Scholarship deadlines are updated as new applications become available. Please check back often as scholarships are updated throughout the year.

American Baptist Scholarships

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Available for members of an American Baptist Church.

Air Force ROTC         

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$18,00 a year for tuition and fees. ACT composite score of 26 or 1240 SAT score required. Available for qualified USF students in the Air Force ROTC program offered on the campus of South Dakota State University.

American Indian Foundation

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Eligible applicants must be Native American, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian.

Business and Professional Women Scholarship 

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Multiple $500 scholarships are awarded to women pursuing post-secondary education.  Traditional and non-traditional students are encouraged to apply.

Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R) Scholarship

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The Mary Chilton Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution offers two one-time scholarships of $4,000 to returning full time USF students from South Dakota. Applications must be submitted to the USF Financial Aid Office.

Hatterscheidt Foundation  

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Available to 2020 graduates from a South Dakota high school planning to enroll full time at USF.  Students must have a minimum high school GPA of 3.0.  Applications must be submitted to the USF Financial Aid Office by March 5, 2021.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

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Available for students with a Hispanic background.

HyVee Foundation Scholarship

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80 $1,000 scholarships available to students seeking a four year degree.  College applicants must be employed at Hy-vee while high school applicants must be either employed or have a parent employed at Hy-vee.

POET Scholarship

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POET is offering ten $5,000 scholarships to students enrolled in a two or four post-secondary school, regardless of major or GPA.  Recipients will also have an opportunity to visit the POET Sioux Falls location during the school year.

Premier Business Scholarship

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Multiple $2000 scholarships are offered by First Premier Bank and Premier Bankcard to selected students who are able to maintain employment with First Premier or First Premier Bankcard while attending USF.  USF will match up to $1000 of the scholarship to undergraduate students

Sanford Health Volunteer Program

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Multiple $1,000 and $2,000 scholarships available for student volunteers at Sanford Health.  Fall, spring, and summer programs available throughout the year.  See link for specific deadlines.

SDTA Scholarship

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The South Dakota Telecommunications Association (SDTA) is offering two SDTA Memorial Scholarships of $2,000 and $1,500 for the 2018 fall semester. Preference will be given to students with majors within the communications and broadband industry (such as computers, technologies, accounting or business fields).

The Sioux Empire Rock-a-Bettys

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The SERAB Scholarship for Non-Traditional Female Students is an annual scholarship awarded for the fall semester in the amount of $600. It is awarded to a non-traditional female student from South Dakota attending a South Dakota accredited college or university.

Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation

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Variety of scholarships for students from Sioux Falls and from across the state of South Dakota.

South Dakota Bankers Foundation

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Multiple scholarships available for juniors with an interest in a career in banking, finance or business.

South Dakota Nurses Foundation Scholarship

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South Dakota Nurses Foundation awards three or more scholarships a year to eligible students.

South Dakota Retailers Scholarship

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Multiple scholarships available to students who intend to enroll in a retail or business related course of study at a South Dakota university or vocational school.

Veterans Benefits

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USF is considered a military-friendly campus and is proud to assist veterans in their pursuit of postsecondary education.  Veterans and their families can utilize the traditional GI Bill® as well as the Post 911 GI Bill and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment benefits for education at the University of Sioux Falls.  Students should contact the USF Registrar’s Office to begin the process.

Yankton College Scholarship

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 Scholarships available to degree seeking students with a connection to alumni, former faculty member, staff or any other person with ties to Yankton College.

 Yankton Medical Clinic Scholarship

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$1000 scholarship available to a student enrolled in laboratory, radiology, respiratory therapy, or nursing program.  Preference to those with the intention to work within a 50 miles radius of Yankton, SD.

Walter N & Dorothy D Graham Nursing Scholarship

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Multiple scholarships available to South Dakota residents by the Walter N & Dorothy D. Graham Nursing Scholarship Trust.


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