VERMILLION — High school seniors and their families will have an opportunity to interview for prestigious scholarships, participate in an academic showcase, tour campus and meet with faculty and researchers during Scholarship Recognition Day weekend this Saturday and Sunday at the University of South Dakota.
In addition to competing for USD’s most prestigious scholarships, students and family members attending Scholarship Recognition Day will receive information on becoming part of the USD Honors Programs; learn about USD Global Learning opportunities and registering for the fall 2013 semester at USD.
“Scholarship Recognition Day weekend is a great way to share information with academically-gifted students and their families about USD’s outstanding academic programs, state-of-the-art facilities and introduce them to our talented faculty,” said Joni Freidel, director of scholarship administration at USD. “It’s also an excellent opportunity for participants to network and get a firsthand look at programs that will impact their career choices.”
USD’s most prestigious scholarships available to incoming freshmen are the George S. Mickelson Scholarship and the USD Presidential-Alumni Scholarship. Both of these prestigious awards provide recipients with four-year, renewable scholarships, provided the students meet the appropriate criteria. Additional scholarships available during the Scholarship Recognition Day weekend includes the Ullyot Lakota Scholarship, awarded to Native American students who are members of recognized tribes; the School of Law Honor Scholar Program; the Sanford School of Medicine Alumni Student Scholars Program; the Dorothy C. Schieffer Political Science Scholarship; the Beacom School of Business Scholarship; the Walter A. and Lucy Yoshioka Buhler Scholarship; and the Al Neuharth Excellence in Journalism Scholarships. Scholarship recipients will be notified by mid-March following the interview process and recommendations from the University Scholarship Committee.
More information about applying for scholarships at USD, including a list of available scholarships to incoming freshmen, visit admissions.usd.edu/cost-and-aid/scholarships.cfm.For the complete article see the 02-22-2013 issue.
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