Scholarship Requirements

Regardless of the type of scholarship that has been awarded from South Dakota Mines, students must have at least a 2.0 Grade Point Average (GPA), maintain full-time enrollment by enrolling in a minimum of 12 South Dakota Mines credit hours each semester (there are limited exceptions that students must discuss with the Financial Aid Office) and continue progress towards completion of their degree.

Multi-Year Scholarships

Students with multi-year renewable scholarships must

  • 1) complete a minimum of 24 South Dakota Mines credit hours each academic year (fall, spring, summer) and
  • 2) maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative South Dakota Mines GPA (unless your award letter states a lower GPA requirement).

If the above two renewable scholarship requirements are not met at the end of any year in which funding is received, future years of eligibility will be revoked; however, students will be given the opportunity to appeal for extenuating circumstances. If/when a student meets the renewable scholarship requirements, the scholarship will be re-instated.

Multi-year scholarships are for the first four years of a student’s academic journey at South Dakota Mines. Students who participate in a cooperative education assignment (co-op), may still receive their renewable scholarship if they are taking the co-op for credit. Students who do not take the co-op for credit will not receive their scholarship for that semester.


Non-South Dakota Mines Scholarships

Recipients of non-South Dakota Mines and State Scholarships (such as the SD Opportunity Scholarship) are advised to review carefully the requirements of the scholarship to ensure they meet the continuing eligibility requirements.