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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 Unigo profile to discover your personalized list of possible awards.

You Deserve It Scholarship

This scholarship sweepstakes is available for all U.S. students who are ages 16 and older and are high school or college students.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  April 29
2020

Discover Student Loans Scholarship Award

This scholarship sweepstakes is open to U.S. high school seniors and undergraduate students who are 16 years of age or older. Students must plan to attend or be attending an accredited, non-profit, four-year college or university located in the 50 United States, District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico.

Total: $5000 Awards:  12
Deadline:  April 30
2020

All About Education Scholarship

This scholarship is open to any applicant who is 13 years of age or older and is a legal resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia. Applicants must submit creative, original responses to the scholarship question, using the online application form.

Total: $3000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  April 30
2020

University of Nebraska at Lincoln International Baccalaureate George Beadle Scholarship

U.S. students who are not residents of Nebraska and plan to receive an IB diploma are eligible for this award. Students must have an ACT/SAT score of 25/1130 or higher.

Total: $14500 Awards:  10
Deadline:  May 1
2020

Fifth Month Scholarship

This award is open to all U.S. students who are 13 and older and who are currently enrolled (or enroll no later than fall of 2025) in an accredited postsecondary institution of higher education. One scholarship winner will receive a $1,500 scholarship.

Total: $1500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  May 31
2020

ScholarshipPoints.com $10,000 Scholarship

This $10,000 scholarship drawing is open to legal residents of the United States. Applicants must plan to attend college at least part time during the academic year.

Total: $10000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  June 1
2020

Do-Over Scholarship

This award is open to all U.S. students who are 13 and older and who are currently enrolled (or enroll no later than fall of 2025) in an accredited postsecondary institution of higher education. One scholarship winner will receive a $1,500 scholarship.

Total: $1500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  June 30
2020

Flavor of the Month Scholarship

This award is open to all U.S. students who are 13 and older and who are currently enrolled (or enroll no later than fall of 2026) in an accredited postsecondary institution of higher education. One scholarship winner will receive a $1,500 scholarship.

Total: $1500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  July 31
2020

Make Me Laugh Scholarship

The Make Me Laugh Scholarship, offered by UNIGO, is open to all U.S. students who are 13 and older and who are currently enrolled (or enroll no later than fall of 2024) in an accredited postsecondary institution of higher education. One scholarship winner will receive a $1,500 scholarship.

Total: $1500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  August 31
2020

South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship

This award is available for South Dakota residents who are planning to attend an eligible postsecondary institution in South Dakota. Students must have an ACT score of 24 or higher or an SAT score of 1090 or higher, and have completed a required high school curriculum with a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $1625 Awards:  1200
Deadline:  September 1
2020

Shout It Out Scholarship

This award is open to all U.S. students who are 13 and older and who are currently enrolled (or enroll no later than fall of 2026) in an accredited postsecondary institution of higher education. One scholarship winner will receive a $1,500 scholarship.

Total: $1500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  September 30
2020

Voice of Democracy Scholarship Program

U.S. high school students in grades nine through twelve who are 19 years of age or younger are eligible for this scholarship. To apply, the applicant must write an essay on the theme listed on the Veterans of Foreign Wars website and record the reading of that essay; submit both essay and CD/flash drive to be considered for this scholarship.

Total: $30000 Awards:  500
Deadline:  October 31
2020