Get Started with your School 

To be considered for the South Dakota Freedom Scholarship, you need to apply for admission and be accepted at a participating South Dakota institution.



Eligibility Requirements

This scholarship will be available for the 2024-2025 school year. To qualify, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Maintain South Dakota residency for at least one year prior to scholarship application
  • Attend an eligible institution
  • Demonstrate financial need through the completion of your FAFSA
  • Pursue a bachelor’s degree
  • Maintain a 2.0 college GPA
  • Graduate with a bachelor’s degree in five years or less
  • Commit in writing to living and working in South Dakota for at least three years after graduation
  • Acknowledge that any failure to meet these requirements will result in the scholarship being converted to a 4% fixed-interest loan

Review your Invitation and Accept

Once you receive an invitation to consider the Freedom Scholarship offer from your school, you’ll be asked to complete paperwork to formally accept.

Student Scholarship Agreement Paperwork Example

Final Disclosure Example