Application NOW AVAILABLE!

The Critical Teaching Needs Scholarship Application is now available.   Those students pursuing a degree in a Critical Teaching Need Occupation can apply using the SD Board of Regents Scholarship Portal.  Click Here:

 Initial Eligibility Criteria

  • Agree in writing to stay in South Dakota and work in a critical teaching need occupation for five years after graduating from a participating
    postsecondary institution;
  • Agree, through a promissory note, that failure to abide by the employment requirement above will result in the scholarship being converted into an interest-bearing loan;
  • Attend a participating South Dakota postsecondary institution as an undergraduate enrolled in your final two years of postsecondary education and be fully admitted in an elementary or secondary education program at the institution that is preparing you to work in a critical need teaching
  • Be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident; and
  • Have a minimum cumulative 2.8 GPA on 4.0 scale, and an average of 2.8 GPA for all major coursework. 

Critical Teaching Needs Occupations - 2024-2025

Teaching K-12 Teaching - Secondary
  • Special Education
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) or English Language Learners (ELL)
  • Vocal or Instrumental Music
  • Math
  • Science
  • Career and Technical Education
  • Language Arts
  • Secondary World Language


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