• Scholarships can make a difference.

    Scholarships are made possible through the generosity of Dakota State University sponsors, faculty, alumni, staff, and friends. DSU is grateful to these individuals and companies whose donations to the DSU Foundation help continue a tradition of academic excellence.

Welcome to the DSU Foundation

The Dakota State University Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to maximizing private resources for Dakota State University. Founded in 1970, the DSU Foundation partners with the university to raise annual and endowed scholarship revenues. Donors include individuals, corporations, foundations, and other organizations. The Foundation provides scholarships to students to offer them the most advanced educational opportunities available at DSU.

Scholarships Overview

Our scholarships at a glance

Please click on the links for more information about the following scholarships. The general deadline for Dakota State University scholarships is March 1, annually.






DSU News

    • (10/23/14)
      Karl E. Mundt Oral Interp Tournament is Saturday, Oct. 25
    • The annual Dakota Invitational Karl E. Mundt Oral Interpretation Tournament is this Saturday, Oct. 25, at Dakota State University. The event is now in its 32nd year with over 180 students and 35 judges participating this year from over 17 Eastern South Dakota schools.Read more
    • (10/23/14)
      Trick or Treat at DSU Residence Halls
    • On Friday, Oct. 31, from 5 to 7 p.m., the DSU residence hall association is sponsoring trick or treating for area youth and their chaperones.Read more
    • (10/22/14)
      Madison Terror Trail ready to scare this week
    • Every year brings a spooky tradition to the Madison area, one that has been around possibly since the 1930's as stated by a weathered sign located at the venue. One that takes over the 4-H grounds and not only brings together everyone looking for a decent scare, but creates a comradery of DSU and community clubs for a good cause.Read more
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