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Student Loans & Scholarships

Cherokee State Bank offers a variety of loan and scholarship options that can assist you in paying for college.To apply for student loans and/or scholarships please scroll down through the menu below and select the electronic E-Sign format to submit your application. A PDF is provided for your convenience. 

When completing E-Sign applications, please have the following items available for upload. These include your essay and/or driver's license and transcripts when applicable

The guidelines for these trusts are as follows:


Educational Loans

Pritchard Educational Fund

          PDF Form : ESign Form (Note: Please have Driver's License, Transcripts, and Essay available                 for upload)  

  • Applicant is a graduate of Cherokee Washington High School
  • Former graduates can reapply for student loan funds
  • Applications available beginning February 1, 2021
  • The deadline to return the application is May 1, 2021
  • The average loan in 2020 was $4,500.00

Robert Brunk Educational Fund

          PDF Form : ESign Form (Note: Please have Driver's License, Transcripts, and Essay available                      for upload)  

  • Applicant is a resident of Cherokee County
  • Former graduates can reapply for student loan funds
  • Applications available beginning February 1, 2021
  • The deadline to return the application is May 1, 2021
  • The average loan in 2020 was $3,000.00

William L. and Ethel Gund Memorial Fund 

          PDF Form : ESign Form (Note: Please have Driver's License, Transcripts, and Essay available                     for upload)  

  • Applicant is a graduate of MMC or MMCRU High School
  • Former graduates can reapply for student loan funds
  • Applications available beginning February 1, 2021
  • The deadline to return the application is May 1, 2021
  • The average loan in 2020 was $9,000.00

Robert Hartwig Charitable Trust 

          PDF Form : ESign Form (Note: Please have Driver's License, Transcripts, and Essay available                     for upload)  

  • Applicant is a graduating senior and resident of the former Aurelia School district or Cherokee Community School district only
  • Applications available beginning February 1, 2021
  • The deadline to return the application is May 1, 2021
  • New trust opportunity available starting 2021  

Specht Educational Trust 

          PDF Form : ESign Form (Note: Please have Driver's License, Transcripts, and Essay available                    for upload)  

  • Applicant is a graduating senior and resident of Cherokee County
  • Applications available beginning February 1, 2021
  • The deadline to return the application is May 1, 2021
  • New trust opportunity available starting 2021  

Scholarship Information

Montiford and Mary Beck Doupe Scholarship Fund

          PDF Form : ESign Form (Note: Please have your Essay available for upload)

  • Applicant is a graduating senior and resident of Cherokee County
  • Open to students pursuing studies in a medical field
  • Applications available beginning February 1, 2021
  • The deadline to return the application is April 1, 2021
  • In 2020, scholarships totaled $50,000.00
 

E. Joe Lundsgaard Educational Trust

  • Applicant is a graduate of Cherokee Washington High School
  • Applicant to attend University of South Dakota
  • Applicant must contact the University of South Dakota for application and additional information

Fannye Ament Educational Fund

          PDF Form : ESign Form (Note: Please have your Essay available for upload)

  • Applicant to be a graduating senior from a high school in Cherokee County
  • Applications available beginning February 1, 2021
  • The deadline to return the application is April 1, 2021
  • $1,000.00 available

Florence Frisbie Educational Fund

          PDF Form : ESign Form (Note: Please have your Essay available for upload)

  • Applicant to be a graduating senior from a high school located in Cherokee County
  • Applications available beginning February 1, 2021
  • The deadline to return the application is April 1, 2021
  • $2,500.00 available

Brummer-Stiles-Duncan Scholarship Fund

          PDF Form : ESign Form (Note: Please have your Essay available for upload)

  • Applicant to be a graduate from a high school located in Cherokee county 
  • Former graduates can reapply for scholarship funds
  • Applications available beginning February 1, 2021
  • The deadline to return the application is April 1, 2021
  • In 2020, scholarships totaled $350,000.00

Nonken Trust

          PDF Form : ESign Form (Note: Please have your Essay available for upload)

    • Applicant is a graduating senior and resident of Cherokee County
    • Preference will be given to children or family members of service veterans
    • Applications available beginning February 1, 2021
    • The deadline to return the application is April 1, 2021
    • $2,000.00 available
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