Osmann Family Native American Scholarship

This scholarship benefits graduating South Dakota high school seniors who are enrolled members of a Native American tribe. Applicants must plan to attend a college in the South Dakota university system or a vocational or technical school in Sioux Falls, Watertown, Mitchell, or Rapid City and have a GPA of 2.5 or higher after seven semesters of high school. Applicants must also have the desire and ability to succeed in further academic study and have participated in extra-curricular or community activities. Scholarships awarded through this fund are renewable.

 

Eligibility:

Applicants must be graduating South Dakota high school seniors who are enrolled members of a Native American tribe. Scholarship requires minimum high school GPA of 2.50 to qualify.

 

Applicable Institutions:

BHSU, DSU, NSU, SDSMT, SDSU, USD, LATC, MTC, STC, WDTC

 

Questions:

Jamie Weyh at 605-305-3516 or jweyh@sfacf.org.

Kimberly Rose Means – Native American Council of Tribes Scholarship

This scholarship benefits graduating high school seniors who are enrolled members of a South Dakota Native American tribe or South Dakota tribal members who are returning to school after an absence. Applicants must plan to attend an accredited college, university, or vocational school; have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher; have participated in school and community activities (only applies to high school seniors); and have the desire and ability to accomplish his or her goals.

 

Eligibility:

Applicants must be graduating high school seniors who are enrolled members of a South Dakota Native American tribe. Scholarship requires minimum high school GPA of 2.00 to qualify.

 

Applicable Institutions:

ANY technical college or university

 

Questions:

Jamie Weyh at 605-305-3516 or jweyh@sfacf.org.

Fool Soldier Scholarship

This award is open to descendants of the Fool Soldiers, a group of Teton Lakota men who ransomed the freedom of two white women and six children held captive by a band of Dakota Indians in 1862. Eligible applicants must be able to prove their ancestry; have a GPA of 2.0 or higher; be planning to attend an accredited college, university, or vocational or technical school; and have financial need. This scholarship offers multiple awards.

 

Eligibility:

Applicants must be descendants of the Fool Soldiers. Scholarship requires minimum high school GPA of 2.00 to qualify. Scholarship selection may be based on financial need.

 

Applicable Institutions:

ANY technical college or university

 

Questions:

Jamie Weyh at 605-305-3516 or jweyh@sfacf.org.

The Cobell Undergraduate Scholarship

The Cobell Undergraduate Scholarship Opportunity is a non-renewable competitive scholarship that provides scholarship support to enrolled members of US Federally-recognized tribes with strong academic records who can demonstrate financial need and have not yet earned a four-year Bachelor’s degree. Available for students planning to attend a non-profit, public or private and accredited institution as a full-time degree seeking student. Duplicate degrees cannot be funded (i.e. No second Bachelor’s degrees). The award amount can be up to $5,000 a year for first time applicants, and up to $10,000 for returning Cobell Scholars. (Though requirements state that students must have a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA, a lower GPA may be considered)

 

Eligibility:

Scholarship selection may be based on financial need

 

Applicable Institutions:

ANY technical college or university

 

Questions:

Gary Pierce at 505-313-0032 or scholarships@cobellscholar.org.

Wokini Scholarship

First-time, transfer and graduate students are all eligible for the Wokini Scholarship. Students must be tribally enrolled in a federally recognized tribe in the United States, including Alaskan Natives, and provide tribal enrollment documentation. This scholarship is open to all majors.

 

Eligibility:

Applicants must be tribally enrolled in a federally recognized tribe in the United States.

 

Applicable Institutions:

SDSU

 

Questions:

Students interested in applying can use SDSU’s universal scholarship application form found at the included link. Questions can be directed to Lisa Schramm at 605-688-5393 or lisa.schramm@sdstate.edu.

Ardell Bjugstad Scholarship

Ardell Bjugstad Scholarship Program is for Native American High School Seniors who are enrolled members of a federally recognized Indian tribe whose reservation is located in South Dakota or North Dakota. It is preferred that the student be a high school senior planning to earn a degree in agriculture or natural resources or a related field, though other majors would be accepted. Students can apply using the SD Board of Regents’ Scholarship Application Portal.

 

Eligibility:

Applicants must be Native American High School Seniors who are enrolled members of a federally recognized Indian tribe whose reservation is located in South Dakota or North Dakota. Eligible majors/fields: Agriculture or natural resources or related field.

 

Applicable Institutions:

ANY technical college or university

 

Questions:

Kerri Richards at 605-773-3455 or kerri.richards@sdbor.edu.

Richard Hagen-Minerva Harvey Scholarship

The Richard Hagen-Minerva Harvey Memorial state scholarship program is for enrolled members of American Indian tribes who have graduated from an accredited South Dakota High School. Students must attend a public or non-public accredited university, college or technical college located in South Dakota and maintain 12 credit hours per semester with a 2.5 cumulative GPA. Scholarship awards are determined by the Hagen Harvey Scholarship Board and can range from $1,000 to 2,500 per year depending on the year of attendance.

 

Eligibility:

Applicants must be enrolled members of American Indian tribes who have graduated from an accredited South Dakota High School.

 

Applicable Institutions:

Any SOUTH DAKOTA technical college or university

 

Questions:

Mark Gageby at 605-773-3727 or mark.gageby@state.sd.us.