Students must complete the School of Education Scholarship Application to be considered for the following scholarships. The application can be found in Banner and closes on March 1.
The scholarship shall be awarded to undergraduate Native American and/or minority students pursuing a major in Elementary Education with either an Early Childhood or Kindergarten endorsement.
This scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate incoming, first-year student who will be attending the University of South Dakota in the fall of 2021.
The student must be enrolled in the USD School of Education and planning to major in elementary education. The recipient must:
A new recipient is selected once every four years.
This scholarship is given to a Native American junior or senior undergraduate student or a graduate student who is seeking initial teacher licensure and is enrolled in the USD School of Education. Preference will be given to an undergraduate Native American student; however, a graduate Native American student may be considered.
The scholarship is awarded once every four years and will be awarded to an undergraduate incoming, first-year student who will be attending the University of South Dakota in the fall of 2023.
Recipients must be students enrolled in or accepted by the University of South Dakota School of Education who are majoring in elementary education.
Recipients must be undergraduate 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.
Scholarships are given to outstanding third- and fourth-year undergraduate students who are enrolled in or accepted by USD’s teacher education program. The recipients will hold majors in elementary, secondary or special education. The scholarship will be awarded to students who meet the following criteria:
Preference is given to South Dakota students.
This scholarship is awarded to outstanding School of Education undergraduate students who are enrolled in the elementary education or elementary & special education double major at USD and meet all requirements to be students in good standing.
This scholarship is given to non-traditional undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the School of Education at USD. Preference will be given to a female Head Start parent.
Recipients must be undergraduate elementary or secondary education majors enrolled fulltime, in the third or fourth year of their discipline and meet the following criteria:
This scholarship will be awarded to social studies (history or political science) education majors. Recipients are chosen based on field experience coursework evaluations, above-average GPA and contributions to the field of social studies.
Scholarships are available to undergraduate students pursuing an undergraduate secondary education degree in the USD School of Education Division of Teacher Residency and Education. Recipients must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.6. Financial need is a major factor in selecting recipients. Preference will be given to South Dakota Native American students.
Candidates will submit a paper, handwritten in ink and signed, addressing why they desire to become teachers and why they have financial needs. The selection committee strongly considers the papers and the applicants’ abilities to express themselves when making its final decision.
This scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students who are pursuing a major in elementary education or a double major in elementary and special education. The recipients must:
This annual scholarship is awarded to graduate 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.
Students majoring in elementary education in the USD School of Education are eligible for this award. Recipients should demonstrate strong potential for service in their fields. Financial need may be considered.
This scholarship is awarded to students who plan to teach science. Preference will be given to students who have an interest in music, preferably vocal, and who are from a rural area in South Dakota.