Ardell Bjugstad Scholarship

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

February 26

Awarded By

South Dakota Board of Regents

Award Amount

$500 annually, non-renewable. The award will be allocated to the student's college or university for disbursement in two equal installments of $250 during the fall and spring semesters.


One award offered annually.

Additional Information

The Ardell Bjugstad Scholarship Program for Native American students was established by the family of Ardell Bjugstad of Rapid City. Bjugstad, who died in 1990, was a range scientist with the U.S. Forest Service for 20 years, and an adjunct professor with South Dakota State University, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and Oglala Lakota College. He was a strong advocate for young American Indians working to educate themselves, and he also worked closely with Oglala Lakota College in mentoring Native American students into the U.S. Forest Service. Student must have demonstrated academic achievement to be eligible. The scholarship recipient will be approved at the Board of Regents meeting on March 31-April 2.

Deadline Info

The application deadline date has not yet been finalized for this year, but is expected to remain the same as last year. The deadline date shown here is tentative based on last year's date. Please che ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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