Tiospaye Eligibility - Apply

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a transfer student from a tribal college or university, or a graduate of a reservation high school, or a member of a federally recognized tribe
  • Hold United States citizenship
  • Meet the entrance requirements of SDSMT as a beginning student or as a transfer student as appropriate
  • Declare a major in one of the participating departments
  • Demonstrate financial need as defined by the US Department of Education rules for need-based Federal financial aid (complete the FAFSA form online) 

How to Apply

First, Apply at South Dakota Mines!
Next, select a major in one of these engineering or science fields:
(not sure which is for you, learn more about South Dakota Mines Degrees and Majors)  

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Geological Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management 
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Mining Engineering

Although there is no deadline to apply for a Tiospaye Scholarship, you are encouraged to apply as early as possible and submit your FAFSA as early as possible.  Also, contact the director for more information.

If you wish to be considered for other scholarships offered at South Dakota Mines, please see the Scholarships website.