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Tribal Higher Education

The Tribal Nations of South Dakota offer varying forms and amounts of higher education aid to enrolled members pursuing a college degree. Therefore, we encourage student applicants to consult with their tribe's education department to verify eligibility, deadlines for priority consideration, supporting documentation and expectations for continued funding. For ease of access, contact information for all South Dakota tribes is listed below.

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe

Education Services
PO Box 590
Eagle Butte, SD 57625
Phone: 605-964-7882
Fax: 605-964-7881
 

Deadlines
Full academic year due: June 15
Spring semester only due: November 15
Summer session due: April 15

Requirements
Maintain a 2.0 GPA; Complete a semester with no less than 12 credit hours
Website

Crow Creek Sioux Tribe

BIA Crow Creek Agency - Higher Education Grant Program
Po Box 139
Fort Thompson, SD 57339
Phone: 605-245-2221
Fax: 605-245-5470
 

Deadlines
Fall semester/quarter due: July 15
Winter quarter due: November 1
Spring semester due: November 15
Spring quarter due: January 15

Requirements
Maintain a 2.0 GPA; Enrolled as a full-time student (12 credit hours)
Website

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe - Higher Education Committee
Po Box 283
Flandreau, SD 57028
Phone: 605-997-2859
Fax: 605-573-0310
 

Deadlines
Spring Quarter due the first week in February
Summer Semester/Quarter due the first week in June
Fall Semester/Quarter due by the first week in august
Spring Semester/Winter Quarter due by the first week in December
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Lower Brule Sioux Tribe

Lower Brule Sioux Tribe - Post Secondary Education programs
Lower Brule, SD 57548
Phone: 605-473-9232
Fax: 605-473-5462
 

Deadlines
Fall Semester/Quarter due by June 15
Winter Quarter due by November 1
Spring Semester due by November 30
Spring 2nd Quarter due by January 15
Summer session current seniors only

Requirements
Full time student (12 credit hours)
2.0 GPA
Website

Oglala Sioux Tribe

Po Box 562
Pine Ridge, SD 57770-0562
Phone: 605-867-5338 or 1-800-832-3651
Fax: 605-867-1390
Email
 

Deadlines
Academic Year- June 15th
Spring Term Only- November 15th
Summer Session- April 1st
Website

Rosebud Sioux Tribe

Po Box 130
Rosebud, SD 57570-0130
Phone: 605-747-2375 or 1-877-808-3283
Fax: 605-747-5274
Email
 

Deadlines
Fall Semester- July 15th
Spring Semester- December 1st
Summer Session- April 1st

Requirements
Apply for a Pell Grant
12 or more credit hours
Website

Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota Oyate

Po Box 689
Sisseton, SD 57262-0689
Phone: 605-698-3966
Fax: 605-698-3132
 

Deadlines
Fall Semester- June 15th
Spring Semester- December 15th
Summer Session- No fund available

Requirements
Freshmen need to keep a GPA of 1.5, other years need to keep a 2.0
9 or more credit hours
Website

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

Office of Higher Education
Po Box D
Fort Yates, ND 58538
Phone: 701-854-8546
Fax: 701-854-2175
 

Deadlines
Fall Semester- June 1st
Spring Semester- November 30th
Summer Session- April 30th
Website

Yankton Sioux Tribe

Ihanktonwan Community College
Po Box 295
Marty, SD 57361
Phone: 605-384-3997
Fax: 605-384-3994
Website