• Scholarships can make a difference.

    Scholarships are made possible through the generosity of Dakota State University sponsors, faculty, alumni, staff, and friends. DSU is grateful to these individuals and companies whose donations to the DSU Foundation help continue a tradition of academic excellence.

Welcome to the DSU Foundation

The Dakota State University Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to maximizing private resources for Dakota State University. Founded in 1970, the DSU Foundation partners with the university to raise annual and endowed scholarship revenues. Donors include individuals, corporations, foundations, and other organizations. The Foundation provides scholarships to students to offer them the most advanced educational opportunities available at DSU.

Scholarships Overview

Our scholarships at a glance

Please click on the links for more information about the following scholarships. The general deadline for Dakota State University scholarships is March 1, annually.






DSU News

    • (11/21/14)
      Phone scam targeting DSU alumni
    • Dakota State University warns of a phone scam where the caller asks alumni to pay off debt with the University. A call was reported to DSU and local law enforcement this week in which a caller said he was hired by DSU to do collections and that the alumnus owed money. The caller then pushed the alumnus to make a payment to resolve this bad debt. Read more
    • (11/18/14)
      DSU announces a doctoral degree in cyber security
    • Earlier this year, Dakota State University was approved by the SD Board of Regents to offer a doctoral degree in cyber security. The Doctor of Science in Cyber Security will be available starting Spring 2015 semester and will be firmly grounded in computer science and emphasize applied research in cyber security. The degree will produce highly qualified graduates with a commanding knowledge of cyber security to support federal, state and local government agencies, along with the private sector, by providing highly skilled professionals to conduct cutting-edge research and work.Read more
    • (11/18/14)
      Local Arts Center Hosts 1st Annual DSU DAD Invitational Art Exhibition
    • The Madison Area Arts Council is hosting its First Annual Dakota State University Digital Arts and Design Invitational, at The BrickHouse Community Arts Center on Wednesday, November 19, from 7 to 9 pm. Read more
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