You can help us build a foundation for the future!  With your help we can provide more scholarships and support for preserving our traditional language and culture. 

At the heart of Dakota Indian Foundation is a belief that education is essential to making life better for future generations. Each semester, approximately 100 students receive a scholarship to support their collegiate studies. Students must be enrolled in a South Dakota tribe, have attended a college or university on a full-time basis, and carry a minimum grade point average.

Spring Semester Deadline: January 15, 2022

Nicholas Estes (left), a Kul Wicasa (Lower Brule) tribal member, is an Assistant Professor in the American Studies Department at the University of New Mexico. He appears with his new book "Our History is the Future". Nick is Dakota Indian Foundation Scholar. 

Congratulations to Geraldina Delgado, a Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Member who graduated from the University of North Dakota.  

Dina received a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology and was a recipient of the Dakota Indian Foundation Scholarship throughout her collegiate studies.

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