All first-time freshmen students who apply for admission to USD are automatically considered for up to $3,500 per year. Students must submit a complete application for admission with all required supporting documents as well as an SAT or ACT official test score. No additional scholarship application is required; all complete applications with test scores are considered. The award is renewable for four years as long as students maintain full-time enrollment and the minimum grade point average. Although there is no deadline or separate application for this award, students should apply to USD prior to 1 April for full consideration.