Walter Anyan Scholarship

Undergraduate students who are enrolled in or accepted by the USD School of Health Sciences and are in good standing are eligible for this scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to Native American students who are enrolled members of a federally recognized tribe in South Dakota, who are pursuing degrees in any of the undergraduate programs in the School of Health Sciences and who plan to use their education to improve the health and well-being of Native American people on the reservations of South Dakota. As long as the student remains in good standing in the School of Health Sciences, the award can be renewed.

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Bell Native American Scholarship

Candidates for this scholarship should be of Native American descent from North or South Dakota. If the recipient is an incoming first-year medical student, the scholarship is renewable through the fourth year of medical school. If there is no qualified candidate for a second year, an alternate is selected from non-Native American students who have graduated from a high school with 150 students or fewer.

Justice Frank Biegelmeier Scholarship

This award is given to students enrolled in the USD School of Law. One award is be given to the highest grade in the state and local government law class and an annual scholarship to a sixth-semester law school student who will be engaged in public service employment in South Dakota upon graduation.

Business School Diversity Scholarship

This scholarship is intended to encourage diversity among the Beacom School of Business student body.

Joseph M. Butler Scholarship

This scholarship is for students enrolled or accepted by the USD School of Law. Preference is given to students intending to pursue a career in the trial bar and who demonstrate personal commitment to the maintenance of access for all Americans seeking justice in the civil courts, as exemplified by Joseph M. Butler.

Oneta H. Card Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is for upper-level undergraduate or graduate students pursuing a political science major with a civic leadership studies minor, political science or public administration major, civic leadership studies minor or American Indian studies minor at USD. Recipients shall be South Dakota residents and have a GPA of at least 3.0. Preference is given to students pursuing a career to improve coordination between state, local and/or tribal government within the state of South Dakota, or pursing a career to expand access to rural health care in South Dakota or Indian Country.

Neil Carsrud Law School Scholarship

This scholarship is for Native American law students.

Dean Joseph H. Cash Award for Excellence in Writing

The Dean Joseph H. Cash Award for Excellence in Writing was established in honor of Dean Cash, Ph.D. Cash held the position of Duke Research Professor of History and served as director of the American Indian Research Project, the Oral History Center and the Institute of American Indian Studies. In 1977 he was named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, a position he held for 10 years. The award was created in his name to acknowledge student excellence in writing and to encourage faculty in the liberal arts and sciences to teach writing skills and require written components at all levels of instruction.

Frank and Lela Christensen Medical Student Scholarship

This scholarship is provided to students enrolled in or accepted by the Sanford School of Medicine. Preference is given to natives of South Dakota intending to practice medicine in South Dakota. Preference is given to enrolled members of a South Dakota Indian tribe, with second preference to any other native of South Dakota with a demonstrable financial need.

Crazy Horse/Native American Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to Native American students.

Joy Cunningham Scholarship

This scholarship is for current or incoming law school students who demonstrate financial need and are enrolled in a federally recognized Indian tribe. The scholarship is renewable on a year-by-year basis as long as the recipient remains in good academic standing.

Jim and Clifton Daniels Scholarship

This scholarship is for minority students in the USD athletic department. Recipients shall be eligible for varsity competition in the sport in which they are selected for a scholarship.

Betty Clark Evans Art Scholarship

These undergraduate scholarships are for Native American students who are enrolled in or accepted by the USD College of Fine Arts and meet all USD requirements to be a student in good standing. The scholarship is awarded to Native American students who are pursuing their Bachelor of Fine Arts in art.

Wayne H. Evans, Sr. and Patricia Evans Teacher Education Scholarship

This scholarship is for Native American junior or senior undergraduate students or Native American graduate students who are enrolled in the USD School of Education and meet all USD requirements to be a student in good standing. The scholarship is awarded to students who are planning to become teachers. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year.

Craig Furlet Scholarship

Recipients must be members of a Native American tribe, full-time students at USD and maintain a GPA of at least 2.0. Financial aid is considered.

Ethel E. Galloway Memorial Scholarship

This annual scholarship is for minority students enrolled as full-time students at USD.

Archer Gilfillan Scholarship

Students in the College of Arts and Sciences who show great promise and ability in creative writing in any form, including fiction, poetry, essay and drama, are eligible for this scholarship. One prize is given to a junior who has been in residence at USD for at least one year. One prize is given to a senior who has been in residence at USD at least one-and-a-half years. One prize is given to an American Indian student whenever possible, otherwise it is awarded to the winner of the annual writing contest conducted by the creative writing program, and have been a resident at USD for at least one year.

Cynthia Bubak Gustaferro Medical Scholarship

This award is given to students enrolled or accepted by the Sanford School of Medicine. Preference is given to female South Dakota Native students in their third or fourth year of medical school. Recipients should have an interest in internal medicine.

Merten M. Hasse Scholarship

This annual scholarship is given to an undergraduate math major with preference given to a minority student if possible.

Maxine Henry Andrews Memorial Scholarship

This annual scholarship is for Native Americans, with consideration given to those currently enrolled at USD and maintaining an above average GPA. Financial need will be taken into account, but will not be the sole determining factor.

Phyllis L. Hickey Scholarship

This scholarship is for Native American students. Candidates must be members of a recognized American Indian tribe, including tribes from South Dakota and other states. Students must be full-time students enrolled or accepted in any academic area of USD and be in good standing.

Hill-Rom Corporation Medical School Scholarship

This annual scholarship is given to a medical school student with preference given to a Native American student in good standing.

Oscar Howe Art Scholarship

This scholarship is given to students enrolled in the College of Fine Arts as an art major. Consideration is on the basis of artist promise or talent as determined by the art department faculty. A scholarship is awarded each year to an outstanding junior student, with preference given to Native American students.

Shirley Laskin Family Scholarship

This award provides scholarships to Native American students attending the Beacom School of Business. Recipients should be:

  • Members of a recognized Native American governmental unit in South Dakota
  • Students with junior or higher standing, having successfully completed their first two years of study
  • Students with potential to become long-term leaders and positive role models in Native American culture, including business, government or other leadership capacities

Eleanor Keuter Law Scholarship

This scholarship is given to graduate students enrolled in the School of Law at USD. Recipients must be women with financial need who are enrolled members of Native American tribes. Preference is given to women from tribes affiliated with South Dakota. Recipients will continue to receive the scholarship in the second and third years as long as they remain in good standing with the School of Law at USD.

Robert B. and Kevin E. Looby Scholarship

This annual scholarship is given to a second-year law student who:

  • Demonstrates an active academic interest in his or her class, either through class rank or through active participation in classroom and other academic activities
  • Demonstrates active involvement in law school co-curricular and extra-curricular programs
  • Plans to practice in the state of South Dakota upon graduation
  • Expresses interest to work, upon graduation, with minority or youth-based organizations or individuals, public interest or public defender organizations
  • Demonstrates financial need

Dr. Darell R. and Gretchen Ludeman Scholarship

Rosebud Yellow Robe Scholarship

This annual award is for worthy American Indian students enrolled in USD who are in need of assistance with expenses such as child care, transportation, clothing, medical, dental and other non-academic expenses.

Fred S. and Mary E. Stahmann Scholarship

This scholarship is given to Native American students enrolled in or accepted by the Sanford School of Medicine. The recipient shall be a recognized member of a tribal government with preference given to those whose affiliation is based in South Dakota or who are graduates of a South Dakota high school. No student who possesses a criminal record of any kind, including legal charges relating to alcohol or drugs, shall be eligible for this scholarship. The ideal recipient should demonstrate financial need and have a 3.0 or better grade point average in undergraduate work.

Preference is given to students who display excellence in scholarship in addition to strong leadership potential.

Oscar and Josephine Swanson Memorial Scholarship

This award is given to Native American students for scholarships, textbooks, supplies and emergency assistance for non-educational supplies so that Native American students can be successful at USD.

E.M. Swick Scholarship

This annual scholarship is awarded to a Native American undergraduate student who has completed at least one semester at USD. Recipients should have a 2.5 GPA and be single parents who are caring for their children while attending USD. Preference is given to students who are enrolled members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe.

Robert C. Talley, M.D. Scholarship

This scholarship is for students in the M.D. program of the USD Sanford School of Medicine who plan to remain in the region to practice medicine. Preference is given to students entering their first year of medical school. Preference is also given to Native American students, with first preference going toward members of the Northern Plains tribes. Other under-represented minority candidates are eligible.

Glenn E. and Barbara R. Ullyot Lakota Scholarship

This award gives a variety of scholarships to members of a recognized American Indian tribe, including tribes from South Dakota and other states.

Cato Valandra Scholarship

This annual scholarship is for a junior or senior Native American student at USD who has a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Anita Van Dyke Eells Miller Grants

These emergency grants are given to students who have financial needs. Grants to any one student are not to exceed 20 percent of the total amount available during each fiscal year. Preference is given to Native American students pursuing an education so they may better our nation and their tribal situation. There should be no racial discrimination if a non-Indian applies, but it must be a person pursuing Indian purposes.

Anita Van Dyke Eells Miller Native American Essay Contest Scholarship

Three awards are given winners of an essay-writing contest. To be eligible, students must be USD freshmen, sophomores or juniors, and must be looking to minister among Native Americans.

Gregory A. Yates Native American Law Scholarship

This stipend and scholarship is given to a Native American student who is enrolled in a federally recognized tribe and has applied to the USD School of Law. The stipend will be provided to help mitigate the cost of an LSAT prep course of the student's choice. If accepted, the student will then receive the scholarship to help with tuition. To maintain the scholarship, the student must meet all USD School of Law's requirements to be a student in good standing. A scholarship recipient may be eligible for more than one year.

Alvin R. Zephier, Sr. Scholarship

This award provides annual scholarships to members of a recognized American Indian tribe. Recipients must be a junior or senior and maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Financial need may be considered but is not the sole determining factor. If you are a Coyote Commitment Scholarship recipient, this award may be used to fulfill part or all of that scholarship.