The scholarships are renewable if the recipient:
- Maintains a 2.8 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
- Is considered a full-time student as defined by the participating college.
- Makes satisfactory academic progress toward a degree.
- Is certified as accepted into the specific program by the start of his/her junior year (if in a four-year program) or is enrolled in an LPN program or other allied health care field.
The scholarship is renewable for up to the number of years required to complete the program, as defined by the college (i.e., one year, two years, three years, or four years), except that programs longer than four years are limited to four years. The recipient will not receive any additional funding for any years he or she takes beyond the required number. Scholarships are not provided for summer sessions at traditional four-year colleges.
Students enrolled in a structured accelerated degree program may receive funds under an accelerated, non-standard disbursement schedule. Recipients who wish to be considered for accelerated enrollment disbursement should contact a Dakota Corps Scholarship representative at 1-800-874-9033.