Tuition Assistance Scholarship Program
for Paraprofessionals

Passed by 2016 Legislature, Senate Bill 81 establishes a tuition assistance scholarship program for paraprofessionals working in qualifying South Dakota schools. The purpose of the program is to help these individuals earn their teaching degrees and, ultimately, state certification.

The lead postsecondary institutions currently participating in the program are Black Hills State University in Spearfish, S.D., and Sinte Gleska University in Mission, S.D. Classes will be taken online, along with a limited number of designated modules to be delivered at Sinte Gleska.

Information & Eligibility Requirements
List of Qualifying Schools
Application Form


Mato Standing High, Indian Education Director, (605) 280-7964
Marta Neuman, Administrative Assistant

South Dakota Department of Education, Office of Indian Education
800 Governors Drive, Pierre, SD 57501
Telephone: (605) 773-8194