Deadline to Apply: December 1, 2021

Please complete the following application to be considered for a Child & Adult Advocacy Studies (CAASt) graduate certificate scholarship. The scholarship will cover the full cost of tuition for the 12-credit program as well as associated tuition fees. This application does not replace the application to the USD Graduate School or the CAASt program.

You must apply to the USD Graduate School before you will be considered for this award. You may do so using this link: USD Graduate School Admission. 

When applying for the scholarship it may be more efficient to complete the essay questions on a separate word document and then cut and paste them into the online survey format. This way there is no risk of inadvertently losing your answers.

If you have questions pertaining to the CAASt scholarship application process, please contact Tracy Thomes at [email protected] or via phone at (605)-357-1377.



Personal Information

Address - Personal(Required)

Professional Information

Indicate which area of the multidisciplinary team your work identifies most closely with:(Required)
Indicate the number of years you have worked within the multidisciplinary team responding to child maltreatment:(Required)

Essay Questions

Applicant Biography


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