Tuition Assistance Scholarship Program
for Paraprofessionals

Passed by the 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 are taken online, along with a limited number of designated modules delivered at Sinte Gleska.

Information Sheet
Eligible Schools


Mikayla Frick, Executive Assistant (605) 773-2917

Juliana White Bull - Taken Alive, Director (605) 773-5975

Office of Indian Education, South Dakota Department of Tribal Relations
302 E. Dakota Avenue, Pierre, SD 57501
Telephone: (605) 773-5975