South Dakota Scholarships

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First Amendment Freedoms Art & Essay Contest

The Anti-Defamation League offers the First Amendment Freedom Art & Essay Contest with awards between $1,000 and $5,000 to two high and middle school students to further their education.

Amount
$1,000–$5,000
Scholarships awarded
2 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 31
Winner announcement
March 1, 2022

South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship

The South Dakota Legislature offers the South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship, ranging from $1,300 to $2,600, to qualified students attending an eligible higher education institute in South Dakota.

Amount
$1,300–$2,600
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2
Deadline
January 15

North Central Region 9 Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded to one high school senior or undergraduate student enrolled in a two- or four-year college or university within the North Central region.

Amount
$1,000–$6,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3
Deadline
February 1

Upper Midwest Chapter Emmy Student scholarships

The Upper Midwest Chapter Emmy Student Scholarships each provides financial help to students, ranging from high school seniors to graduate levels, pursuing a degree in journalism, broadcasting, or electronic media.

Amount
$1,500
Scholarships awarded
3 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
February 3
Winner announcement
March 3rd, 2023

UMSA Foundation Scholarship Program

The Upper Midwest Security Alliance Foundation Scholarship (UMSA), administered by the UMSA Alliance, is awarded to students from the Upper Midwest enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs in security-related fields.

Amount
$1,000–$3,000
Scholarships awarded
12 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
February 28
Winner announcement
April, 2023

John Deere Scholarship

The $2,500 John Deere Scholarship is given to one Midwest US student and one diverse Midwest U.S. student enrolled in a welding engineering or weld engineering technology program annually.

Amount
$2,500
Scholarships awarded
2 winners
Required GPA
3
Deadline
March 1

RMMI Engineering Scholarship

The Rocky Mountain Mining Institute (RMMI) offers this scholarship to undergraduate students of engineering or geology majors pursuing a degree at a college or university to enter the mining industry.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
March 1
Winner announcement
April 2022

RMMI Technical Scholarship

The Rocky Mountain Mining Institute (RMMI) offers this scholarship to eight students enrolled in technical programs who have expressed an interest in mining as a career path.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
8 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
March 1
Winner announcement
April 2022

Build Dakota Scholarship Fund

The Build Dakota Scholarship Fund awards full scholarships, ranging between $20,000 to $60,000 to students who wish to pursue nursing, engineering, or technology programs at four technical colleges in South Dakota.

Amount
$20,000–$60,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
March 31

Richard Hagen-Minerva Harvey Scholarship

Every year, the South Dakota Department of Education awards scholarships to enrolled members of American Indian tribes at South Dakota post-secondary institutions.

Amount
$1,000–$2,500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
April 15

Jerry Wheeler Scholarship

The South Dakota Retailers Association Scholarship offers the Jerry Wheeler Scholarship to assist students enrolled in accredited institutions to pursue retail and hospitality business fields of study.

Amount
$2,000–$2,700
Scholarships awarded
5 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 19

Davis Memorial Foundation

The Western States Roofing Contractors Association awards undergraduate and graduate students scholarships to enroll in a trade school or pursue a degree in a field related to construction.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 22
Winner announcement
September 2022

ISL Midwest Senior Scholarship

The Iowa Student Loan offers a $1,000 scholarship to ten students annually to assist them with college education expenses and encourage them to pursue college degrees. Recipients are picked randomly.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
10 winners
Required GPA
3
Deadline
April 29

¡Lánzate!/Take Off! Higher Education Travel Award program

The ¡Lánzate!/Take Off! Higher Education Travel Award program offers 185 $1,500 flight e-passes to undergraduate and graduate students who travel away from home to study.

Amount
$1,500
Scholarships awarded
185 winners
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
May 15
Winner announcement
July 8, 2023

KASF Midwestern Regional Chapter Scholarships

The Korean American Scholarship Foundation offers scholarships for all academic levels ranging from $500 to $5,000 to eligible students to complete their desired degrees. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.

Amount
$500–$5,000
Scholarships awarded
32 winners
Required GPA
3
Deadline
June 30
Winner announcement
August, 2022

South Dakota Scholarships

South Dakota is a midwestern state known for both tourism and agriculture, featuring fantastic attractions such as Mount Rushmore, Wind Cave, and the Badlands. Often referred to as ‘the land of infinite variety’, this state is filled with opportunities to experience both festivals and natural splendor alike to help balance out your studies. Choose any one of the various scholarship programs based in South Dakota.

Frequently asked questions

What are the top schools in South Dakota?

  • University of South Dakota

University of South Dakota ranks 263rd on the list of the top national universities in the United States. The South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship is a great way to fund your studies.

 

  • South Dakota State University

North Dakota State University ranks 317th on the list of the top national universities in the United States. If you’re looking for funding, try The Upper Midwest Security Alliance Foundation Scholarship.

 

  • Augustana University

Augustana University is ranked 9th among the top regional universities in the Midwest. If you’re on the lookout for a scholarship in North Dakota, check out the Jerry Wheeler Scholarship.

Most popular majors in South Dakota?

  1. Nursing
  2. Agriculture
  3. Biology

Where does South Dakota rank in education?

South Dakota ranks 35th on a list of most educated states and 29th in terms of public school systems. Read our reports on 2022 Most & Least Educated States and States with Best & Worst Public School Systems for more.