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Application Deadline: March 1, 2025

Buche Foods: Underdog Foundation Scholarship

UNDERDOG Scholarship Award

We all know someone who had obstacles in their lives. These have either made  them stronger or made them weaker. Some people rise above and evolve from an “UNDERDOG” to a “SUPER HERO.” I personally find it difficult to watch a young person have to struggle with obstacles that just don’t seem fair. I know we all have some difficulties in our lives but it seems that some kids are thrown MORE obstacles than others.

In May, each of the Buche Foods stores, located in Gregory, Mission, Pine Ridge, Oacoma, Sisseton and Wagner, awards scholarships to high school seniors from their community or the surrounding communities that has overcome some seemingly insurmountable obstacles in their life and are going to attend either College, University or a Technical/Trade School. To date, Buche Foods has given away over $463,600.00 in scholarship money to area students.

It’s very easy for people to register someone they know or themselves for the Buche Foods UNDERDOG Scholarships. The Scholarships are not your usual awards. It does not award the highest academic, most improved, best attendance, but it recognizes the accomplishments of the student who struggled to graduate. It recognizes the strength and perseverance they displayed by overcoming obstacles in their personal life.

The Buche Foods Underdog Scholarship program is here to help our youth with their dreams!


RF Buche
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

Application Process

Scholarship Award

Awarded Scholarships begin at $500.

Application Deadline

March 1, 2025

Eligibility and Qualifications
  • Applicant must be a United States of America citizen.
  • Applicant must be a High School Senior who will graduate with his or her class in Spring of 2025 from an eligible school. GED does qualify.
  • Applicant must plan to attend a trade school or college starting in the fall of 2025. Registration will be verified.
  • Applicant must be registered for a minimum of 12 credit hours.
Scholarship Rules
  • Post-secondary school must be in the United States of America.
  • No cash will be given. The scholarship money will be delivered to the school of your choice the 2nd semester of your 1st year. It may be used for only the following: tuition, books and/or school owned dormitory housing. Student ID number will be required to ensure that the scholarship is credited to the correct student and will be paid at the start of the second semester.
  • GF Buche Co. team members and their immediate household members may not participate.
Eligible Schools
  • Andes Central
  • Armour
  • Avon
  • Bennet County
  • Burke
  • Chamberlain
  • Colome
  • Crazy Horse
  • Crow Creek
  • Graceville, MN
  • Gregory
  • Keya Paha
  • Kimball
  • Lakota Tech
  • Little Wound
  • Lower Brule
  • Lyman County
  • Marty Indian
  • Pine Ridge
  • Red Cloud
  • Sisseton
  • St. Francis
  • St. Joseph’s
  • Tiospa Zina Tribal
  • Todd County
  • Tripp-Delmont
  • Wagner
  • White River
  • Wilmot
  • Winner
Buche Foods: Underdog Foundation Scholarship

Scholarships are being offered from each Buche Foods Store.

Applications closed.

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