The SDSMA Foundation was created in 1949 to fund scholarships for medical students attending medical school in South Dakota. The Foundation provides an opportunity to showcase a true philanthropic spirit of physicians who desire to give back to their profession. Each donation allows the Foundation to grow and provide support for future physicians through the student scholarships.
The Foundation annually provides scholarships to medical students attending medical school at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine. The scholarships are intended to offset the rising costs of tuition while encouraging leadership skills among South Dakota’s brightest and most energetic medical students.
Foundation scholarships are believed to be unique by rewarding strong leadership – to the end that medical graduates will embrace a sense of community and caring beyond clinical expertise. To date, the SDSMA Foundation has supported more than 100 medical students in their pursuit of becoming physicians. With recent grant awards, the SDSMA Foundation is also positioned to support health improvement programs that address the SDSMA's public health priorities.
The SDSMA Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization and your tax deductible donation provides scholarship assistance to medical students - the future physicians of South Dakota!