Tiospaye Scholar Program

The purpose of the Tiospaye Scholar Program is to increase the number of American Indian students graduating from South Dakota School of Mines with a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering, mathematics, and science fields through financial,  academic, professional, cultural, and social support.

The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is awarding renewable scholarships worth up to $8,000 annually in engineering and $10,000 in science. We fund about 30 scholars per semester.

By May 2015, after six years of funding, we will have graduated 22 scholars with the following demographic and post-graduation placement:

  • 41% Female
  • 23% Science
  • 93% STEM Placement
  • 13% Tribal Placement
  • 27% STEM Graduate School

Make sure to apply at School of Mines and keep reading to find out more about the Tiospaye Scholar Program.

These grants are provided by the National Science Foundation -- Award Number: 0807218; 0966365; 1260101

The Tiospaye artwork of the eagle feather and eagle plume, in the banner above, represent the honor given to male and female graduates of the program, and were created by Mr. Del Iron Cloud, a renowned local Native American artist.