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SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Scholarships play an important role in assisting students with the costs of college education. BHSU has an outstanding scholarship program and our financial aid team is ready to assist you.

SMALL CAMPUS. BIG IMPACT.

Anything is possible when you have room to grow and you're free to define your own future. The passionate and dedicated faculty and staff at BHSU provide a level of personal attention that can help inspire and guide you along the way.

BHSU - RAPID CITY

With the learning location in Rapid City, you'll have the flexibility of a schedule that fits your lifestyle while you benefit from hands-on learning experiences here at BHSU.

The Possibilities

Compare your personal interests with the possibilities available among BHSU’s 60+ degrees, certificates, and minor programs. 

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Arts &Humanities

Prepare for careers like graphic designer, musician, and journalist. View degrees >

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Behavioral Sciences

Pursue careers such as Wilderness Guide, Psychologist, and Counselor. View degrees >

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Business

Explore careers such as accounting, marketing, and management. View degrees >

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Graduate Studies

Advance in fields such as Education, Business, Genomics, and more. View degrees >

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Education

Prepare for your career as an educator. View degrees >

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Math & Social Sciences

Develop skills for careers such as Historian or Multicultural Adviser. View degrees >

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Natural Sciences

Prepare for careers such as Researcher, Conservationist, or Geologist. View degrees >

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THERE'S ONLY ONE SPEARFISH

The community of Spearfish is ready to welcome you. Whether you're enjoying an arts festival, walking historic downtown, or socializing at one of many restaurants and coffee shops, Spearfish is a place that is easy to call home.

THE FOUR SEASONS CAPITAL OF SOUTH DAKOTA

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BHSU Centers

Center for American Indian Studies and more. View >

Clubs & Organizations

With 80+ clubs and organizations, BHSU is the place for those who want to lead, organize, and be a part of it all. View >

Honors Program

Dedicated to achievement, leadership, and community. We seek to enrich the experience of students. View >

Sustainability

At BHSU, we care for our environment. It is part of our culture and part of what defines us. View >

Research

BHSU researchers work to have a real-world impact. View >

Student Life

Get involved. Show your spirit. Live on campus. View >

Veterans

Serving current members and veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. View >

Underground Lab at Sanford

BHSU's Underground Classroom lab provides a valuable research environment. View >

Study Abroad

Expand your world and experience other cultures. View >

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Black Hills State University offers students the opportunity to learn from the best in a positive and challenging academic environment. Live and learn in the beautiful Black Hills. Take the first step to your higher education goals today!

4000+ students

92% receive financial aid

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Experience BHSU Campus

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During our Preview Day campus visit event, you will meet current BHSU students, faculty and staff, tour campus, and learn about our academic programs, admission requirements, financial aid options, and scholarship opportunities. 

 
Individual Visit
 

Campus tours are offered at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. Appointments with an Admissions Counselor, Financial Aid Representative and other areas of interest can be scheduled around your tour time.




VISIT INFO

$10,000 scholarships available to high school seniors who want to attend BHSU

$10,000 scholarships available to high school seniors who want to attend BHSU

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High school seniors who attend Black Hills State University may be eligible for $10,000 scholarships, thanks to a donation to the Horatio Alger Association Endowment by Association member T. Denny Sanford. Fifteen scholarships of $10,000 each are available. The scholarship application is open until Oct. 25 at: https://scholars.horatioalger.org/horatio-alger-scholarship-applications          
BHSU student from Argentina awarded World Affairs Council of America scholarship

BHSU student from Argentina awarded World Affairs Council of America scholarship

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Claudio (Sebastian) Escudero, a business major at Black Hills State University who is from Argentina, was selected as the South Dakota scholarship recipient for the World Affairs Councils of America (WACA) Conference “The Eight Forces Reshaping the Global Economy.” The Conference will be held in Washington, D.C. in November.
BHSU Center for American Indian Studies to host “A History of Urban Segregation in Rapid City” talk Oct. 18; Alum Dr. Eric Zimmer to present

BHSU Center for American Indian Studies to host “A History of Urban Segregation in Rapid City” talk Oct. 18; Alum Dr. Eric Zimmer to present

Historian Dr. Eric Zimmer will return to his alma mater Black Hills State University this week to discuss the decisions and land swaps which led to the consolidation of Rapid City’s Native American population into specific neighborhoods following the closure of the Rapid City Indian Boarding School. His talk with attorney Heather Dawn Thompson will be held Friday, Oct. 18, from 1-3 p.m. in the Joy Center on the BHSU campus in Spearfish. The event is free and open to the public.
New BHSU “Business Buzz” presenters share career stories with students

New BHSU “Business Buzz” presenters share career stories with students

The Black Hills State University School of Business continues its Business Buzz speaker series this month with Jeremy Hoven, Spearfish Market President for Black Hills Community Bank. Hoven, a BHSU alum, will share his business journey with students Thursday, Oct. 17 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Jonas Hall, Room 306. The event is free and open to the public. The BHSU Enactus business competition team launched the speaker series last month.

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If you need more information or guidance, please see our Admissions and Financial Aid sections. If you're interested in visiting BHSU, check out our Visit section.