Freedom Scholarship 2024-2025

The Freedom Scholarship offers a statewide opportunity for students to help pay for college, as they help build South Dakota’s workforce. By demonstrating financial need and meeting scholarship requirements, students who plan to learn, live and work in South Dakota can use the scholarship toward any bachelor’s degree. To be considered for the South Dakota Freedom Scholarship, you need to apply for admission and be accepted at a participating South Dakota institution and complete the FAFSA. Students can reach out to their desired school to find out more eligibility requirements and application information. Students must commit in writing to living and working in South Dakota for at least three years after graduation and agree that any failure to meet the scholarship requirements will result in the scholarship being converted to a 4% fixed interest loan.

 

Eligibility:

Scholarship selection may be based on financial need.

 

Applicable Institutions:

BHSU, DSU, NSU, SDSMT, SDSU, USD, Private SD School

 

Questions:

Elli Haerter at 605-786-2407 or ehaerter@sdcommunityfoundation.org.