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Full-Ride USD Scholarship Available for Political Science Students

VERMILLION, S.D. — Students interested in studying political science at the University of South Dakota have until Dec. 1 to apply for the four-year, full-ride Dorothy C. Schieffer Scholarship.

The award for Fall 2016 includes full in-state or out-of-state tuition and fees; books; room and board; at least one international travel and/or study abroad experience; and, to the extent practical, a working internship or service opportunity as described within.

Strong preference will be given to non-traditional students with clear financial need who show real potential be grow into civic-minded leaders. Details and how to apply are available online.


USD's College of Arts & Sciences offers students a top-notch undergraduate liberal arts education in the humanities, social sciences and sciences as well as graduate programs that have earned USD distinction as a research university by the Carnegie Foundation. The college's more than 22,000 alumni include famous journalists, Hollywood screenwriters, novelists, a Nobel Prize winner, South Dakota governors, attorneys, physicians, justices of the state Supreme Court, distinguished university faculty and international humanitarians.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 84 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


Hanna DeLange
USD News