At this time the focus for science education grants is with the South Dakota State University Electrical Engineering Department.

2015

Money was granted to South Dakota State University for Electrical Engineering Department scholarships in general.

2016

The Blackman-Helseth Scholarship in Electrical Engineering was established and funded for an upper-level electrical engineering student to be awarded beginning this school year.  It is the intent that this scholarship will be awarded annually for the foreseeable future.

2017-2021

Funding was again provided for the Blackman-Helseth Scholarship in Electrical Engineering. This funding was matched by a private donation to provide for an extra scholarship award.

2019

A new scholarship, the Sandra Blackman Medical Laboratory Science Scholarship, was established at South Dakota State University. Funding will be provided in 2020 for the 2020-2021 school year.

2020-2021

Funding was provided for the Sandra Blackman Medical Laboratory Science Scholarship.

2021

A new annual scholarship, the Patricia Helseth Memorial Scholarship in Respiratory Care, has been established at South Dakota State University. Funding has been provided in 2021 for the 2022-2023 school year. Thanks to the generosity of family and friends this scholarship has been matched for the 2022-2023 school year.