We are proud to offer several scholarships for students who qualify.

Allen H. Neuharth Excellence in Journalism Scholarship

This scholarship is available to high school seniors who will work on the student newspaper, The Volante, and are talented in print journalism. This scholarship pays up to $5,000 per year and is possibly renewable for four years and finalists will be asked to interview on campus.

Publication Board Scholarship

This scholarship supports full-time students interested in journalism and active with The Volante, the student newspaper. With the exception of those receiving Neuharth scholarships, any undergraduate student, regardless of major, who has served on The Volante staff for at least one semester is eligible to apply for this scholarship. These applications are available from the Department of Media & Journalism office.

Norma Lewis Brown Scholarship

This scholarship is for students studying journalism or journalistic arts.

Jim Burt Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is for students who have a declared major in mass communications. Preference is given to students who:

  • Are athletes, either male or female and involved in either intercollegiate or intramural sports
  • Are planning a career in broadcast journalism

Financial need is taken into account, but is not the sole determining factor.

Joseph Floyd Memorial Scholarship

Mass communications majors at USD who have completed their second year and have expressed an interest in a career in the field of broadcasting are eligible for this scholarship. 

Paul Friggens Memorial Scholarship

Juniors or seniors majoring in journalism or mass communications at USD are eligible for this scholarship. Recipients must have graduated from a South Dakota high school, with preference given to students from the Black Hills. Academic achievement and financial need are considered when awarding the scholarship.

E.G. Trotzig Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student studying journalism or advertising at USD.

Freshman Scholarships

For freshman scholarships see Financial Aid.