Students seeking to establish their initial eligibility in the South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship program must complete the application form provided at the link below. Students should complete the top section of the form and then have an authorized high school representative sign the bottom portion for verification of the Regent Scholar curriculum and academic requirements of the scholarship program. After obtaining the authorized signature, students should SUBMIT the application form DIRECTLY TO THE UNIVERSITY, COLLEGE, OR TECHNICAL COLLEGE TO WHICH THEY ARE APPLYING, (an institutional contact list is provided below). Please note that the Board of Regents office does not make initial eligibility decisions, and all applications and questions concerning initial eligibility should be directed to the respective campus coordinator identified in the list provided for Initial Eligibility Contacts.
An official high school transcript; and
A copy of the student's ACT or SAT score report if the student's official high school transcript does not show the ACT composite score or the sum of the SAT verbal and mathematics scores.
Complete application packages are due to institutional representatives by no later than
for those seeking initial enrollment during the Fall term, and no later than
January 15th for those seeking initial enrollment during the Spring term. However, it is recommended that the initial scholarship application and transcript be submitted by June 1st when establishing eligibility for the Fall term and November 1st for the Spring term so that the financial aid office can begin to work with eligible students to package a scholarship award in a more timely manner.