Scholarship Days

Register for Scholarship Day

Each year, Dakota Wesleyan University recognizes academically strong high school seniors who demonstrate a strong talent for leadership and service.  We offer two Scholarship Days with identical schedules, and attendance is required to receive one of the following scholarships.

Randall Scholarship

Randall Scholarships, the highest academic award at Dakota Wesleyan University: minimum 3.5 GPA and 24 ACT/1090 SAT to compete. A limited number of Randall Scholars will be named each year. Randall Scholars may receive a total scholarship award of $21,000 per year.

Presidential Leadership Scholarship

Presidential Leadership Scholarships: minimum 3.0 GPA and 21 ACT/980 SAT score.  A limited number of Presidential Leadership Scholars will be named each year. Presidential Leadership Scholars may receive a total scholarship award of $17,000 per year.

For all scholarships

  • Apply for admission to Dakota Wesleyan University.
  • Complete and submit the Scholarship Day registration form below.
  • Submit a service/leadership resume.


8 – 8:30 a.m.  Registration – Sherman Center Lobby
8:30 – 9 a.m.  Welcome and Comments – Sherman Center
9 – 11 a.m.  Individual Interviews and Clifton StrengthsFinder – McGovern Library
11 – 11:40 a.m.  Academic Activity
                           Parent Panel – Java City
11:45 – 12:15 p.m.  Affirming Your Strengths – Sherman Center
12:15 – 1:30 p.m.  Scholars’ Luncheon and Award Presentation – Sherman Center
1:30 p.m.  Optional: 
                 Campus tours
                 Individual meetings with Professors 
                 Meet with athletic staff/coaches
                 Meet with financial aid staff
                 Music Auditions

Parent is a DWU alumna/us
Please indicate which Scholarship Day you intend to participate in

Submit additional documents to:

Dakota Wesleyan University
Admissions Office
1200 W. University Ave.
Mitchell, SD 57301