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Four of America’s greatest presidents have made South Dakota their eternal home — forever sculpted into what is known as Mount Rushmore. If you can also call the Mount Rushmore State your home, then carve out some time to apply to these scholarships for South Dakota residents. If you don’t currently live in South Dakota but plan to attend one of its schools, such as: the University of South Dakota (USD), South Dakota State University (SDSU), Dakota State University (DSU), Black Hills State University (BHSU), or University of Sioux Falls, you may also have the chance at some free college dollars with South Dakota student scholarships. Start your search here with our directory of South Dakota scholarships, and apply online for a chance to win. For even more scholarships, fill out a free ScholarshipExperts profile to discover your personalized list of possible awards.

Harlan and Rita Temple Endowed Scholarship

The Harlan and Rita Temple Endowed Scholarship is available for U.S. college sophomores and/or graduate students who are residents of South Dakota and who are currently attending a college/university in South Dakota. Students must be members of the American Occupational Therapy Association and be pursing a career in occupational therapy.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: October 01, 2021

ISNetworld Scholarship

This award is for U.S. and international college juniors and graduate students who are pursuing a degree in occupational safety and health or a closely related field. Priority will be given to students living in OK, TX, NM, LA or AK. The applicant must enroll full time and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $3000

Awards: 3

Deadline: December 01, 2021

Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa Scholarship

This award is available for members of the Future Farmers of America (FFA) who are residents of one of the following states: Arkansas, California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia or Wisconsin. The applicant must plan to major in an eligible agricultural field and have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

Total: $1500

Awards: 20

Deadline: January 15

Scott Mecham BBB Student of Integrity Award

This scholarship is available for high school juniors and seniors who are residents of Nebraska, South Dakota, The Kansas Plains, or southwest Iowa. Students must be nominated by a high school principal, guidance counselor, teacher, or community leader.

Total: $2000

Awards: 12

Deadline: March 08

Horatio Alger South Dakota Scholarship Program

This award is for high school seniors with a grade point average of 2.0 or higher who are residents of South Dakota and demonstrate critical financial need.

Total: $10000

Awards: 31

Deadline: October 25

AGCO BNSF Railway Foundation FFA Scholarship

BNSF Railway is focused on making a difference in the communities where our employees live, work and volunteer. This Foundation is giving one scholarship to award to members from the following states: California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Texas. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required.

Total: $10000

Awards: 10

Deadline: January 15

AGCO BNSF Railway Foundation FFA Scholarship

BNSF Railway is focused on making a difference in the communities where our employees live, work and volunteer. This Foundation is giving one scholarship to award to members from the following states: California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Texas. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required.

Total: $10000

Awards: 10

Deadline: January 15

Bucknell University Campus Enrichment Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. students enrolling at Bucknell University. First generation college students, students from outside the university’s traditional geographic area, and those who bring cultural and intellectual diversity to the campus will be considered.

Total: $100000

Awards: 1

Deadline: January 15

Cooperative Credit Company Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. high school seniors who are members of Future Farmers of America and residents of IL, IA, MN, OH, SD, or WI. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and major in selected agricultural fields. Click here to learn more and apply today!

Total: $1000

Awards: 5

Deadline: January 15

BNSF Railway Company Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. high school seniors who are members of the Future Farmers of America and are residents of California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Texas. The student must be planning to enroll full time in one of the following areas of agriculture: business management, economics, finance, or sales and marketing.

Total: $12500

Awards: 10

Deadline: January 15