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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
Website: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe

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
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
Website: Crow Creek Connections

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)
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
Website: Flandrea Santee Sioux Tribe

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
Lower Brule Sioux Tribe

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

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

  • Fulltime student (12 credit hours)
  • 2.0 GPA
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: Oglala Sioux Tribe Higher Education
Website: Oglala Lakota College

Deadlines

  • Academic Year - June 15
  • Spring Term Only - November 15
  • Summer Session - April 1
Rosebud Sioux Tribe

PO Box 130
Rosebud, SD 57570-0130
Phone: 605-747-2375 or 1-877-808-3283
Fax: 605-747-5274
Website: Rosebud Sioux Tribe

Deadlines

  • Fall Semester - July 15
  • Spring Semester - December 1
  • Summer Session - April 1

Requirements

  • Apply for a Pell Grant
  • 12 or more credit hours
Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota Oyate

PO Box 689
Sisseton, SD 57262-0689
Phone: 605-698-3966
Fax: 605-698-3132
Website: Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate

Deadlines

  • Fall Semester - June 15
  • Spring Semester - December 15
  • 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
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

Office of Higher Education
PO Box D
Fort Yates, ND 58538
Phone: 701-854-8546
Fax: 701-854-2175
Website: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

Deadlines

  • Fall Semester - June 1
  • Spring Semester - November 30
  • Summer Session - April 30
Yankton Sioux Tribe

Ihanktonwan Community College
PO Box 295
Marty, SD 57361
Phone: 605-384-3997
Fax: 605-384-3994
Website: Yankton Sioux Tribe