First consideration for this scholarship is given to undergraduate students enrolled in the USD School of Education. Recipients must be elementary education majors in their third or fourth year of their discipline and are selected based on the recommendations of the internship faculty member upon review of lesson plans, the evaluation and comments of the field-based supervisor and evidence of high-quality work submitted during the internship.
This scholarship is awarded to two students pursuing a major in elementary education. Consideration is given to students in the USD Scholars program.
This award is given to a graduate student planning to teach biology or chemistry.
Undergraduate elementary education majors enrolled in the School of Education at USD are eligible for this scholarship. First preference is given to a Vermillion High School graduate.
First preference for this scholarship is given to students who are majoring in elementary education in the School of Education. Second preference is given to any School of Education student.
This scholarship is awarded to students who are pursuing their degree in elementary education. Preference is given to those who intend to be first-grade teachers. Consideration is given to students in the USD Scholars program.
Recipients of this scholarship will be juniors or seniors majoring in elementary education and planning a career of teaching in that field. Preference is given to students planning to teach reading at the elementary level.
One scholarship is awarded to one student for their four years at USD. The student must be enrolled in or accepted by USD School of Education. and majoring in elementary education. The recipient must:
Unless the student's cumulative GPA falls below the dean's list ranking, the same student will receive the scholarship for four years.
This scholarship is awarded to students who have been accepted to the elementary education major.
This scholarship is awarded to a senior majoring in elementary education who shows promise of being a good teacher. Financial need is taken into consideration. Preference is given to students who are residents of South Dakota.
Juniors in the USD School of Education who are preparing to teach in elementary schools are eligible for this scholarship. Criteria for the award includes students' academic records and likeliness of success in the field of elementary education. Other criteria include being a resident of South Dakota and having official acceptance into the teacher education program.
A sophomore or junior majoring in elementary education who graduated from Vermillion High School is eligible for this scholarship. Preference is given to a student in need of financial help.
Preference for this scholarship is given to students interested in secondary education. Recipients must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
This annual scholarship is for secondary education majors in good standing. First preference is given to women applicants.
First consideration is given to students in the USD Scholars program and first preference is given to students who wish to become middle school math and science teachers.
This annual scholarship is awarded to students who have earned a degree but have returned to the university and are registered in the master's plus certification program to obtain their teaching certificate.
An annual Achievement Coyote Commitment scholarship is given with preference to an education major with an emphasis in math.
This annual scholarship is for a junior who is a South Dakota resident and working toward a degree which would permit him/her to teach science courses at the secondary level. Consideration is given to a student who, without some financial assistance, would not be able to complete his/her education.
These scholarships are given to juniors and seniors enrolled in the School of Education who are preparing to teach in secondary schools. Recipients must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher and special consideration is given to those with financial need.
Undergraduate students in the School of Education's secondary teacher preparation program or who intend to teach in the fields of business education or music are eligible for this scholarship. The scholarship may be renewed for succeeding years if the recipient makes satisfactory progress toward graduation in secondary education.
This annual scholarship is for a senior at USD majoring in special education. The recipient should be active in community volunteer work and service, especially in the area of assisting the handicapped.
Scholarships are given to students who are residents of South Dakota and graduate students preparing to teach in the area of special education.
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.