Presented by the Hatterscheidt Foundation and named for former South Dakota businessman Fred W. Hatterscheidt and his wife, Ruth, the Hatterscheidt Scholarship is a one-year award valued at $2,000.

The scholarships are annually awarded to current seniors graduating from South Dakota high schools based on the following criteria:

  • Must be a South Dakota resident and graduate from a South Dakota high school
  • Show financial need and apply for federal student aid through the FAFSA
  • Have a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Be accepted for admission to the University of South Dakota
  • Attend the Vermillion campus of the University of South Dakota full time (min. 12 credit hours)

To apply for a Hatterscheidt Scholarship, please complete, print and submit the following forms:

  • Hatterscheidt Scholarship Application & Letter of Recommendation form (Spring 2019)

Completed applications will include the following items:

  • Application form (signed by applicant)
  • Copy of most recent transcript
  • Autobiography (no more than 200 words)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Financial information

After completing and printing the above forms, please send your completed application to the following address:

Nick Cerny
University of South Dakota
Belbas Center
414 East Clark Street
Vermillion, SD 57069

For questions regarding the Hatterscheidt Scholarship, please contact Nick Cerny at 605-658-6224 or