Black Hills State University
Scholarships

An investment in our future.

Give the gift that will benefit a student for as long as they live. By giving the gift of a scholarship, you are helping a student gain a valuable education.

The South Dakota public university system has six universities. BHSU ranks second to last in the amount of foundation funded scholarships that we are able to provide for our new and continuing students. In the 2012-2013 academic year, BHSU awarded $958,934 out of the combined $17,197,300 that was awarded across the state. While our tuition is quite reasonable, for some students it is still necessary to work long hours and take out loans to meet the cost of getting a degree. 

Success starts with our alumni, donors, and friends like you. By providing valuable support to the university throughout the years, you make it possible for students to have the opportunity to receive an exceptional education. In the 2013-2014 academic year there were 793 academic and 192 athletic scholarships awarded for a total of $1,111,225.

Visit our online donation form to donate toward a scholarship today!

Endowed Scholarships

Endowments combine a donor’s vision with the needs and objectives of Black Hills State University. A gift of $10,000 or more will fund a scholarship. You may wish to have the scholarship in your or a loved one’s name. Endowments can be established through a cash donation or through planned giving programs. For more information please contact Steve Meeker, call 605.642.6385 or visit our contact us page. Learn more about endowments.

Estate Planning

Making charitable gifts through your estate plan is an easy and tax-wise way to support something you love for generations to come. You may decide to support scholarships through your will or revocable living trust. These charitable gifts are exempt from federal estate tax and we will receive the bequest promptly, allowing the funds to be put to work for the purpose you intend. There are many ways to support causes you care about through estate planning. Please contact Steve Meeker, call 605.642.6385 or visit our contact us page so we can talk more about estate planning.