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Summer Scholars Program

The Fishback Summer Scholars Program will immerse talented, motivated high school students in a week of ‘college life’ at South Dakota State University. Participants will explore an array of interesting academic and research experiences, along with enrichment and social programs designed to help them prepare for the next step in their intellectual, personal and professional development.

Important Program Update

Thanks for your interest in the SDSU Fishback Summer Scholars Program. Due to ongoing considerations of the COVID-19 pandemic, SDSU will not be hosting a Summer Scholars program during summer of 2021. In lieu of a large gathered event this summer, we encourage prospective students to reach out to our Office of Admissions to schedule a safe and personalized visit which can provide a high quality experience for you at SDSU. We look forward to accommodating you either virtually or face to face. You can explore visit opportunities by visiting or by contacting Admissions at 605-688-4121. Please also consider reaching out to the Van D. and Barbara B. Fishback Honors College at 605-688-5268 or email SDSU Honors to learn more about premiere opportunities at SDSU.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact our Coordinator of Fishback Summer Scholars: