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BHSU Jacket Incentive Scholarship
Meg English
Monday, January 28, 2019

Jacket Incentive Scholarship


The Jacket Incentive Scholarship is awarded on the basis of a student’s involvement in:

  • We The People
  • High School Honors
  • High School Debate
  • Teen Up (Rapid City)


Jacket Incentive Scholarships range between $2,000 and $4,000 (distributed over four years or until the completion of a bachelor's degree, whichever comes first), provided that the student maintains the cumulative grade-point average requirement and enrolls in thirty BHSU credit hours per academic year.



To be eligible for this scholarship, you must be admitted to BHSU and have:

  • a minimum 3.50 – 3.80 cumulative high school grade-point average (on a 4.00 scale); and
  • a minimum ACT composite score of 20; and
  • *Participant of We The People, Honors, Debate or FCCLA;
  • Graduate of Spearfish High School, Lead-Deadwood High School, Sturgis, Newell High School, Belle Fourche High School, Rapid City area schools, Newcastle, Sundance, Hulett, Sundance, Oelrichs, Hills City, Custer, Hot Springs, Edgemont.

*One year of active participation as indicated by a school official.


Jacket Incentive (Gold)

  • 24 ACT & 3.80 cumulative high school GPA
  • Amount: $1,000
  • 20 - 23 ACT & 3.50 cumulative high school GPA
  • Amount: $500

Jacket Incentive (Green)

Continued Eligibility Requirements:

  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.80 for Gold recipients and 3.50 for Green recipients.
  • Enroll in thirty credit hours per academic year (BHSU credit hours).

Jacket Incentive Scholarships are guaranteed scholarships (not selective, no separate application).