POET Never Satisfied Scholarships are open to students enrolled for Fall Semester 2017 in any South Dakota two- or four-year post-secondary school, regardless of major or GPA. Never Satisfied Scholars receive up to $5,000 each, and will have the opportunity to visit the POET Sioux Falls campus during the school year.

This year's application closed at 11:59pm CST on 2/24/2017.

Stay tuned for the announcement of this year's winners!

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(must be enrolled for Fall Semester 2017)

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Please provide 2 letters of reference or names of references. Letters of reference are encouraged, but not required at this stage. However, please note that those selected as top finalists on or before March 10th, 2017 will be required to provide recommendation letters from their references by March 20th, 2017.

Uploaded files must not be larger than 3MB.

Check here to indicate your availability for an in-person or video conferenced interview in Sioux Falls, SD if you're selected as a "Never Satisfied" Scholarship finalist.

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  • A "Never Satisfied" guarantee code
  • A 500-1000 word essay
  • A link to an short video statement (optional)
  • 2 references


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