Why Donor-Funded Scholarships Are Necessary
Why donor-funded scholarships are necessary
  • DWU student population: Approximately 40 percent are first generation
  • The highest percentage of Pell-eligible students (those least able to afford college)
    among South Dakota colleges
  • 20 percent have zero family contribution
  • 16 percent are underrepresented groups (minorities)
  • Average debt upon graduation: $30,000-$40,000
Awarded in scholarships annually
Donor-funded scholarships  
- $573,443

Needed to fill the gap  
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.
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