SDTA Scholarship

South Dakota Trappers Association Scholarship Program


  1. How do I become eligible for the SDTA Scholarship?
  • All applicants must be at least seniors in High School or enrolled in an institution of higher education.
  • All applicants must be current members of the SDTA or have a parent or grandparent that have been a member for at least (2) years.
  1. How many scholarships will be given each year and the dollar amount?
    There will be (1) $500 scholarship awarded each year at the spring board of directors meeting.
  2. Will the scholarship be given to the person finishing high school or semester with the best grade average? Scholastic achievements are not the main requirement, but will be weighed in its proper balance during the selection process.
  3. How may I apply for the SDTA Scholarship?

If you meet the qualifications above, complete the application below and mail it to:

Trina Lien
811 S Merton St.
Aberdeen, SD 57401

 All applications must be postmarked by Fevruary15th to be considered for the fall semester of the same year.

  1. If I am selected to receive the SDTA Scholarship when and how will I receive it?

The winner will receive a confirmation letter by May 1st. During August of said year, the SDTA will forward the award in the form of a check to the cashier of the institute of higher education of the recipient’s choice for deposit to the student’s financial account to be used as the student sees fit. If you decide not to attend an institution of higher education, the amount will be returned to the SDTA Scholarship Program.

REMINDER...Applications for the SDTA Scholarship must be postmarked no later than February 15th.

Please type or print and submit application to: Trina Lien, 811 S Merton St., Aberdeen, SD 57401


NAME: ______________AGE:_____________

Address: _________________________________________________________________________


Email and cell phone info____________________________________________________________

Current Grade:__________  Year of Graduation:__________________________________________

Grade point average:________________________________________________________________     

College/Technical school expected to attend or currently attending:____________________________

Has student been accepted to a College/Technical school yet?                                                 YES        NO

Year and month studies expected to start:________________________________________________

Major/Trade intended to pursue:_______________________________________________________

How long have you (your parents or Grandparents) been a member of the SDTA?_________________

Have you been through hunter safety? (where and when)____________________________________


Outdoor/Hunting Activities:_____________________________________________________________

Community Service/Volunteer Work:______________________________________________________

Employment History:___________________________________________________________________

High school or higher educational institution currently attending, name and address:_________________

Provide 2 References of a past teacher, coach, or employer that can be contacted:____________________


On an attached page please give us the following:
-In one paragraph describe your definition of a successful future
-In one paragraph describe your best personal strength/attribute and how it will help your future

Note: One membership in the family includes all members in the household.