Higher and Continuing Education
Scholarship Assistance for Higher Education
The Crazy Horse Memorial scholarship program began in 1978 with a single scholarship of $250. Korczak called it a “modest effort now toward the future, long-range educational goals of Crazy Horse.” Eligible applicants must be American Indian students who plan to attend, or are attending, tribal or state colleges, universities, nursing schools or vocational-technical schools located only in the state of South Dakota. In 2008, the fund disbursed over $170,000 in educational assistance to students who met this criteria.
During the 9th annual Native American Career Journalism Conference held at Crazy Horse in April of 2008, two young ladies each received a $2,000 scholarship for further study. With these awards, the scholarship program passed the one million dollar mark in cumulative awards.
Crazy Horse Memorial does not process applications and is not involved with the selection process. Money is distributed to qualifying schools and recipients are selected by the institutions. Interested students should contact the financial aid office at their school.