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Two $10,000 Scholarships Available to USD School of Education Students

VERMILLION, S.D. — The University of South Dakota School of Education announced Wednesday its new premier scholarship that will grant $10,000 each to a junior and senior who plan to teach in South Dakota.

The Jeanne Spilde Gonzebach Scholarship will be awarded annually starting with the 2016-2017 school year to two outstanding students who have a passion for teaching, have financial need and hold majors in elementary, secondary or special education.

The deadline to apply online is Jan. 29 and recipients will be announced in March.


USD's School of Education is transformative in preparing students both inside and outside the classroom. Its research- and practitioner-based programs train future educators, counselors, leaders, fitness and sport-related professionals for successful careers. The school focuses on a comprehensive learning experience, lifelong learning and developing professionals grounded in best practice. The school’s divisions include counseling and psychology, curriculum and instruction, educational leadership, kinesiology and sport management, and teacher residency and education.


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