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.
2015 Money was granted to the Mia to help defray the cost of the statue “Eros”. 2016 This year’s grant to the Mia is being applied to a new commission by the Chinese painter Liu Dan inspired by Willem dePoorters 1636 painting “St. Paul and St. Barnabus at Lystra” currently held by the Mia. 2017