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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.

Carol Bauhs Benson Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. students who are residents of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wisconsin. Students must have completed a minimum of one year of an accredited dental hygiene certificate/associate’s program with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, and must be professional or student members of American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA).

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: February 01, 2023

Bellarmine University Out-of-State Grant

U.S. incoming freshmen who are not residents of Kentucky and demonstrate financial need are eligible for this award. Students must attend Bellarmine University in Kentucky.

Total: $6000

Awards: 3

Deadline: February 01, 2023

Marlin R. Scarborough Memorial Scholarship

This award is for South Dakota students who are currently attending a public university in South Dakota. The student must be classified by the university as a junior at the time funding is received and have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Total: $1500

Awards: 1

Deadline: February 01, 2023

LTU Bulldog Out-of-State Fee Waiver for Incoming Transfer Students

This award is for U.S. and International students who are planning to attend Louisiana Tech University as an out-of-state transfer student. Students must have complete at least 12 semester hours of college credit and have a grade point average of 2.75 or higher.

Total: $2000

Awards: 1

Deadline: February 01, 2023

Cora E. and Royal L. Scott Family Endowment Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. and international high school seniors and undergraduate/graduate students who are residents of South Dakota. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $750

Awards: 1

Deadline: February 01, 2023

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