Charlie Coyote Scholarship

Charlie Coyote is spirited and studious! Support Charlie’s education.

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This project received pledges on Sun 30 Jun 2019

Charlie Coyote Scholarship

Did you know Charlie Coyote makes almost 100 appearances every year? In addition to athletic events, you’ll find Charlie on campus, in schools, at children’s events, and even weddings! He brings a smile to Coyotes near and far all while keeping up on his studies. Because on the inside, Charlie Coyote is always a student!

Why It's Important to Support Charlie

Former Charlie Coyotes know exactly what it takes to pull off the dual role of cheerleader and student. Dave Hanna, who played the role from ’87-’91, spearheaded the Charlie Coyote Scholarship to provide support to the students who spend their time and talents bringing Charlie to life. 

Charlie has been entertaining Coyote fans for nearly 50 years. Countless students have donned the Charlie suit and given their all to spur pride and school spirit, along with providing hilarity with their high-energy tricks and antics. It takes the right kind of student, with true enthusiasm for the craft, to pour their heart and soul into such an important role. Scholarship support provides another tool to recruit and retain dedicated students to carry on the passion you expect from Charlie Coyote.

Your support of Charlie Coyote, one of the biggest traditions and icons at the University of South Dakota, inspires the students who make Charlie a reality. Be a part of USD’s past and its future by making a gift to the Charlie Coyote Scholarship.

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We will be regularly updating this page with the progress of this campaign.

If you prefer to make check or cash donation, it can either be dropped off or mailed to the University of South Dakota Foundation:  

USD Foundation * 1110 N Dakota St * Vermillion, SD 57069

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