Scholarships for American Indians
Fool Soldier Scholarship
Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation
Attn: Scholarship Coordinator
300 North Phillips Avenue, Suite 102
Sioux Falls, SD 57104-6035
(605) 336-7055, ext. 20 Fax: (605) 336-0038
To provide financial assistance to descendants of specified Indians in South Dakota who are interested in attending college in any state.
This program is open to enrolled members of the South Dakota Indian tribes who are graduating from high school. Applicants must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher and be able to demonstrate financial need. They must be planning to attend an accredited college, university, or technical school in any state. along with their application, they must document descendancy from 1 or more of the Fools Soldiers, a group of Teton Lakota men who ransomed the freedom of 2 white women and 6 children held captive by a band of Dakota Indians in 1862.
The stipend is $500. Funds are paid in 2 equal installments and are to be used for tuition, fees, and/or books.
This program was established in 1997
1 or more each year
March of each year