emde Family Scholarship
This $1000 scholarship is awarded to a T.F. Riggs High School senior who will be pursuing a degree in education from an accredited college or university. The intent of this scholarship is to support a student’s efforts to become a teacher in elementary, middle school, high school or university setting. The applicant must possess academic capabilities that can handle a challenging post-secondary education. The student should model characteristics such as honesty, trustworthiness, caring for mankind, wanting to make a difference and a passion for teaching. Applicants should have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher to apply.
Mortenson Family Scholarship
This scholarship is for $1,600.00 to a T.F. Riggs High School Native American senior who will be attending college / university or technical school. Applicant must be identified as a Native American student through school records. Applicant must demonstrate academic achievement and desire to pursue a post-secondary education. Financial need will be considered.
Spilde Family Scholarship
The Spilde Family Scholarship was established to assist a student with the costs of his/her higher education cost. This $2,500 scholarship is made to a student who will be attending a South Dakota college or university. The scholarship is payable to the college or university following the completion of the student’s first semester. There is one scholarship for a student attending a college/university and one scholarship for a student attending a vocational or technical school.
James and Gertrude Mueller Scholarship Fund
The James and Gertrude Mueller Scholarship Fund was established in 1997 by Mrs. Gertrude Mueller. The annual scholarship is intended to go to a graduating high school student in Pierre who will enter the medical field. This scholarship is for $3,500.
Pierre Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship
The Pierre Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship Fund was established in 2019 by the Pierre Hospital Auxiliary. This $1,000 scholarship is intended to go to a graduating high school student who will enter the medical field. The scholarship may be awarded to a student attending a college, university, technical school or vocational school.
Those wishing to support any of the PEF scholarship funds may send their tax-deductable donation to:
Pierre Educational Foundation PO Box 94 Pierre, SD 57501 Please specify your fund designation on your check. For information about establishing a scholarship with the Pierre Educational Foundation, contact Director Jennifer Stalley at firstname.lastname@example.org or (605) 224-9016