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South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship

  • Maximum Amount
    $6,500
  • Contact
    Scholarship Committee
    306 East Capitol Ave
    Suite 200
    Pierre, SD 57501-2545
  • Website Address
    http://sdos.sdbor.edu/
  • Scholarship Description
    The South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship is awarded over four years to high school graduates from South Dakota who complete a challenging high school curriculum and maintain certain academic standards. Eligible applicants must: have an ACT composite score of 24 or higher before the beginning of postsecondary education and a 3.0 GPA (If using a SAT score, the sum of the verbal and mathematics scores on the SAT must be at least 1090 [testing before January 2016] or 1180 [testing after March 2016]); or, if there's no curriculum or GPA requirement, have an ACT composite score of 28 or higher and meet the ACT college readiness benchmarks scores equaling or exceeding 18 for English, 22 for Reading, 22 for Math, and 23 for Science (If using an SAT score the sum of the verbal and mathematics scores on the SAT must be at least 1260 [testing before January 2016] or 1320 [testing after March 2016]). Applicants must attend an approved school in South Dakota (see website), and maintain a 3.0 GPA. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
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