All scholarship applications must be submitted through the university's central online scholarship application.

Stacey Myers Scholarship

The student should have financial need and be an average student. The scholarship is given in memory of Stacey Lynn Myers, a 2007 graduate of Yankton High School and a 2012 graduate of USD, where she majored in addiction studies. Stacy was very passionate about helping people, whether it was friends or total strangers. She started her college career in social work but then narrowed it down to addiction studies. Throughout her time at USD, she had an outstanding relationship with her professors. Stacey's family wants to continue her legacy of helping people by providing this scholarship to the deserving students in addiction studies. Please know that we congratulate you on receiving this scholarship as this is very special to our hearts.

LuLu B. Wheeler Scholarship

This award has been established as a memorial to LuLu Wheeler, who left her estate to further education of students in the health care fields. This scholarship is awarded to a second-level student who has shown evidence of dedication to their education within the health care field. Recipients must have declared ADS as a major, be at least a sophomore, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and plan on working in the healing arts. Applications may be obtained in the department office and are due March 1.

John R. Williams Memorial Scholarship

The award will be $1000 and will be sent directly to USD in the recipient's name. Due date for applications is March 1 and the award winner will be announced by the end of the school year. This is a one-time award for single majors only.

Criteria for this scholarship are as follows:

  • Have declared a major in ADS
  • Classified as a junior by the fall of which the scholarship will take effect
  • Be a student in good standing with USD
  • Be involved in the school community

Financial need is a consideration for this award. Each applicant must complete statements regarding career goals and why he or she will be an effective substance abuse professional.

Faithe Family Fellowship Scholarship

Recipients must have declared ADS as a major, be at least a sophomore, have a departmental GPA of 3.5 or higher and demonstrate financial need. Recipients must complete an essay application that is specific to ADS by March 1. Receiving the Faithe Family Scholarship may have an impact on your other scholarships.