The Division of Educational Leadership offers scholarship opportunities to students currently enrolled in the Educational Administration K-12 (EDAD) and Adult and Higher Education (AHED) programs.

Scholarship Application
Application deadline: April 5, 2019

Floyd and Marlys Ann Boschee Scholarship

Doctoral students enrolled in the Division of Educational Leadership are eligible. Recipients must be U.S. citizens.

Harry Dykstra Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a graduate student in educational administration, with preference given first to a doctoral candidate, then a specialist, then to a master's candidate. Criteria for the scholarship include academic record and likeliness of success in the field of educational administration.

Jan Ebersdorfer Women in Administration Scholarship

This annual scholarship is given with preference to a female graduate student pursuing a degree in educational administration and preparing for a leadership role.

James W. Flevares Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is for a graduate student enrolled at the USD School of Education in the educational administration program. Criteria for the scholarship includes grade performance, citizenship, character and need.

Leroy Nelson Distinguished Service Scholarship

Graduate students pursuing a degree in educational administration in the preparational program of either the principalship or the superintendency are eligible for this scholarship.

Frederic J. Petersen North Central Association Scholarship

This annual scholarship is for a student enrolled in full-time postgraduate study in the School of Education. The recipient must have three or more years or experience in administration or teaching at the elementary, secondary or higher education level of a school or institution accredited by the North Central Association of College and Schools. Recipients must also demonstrate good scholarship at the undergraduate level and have financial need.

H.C. "Rus" Rustad Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship awards a student with an outstanding dissertation in the field of educational administration. The recipient will have demonstrated excellence and clarity in his/her writings.

Perry L. Uhl Memorial Scholarship

Graduate students pursuing a degree in the educational administration in the USD School of Education are eligible for this scholarship. Recipients must be working toward a master's, specialist or doctoral degree and desire a career as a superintendent of schools. Financial need may be considered.

Phil Vik Leadership Scholarship

Graduate students majoring in educational administration at the School of Education are eligible for this scholarship.

Shawn P. Winthers Memorial Scholarship

These graduate-level scholarships are awarded to students who are enrolled in or accepted by USD School of Education. The recipients must have a demonstrated interest in teaching or administration at the K-12 level in the state of South Dakota. Recipients should be pursuing a graduate level, post-bachelor degree in the USD School of Education and must be a resident of South Dakota.


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.