Scholarships
Are there specific Scholarships available for TRiO Student Support Services participants? Yes!

The Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2001 (P.L. 106-554) amended the
Student Support Services (SSS) Program to permit grant aid scholarships to students. SSS participants must meet ALL of the following eligibility criteria to be considered for the TRiO Student Support Grant Scholarship:
  • In first two years of postsecondary education (3rd yr students considered based on funding)
  • Federal Pell Grant recipient
  • Minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average
  • Enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits
Active participation includes utilizing and investing in support services such as:
  • Professional Mentoring; four 1:1 appointments with your SSS Success Advisor per semester
  • Educational and/or Cultural Events –Emails regarding TRiO events will be sent to students weekly. Events will also be posted on our Facebook page and our monthly SSS newsletter.
  • Peer Tutoring; individual and or group
  • Peer Assistants; 1:1 meetings, workshops, and or events
  • Personal Counseling with the campus counselor
  • Learning Lab
All SSS students who met the eligibility and participation criteria as noted above are automatically considered for this scholarship.
Dakota Wesleyan University was named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.
Dakota Wesleyan University is proudly affiliated with the Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Members of any and all faiths are welcome and encouraged to experience an education based on learning, leadership, faith and service.
Dakota Wesleyan University has been honored as a College of Distinction through demonstration of excellence in these areas: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.
The Chronicle of Higher Education named Dakota Wesleyan University one of the “Great Colleges to Work For®” for 2014-2015. DWU won honors in three categories: facilities, workspace and security, and supervisor/department chair relationship.
Dakota Wesleyan University
1200 W. University Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301
800-333-8506
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