The RST Education Department offers higher education program services to all tribal members.  Enrolled tribal citizens are eligible to apply for the Higher Education Scholarship for undergraduate level studies to obtain a four year accredited college or university.  


We also provide assistance for ACT fees, application fees, housing fees, book fees and other fees related to higher education.  Our Higher Education Coordinator is available for career guidance and assistance for all tribal citizens requesting information related to higher education. For additional information call our Higher Education office to visit or set up an appointment.  

The Scholarship application deadline for the

FALL : July 1  SPRING: December 1


Please call the office at (605) 747-2375 if you have questions about your application.


 Fax (605) 747-5479    Email:

Higher Education Assistance Application (off reservation students)
Students attending an off-reservation college or university can complete this application for financial assistance. Funding is limited, please attach a copy of your Tribal ID or abstract, as well as proof you are attending college. Approval depends on availability of tribal funds.
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20-21 Scholarship Application
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A Guide to College Scholarship Applications
It's never too late to start completing scholarship applications. Download and print this helpful guide to learn more.
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RST/Sicangu Lakota Education Department

(605) 747-2833      

(877) 691-8183

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Lakota Tiwahe Center

(605) 747-4145




Higher Education Program

(605) 747-2375

(877) 691-8183

(605) 747-5479






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