Adrian Cox has been chosen to receive the Build Dakota Scholarship, sponsored by Black Hills Tire.  Adrian has been part of the BHT family since September and we are excited to help him pursue his dream of being an automotive technician.  Congratulations Adrian!



Black Hills Tire is proud to honor Micah Kooiman with the Jim Schnaible Memorial Scholarship.  Micah recently graduated from Sioux Falls Christian High School and is looking forward to starting the automotive program at WDT this fall.  Congrats Micah!




Black Hills Tire is dedicated to giving back to the communities we serve, whether volunteering, donating money or raising money together, we are here to help and support where we can.



Scholarship Opportunities


Jim Schnaible Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2021 to honor the life of Jim Schnaible and to continue his legacy of supporting automotive education.  Jim was an instructor for the Automotive Technology Program at Western Dakota Tech (WDT) for 31 years. He retired in 2004.  During his tenure at WDT, Jim had 434 students graduate from the program.  While Jim’s passion was teaching, he was much more than a teacher to those students. He was often a counselor, mentor and friend – guiding many of his students through challenging times and teaching life lessons with a joke and a smile.  The Jim Schnaible Memorial Scholarship is an annual, merit-based scholarship, that focuses on rewarding ambitious, driven, goal-oriented individuals with a desire to become an Automotive Technician.  This $10,000 scholarship will be awarded annually to any individual with the intent of enrolling in WDT’s Automotive Technology program. The recipient will receive $5,000 each year of the program. 

The Jim Schnaible Memorial Scholarship is funded by Weston and Tenise Chapman of Black Hills Tire.

For more information and to apply, check out - Scholarships | College Scholarships | Western Dakota Tech


Build Dakota Scholarship

Build Dakota Scholarships are awarded to students entering high-need workforce programs at South Dakota’s technical colleges to fill the state’s technical careers with skilled professionals. The scholarship program will grow South Dakota’s own and recruit new South Dakotans. Recipients of the full-ride scholarships will commit to living and working in the state, in their field of study, for three years following graduation. The full-ride scholarships will support tuition, fees, books and other required program expenses in the eligible technical college programs. 

Black Hills Tire is proud to partner with this program and help provide a full-ride scholarship to a deserving student attending the Automotive Technology program at WDT. 

For more information and to apply, check out - Build Dakota Scholarship | Scholarships | WDT




Black Hills Tire is proud to have donated over $29,000 to various organizations within our local communities.







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