BHFCU awards $20,000 in scholarships to high school seniors

RAPID CITY, SD (April 13, 2023) — In 2003, Black Hills Federal Credit Union (BHFCU) began the VIBZ Scholarship Program to promote education and financial literacy in its communities. Over the past two decades, BHFCU has awarded more than 120 scholarships to local students.

This year, ten high school seniors from across South Dakota were selected to receive scholarships totaling $20,000. Demonstrating outstanding commitment, leadership, community service, and academic achievement, BHFCU is pleased to announce the ten recipients of the 2023 VIBZ Scholarships, each receiving a one-time scholarship of $2,000.

Aidan M.                                                            Isabella B.
Colome High School                                       Rapid City Stevens High School
Mitchell Technical College:                           University of Mary:
Electrical Construction                                   Exercise Science

Trevor T.                                                           Evelyn H.
Rapid City Central High School                  Rapid City Stevens High School
University of South Dakota:                        Undecided:
Accounting                                                       Industrial Engineering

Pate F.                                                               Isaac F.
Hot Springs High School                              Homeschool
South Dakota State University:                   University of South Dakota:
Rangeland Management                               Kinesiology, Business, Music

Anna K.                                                             Ellie N.
Spearfish High School                                   T.F. Riggs High School
University of South Dakota:                         Black Hills State University:
Communication Sciences & Disorders       Business

Youngjin Y.                                                       Sadie M.
Rapid City Stevens High School                   Custer High School
University of Utah:                                          South Dakota State University:
Physics                                                                Public Health

BHFCU supports community needs through corporate donations, employee fundraisers, and contributions from members, staff, and community supporters to the Black Hills FCU Charitable Fund, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

About Black Hills Federal Credit Union

Established in Rapid City in 1941, Black Hills Federal Credit Union is a member-owned, not-for-profit  financial cooperative serving more than 105,000 members. The community-chartered credit union  has locations in Rapid City, Custer, Eagle Butte, Hot Springs, Pierre, Sioux Falls, Spearfish, Sturgis,  and Wall, South Dakota, and Billings, Montana. For more information, visit


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