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Scholarships

Transferring? Make your move.

As a transfer student, you can apply for the following scholarship opportunities available through the Dakota State University Foundation.

DSU General scholarships

DSU General Scholarships include academic, athletic, music, and other scholarships for students who meet criteria established by our generous donors. The deadline to submit your application is March 1.

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Transfer Champion Scholarship

$1,500 per year for new transfer students

Qualifications:

  • ACT score of 24 or higher or SAT score of 1160 or higher
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Continuous full time enrollment (12 credits or more per semester)
  • Less than 4 years out of high school

OR

  • 3.75 cumulative college GPA
  • Minimum of 24 earned college credits
  • Continuous full time enrollment (12 credits or more per semester)
  • Less than 4 years out of high school

Once you’ve started classes at DSU, you will no longer be eligible to apply for this scholarship. Once the scholarship is awarded to you, however, it is renewable as long as you attempt and complete 12 DSU credits per semester and maintain a 3.0 GPA.

This scholarship is only available for eight semesters of enrollment, which includes the semesters completed at your other post-secondary institution(s) or college(s).

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Transfer DSU Rising Scholarship

$5,000 per year, up to 8 semesters of enrollment including prior colleges and universities

Qualifications:

  • Enrolled in an undergraduate degree program within the Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences
  • 3.25 cumulative college GPA

  • ACT of 30 or higher or comparable SAT score.

  • Enrolled full-time since time of high school graduation with no break in enrollment.

  • Must be no more than 4 years out of high school.

  • Once you’ve started classes at DSU, you will no longer be eligible to apply for this scholarship. Once the scholarship is awarded to you, however, it is renewable as long as you attempt and complete 12 DSU credits per semester and maintain a 3.25 GPA. This scholarship is only available for eight semesters of enrollment, which includes the semesters completed at your other post-secondary institution(s) or college(s). 

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But, wait – there's more

We've curated a list of additional opportunities offered by organizations outside of DSU. Think of it as a kickoff for your wider scholarship search.