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


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


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.


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.


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.


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