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Starting in fall of 2021, USD is proud to offer the South Dakota Dual Credit Scholarship to South Dakota students who successfully completed HSDC courses with USD. This scholarship is awarded not just for one year, but for up to four years as a Coyote.


  • Earn a "C" or higher in all High School Dual Credit (HSDC) courses
    • Any HSDC course completed with a D, F or W will not be counted toward the credit total considered for the scholarship
  • Enroll at USD as a first-time, full-time student

Award amounts will be based on how many credit hours the students have completed with USD.

Scholarship Tiers

 Number of USD Credit Hours Amount Awarded
1-6 $600 total ($150 per year)
7-12 $1,100 total ($275 per year)
13+ $1,600 total ($400 per year)

The South Dakota Dual Credit Scholarship will be in addition to other awarded scholarship(s)* at USD. For example, USD’s Coyote Commitment Scholarship, the South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship and other awards are available to those who meet established criteria.

*The South Dakota Dual Credit Scholarship will not be in addition to any premier scholarship awarded by USD.*