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Crazy Horse Memorial Tuition and Fees

Accepted students will receive a scholarship for summer tuition, books, supplies, and a portion of food and lodging. While students are responsible for part of their food and lodging, this amount can be deducted from their bi-weekly internship paychecks and should not prohibit a student from pursuing admission to the program. Additionally students are provided with an opportunity to earn back 50 percent of their food and lodging costs at the end of the summer through a special incentive program. Payment may also be submitted at check in on June 6, 2015.  Students receive pay checks every two weeks for their work. A minimum of 20-22 hours per week of internship work is required.

Students will be provided access cards for entry to the university facilities.  Meals are provided at the Laughing Water Restaurant.  A refundable deposit of $50.00 is the other expense to students.  The $50 is refunded at the end of the program upon successful room exit check. 

TOTAL COST TO STUDENT: $800 Food/Lodging Package + $50 Deposit = $850.00


Accepted applicants will be placed in paid internships available at the monument complex in the following areas:

  • Tour Guide
  • Ticket Office
  • Welcome Center
  • Gift Shop
  • Restaurant and Snack Shop

The Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation staff will assign an internship based on the needs of the Memorial and the students' interest and experience. This is a paid internship. Consistent work hours will be established for each student and the student will work under the direction of a supervisor.  Students will be required to work every weekend during the program.


Students must commit to the entire program.  The rigorous nature of the program means students will be busy every weekend.  Recreational activities will be schedule periodically for students throughout the 8 week program.

Computer Lab:

Students will have access to a computer lab for homework assignments.

Employment After the Program:

Students in good standing wishing to continue employment at the Memorial after August 2, may be provided the opportunity to earn extra money for the fall semester.  More details will be shared at orientation.

Transferring to College of Student's Choice:

Students must register for classes for the fall term at a college or technical school before the program ends - students can continue with USD or choose any college, university, or technical institute.