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USD Graduate School Awards Research and Creative Scholarship Grants

VERMILLION, S.D. – Twenty-one graduate students are recipients of the Graduate Research and Creative Scholarship Grant awarded by the University of South Dakota.

“These grants allow students to pursue research and creative scholarship projects or travel to professional meetings and present their work to peers,” said Ranjit Koodali, dean of the USD Graduate School. “These projects represent some of the best research from the College of Arts & Sciences, College of Fine Arts, Sanford School of Medicine, and School of Education.”

The grants, up to $750 to be used in the Spring or Summer of 2018, are awarded through a competitive process conducted by the Graduate Council. USD is the largest provider of graduate education in the state of South Dakota, with over 70 graduate and professional programs.

View a complete list of the award winners for the Fall 2017.


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