Rapid City Chamber of Commerce

Rapid City Chamber Committee Awards $5,000 in Scholarships to Local Students

 – By Rapid City Chamber

The Workforce Development Committee of the Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce and the Black Hills Area Community Foundation have awarded the Rapid City Chamber Workforce Development Scholarships to local students.

These Scholarships are awarded to Rapid City residents who are pursuing higher education to advance their skills while attending Rapid City schools in order to successfully participate in the public sector of the Rapid City area.  All applicants selected will be attending school at one of the following institutes: South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, & University of South Dakota Rapid City.

The following students have been awarded scholarships: Shaina Colombe ($2000), Chisolm McDonald ($,1500), Riley Olsen ($1,000).

The Workforce Development Committee also awards the Sarah Stevens Memorial Scholarship. This $500 scholarship is awarded to a 2019 female graduate from Stevens High School, graduating with a Cum Laude grade point average and planning to study in a medical or counseling field. This year’s recipient is Madison Fitch.


About the Committee: The Chamber’s Workforce Development Committee’s mission is connecting employers and educators for the development of Rapid City’s present and future workforce. They do this through the Business to Business Expo, offer learning opportunities, and partner with Chamber businesses and educators who are working toward the same goals.

About the Chamber: The Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization of nearly 1,200 businesses and professional leaders dedicated to promoting a strong business climate in the Black Hills Region. The Chamber prides itself on promoting a healthy economic environment and being the bold voice of business in Rapid City. Learn more at rapidcitychamber.com.

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