A large variety of scholarships are available to students through the Computer Science Department through several grants and the generous donations of former students and faculty. These scholarships as well as several other awards are presented every year at the Computer Science Awards Banquet.

Marjorie H. Beaty Math/Computer Science Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to students who are majoring in math or computer science, and have high academic qualities and some financial need. The recipient may be a graduate or undergraduate student and must be a South Dakota resident.

Amy Fix Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to female students who are pursuing a degree in computer science and are making reasonable progress toward completing the major in four or five years. Scholarship is the main criterion used to determine the recipient, but when there are several eligible female students with high scholarship, preference is given to those with financial need.

Graduate Fellowship

To qualify for the graduate fellowship you must be a new graduate student with a 3.25 GPA on the last 60 hours of your undergraduate coursework. Deadlines are May 1 for fall semester and November 1 for spring semester.

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Marjorie C. J. Lifto Amundson Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded annually to computer science majors who have sophomore or junior standing and who have a minor in mathematics. Recipients are selected based on academic achievement.

John A. Lushbough Scholarship

This scholarship is given to computer science majors.

NorthWestern Energy Community Works Scholarship

This scholarship is provided only to students from Montana, Nebraska or South Dakota. First preference will be given to students residing in the NorthWestern Energy's service area in the three aforementioned states who major in computer science. 

Smart Software Solutions Scholarship

The Smart Software Solutions Scholarship was established for students who are or will be computer science majors. Preference is given to prospective students who have competed in a high school computer programming contest. Financial need and academic merit are taken into consideration. Preference is also given to outstanding students who are not recipients of other scholarships.

Warner Family Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded annually to the computer science major who has most clearly displayed a sense of community service and a desire to help others and who appears to have a life-long commitment to such activity. Recipients must be a sophomore or junior and have a 3.5 GPA.


Freshman Scholarships

For freshman scholarships, see Financial Aid.

All programs, policies and procedures described are subject to change. All statements in this publication concerning requirements, dollar amounts, conditions or other matters are for informational purposes only and are subject to change without notice.