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Although there are a number of scholarships available for students in Teacher Education, the applications are handled through the university process. See the Financial Aid page for information. Sophomores and beyond will be sent an email through their Jacks email account for accessing the generic scholarship application. The information for those students will be examined by the department in order to determine eligibility for and rewarding of specific scholarships.

There is also at least one program that can offset college costs after graduation. Full time teachers who have Federal Perkins Loans may qualify to have part or all of their loan forgiven. At present these areas include mathematics, science, foreign languages, bilingual education, art, health, language arts, music, physical education, special education, career and technical education and speech pathology. For more information, see the South Dakota Department of Education.