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South Dakota Graduate Transfer Scholar’s Program

Qualified students can now transfer to the state’s flagship university with financial support if they were offered a scholarship to attend USD in the past. This allows students to take advantage of their original scholarship agreement and choose from the 200 undergraduate programs and 79 graduate programs USD offers.

As a four-year scholarship (eight consecutive semesters), the Graduate Transfer Scholar’s Program provides students with ongoing support throughout the remainder of their undergraduate careers and, if they choose, onto an advanced graduate degree program.

Recipients must complete at least 24 credit hours per academic year, and in most circumstances, they must keep an undergraduate cumulative grade point average of at least 2.7 or graduate cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better, based on a 4.0 scale, on all coursework.

Eligible students will need to complete an initial consultation with Undergraduate Admissions and/or Graduate Admissions to form a plan for completion of an undergraduate degree and enrollment in a USD graduate program.  The intent to pursue graduate enrollment will be used to assess final eligibility for scholarship funding through this program.

Please contact Brett Mockler in the Office of Admissions at 605-658-6229 with any questions.

USD Transfer Student Application

University of South Dakota Scholarship for Phi Theta Kappa and Transfer Students

Scholarships may be awarded to eligible transfer students with a minimum 3.0 GPA or transfer students from two-year colleges who have earned membership into the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society and intend to pursue their first baccalaureate degree at the University of South Dakota. Students are eligible to apply when they initially transfer to the University of South Dakota. The scholarship provides up to $2,000 (up to $1,000 per year) award renewable for two years. Recipients must remain enrolled full-time on the Vermillion campus.

If you are a first-time user, you will need to create an account before applying for the Transfer Student Scholarship.

Deadline April 15.

Apply for the Transfer Student Scholarship