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Champion Scholarships

DSU Champion ScholarshipsStudents who demonstrate academic excellence should be recognized for their hard work. Scholarships help acknowledge the academic excellence of our students, particularly our champion scholarship program.

 

Our champion scholarships are awarded at 4 different levels, dependent upon an individual’s high school GPA and standardized test scores. If a student continues to meet this high academic standard these awards can be renewed annually for up to four years.

Scholarship money for champion scholarships ranges from $750 to $5,000 annually. The champion scholarships are funded through annual and endowed funds.

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The DSU Champion Annual Scholarships were established in 2003 as a four year guarantee of $4,000 ($1,000 per year). You don’t need to apply for Champion Scholarships—we award them automatically based on certain academic criteria upon admission. Since 2006 they have been divided into three levels.

  • DSU Presidential Champion at $20,000 ($5,000 per year)
    • ACT score of 32-36, or an SAT score of 1420 or higher
    • Maintain a 3.0 GPA and full-time enrollment of 12 DSU credits
    • Incoming freshman
  • DSU Elite Champion at $14,000 ($3,500 per year)
    • ACT score of 28-31, or an SAT score of 1300-1410
    • Minimum 3.0 unweighted cumulative high school GPA
    • Maintain a 3.0 GPA and full-time enrollment of 12 DSU credits per semester
  • DSU Merit Champion at $10,000 ($2,500 per year)
    • ACT score of 24-27 or an SAT score of 1160-1290
    • Minimum 3.0 unweighted cumulative high school GPA
    • Maintain a 3.0 GPA and full-time enrollment of 12 DSU credits per semester
  • DSU Achievement Champion at $3,000 ($750 per year)
    • ACT score of 21-23 or an SAT score of 1060-1150
    • Minimum 3.0 unweighted cumulative high school GPA
    • Maintain a 3.0 GPA and full-time enrollment of 12 DSU credits per semester

Each level is dependent on a specific ACT score. The scholarships are renewable with full-time continuous DSU enrollment and maintenance of a 3.0 grade point average each term.

The DSU Champion Transfer Scholarship was established in 2006 as a guarantee of $1,000 per year to students meeting the eligibility criteria. The scholarships are renewable with full-time continuous DSU enrollment and maintaining a 3.0 grade point average each term.

  • DSU Transfer Champion Scholarship
    • ACT score of 24 or higher, or an SAT score of 1160 or higher
    • Cumulative GPA of 3.0
    • Be less than four years out of school
    • Maintain a 3.75 GPA and full-time enrollment minimum of 24 DSU credits per academic semester

Please note that, once you’ve started classes at DSU, you will no longer be eligible 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).