• 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

    • (12/12/14)
      Estridge receives prestigious environmental research fellowship
    • Grace Estridge, a DSU Biology major and Chemistry minor, has been awarded a prestigious undergraduate environmental research fellowship in the amount of $50,000 by the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s National Center for Environmental Research (Office of Research and Development).Read more
    • (12/11/14)
      DSU President’s office to host Dakota 38 + 2 Memorial Ride dinner on Sunday
    • Dakota State University President’s Office invites the public to attend a free community dinner honoring the Dakota 38 + 2 Memorial Riders, on Sunday, Dec. 14th, at 2:00 p.m. in the Trojan Center Marketplace on the DSU campus.Read more
    • (12/08/14)
      Brian Siemonsma DSU commencement speaker
    • Brian Siemonsma, current Project Manager at Meta Payment Systems (subdivision of Metabank) in Sioux Falls, S.D., serves as this year’s commencement speaker. Before joining Meta Payment, Siemonsma has been a member of the South Dakota Air National Guard for the last 15 years. As an Air Force Officer (Captain), he serves as the Medical Readiness Officer in the 114th Medical Group. Read more
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