Regents rework request for Dakota’s Promise scholarship

BROOKINGS, S.D. (KJJQ) – Once again this year, the top priority for the South Dakota Board of Regents is a needs-based scholarship.

It was just a few votes shy of passage last year. Regents Executive Director Paul Beran told the House Education Committee that they’ve further reworked the request.

Beran says the universities will share the cost of educating these very capable young people.

He says they’re including the state’s private universities in the scholarship program and they have worked on the proposal.

South Dakota is the only state without some sort of needs-based scholarship. Beran says several nearby states even offer help to out-of-state students.

Beran says the Dakota’s Promise bill will be introduced soon.