Dakota State University students walking around campus

Preparation + opportunity = success

That's the DSU equation. We're a four-year university with nationally recognized programs, cutting-edge facilities, and the brightest thinkers. But we're also a tight-knit, inclusive community. Small class sizes mean hands-on training and individualized attention. All this with an affordable, public school price that's among the best values in the region.

Majors & Degrees


Get the scholarship you deserve

Last year we gave nearly one million dollars in academic, athletic, and other scholarships. Every year, we look to top that number and ensure that we’re helping students make their dreams come true. 

All new students applying to Dakota State University will be eligible for our many scholarship opportunities. Any new high school student meeting certain academic criteria will automatically qualify for a scholarship. Learn more about the qualifications for our Champion or DSU Rising Scholarship.

Undergraduate Scholarships

Transfer Student Scholarships

 Graduate Opportunities

Outside Scholarship Opportunities


If you have questions about any of these scholarships or about the application process, please contact the Financial Aid Office at (605) 256-5152 or email. We look forward to helping you in any way we can.