Money is an important factor for many people to decide whether to attend college or to jump right into the workforce. These days the cost of college tuition is climbing higher and higher, and also the financial stress has been increasing which ultimately forces many students to work long hours or even drop out of school. That is why there is an end number of college scholarships and grants for students to help them pay for their education. 

What are South Dakota Scholarships?

The average tuition & fees are $7,395 for in-state and $11,924 for out-of-state students in South Dakota. Thus, sometimes this amount can be unaffordable for many students who did brilliantly in their academics. There is a wide variety in the state scholarships South Dakota offers, so whether you qualify as a veteran or a Native American or a high-school senior committed to a field of study, the South Dakota Board of Regents will ensure you are well taken care of in terms of grant funding. If you apply on-time and ensure your application is complete, accurate, and high quality, you are on your way to receiving college scholarships for your graduate or post-graduate education and thus, one step closer to that dream career you have in mind.

Basic Eligibility Requirement to Get South Dakota Scholarships

  • You must be a citizen of a U.S. or a resident who intends to become a permanent resident of the United States.

  • You must be a South Dakota resident.

  • You must be a graduating high school student during the current academic year, or a GED or home-schooled graduate, or a first-time college freshman, undergraduate, or graduate student.

Application Deadline

June 30, 2020

Award Amount

$2,500

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Contact Number

800 788-3368

About the Scholarship

The Discover Student Loans Scholarship Award is an initiative by the Discover Student Loans with the sole aim of supporting talented students whose potential is otherwise gone unnoticed. The sch...

Application Deadline

December 07, 2020

Award Amount

$2,500

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

comcast@applyists.com

Contact Number

855-670-4787

About the Scholarship

Comcast NBC Universal Foundation strives towards building a brighter nation by awarding the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship to bright and aspiring minds. The Foundation believes that young minds are the leaders of tomorrow. Success starts with opportunity and commitment to the young people will build better leade...

Application Deadline

March 16, 2020

Award Amount

$3,500

Awards Available

4

Website

Link

Email Address

jacinda@niada.com

Contact Number

800-682-3837

About the Scholarship

The National Independent Automobile Dealers Association, a 70-year-old trade association established the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association Foundation or the NIADA Foundation in 2006 with the mission of supporting young men or women of the United States who have displayed academic excellence, leadership sk...

Application Deadline

February 01, 2020

Award Amount

$2,000

Awards Available

10

Website

Link

Email Address

scholarships@ffa.org

Contact Number

317-802-6099

About the Scholarship

The Metlife Foundation Scholarship is awarded by National Future Farmers of America (FFA) Organization to encourage the students to pursue higher education in widely diverse fields ranging from agriculture-related studies to other major career options like communications, journalism, public relations, m...

Application Deadline

February 01, 2020

Award Amount

$1,000

Awards Available

1

Website

Link

Email Address

scholarships@ffa.org

Contact Number

317-802-6099

About the Scholarship

The Animal Health International Scholarship program was introduced by the National FFA organization to fund the educational expenses of those students who are planning to enroll for a course of study majoring in fields related to animal or dairy science. The scholarship encourages the students who aspire to be v...

Application Deadline

January 15, 2020

Award Amount

$6,500

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

info@ris.sdbor.edu

Contact Number

605-773-3455

About the Scholarship

The South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship is awarded to high school graduate of the state of South Dakota who is excellent in academics to help them pursue post-secondary education at a university, college or any educational institution accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools...

Application Deadline

April 20, 2020

Award Amount

$1,600

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

donna@sdra.org

Contact Number

800-658-5545

About the Scholarship

South Dakota Retailers Association Jerry Wheeler Scholarship Program is accredited by the South Dakota Retailers Association (SDRA). SDRA was started with a purpose to advocate, inform and provide services for our member businesses and to unify, protect, educate and lead the retail community and strive to enhance the business climate in South Dakota to enable retailers to better ...

Application Deadline

June 01, 2020

Award Amount

$10,000

Awards Available

10

Website

Link

Email Address

prom@ducktapeclub.com

Contact Number

440-937-7096

About the Scholarship

High school students attending prom are awarded scholarship prizes through the Stuck At Prom Scholarship Contest to the best student who makes and wears prom attires made of Duct Brand duct tape. The scholarship is awarded to the winners of the contest on the basis of online voting. The contest winners in different positions are ch...

Application Deadline

November 17, 2020

Award Amount

$5,000

Awards Available

50

Website

Link

Email Address

spirit@applyists.com

Contact Number

865-670-4787

About the Scholarship

Prudential Foundation certifies Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. The establishment was begun as the United States\' biggest youth acknowledgment program dependent on volunteer network administration. This grant was begun by Prudential and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) in the year 1995. This program honors middle level and high sc...

Application Deadline

February 01, 2020

Award Amount

$3,000 - $10,000

Awards Available

3

Website

Link

Email Address

info@bmifoundation.org

Contact Number

212-220-3103

About the Scholarship

The BMI Foundation provides financial assistance to students who are songwriters and composers in the contemporary musical genres in the form of the John Lennon Scholarships in order to support and encourage new talents in the industry. The recipients of the scholarship are enrolled in a university or c...