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The South Dakota Nurses Foundation (SDNF) awards scholarships to nurses who reflect the foundation’s purposes of education, research and service. As SDNF president Tom Stenvig said, “Not long ago the South Dakota Nurses Foundation was just a dream, but we now have an established track record and are making a difference for nursing and healthcare in the state.” Since the foundation formed in 1999, our goal has been to award a scholarship to recipients who demonstrate SDNF purposes of leadership in practice, education, and scholarship. Through the generous donations of SDNA nurses, as well as friends and families of nurses, the South Dakota Nurses Foundation is honored to be able to offer these significant scholarships.

South Dakota Nurses Foundation awards three or more scholarships a year and has awarded sixteen scholarships to date. If you are a nurse pursuing a higher level of education and you think you meet the criteria for one or more of these scholarships, we strongly encourage you to apply.