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WEBSITE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Secretary of Health

South Dakota Board of Nursing

Nursing Education Scholarship Program

Scholarship money that is distributed through this program is generated through a $10 fee charged to each nurse upon renewal of a South Dakota RN and LPN license. 

The number and amount of each scholarship is determined annually by South Dakota Board of Nursing, not to exceed $1,000 per academic year per student.  Scholarship money may be used for direct education expenses such as tuition, books, and fees.  The scholarship money may not be used for expenses for room and board as these types of expenses are not considered direct educational expenses.


ELIGIBILITY & INSTRUCTIONS

Individuals applying for a scholarship must meet the following qualifications:

  1. Be a citizen of the United States and a South Dakota resident for a minimum of one year immediately preceding the date of application.
  2. Be accepted into a board-approved nursing education program for licensed practical nurses or registered nurses, whether leading to initial nurse licensure or degree enhancement (e.g. MSN, DNP).
  3. Have or maintain a satisfactory grade for progression in the nursing education program as determined by the faculty of the institution.
  4. Submit a completed Scholarship Application by:

     

    RN Applicants: by June 1st of the year in which the application is to be considered. 

    Awardees will be selected during the next Board of Nursing meeting and all applicants will be notified of selection. 

    Scholarship payments will be made at the start of the fall and spring semesters.

    LPN Applicants: by October 1st of the year in which the application is to be considered. 

    Awardees will be selected during the next Board of Nursing meeting and all applicants will be notified of selection. 

    Scholarship payments will be made at the start of the spring semester.


APPLICABLE SOUTH DAKOTA STATUTES | South Dakota Codified Law

SDCL 36-9-76  |  SDCL 36-9-77  |  SDCL 36-9-78  |  SDCL 36-9-79  |  SDCL 36-9-80

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