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Transfer Student Scholarships

Transfer Scholarships

Students who plan to transfer to SDSU from another post-secondary institution can complete our online transfer scholarship application.

The scholarship application for students enrolling in the Summer 2024, Fall 2024 or Spring 2025 is now available in the MyState portal. Priority for Summer and Fall 2024 is given to applications received on or before Dec. 1, 2023.

Scholarship Application — Start Term Summer 2024, Fall 2024 and Spring 2025

In MyState, go to your Dashboard tab. Then look for the Scholarship Application section to access the 2024–2025 Incoming First-Time and Transfer Student Scholarship Application.

Transfer Student Scholarships

Amount: Amounts vary.
Eligibility: Applicants need to have completed college credit post-high school at a different post-secondary institution. Awards vary based on departmental major, financial need and academic success.
To apply: For consideration, complete the Academic Scholarship Application.

Freedom Scholarship

Amount: $3,000–$5,000; Renewable but amounts may vary depending on student's financial need each year.
Eligibility: Must be a resident of South Dakota. Financial need based on Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) information. Recipients must enroll in a bachelor’s degree program and maintain full-time enrollment in both fall and spring semesters.
To apply: Must complete the FAFSA with priority consideration to students who complete it on or before March 1.

Wokini Scholarships

Amount: $5,000 per year, renewable for three years for a total of $15,000.
Eligibility: Students who are tribally enrolled in federally recognized tribe in the United States, including Alaskan Natives, are eligible for the Wokini scholarship.
To apply: For consideration, complete the Academic Scholarship Application by August 1 if starting the fall semester and December 1 if starting the spring semester.