What's Your Legacy?
The University of South Dakota and the Alumni Association are proud to honor the legacy families of USD, and their unending support for our university, its programs and its students. This scholarship program aims to bring the Coyote family together to recognize and support the children of alumni who pursue a degree at USD and see it as the obvious choice.
The “What’s Your Legacy?” series will not only highlight current legacy families, but it will also give students and alumni alike a chance to further understand the impact the Coyote Legacy Scholarship has on incoming freshman and their educational experience at USD. Updates, stories and details will be posted via social media, our website, emails and more.
Meet our 2023 Legacy Families »
2022 Coyote Legacy Family of the Year
The Mickelson family boasts four generations of USD graduates, dating back almost 100 years, and is the 2022 Coyote Legacy Family of the Year.
Fourth-Generation Coyote Continues Family's Legacy
Though he felt the pull of his family ties to attend the University of South Dakota, fourth-generation Coyote, Cliff Johnson, said he chose to attend the state's flagship university because of its academic excellence and amazing support system. His family legacy was just a bonus.Read the Full Story
A Family Tradition: The Davis/Lavin Family
The Davis/Lavin family has had 5 generations of family members attend the University of South Dakota, since the early 1900s. The Coyote Legacy Scholarship Program aims to honor and recognize families, like the Davis/Lavin family, who have made a multi-generational commitment to USD.Read the Full Story
Inspired to support future Coyotes? Give to the Coyote Legacy Scholarship today!
The Coyote Legacy Scholarship aims to bring the Coyote family together to recognize and support the children of alumni who pursue a degree at USD and see it as the obvious choice. Children of University of South Dakota alumni can pay in-state tuition for their undergraduate degrees regardless of where they live under a program approved by the South Dakota Board of Regents. The Coyote Legacy Scholarship program is currently available to in-state students so their families may be similarly recognized for their commitment to the University of South Dakota.
Are you a multi-generational Coyote? Tell us your family's story for a chance to be featured!
Baby Yote Gallery
Have a new Yote in the family? Fill out our Yote Notes Form to be featured in our gallery!