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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.

Sequoyah Graduate Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. graduate students who are enrolled in a federally recognized American Indian or Alaskan Native tribe. Students may be pursuing a master’s, doctoral, medical, or law degree.

Total: $1500

Awards: 10

Deadline: July 01

‘Signal Grace’ Scholarship Essay Contest

This essay contest is open to U.S. high school and college students who submit an essay on the book “Signal Grace” by T.M. Yates. Students must attend a U.S. institution, except for students residing in or attending school in Rhode Island.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: July 04

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

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

SD Children of Deceased Servicemen/Women Tuition Waiver

This award is available to South Dakota students who are enrolled at or planning to attend a South Dakota State supported college or university. The student must be under the age of 25 and be the child of a deceased parent, mother or father, who was killed in action or died of other causes while on active duty in the armed forces.

Total: $11000

Awards: 300

Deadline: 

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

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: $6500

Awards: 1229

Deadline: September 01

Heart of America Scholarship

This award is for international and U.S. college juniors and graduate students who are pursuing a degree in occupational safety and health or a closely related field. The applicant must enroll full time and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Priority will be given to students attending college in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and the country of Egypt.

Total: $2000

Awards: 2

Deadline: December 01

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