South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship

Application Information

Already signed up? Log in

Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

September 01, 2020

Awarded By

South Dakota Board of Regents

Award Amount

The award amount is for $6,500 over four years of undergraduate enrollment or until attaining a bachelor's degree. Recipients will receive $1,300 each year for the first three years of attendance. During the recipient's fourth year, he/she will receive $2,600. One half of the scholarship will be distributed at the beginning of the fall semester and at the beginning of the spring semester. Students must maintain consecutive enrollment with a cumulative 3.0 grade point average or higher and complete a minimum of 30 credit hours of instruction per year to continue receiving awards.


Varies, all eligible applicants will be considered. Approximately 1,200 awards are disbursed each year.

Additional Information

The South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship is a state program, administered by the South Dakota Board of Regents, which provides merit based awards for academically accomplished high school graduates student who attends an eligible higher education institution in South Dakota. A list of participating institutions is available on the SDBOR website. Students seeking to establish initial eligibility after pursuing their post-secondary education out of state, transferring among participating institutions within the state, or have their eligibility reinstated after falling below the 3.0 cumulative GPA may also apply. Students should contact the financial aid office at participating institutions or visit the South Dakota Board of Regents website for additional information. Students must enter into the program within five years of high school graduation or within one year of release from active duty military service (if that release is within five years of the date of the student's high school graduation).

Deadline Info

Applications are available online on the South Dakota Board of Regents (SDBOR) website. To apply, students must complete the initial eligibility application form and submit to his/her authorized high ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

Save time. Fill out your Scholarship Match profile to get personalized scholarship results.

Give me my personalized results