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What is Dakota Corps?

Who is Eligible?

Participating Colleges

How Do I Apply?


Frequently Asked Questions


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Qualified Applicants Must:

The current critical need occupations for 2016 are:

  • Teacher - High School Math
  • Teacher - High School Science
  • Teacher - Elementary or Secondary Special Education
  • Teacher - High School Career and Technical Education
  • Teacher - Elementary or Secondary Foreign Language
  • Accountant / Auditor
  • Engineer (includes all fields EXCEPT mining)
  • Information Technology
  • Registered Nurse


Among those that qualify, recipients will be chosen based on GPA, test scores, activities, honors, and community service. Not all eligible applicants will be selected for a scholarship. From the total pool of applicants, a limited number of recipients will be selected. Also, some South Dakota colleges may limit the number of scholarship recipients they accept, or not participate at all.