2020 BHSU Scholarships

BHSU net price is at $14,953.00 per year and will likely continue climbing like all colleges around the U.S. There are various ways to combat the steep rises in college tuition, and scholarships can be a key ingredient in reducing the overall cost of Black Hills State University. BHSU awards an average of $25,478.00 to each student, which can help alleviate some of the financial burden. However, most families will need to find other sources of funding to bridge the remaining tuition gap. In addition to the annual tuition, BHSU students can expect to pay $N/A in housing costs and $N/A in meal plan costs - if you chose to live in the surrounding area of Spearfish, then those costs could be even higher.

67% of full-time students receive local or institutional grants with an average award size of $4,340.00. Furthermore, 37% of students receive federal grants with an average amount of $4,580.00.

The numbers seem bleak and, truthfully, they are for most average American families. Luckily, the scholarships below are open to Black Hills State University students, with the goal of helping to afford a college education. Some scholarships may be specifically provided by BHSU while others are open to BHSU students, though not exclusive to Black Hills State University.

How much total award money and scholarships are available for Black Hills State University students?

There are 38 scholarships totaling $13,250.00 available to residents. You can easily browse through all 38 scholarships below.

What types of scholarships are available for Black Hills State University students?

Each scholarship below may have different requirements and guidelines. While some of the Black Hills State University scholarships can only be used for specific purposes, many of them can be used for all types of expenses including supplies, tuition, room and board and more. Furthermore, this list can include Black Hills State University study abroad scholarships, Black Hills State University transfer scholarships, and Black Hills State University merit scholarships.

Are these scholarships for BHSU study abroad?

At least a few of these scholarships below can be put toward BHSU study abroad. If the scholarship does not specify a specific purpose or use of funds, then it is most likely eligible. You can double-check with the scholarship provider to confirm.

What scholarships are available to BHSU transfer students?

The ScholarshipPoints and Scholarship Owl scholarships, at least, are open to Black Hills State University transfer students and the funds can be put toward all types of expenses. BHSU transfer students face the same financial pressures as normal students, and scholarships providers are well-aware of the need for BHSU transfer scholarships.

Are these BHSU scholarships limited by major?

You’ll need to check each scholarship’s own guidelines to determine if it is restricted to a specific major. However, most scholarships in this database are open to all students - some scholarships may only be open to certain students based on geographic criteria or areas of interest but they should be clearly marked. Whether you’re a nursing student, honors student, engineering major, or studying another discipline, chances are you’ll find at least 1 scholarship for you.

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Cinkelvic Scholarship

Sponsor by Black Hills State University Location 1200 University Street, Unit 9500, Spearfish, SD

Applicant must demonstrate scholastic ability, character, initiative, sincerity, and the desire to become a productive contributing individual within the society in which he or she lives. First preference is given to a graduate of Baker High School.

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$1,000.00 None Apply Now

Mr. L.R. and Mrs. Nellie Pike Chiesman Memorial Scholarship

Sponsor by Black Hills State University Location 1200 University Street, Unit 9500, Spearfish, SD

Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be a senior in high school admitted to Black Hills State University. Preference is given to applicant who ranks in the top tenth of class.

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$1,000.00 None Apply Now

Western Undergraduate Exchange

Sponsor by Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education Location 3035 Center Green Drive, Suite 200, Boulder, CO

Applicant must be a resident of a participating state, attend a participating institution, and fulfill any necessary school requirements. Recipient pays 150% of in-state tuition instead of non-resident tuition.

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Clarkson Achievement Award

Sponsor by Black Hills State University Location 1200 University Street, Unit 9500, Spearfish, SD

Applicant must be a high school graduate who has not previously attended a post-secondary institution. Applicant must be in the upper third of their class and have been admitted to Black Hills State University. Application is made during the senior year of high school. Award amount depends on ACT score.

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- None Apply Now

Peter and Laurella Hasenmueller Scholarship

Sponsor by Black Hills State University Location 1200 University Street, Unit 9500, Spearfish, SD

Applicant must enroll in a minimum of 15 credit hours per semester.

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- None Apply Now

Gil and Trudy Hause Scholarship

Sponsor by Black Hills State University Location 1200 University Street, Unit 9500, Spearfish, SD

Applicant must be a high school graduate who has not previously attended a post-secondary institution. Applicant must be in the upper third of their class and have been accepted to Black Hills State University. Application is made during the senior year of high school.

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Audrey Mullin Scholarship

Sponsor by Black Hills State University Location 1200 University Street, Unit 9500, Spearfish, SD

Applicant must be a high school graduate who has not previously attended a post-secondary institution. Applicants must be in the upper third of their class and have been admitted to Black Hills State University. Application is made during the senior year of high school.

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- None Apply Now

Betty Jean Nelson Scholarship

Sponsor by Black Hills State University Location 1200 University Street, Unit 9500, Spearfish, SD

Applicant must be a high school graduate who has not previously attended a post-secondary institution. Applicant must be in the upper third of their class and have been admitted to Black Hills State University. Application is made during the senior year of high school.

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- None Apply Now

South Dakota State Tuition Assistance

Sponsor by South Dakota National Guard

Applicant must be a resident of South Dakota who is a member of the South Dakota National Guard and attends a state-supported institution.

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- None Apply Now

Francis L. Waugh Memorial Scholarship

Sponsor by Black Hills State University Location 1200 University Street, Unit 9500, Spearfish, SD

Applicant must be a South Dakota resident with a minimum 3.0 GPA and 15 credit hours per semester. Preference will be give to an applicant who: plans on working for either the South Dakota Game and Fish Department or the Colorado Game, Fish & Parks Department, plans on working for the...

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- None Apply Now

Department of Business Scholarship

Sponsor by Black Hills State University Location 1200 University Street, Unit 9500, Spearfish, SD

Applicant must be majoring in a field of business. Minimum 2.75 GPA required.

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- None Apply Now

Case Freshman Scholarship

Sponsor by Black Hills State University Location 1200 University Street, Unit 9500, Spearfish, SD

Applicant must be majoring in history.

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- None Apply Now

Dorcile Fowler Memorial Scholarship

Sponsor by Black Hills State University Location 1200 University Street, Unit 9500, Spearfish, SD

Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and a minimum composite ACT score of 22. Special consideration is given to applicant with disabilities and/or financial need. Top ten finalists are required to write an essay.

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$1,000.00 None Apply Now