South Dakota Scholarships

Despite having one of the smallest populations of any US State, South Dakota offers several opportunities for higher education. With over 15 public, private and tribal colleges, finding a place to study shouldn’t be a problem.

On the other hand, finding a way to pay for college isn’t always as easy. It shouldn’t discourage you, though, as an array of South Dakota scholarships are available to help reduce the burden of tuition.

Popular South Dakota Scholarships

Institutionally funded financial aid is a good starting point for South Dakota scholarships. Many of these awards are reserved for South Dakota residents.

For example, Black Hills State University offers the Francis L. Waugh Memorial Scholarship for in-state students, giving special preference to Wildlife Management majors or journalism majors.

Also available at Black Hills State is the Wes and Gladys Storm Scholarship. This award has even more specific criteria: applicants must be from western South Dakota, preferably Rapid City.

Applying for South Dakota Scholarships

If you’re connected to the military, you can find even more South Dakota scholarships to apply for. The South Dakota Division of Veteran Affairs sponsors financial aid opportunities for veterans and the families of veterans.

These include several tuition waivers, such as Free Tuition for Veterans, Free Tuition for Dependents of POW's and MIA's, and Free Tuition for Children of Veterans who Die During Service. A tuition waiver for dependents of deceased or disabled National Guardsmen is also available.

Don’t worry of these don’t apply to you; many other opportunities are out there. See a full list in our scholarship directory.

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% MatchNameAmountDeadline
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Hatterscheidt Scholarship$1,50003/15/2018
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship$5,00009/01/2018
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Nonresident Incentive Tuition Waiver$4,000February 1 (priority)
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.UA ScholarVariesDecember 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Non-Resident Academic Partial Tuition ScholarshipVariesFebruary 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.National Scholars Program$13,900June 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.50% South Dakota State Tuition AssistanceVariesNone
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Blue & Gold Level 1 Scholarship$3,000February 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.SSU Development Foundation Diversity ScholarshipVariesJanuary 15
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.President's ScholarshipVariesJanuary 15
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Free Tuition for Children of Veterans who Die During ServiceVariesNone
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Alumni Legacy ScholarshipVariesFebruary 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.David Arver Memorial Scholarship$1,000February 15
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.McNair Scholars Award$12,000December 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Mt. Garfield Non-Resident Scholarship$1,500February 15
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Out-of-State Fee Stipend$2,000January 15
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Augustana Camp Scholarship$500
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Burlington Northern Santa Fe Foundation Scholarship$2,500April 15
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Global Tiger Scholarship$2,000August 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.National Scholars Award$2,000March 1 (Priority)
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Blue & Gold Level 2 Scholarship$2,000February 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Honors College Tuition GrantVariesNovember 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.University Scholars Award$8,000November 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Presidential Scholars Award$7,500February 28
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Engineering Technology Scholarship$7,260
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Continue the Tradition Fee Waiver Program$6,360
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Out-of-State Merit Scholarship$10,000December 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Umass Lowell National Scholarship$12,400December 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Academic Achievement Scholarship$7,500December 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Trustee Honor Scholarship$20,000January 15
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Out-of-State Capstone Scholar$1,500December 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Provost's Scholarship$7,000February 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Out of State Award$3,000May 1 (priority)
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Jayhawk Generations Scholarship$12,154November 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Blazer Achievement Scholarship$3,500December 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Blazer Pride Scholarship$2,500December 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Out of State Grant$2,000None
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program$10,000March 14
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Francis L. Waugh Memorial Scholarship$525None
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Free Tuition for Dependants of National Guardsmen Disabled or Deceased in Line of DutyVariesNone
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Non-Resident Transfer Leadership ScholarshipVariesApril 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Non-Resident Merit Scholarship$500February 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Alumni Association Non-Resident Scholarship for Incoming Freshmen$5,800February 28
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Academic Excellence Level 2 Scholarship$6,000February 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.University Merit - Non-Resident Scholarship$15,000February 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Diversity & Multiculturalism Scholarship$3,000May 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Travel Scholarship$1,200None
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Cook Scholarship$7,000None
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.President's Out of State Scholar Award$3,000None
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Out-of-State Resident Grant$1,500None
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