Vaughn Vargas (2016 Truman Scholar) and DeVaughn Pearson (2016 Udall Scholar)


Applying for Incoming Freshman Scholarships

Incoming freshman students who are interested in being considered for University academic scholarships must complete an online scholarship application. The online scholarship application will be available beginning November 1 and is due by January 15. You must be accepted for admission to SD Mines prior to completing the scholarship application. 

Applying for Continuing Student Scholarships

Current students who are interested in being considered for University academic scholarships must complete an online scholarship application. Information regarding this application will be e-mailed to the student in late October. The deadline for the continuing student scholarship application is December 31.

Applying for Departmental Scholarships

Students interested in departmental scholarships should contact their respective department for further information.


Non-SD Mines Scholarship Resources for All Students and Parents

Scholarships can be an important source of funding for students (incoming and current) and their families. Generally they provide funds without the obligation of repayment, though there may be other requirements or conditions. Scholarships are offered by a wide variety of organizations and entities. Some offer substantial awards and some are more modest.

The links on this page provide some guidance for students seeking non-SD Mines scholarships but do not begin to represent all that may be available. Students are also encouraged to attend the scholarship workshops periodically offered by the university, and scholarship coaching is available as well. Students who receive a non-SD Mines scholarship must notify the Financial Aid Office.

"The Big List"

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Scholarships List  (Non-SD Mines Scholarships)

This list is maintained and vetted by SD Mines in order to assist students in finding scholarships that support science and engineering education.  While it is largely a list of STEM-related scholarships, some other types of scholarships are listed as well.  Students at the School of Mines are exceptionally qualified to apply for prestigious scholarships and grants available on the local, regional, and national levels -- awards such as Marshall, Fulbright, Rhodes, Goldwater, USA Today, and more.

*Always check with your academic department about scholarship opportunities from related industry or student organizations


Hardrocker Heritage CTAIf you are a non-resident applicant or transfer student with at least one parent or legal guardian who went to SD Mines, you can attend at in-state rates.



Dakota Corps Scholarships

South Dakota high school students interested in engineering and information technology careers should check out Dakota Corps Scholarship opportunities.  Find out more about eligibility and requirements: