Scholarship Inforamation

Scholarship applications are available at the Watertown Area Community Foundation, Watertown High School, Great Plains Lutheran, Watertown Area Chamber of Commerce, Watertown Police Department and WIN-E-MAC school.  

Ben kliegel Memorial ($500):  Foundation Office & Watertown High School                        Graduating senior residing in Kranzburg, Goodwin, or Bemis, South Dakota and graduating from either Watertown High School or Deuel High School.  The scholarship shall be based on financial need and shall be for post-secondary study at a four-year college, a two-year college, or at a technical school.

Crystal Quail ($1000/4 Year; $500/2 Year or Technical): Watertown High School               Any graduating Watertown High School senior going to college in South Dakota or to an out-of-state school that has a reciprocity agreement with South Dakota.  Preference will be given to students entering any science, engineering, or technology filed..

Edward M. & Ruth Belatti Music ($500):  Watertown High School                                        Any graduating Watertown High School senior pursuing a baccalaureate degree in music who is deemed to have the highest potential to succeed in earning a degree in music.

Frank & Mathilda Rueb ($500):  Watertown High School                                                          Any graduating Watertown High school senior with at least “C+” (i.e., 2.5 on 4.0 scale or equivalent) average, must attend a recognized and accredited junior college, college, or university & must be pursuing Bachelor’s degree in the Arts.

Gene & Mary Lois Reichling Memorial ($1,000): Watertown Area Chamber of Commerce  Watertown area graduating senior going to post-secondary school.  The student and  families have been or must be active and involved in either agriculture 4H and/or Watertown Winter Farm Show.

Gunter Family (2/$500): WIN-E-MAC Alumni Association                                                          Offering two scholarships to Win-E-Mac graduates from Erskine, MN. The intent of this scholarship is to assist students in the pursuit of their academic advancement.

Gamber Family (Amount Varies): Watertown High School & GPL High School           Gamber Family Scholarship in Memory of Eric Tennis is awarded to students with physical disability, mental challenge or learning disability.

Jerry Grotewold ($500):  Foundation Office                                                                            Any graduating Senior that is a resident of South Dakota within a 60 mile radius of Watertown. Scholarship will be awarded for tuition and books for attendance at post secondary institution to study in an agriculture related field.

Jesse D. and Jessie E. Vincent Memorial ($1,000): Watertown High School                       The winners will be based on need, character, and high school scholastic performance.  To be eligible an applicant must have a cumulative 3.0 grade average for the first seven semesters of high school.

Kimberly Ann Erling Spanish ($675):  Watertown High School                                            The recipient must plan to study Spanish in college but not necessarily major or minor in the language.  Seniors considered for this scholarship do not have to be the best student but a deserving one. The award will be me made when the student registers for a Spanish class and can produce proof with a copy of their schedule.

KXLG – David J. Law Journalism ($500): Foundation Office & Watertown High School     Any graduating senior who is a resident of South Dakota within a 60 mile radius of Watertown, SD. The recipient will be attending a post secondary institution majoring in journalism or a related field of study.  Some preference will be given to the applicant with the greatest financial need.

KXLG – Dean Johnson Business ($500): Foundation Office & Watertown High School     Any graduating senior who is a resident of South Dakota within a 60 mile radius of Watertown, SD. The recipient will be attending a post secondary institution majoring in business or a related field of study.  Some preference will be given to the applicant with the greatest financial need.

Leadership Watertown (2/Half-Scholarships): Watertown Area Chamber of Commerce   This scholarship will award two half-scholarships annually to cover Leadership Watertown program fee.

Lyle Marquis Family ($500): Watertown High School                                                     Scholarship will be awarded to the student who needs financial help pursuing post high school studies and have demonstrated, through high school performance a reasonable chance for success on the post high school level.

Nellie Newcomb ($1,000): Watertown High School                                                             Nellie Newcomb scholarship in Memory of Treva Ginther is awarded to a Watertown High School senior.  Applicant must attended an accredited school in South Dakota college or trade school and have at least a 3.0 GPA, have participated in music during high school, have participated in community service or has worked at a job.  Consideration will be given to number of times student has been tardy and/or unexcused absences.

Robert M. Kliegle Memorial ($1,000): Foundation Office & Watertown High School           This scholarship’s selection will be based on need, need defined as the absence of family or inability of a family or guardian to provide financial assistance for school related expenses.  The student must reside in Kranzburg, Goodwin or Bemis, South Dakota and graduate from Watertown High School or Deuel High School.

Roland Dahl Memorial ($400): Watertown High School                                                         Any graduating Watertown Senior High School student who plans to further their education.

Sheila Jean Rueb Memorial ($500): Watertown High School                                               Applicants must be a graduating Watertown High School senior with at least 2.5 GPA.  Applicant must attend a junior college. college or university, and must be pursuing a degree in a health-related field.

Watertown D.A.S.H. ($500): Watertown Police Department                                           Applicant must be a graduating Watertown High School senior who reside in withing Codington County.  Applicant must have minimum of 3.0 GPA and must attend a college or university with the interest in health or a civil service related field.