Outside Funding Agencies
Career Learning Center
730 East Watertown Street Rapid City, SD 57701
The CLC offers a variety of education, training and employment programs. An experienced career counseling staff assists individuals of all ages in determining what area of employment fits their interest, aptitude, and skills.
National Farmworkers Jobs Program
221 S. Central Ave. Suite 33 Pierre, SD 57501
605-494-3608 or 800-224-5336 Ext: 529
This program monetary stipends to help with living expenses while enrolled in school. Individuals must have worked
in the agricultural industry within the past two years. Additional requirements apply. Call the above number for more information.
Higher Education Grant Program & Adult Vocational Training Program Both programs offer financial assistance to help defray some of the costs of tuition, fees, and books. The amount awarded will depend on the results of your Financial Aid application. The Higher Education Grant Program funds only Associate in Applied Science
Lynette Engle, 605-394-2322
Kevin Dary, 605-394-2300
Melanie Garstenshlager, 605-394-2314
Samantha McGrath, 605-355-3505
Jennifer Gross, 605-394-2329
2330 N Maple, Suite 1
Rapid City, SD 57701
WIA (Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act) is an employment and training program providing services to improve skills for youth and adults that could result in employment and/or increase in earnings. They offer education and job training programs that can help in overcoming employment barriers.
- Must meet income eligibility
- Must have barriers to employment
Western Dakota Tech
800 Mickelson Drive
Rapid City, SD 57703
The Montgomery GI Bill® Chapter 30 provides up to 36 months of educational benefits to be used for degree or certificate programs. Chapter 35 provides educational benefits to children of 100% disabled or deceased veterans.
Chapter 1606 provides educational benefits for individuals in the National Guard. The monthly benefit paid is based on the type of training, length of service, category, and if DOD put extra money in MGIB Funds.
- Must be eligible to receive MGIB or Veteran’s Education Assistance Program
- Must have had an Honorable Discharge (Chapter 30 only)
- Must have a diploma or GED and possibly 12 hours of college
VA Vocational Rehabilitation
2050 W. Main St., Suite 8
Rapid City, SD 57702
Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment is a program that assists veterans with service-connected disabilities to achieve employment or enhance their ability to function independently at home and in the community.
- Must have a combined VA compensable disability rating of at least 10 percent, as a result of active duty military service on or after September 16, 1940
- Must have received or will receive a discharge or release from active duty under other than dishonorable
2330 N Maple, Suite 2 Rapid City, SD 57701
The Vocational Rehabilitation program assists individuals with disabilities in obtaining employment. In order for people with certain disabilities to become employed, they must have vocational skills needed by employers. If lacking such skills, training may be provided on-the-job, through supported employment, at a
- Must have a disability that significantly interferes with getting or keeping a job
- Must need vocational rehabilitation services to overcome these barriers to employment
Health Professions Opportunity Grant
Health Professions Opportunity Grant (HPOG) Pathways to Healthcare Professions (PHP) is a federally funded grant program designed to help qualified TANF and low-income students obtain a professional career in a high demand healthcare field.
Western Dakota Tech students entering the following programs may be eligible to receive scholarship funds:
For more information contact an Admissions Counselor.