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Rewarding Excellence

The School of Communication and Journalism awards more than $60,000 in scholarships to incoming and returning students. These scholarships are made possible by the generous gifts of alumni and friends of the school.

Incoming Student Scholarships

Incoming students should complete the SDSU Academic Scholarship Application Form the year prior to enrollment. SDSU accepts scholarship applications throughout the year, but you are strongly encouraged to have yours submitted by December 15 of your senior year to receive priority consideration for all awards.

Returning Student Scholarships

Returning students apply for scholarships by logging on to MyState. Click on the "My Money" tab, and then on the scholarship application link. All students, whether eligible for the Jackrabbit Guarantee Program or not, should submit this application in early February to be eligible for scholarships the following school year.

Available Scholarships

Abel, Phillips, Evenson Scholarship

Mary Peterson Arnold Scholarship

James D. Ashley Memorial Scholarship

Nancy Buckmaster Scholarship

Fritz and Ida Clement Scholarship 

D.J. Cline Memorial Scholarship

Sid and Imogene Davison Scholarship

Loren E. Donelson Scholarship

Epicosity Premiere Communicator Scholarship

David and Doris McMath Evans Memorial Scholarship

Michael P. Freeman Scholarship

E.B. Harding Memorial Scholarship

Les Helgeland Memorial Scholarship

M.H. and Mary Jane Ingalls Scholarship

Sandy Johnson and Charles Raasch Scholarship

Ralph and Alice (Zantow) Kane Scholarship

Phyllis and Bob Karolevitz Scholarship

James Kimball Memorial Scholarship

Ruth Laird and Woody Wentzy Scholarship

Richard and MaryJo Benton Lee Scholarship

Wendell E. Long Memorial Scholarship

Jean E. Macksam Scholarship

David C. Martin Sports Journalism Scholarship

William J. and Opal A. McDermott Scholarship

Mobridge Tribune Scholarship

Marc and Julie Mooney Family Scholarship

Chad Nelson Memorial Scholarship

Chad Nelson "Let's Do This" Advertising Scholarship

Newspaper Hall Of Fame Scholarship

Nibbelink Scholarship

Mary J. Perpich Scholarship

CDR James F. Roth Scholarship

Benjamin H. Schaphorst Memorial Scholarship

Victory Shorz Advertising Scholarship

Ron and Mary Sorensen Endowed Scholarship

South Dakota Newspaper Association Scholarships

Windsor A. and Pamela P. Straw Memorial Scholarship

Verl Thomson Scholarship

Dan West Forensics Scholarship

John and Genevieve Whalen Journalism Scholarship

Sandra A. Whalen Scholarship

Barbara Whitehead Memorial Scholarship

Anson and Ada May Yeager Scholarship

Patanna Zimmerman Scholarship