• 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

    • (07/29/14)
      DSU Students Receive Critical Teaching Needs Scholarship
    • Nineteen South Dakota college students have been awarded a state scholarship that supports new teachers who serve in critical-need teaching areas. Gov. Dennis Daugaard today announced the first recipients in the Critical Teaching Needs Scholarship Program.Read more
    • (07/25/14)
      Baby Mountain concert held at DSU to air on SDPB Radio

      On Nov. 10, 2013, Chicago-based acoustic musicians Karima Walker and Tim Lowly performed a concert with special guest and DSU Audio Production professor Nathan Edwards as a part of the musical group, "Baby Mountain". Karima Walker opened with a solo set, followed by the group performance of all-original songs. Concert-goers were treated to the group's eclectic and ethereal sound that is both soulful and whimsical.


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    • (07/23/14)
      Cyber Stars shine at DSU: Training the next generation of cyber experts
    • It's a hot, sweltering July afternoon, perfect for a round of capture the flag. A time-honored tradition that goes back many a summer camp, but this is Cyber Stars camp, so there is a modern twist. High school students from around the country are gathered around computers in East Hall on the Dakota State University campus, playing a digital version of the game that teaches them how to secure machines and defend cyber attacks.

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