Broughton Spark Award

The Broughton Spark Award was established to assist South Dakota Mines students in building/making/developing prototypes to validate their product ideas and/or business plans. Awards typically range from $500 - $1500, but larger awards could be granted based on the merit of the project. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all money is allocated. The award will fund anything from developing software, to building prototypes, to testing the product. 

Eligibility Requirements

Must be an individual or student group from South Dakota Mines. Senior Design projects, Graduate and Undergraduate Research projects are all eligible.

Submissions and Judging Criteria

Please fill out the form and send to to be considered for funding.

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