What is Dakota Corps?

Who is Eligible?

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Step 1. Complete the The Dakota Corps Scholarship Application Online.


The deadline has passed for the Dakota Corps scholarship application for the 2015-2016 academic year.


Print, sign, and mail completed application to:

South Dakota Board of Regents
Attn: Dakota Corps Scholarship Program
306 East Capitol Ave. Suite 200
Pierre, SD 57501


Step 2. Students must list their activities, honors, awards, and community service work.

Step 3. Certification from high school counselor, principal, or other school official showing class rank, grade point average, and ACT score or certification from home school parent or administrator, if applicable.

Step 4. The South Dakota Board of regents, on behalf of the Dakota Corps Scholarship Board, notifies all applicants of the decisions. Recipients are provided with a School Acceptance form to take to the college they plan to attend. The college must certify that they will accept and meet the requirements of the scholarship. Either the college or the recipient returns the School Acceptance form to the South Dakota Board of Regents.

Step 5. The South Dakota Board of Regents obtains a signed Acceptance and Promissory Note from the recipient in which he/she promises to repay the scholarship in the event he/she does not meet the eligibility requirements.


Deadline: Applications must be postmarked by February 1 to receive consideration. All applicants will be notified of the decisions.