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Quarter Scale Tractor Team Recognized at Banquet of Excellence
Quarter Scale Tractor Team Recognized at Banquet of Excellence
Department Head Van Kelley (left), Outstanding Alumni receipients Derek Heeren (second from left) and Kenneth Hellevang (second from right), and Dr. Don Marshall (right)
Outstanding Alumni Recognized at 2017-18 Banquet of Excellence









Rewarding academic excellence and personal leadership is a tradition in our department. The Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department expects to award $30,000 in scholarships in the coming school year. Freshman scholarships for new students are accepted throughout the year. In January, the scholarship committee begins awarding scholarships to incoming students for the following fall semester. The Department committee continues to award scholarships throughout the spring until the funds are depleted. 

The typical Departmental scholarship size is between $500 and $1,000. The University also has a substantial scholarship program. Students are encouraged to apply for University scholarships. It is possible to receive a scholarship from both the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering and South Dakota State University. Scholarships are also available for sophomores, juniors, and seniors. 

The deadline for submitting an upperclassman scholarship application to the Department is the Friday before Spring Break.

ABE Scholarships

  • Henry DeLong
  • Neil & Lillian Dimick
  • Benjamin & Art Fenn
  • Leslie "Brick" Johnson
  • Harry Leonhardt
  • Louis & Irene Lubinis
  • William F. Lytle
  • Dennis & Hazel Moe
  • Charlie Wahl
  • Mr. & Mrs. Chin Chow Chu
  • Bidwell Scholarship for Freshman

AST Scholarships

  • Henry DeLong
  • Marvin Larson
  • Dennis & Hazel Moe
  • John Wood

PRAG Scholarships

  • Alan C. and Carole L. Johnson Scholarship in Precision Agriculture
  • DevMidwest Scholarship in Precision Agriculture
  • James and Melody Mielke Scholarship in Precision Agriculture
  • Robert and Bonnie Lamont Scholarship Endowment