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Kid's Chance of America Scholarship
Meg English
Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Kid's Chance of America Scholarship

Scholarship Opportunity!  Please forward to graduating seniors!


Qualifications: Impacted by a parent’s serious work-related injury or death


Kids’ Chance of America is an organization formed by Georgia workers’ compensation lawyer Bob Clyatt in 1988. His vision was to provide all children affected by a parent’s work related injury or death the ability to pursue their educational dreams without financial burden. Currently, Kids’ Chance organizations exist in 47 states, including South Dakota. The South Dakota Kids’ Chance was incorporated in 2015 by Sioux Falls attorneys Mike McKnight, Rick Orr and Renee Christensen. Kids’ Chance of South Dakota has awarded scholarships to deserving young men and women in every year of its existence and presently have six individuals on scholarships. 

In the 2017-2018 scholarship year the nationwide Kids’ Chance community:

  • Awarded 645 individual student scholarships; an 8% increase over prior year
  • Provided $2,784,000 in scholarship; a 14% increase over prior year
  • Awarded $4,300 on average in scholarship per student applicant
  • Awarded 16.5 scholarships on average per state

Collectively, since its creation in 1988, Kids’ Chance organizations have awarded over 7,300 scholarships totaling over 24 million dollars!