Give an impactful gift.

Scholarship gifts have a direct impact on students. They help students exceed their goals on campus and in life. Find out more about ways that you can start your own scholarship.

How can you get started?

Annual Gift

Many of our donors start their own scholarship by committing to an annual gift. With an annual donation of $1050—just $87.50 a month—you will make a significant impact on a student today.

Endowed Scholarship

Others choose to start an endowed scholarship to permanently preserve their legacy of giving to SDSU. Forty percent of all scholarship support at SDSU comes from endowments.  

Name Your Scholarship

Some donors choose to name their scholarship in honor or memory of someone who impacted them—family members, friends and even SDSU professors.  

Contact Us

The Foundation team is here to answer all your questions and help you choose the most impactful option that’s right for you. Contact us to get started.

Support our Presidential Pledge.

The Presidential Pledge: Excellence and Access is a renewed partnership between South Dakota State University and the SDSU Foundation designed to ensure students’ access to education—and ultimately their dreams—regardless of their circumstances.

Private funding is needed to sustain and build three distinct scholarship programs, each serving a specific audience:

The Distinguished Scholar

A renewable award for students with an ACT of 30 or higher

The Jackrabbit Guarantee

A renewable award for students with an ACT of at least 24

The Jackrabbit Access

An award for promising students with high financial need

If you’re interested in starting a scholarship, consider supporting our Presidential Pledge. Contact us for more information.


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