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.Continue the TraditionVariesJanuary 15
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Out-of-State Fee Waiver for the Performing ArtsVariesJanuary 15
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Out-of-State Grant$4,000None
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.F.W. Hatterscheidt Educational Scholarship$1,000March 15
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Fred Schleiter ScholarshipVariesMarch 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Virginia Women's Institute for Leadership (VWIL) Out-of-State Grant$2,000None
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Scholarship$4,000February 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.McNair Scholars Finalist Award$8,000December 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Out-of-State Grant$3,000January 15
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Out-of-State Scholarship$2,000June 1 (Priority)
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Free Tuition for VeteransVariesNone
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Reduced Tuition Program for National Guard MembersVariesNone
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Legacy Tuition Reduction GrantVariesAugust 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.President's GrantVariesJanuary 15
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Paul Dirksen Smith Scholarship$1,750March 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Non-Resident Transfer Student Merit ScholarshipVariesApril 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Silver Scholarship$6,500March 15 (Priority)
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Academic Council Scholarship$10,000November 15 (Early Action admissions deadline)
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Merit Recognition ScholarshipVariesNovember 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Chancellor's Merit AwardVariesFebruary 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Opportunity Grant$3,000None
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Incentive Scholarship$4,000December 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Out of State Fee WaiverVariesFebruary 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.International Student Scholarship$100March 31
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Success Scholarship$3,100June 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Non-Resident Transfer Diversity ScholarshipVariesApril 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Provost Scholarship$6,000May 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.HSF/Wells Fargo Scholarship Program$2,000December 15
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Merit Scholarship$5,000February 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Akron Advantage Gold Award$9,000None
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Dorcile Fowler Memorial Scholarship$1,000None
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Iowa Heritage Award$1,500Fall - May 17; Spring - December 14
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.UCSB Global Scholarship$5,000November 30
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Provost Scholarship$7,000February 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Discover Idaho Scholarship$10,000March 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.William E. Simon Family Scholarship$18,000January 23
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Undergraduate Dean's Scholarship$5,000November 30
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Nonresident Fee Waiver$5,300December 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Amigo Scholarship$14,815February 1 (fall); October 1 (spring)
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Non-Resident Academic Full Tuition ScholarshipVariesFebruary 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Scholarship for New Nebraskans$500January 15
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Mark Twain Nonresident Scholarship$5,500August 15
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Dance Non-Resident Tuition Waiver$3,000March 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Generations Non-Resident Tuition Waiver$1,500None
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Beau Mitchell Memorial Scholarship$1,300March 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Sun Devil Scholarship$6,500December 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Out-of-State Collegiate Scholar$3,500December 1
100% This scholarship matches 100% of your criteria.Out-of-State Presidential ScholarVariesDecember 1
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