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BHSU Rapid City

Black Hills State University - Rapid City is proud to announce two scholarship opportunities for our students: The John T. Vucurevich Foundation Scholarship and the Rapid City Campus Book Scholarship.

John T. Vucurevich Foundation Scholarship

BHSU-RC acquired grant funding in the amount of $125,000 from the John T. Vucurevich Foundation to provide scholarships to undergraduate students attending classes at the Rapid City Campus. Any student taking at least half of her/his classes at BHSU-RC - regardless of home institution - is eligible for the scholarship. Recipients will receive $2500 for the academic year if they are full-time students. Part-time students will be pro-rated based on enrollment. The scholarship is renewable if the student has at least a 2.0 GPA, and continues to take at least half of their credits at BHSU-RC.

Rapid City Campus Book Scholarship

The Rapid City Campus Book Scholarship is open to any BHSU-RC student (including graduate students), regardless of home institution. Recipients will receive $500 per year if they are full-time students and $250 per year if they are below 12 credits.

*By filling out this one application, your information is submitted for both scholarship opportunities.

The deadline for Fall 2017 has expired. To be considered for Spring 2018, submit the following application by Friday, December 15th, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. MST.


Scholarships awarded through BHSU require students to be full time. Full-time students are students with a credit hour load of 12 or more credits per semester. You are encouraged to complete the General Scholarship Application, which has a priority deadline of December 20, 2014 for new students and February 1, 2015 for continuing students. Scholarships will be awarded for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Scholarships awarded through non-BHSU organizations have a variety of requirements. Please note: all BHSU students receiving outside scholarships and grants for the coming year or semester must notify the BHSU financial aid office as soon as possible by completing the Outside Scholarship Information Form.

For more information about scholarships available at Black Hills State University: Scholarships


South Dakota State University offers a variety of scholarships. Awards are based on academic achievement, activities, participation, and leadership. There are several awards available, including criteria scholarships and scholarships designated for Native American and minority students.

For more information about scholarships available at South Dakota State University: Scholarships


The University of South Dakota is proud to honor academically talented and exceptionally skilled students with a variety of scholarships and awards. The University annually awards more than $5.3 million in scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students as funded by the USD Foundation through various donors.

All admitted students are automatically considered for scholarships including The University of South Dakota's Coyote Commitment. Other scholarships available to incoming students at The U may require an additional application and supplemental documents. Academic scholarships may be awarded based on a combination of standardized test scores, high school GPA, personal interview and any other specified criteria.

For more information about scholarships available at The University of South Dakota: Scholarships


Opportunities for specific DSU scholarships (ex. DSU Transfer Champion, Music, Additional Eligibility, or Athletic), outside organization scholarships, and funding available through scholarship searches, have application dates throughout the year.

If you have any questions, please contact 1-888-DSU-9988 or or local 605-256-5141. The DSU Scholarship Office is located off campus in the DSU Foundation Building at 325 NE 2nd St. in Madison. See Lexy Sattler, Scholarship and Special Projects Associate. Scholarships


Scholarships are a form of gift aid that does not need to be repaid. Scholarships may be awarded for academic excellence, to recognize and encourage development in a particular field of study, or for extraordinary artistic or athletic talent.

Whatever amount you receive, a scholarship is a valuable asset that helps you pay for your educational expenses.

Northern State University's WolfPACT scholarship is the largest guaranteed scholarship in South Dakota. Northern is offering more money to college students when they need it the most! Scholarships