• 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

    • (09/24/14)
      DSU records stable fall enrollment
    • Dakota State University released the Fall 2014 enrollment numbers today (Tuesday, September 23) and recorded stable enrollment. The total number of full-time equivalent (FTE) students was consistent from Fall 2013 (1740.6) to Fall 2014 (1739.6). While total headcount dropped slightly from last year, this directly correlates to a decline in undergraduate students taking courses at off-campus sites.  On-campus enrollment continues to be strong in a number of majors including cyber operations, elementary education/special education and digital arts and design. DSU experienced significant growth in the number of graduate students increasing from 243 (Fall 2013) to 311 (Fall 2014), a gain of 58 students.  The largest increase was in the Master of Science in information systems.   

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    • (09/22/14)
      DSU's Cyber Corps Scholarship Program awarded $4.6 million from NSF
    • Dakota State University in Madison, S.D. announced that the Cyber Corps scholarship program was awarded $4.6 million through a grant from the National Science Foundation. The renewal grant is part of the NSF's Scholarship for Service program and is one of the largest awards in that program to date.

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    • (09/22/14)
      Jones receives honorable mention in photo exhibition
    • Thomas Jones, Dakota State University professor of photography and computer graphics, was recently juried into a national show in New York. The Through My Lens:  Inaugural Cortland New York National Photography Exhibition will be held from Aug. 25 through Oct. 16, 2014.

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