2024 Application Guide for University of South Dakota Coyote Beginnings Award


Scholarship Awarding University: 

Type of degree: 

Scholarship Deadline: 
Applications for this scholarship will end on the 1st of April, 2024 

Scholarship Summary: 
All first-time freshman students (domestic and international) who apply for fall admission to University of South Dakota are automatically considered for up to $3,500 per year. The Coyote Beginnings Scholarship is available to recipients for up to four years as a full-time student and is based on GPA, standardized test scores and committee review.  

Scholarship Applicant Criteria: 
There are no set scholarship criteria

Value of Scholarship: 
The USD Coyote Beginnings Scholarships range up to $3,500/year. This scholarship program is available for eight consecutive undergraduate semesters (fall/spring), provided the renewal criteria is met and recipients must complete full-time enrollment in each academic year.

International students are also eligible to receive the Coyote Beginnings Grant if they have a qualifying SAT or ACT score. This award is valued between $1,500 to $2,500 per year and may be stacked on top of the Coyote Beginnings Scholarship

Scholarship Application Guide: 
There is no separate scholarship application; the Coyote Beginnings is automatically awarded to first-time freshman applicants students at the time of admission.

Scholarship Website: 
Find further information on this scholarship opportunity at the USD Freshman Scholarship Page or the International Student Page.